- For 3 days, stop taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that affect blood coagulation (aspirin, analgin, diclofenac, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, naproxen, piroxicam, meloxicam, nimesulide, Plavix), as well as Omega 3 and dietary supplements;
- If you take any oral contraceptives – you cannot stop taking them, but you must inform the surgeon and anesthetist about this;
- 2 weeks before surgery (if it is plastic surgery), it is advisable to stop visiting the gym, because you need the most relaxed muscles. If the muscles are hypertonic, rehabilitation will be more painful and the risk of hematomas will increase;
- It is recommended to abstain from smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages 14 days before surgery (or to reduce consumption by 2 times). For smokers, rehabilitation is always longer, swelling lasts longer than for non-smokers;
- You can use sedatives or sleeping pills on the evening before the operation;
! Do not eat or drink water 6 hours before surgery!
Remember, that the patient’s undisciplined implementation of recommendations during the preparatory period can provoke complications after surgery. Do not neglect factors such as:
- diet, bad habits, physical or emotional stress on the eve of the operation, taking medication;
- chronic somatic diseases that can affect the state of the immune system and the general condition of the skin;
What to bring with you to the operation:
- passport, identification code;
- images of MRI, CT, a description of them and other studies made outside the clinic;
- medical records of previous years (certificates from medical institutions, test results, photographs, descriptions);
- in the clinic you will be given a bathrobe, disposable slippers, a towel;
- replaceable underwear;
- personal hygiene items;
- you will be given 0.5-liter non-carbonated water. You can only drink a few hours after leaving anesthesia. The clinic provides meals during the stay in the hospital.
- phone charger, favourite book.