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Facial Plastic Surgeon

Pre-Operative Instructions: Before Surgery

This information is designed to answer questions about your pre-operative care. To achieve the most satisfactory results, you should follow these instructions closely and familiarize yourself with these instructions. Please attempt to follow these instructions faithfully.

  1. Do not take any aspirin, compounds containing aspirin, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Motrin, Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, Vioxx, Celebrex, Naprosyn, etc.) for four weeks prior to and four weeks after your surgery.
  2. If you require pain medications, you may safely take Tylenol products in the period from surgery preparation until you return home. If you require stronger pain management, consult Dr. Toriumi.
  3. Do not take Vitamin E or herbal supplements such as gingko, ginseng, fish oil, garlic, St. John's wort, etc. for four weeks prior to your surgery and four weeks after your surgery.
  4. Avoid alcoholic beverages 48 hours prior to surgery.
  5. If you smoke tobacco or use smokeless tobacco products, stop using them at least four weeks prior to surgery and refrain from them for at least four weeks after surgery. Smoking is directly related to poor wound healing and possible skin loss.