Three things to consider before surgery

There are some things that you should always keep in mind before surgery, and they are extremely important.

 

Prepare in advance 

 

Consumption of medicines 

 

Two weeks before surgery, you should stop drugs that hinder blood clotting, such as acetylsalicylic acid, ibuprofen, naproxen, clopidogrel, warfarin, dabigatran rivaroxaban or apixaban.

 

You should only take the medications that your doctor has prescribed, some of them must be suspended one or two days before your surgery.

 

Take a bath before surgery.

Even if you are going to have a gastric bypass Mexico or a mommy makeover in Tijuana, it is ideal that you take a bath the night before surgery, and another in the morning. If they gave you an antibacterial or medicated soap, use it, if not, use one you bought.

 

Remove nail polish, wash hands and all kinds of makeup very well.

 

Eat or drink before surgery

 

It is very possible that you will be asked not to eat or drink at all after midnight, so the day before the surgery it will be important that you eat your dinner before 6 pm and that it be something extremely light, preferably fruit.

 

The day of your surgery you must be fasting, this means that you cannot eat or drink anything at all, and yes, that also refers to water, which you should not consume either.

 

Symptoms to report 

 

Si no te sientes bien en los días anteriores a la cirugía, por ejemplo, si te sale algún brote, o si tienes tos, fiebre, un pequeño resfriado o dolor torácico, incluso si tus niveles de angustia son sumamente grandes, comunícate con tu médico. 

 

Pack properly

It is important that you wear flat shoes, pack a light bathrobe, a T-shirt and a sweatshirt to go home, no complicated clothes or full of buttons, the simpler the better.

Use glasses instead of contact lenses, toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant. Do not wear jewelry or anything of value, such as earrings or rings, as they can be lost, and also make you uncomfortable during the surgery.

 

Relax and share time with your family 

Surgeries have a risk. Although this is not very big on cosmetic procedures, keep in mind that your family will be a bit distraught, so spend time with them. Share a lunch and a reassuring talk.

If you traveled unaccompanied to practice your surgery, share a video call, this will help you to arrive at your procedure with greater peace of mind.

Remember that after the procedure you should not smoke or consume alcohol. You must maintain your personal hygiene according to the instructions given by the nurses, and always be attentive to any strange symptoms, such as fever, dizziness, headache, nausea, bleeding or any other that is not within the common pain and discomfort after a surgery.