Day of Surgery
Do not eat or drink anything, including water, after midnight the night before your surgery. Wear comfortable clothes that button down the front (i.e., no pullovers or turtlenecks). Leave your valuables at home and please do not wear jewelry. Shower and shampoo either the night before or the morning of the procedure prior to checking into the outpatient facility. For those patients undergoing brow lift or facelift procedures, we advise leaving the cream rinse/conditioner in the hair and letting it dry without rinsing it out. This will facilitate the first post-operative shampoo, which we will perform in the Office.
For your own safety and comfort, do not wear any facial or eye make-up the day of the surgery. Wash your face thoroughly with a mild soap (ivory or Neutrogena) and warm water. Do not wear contact lenses. If you wear dentures, keep them in your mouth.
On the morning of your surgery, you will exchange your street clothes for a hospital grown. An intravenous line will be placed, through which you will receive pre-operative medication. Medication given in the operating room will be administered through the I.V. There will be no shots. Be sure to arrange for someone to pick you up after your procedure, as you still may be somewhat affected by the anesthesia. We will not, under any circumstances, allow you to drive yourself home.