Mimar Sinan 1, Selam-ı Ali Efendi Cd Üsküdar/İstanbul

Pre-Op Instructions for Plastic Surgery

Several Weeks Before Surgery

  • Arrange for a companion to drive you to and from your surgery. This person should also help you settle in at home and ensure you take your medications.

Two Weeks Before Surgery

  • Stop taking Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve (Naproxen), or other NSAIDs. Also discontinue all herbal medications, vitamins, diet pills, and alcohol. Use Tylenol instead of Advil for headaches or cramps.
  • Avoid overexposure to the sun and prevent sunburn.

One Week Before Surgery

  • Notify us if you develop a cough, fever, or any other illness, or if you notice any skin changes or infections. Do not take over-the-counter medications without consulting us.
  • Collect your medications from the pharmacy. Also pick up the recommended Hibiclens soap and low-compression, above-the-knee ted-hose.

Two Days Before Surgery

  • Wash your body thoroughly with Hibiclens soap to minimize infection risk. Shave or remove hair around your surgery site.
  • Maintain a light diet to avoid bloating.

Night Before Surgery

  • Do not eat or drink anything, including water, after midnight. If you have high blood pressure medication, take it with a sip of water on the morning of surgery.

Day of Surgery

  • Do not use makeup, creams, lotions, hair gels, sprays, perfumes, powder, or deodorant on your skin, hair, or face.
  • Leave all valuables or jewelry at home.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.