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Pre and Post Operative Instructions | Dr Cameron Scott

Pre-operative Guidelines

  • Please do not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for 8 hours before your appointment.
  • A responsible adult must accompany you to the clinic, remain during the procedure, and drive you home.
  • Please wear loose-fitting clothing with short sleeves and comfortable shoes (no high heels)
  • Please do not wear makeup on the day of surgery.
  • If you take routine medications, please check with our staff before your surgical date for instructions.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed before your surgery.
  • No smoking before surgery – Please quit smoking as soon as possible after making your appointment.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, or digestive issue, please notify the clinic.

Post Operative Guidelines

  • Do not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the procedure.
  • Have some ice packs/gel packs on hand for swelling after surgery.
  • Purchase soft foods to eat after your procedure: pasta, porridge, vegetables, or scrambled eggs.
  • Use straws or sippy cups for fluids while the anaesthetic is wearing off.
  • Lip balm can be used to prevent your lips from cracking.

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