Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home and remain with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to arriving at center; this includes water and chewing gum. There are a few special considerations to this guideline, so please call to speak with a pre-op nurse if you have concerns.
Please bathe and shower on the morning of your procedure to minimize the risk of infection.
Brush your teeth on the morning of the procedure but do not swallow any water.
Do not consume alcohol or smoke/chew any tobacco products 24 hours prior to your surgery. These substances may cause you to have adverse reactions to anesthesia and medications.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing and low-heeled shoes.
Leave jewelry and valuables at home except what is needed to take care of any financial obligations you may have.
Contact Lenses may not be worn during the procedure. Leave them at home or bring a case for their safekeeping.
Wear minimal to no makeup.
Unusual changes should be reported immediately to your physician, even if the changes seem minor,such as fever, cough, rash or a cold. Please notify your physician if there is a possibility that you are pregnant.
And finally, please arrive on time so that your procedure may begin as scheduled.
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