How can I prepare for neck lift / neck liposuction?
Taking care of your well-being will make both the surgery and recovery easier. Thus eating a healthy diet, performing regular cardiovascular exercise, avoiding smoking and keeping weight under control will promote uncomplicated healing. If you are on blood pressure medications, your hypertension should be under good control. You need to avoid blood thinners including aspirin for about ten days prior to surgery. Herbal supplements and vitamin E should likewise be avoided for that amount of time prior surgery to minimize the possibility of bleeding.
We dedicate our pre-operative visit to review and counsel patients about all pertinent precautions. An electrocardiogram and a clearance by your primary care physician is required if you are over sixty years old and sometimes younger, as dictated by your particular health circumstances. Laboratory testing may also be indicated.
You will receive and our staff will review pre-operative instructions about medications and food intake for the night before and the morning of surgery. Loose fitting, comfortable clothing that unbuttons in the front should be worn the day of surgery. Clothing that slips over the head should not be worn. It is also important to arrange for post-operative care with someone to pick you up after the procedure and stay with you the night following surgery. Post-operative visits will be arranged with Dr. Zemplenyi who always on call at any time after surgery for questions and concerns.