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Before Surgery: Important Things to Avoid

Things to Avoid

  • Avoid caffeine 5 days prior to surgery, and 5 days after.
  • Avoid alcohol 1 week prior to surgery, and 1 week after.
  • No smoking 2 weeks prior to surgery, and 2 weeks after.
  • Avoid NSAIDS and other blood thinners (Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, etc.) 2 weeks prior to surgery, and 1 week after.

Avoid Sun Exposure

  • Avoid sun-exposure 2 weeks prior to surgery.