Thank you for your question. With most cosmetic surgery, it is recommended that you stop smoking six weeks before surgery. It is particularly important to increase the chances of survival of the fat grafts. Certain medications that increase the risk of bleeding such as Aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and some vitamins/homeopathic regimens should be discontinued prior to the surgery. Best of luck!
Dhaval M. Patel
Double board certified
A good history and physical examination by your physician will
determine whether or not you are a good candidate for surgery.If your surgeon feels like there needs to be
more preoperative evaluation, he/she will make the suggestion to get medical
clearance if there is anything else that needs to be done prior to
surgery.The tests you would need before
is really dependent on your health and what the doctor feels comfortable with
prior to operating on you.Blood clots
and not waking up from anesthesia are valid concerns, but are usually low risk
in healthy patients.It is best to
follow-up with your Plastic Surgeon for more specific questions.
What tests are needed before BBL?
Your Dr. should provide you with answers to all your pre-operative questions. This should include what type of medications to avoid before surgery as well as what medications will be prescribed for after the surgery. All patients should be evaluated in reference to their risk profile for venous thromboembolism with this type of surgery. With this info you should be given a perioperative and postoperative "game plan" to minimize the blood clot risks. Preoperative bloodwork may or may not be necessary, this depends upon pre-existing medical conditions. Best of luck.
You need to review preop and post-op care with your surgeon because each doctor may have a different protocol.
Pre-surgery protocols are often surgeon specific.
most surgeons have preoperative instructions of things to do/not do leading up to surgery. some of these may also depend upon a patient's specific medical history/medications they may take/etc. you should discuss this with your surgeon to review the specifics of your particular case.