Initial Consultation for Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery
When you visit our Center for your initial Consultation, please be sure to provide the following:
- An accurate medical history containing any and/or all pertinent information. Preferably, bring a copy of your current medical records/medical charts concerning your medical conditions from your primary care physician.
- A list of all the medications, vitamins, supplements, and/or herbal products you have taken or currently taking.
- These are very important as your medical history and medication intake must be carefully reviewed prior to creating a treatment plan and scheduling you for a surgery.
To Reduce the Risk of Complications related to Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery
- Discontinue using aspirin (including medications/products that contain aspirin), Ibuprofen, and Vitamin E. Your surgeon may ask you to quit taking other medications as well.
- A number of medications, vitamins, herbs, and supplements may act as anti-coagulants (blood thinners) which may increase the risk of excessive bleeding, bruising, and other complications that are avoidable.
- Abstain from smoking for at least one week before and after your surgery. Cigarettes impair blood circulation, discourage healing, and promote scarring.
- Abstain from drinking alcohol at least one week before and after your surgery. Alcohol affects the liver and blood consistency.
Pre - Operative Consultation for Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery
- Before you are admitted or undergo surgery, you will meet again with your surgeon.
- On this meeting please inform your surgeon of any health related conditions such as influenza, bladder infections, diarrhea, and etc. Please don't leave anything out.
- During this appointment, you will meet with your anesthesiologist. He or she will talk about anesthetic options and what he/she feels is most suitable for you (based on your health condition(s), your medical history, and the surgical procedure(s) you will undergo).
Pre-Operative Medication Instructions
One Week Before Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery:
- DISCONTINUE taking any and all aspirin and aspirin-containing medicines (e.g., Anacin, Excedrin®, Pepto-Bismol®). Check any cold or pain medication bottles to make sure they do not contain aspirin.
- Do not smoke cigarettes and/or take alcoholic drinks at least one week prior to surgery.
Two Days Before Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery:
- DISCONTINUE taking any and/or all non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medications (e.g., Etodolac [Lodine®], Fenoprofen [Nalfon®], Ibuprofen [Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®], Ketorolac [Toradol®], Maproxen [Aleve®], Meclofenarnate [Meclomen®], Mefenamic acid [Ponstel®], Naproxen [Anaprox®, Naprosyn®].
On the Day of your Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery:
- Leave all of your jewelries and other valuables at home. For your convenience, there is a valuables depository located on the 4th floor of the hospital.
- If you wear contact lenses, glasses or hearing aids, please bring proper storage containers/solutions with you. These items will be stored before your procedure.
- Please do not to wear any makeup, especially mascara and remove nail polish and/or nail shellac because your nail plate and lunula must be clearly visible during surgery.
Pre-Operative Diet Instructions
8 Hours Before Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery:
- DO NOT EAT any solid food because your stomach needs to be empty. This is a very important surgical safety precaution.
- DO NOT DRINK any 'heavy' liquids including milk-based products and gelatins.
- DO NOT DRINK any juices that contain pulp (orange juice, pineapple juice, nectars, etc.)
- YOU MAY DRINK up to eight ounces of clear liquids 6 hours before your surgery. The following could be classified as clear liquids: water; pulp-free juices (apple juice, grape juice); black tea; black coffee.
6 Hours Before for Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery:
- TAKE NOTHING PER ORAL (NPO)or take nothing by mouth except for needed medications that are not covered by the above guidelines and are approved by your surgeon.
- Before undergoing an operative or diagnostic procedure under Sedation or General Anesthesia, you must refrain from eating, drinking, or taking anything per oral following your surgeon's guidelines.
- This precaution is taken to ensure your safety. When you are unconscious, complications from nausea or vomiting must be avoided. Should you vomit while unconscious, stomach contents can enter the lungs and cause serious complications such as pneumonia. These complications can result in an extended hospital stay and unforeseen additional expenses.
- For your safety, be sure to follow the NPO time (the starting time in which you should not take anything) given by your surgeon or anesthesiologist.
General Notes for Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery:
- If your surgical procedure does not entail a hospital stay, we are more than happy to assist you in booking a hotel or we could recommend a place or two where you might be able to stay.
- A few hotels located near the hospital offer special rates for our patients. Feel free to Contact Us for more information.