FAQ's: Preparation for Surgery

We’re not just about the after-care and the essentials. The New You, is committed to sharing the pertinent information you “need to know to be equipped for the journey.

Find the answers for your post-op needs before facial surgery, liposuction, Brazilian butt lift/natural fat augmentation, gynecomastia, breast reconstruction or augmentation, weight loss or bariatric surgery and other surgical procedures by clicking on the below links.

Preparing for Surgery

  • Surgeon: Consult with a Board-Certified Cosmetic/ Plastic Surgeon.
  • Schedule: Plan your surgery ahead of time for the needs of your family and yourself
  • Money: never just come with enough prepare for emergencies.
  • Complete your pre-admissions testing/screening: You may need to have blood drawn and/or other pre-op tests 1-2 weeks before your surgery. Schedule accordingly and review the below items with your doctor(s).
  • History of Anemia: You must find out your hemoglobin number? This is important for patients that have a history of anemia and have more than one procedure done at the same time.
  • Current Prescriptions: review any medications you are taking with your doctor to determine which, if any, you need to stop taking. This may include skin care lotions, pain medications, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and/or blood pressure medication.
  • Post-op Prescriptions: Some surgeons will provide a prescription on discharge after your procedure. While other surgeons will provide your prescription on pre-op day. You will need to take medications post-op.
  • Nurse: hire a licensed nurse for the first 24hrs.
  • Transportation: is a must after your cosmetic/plastic surgery procedure.
  • Recovery Supplies: Purchase all your recovery supplies from NY Surgery Supplies

Prepare your Surgery Recovery Area – Put a plastic mattress liner (for protection) and clean linens on your bed. Have extra pillows on hand, if needed. Make items such as a remote control for the TV, laptop computer and cell/portable phone accessible.

Arrange transportation – Your doctor will not allow you to leave alone following surgery. Plan to have a driver available for you.

Have someone stay with you for 24 hours – Have a friend or family member stay with you overnight to assist and/or in case of emergency.

The Last Minute – Be flexible. Your doctor may want you to come into the office to do lab work a few days before the surgery. Find out when you should stop eating and what to eat before surgery. Relax, wash your hair, and get a good night’s rest the day prior to surgery. Do not take valuables to the hospital. Make sure you have keys and plan a safe place to leave your wallet and jewelry.

Please be aware that information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK

YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Compression Garments

Discuss compression garments and sizing with your surgeon and order them before the surgery date. It is important that you have a compression garment to wear immediately after surgery. Unlike shapewear or foundations, these garments are designed with the appropriate amount of compression to reduce swelling and flush out potentially harmful fluids. You will need to wear your garment for several weeks. If the physician is providing one Stage One garment, it is recommended you purchase a second one for use during laundering. Ask your doctor if you will need a stage two garment and make that purchase as well. Quality medical grade garments of all stages can be found on our store: NY Surgery Supplies.

Post-Op Recovery Supplies

Over the years we have discovered that many patients undergoing cosmetic/plastic surgery procedures are unaware of what supplies are needed to aid them on the journey to a successful recovery.

The New You Recovery Kit Store is an online one-stop shop for all post-op supplies and essentials. We offer recovery kit bundles, Mix & Match products, purchase only what you need and customize your own kit for your surgery post-operative aftercare needs. Including but not limited to Medical Grade Scar Gel Silicone Sheeting and much more. If you may have some existing items already, then you can purchase only what you need to fit your needs. Visit the NY Surgery Supplies to purchase post-op recovery products and follow your surgeon’s instructions for their use. 

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