Pre/Post-Op Instructions2021-07-21T00:14:38-04:00

Sound advice.

To make sure you are adequately prepared for your surgical procedure, we have provided you with the most important things to know pre- and post-operatively. Follow these instructions to maximize the outcome of your procedure.
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Sound advice.

To make sure you are adequately prepared for your surgical procedure, we have provided you with the most important things to know pre- and post-operatively. Follow these instructions to maximize the outcome of your procedure.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Pre/Post-Operative Instructions

Our staff will send you a pre-operative packet, with information about your surgical procedures, a list of your appointments and instructions for blood work and pre-operative testing.

Please read and review this packet carefully and jot down your questions so that we can address them during your pre-op appointment.

Schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor. It is time to do your pre-operative blood work and get your medical clearance. Have blood tests in the four-week period prior to your surgery (the blood work request form is in your pre-op packet). Let our staff know where you did your testing so we can ensure we have your results at least a week before your surgery.

During your pre-operative visit, our medical staff will:

  • Review your medical history.
  • Review your current medications and supplements (bring list with you).
  • Write your prescriptions.
  • Go over your pre-operative packet.
  • Discuss what to expect on your surgery day.
  • Discuss what to expect during your healing process.
  • Pre-procedure photos will be taken.

You will then meet with your surgeon to review your surgical plan, finalize implant sizes (if applicable), and address any additional questions that you may have.

Depending on the type of plastic surgery you are having, the procedure will be performed either at Northside Hospital or within the an office suite at the Center for Plastic Surgery.

Your surgeon will meet with you to review your surgical plan and draw markings on your skin with a surgical marking pen. Once all your questions are answered our nursing staff will bring you into the operating room. We will ensure that you are comfortable.

DO NOT eat or drink anything (including water) after midnight before your surgery.

You will need to make arrangements for transportation to and from the surgery center. It is imperative that someone stays with you the first 24 hours after surgery.

Please wear comfortable clothing on the day of surgery. We ask that you wear a top that zips up the front or buttons rather than clothing you pull over your head.

Before coming to the surgery center, please remove all make-up, nail polish, acrylic nails, false eyelashes and jewelry. Please do not wear contact lenses.

It is important to us that during your recovery period that all of your questions or concerns are answered quickly and efficiently. One of medical staff will be assigned to you after your surgery for this purpose.

For more specific post-op instructions that pertain to breast, body, or face procedures, please refer to their specific instruction page.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Pre/Post-Operative Instructions

Our staff will send you a pre-operative packet, with information about your surgical procedures, a list of your appointments and instructions for blood work and pre-operative testing.

Please read and review this packet carefully and jot down your questions so that we can address them during your pre-op appointment.

Schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor. It is time to do your pre-operative blood work and get your medical clearance. Have blood tests in the four-week period prior to your surgery (the blood work request form is in your pre-op packet). Let our staff know where you did your testing so we can ensure we have your results at least a week before your surgery.

During your pre-operative visit, our medical staff will:

  • Review your medical history.
  • Review your current medications and supplements (bring list with you).
  • Write your prescriptions.
  • Go over your pre-operative packet.
  • Discuss what to expect on your surgery day.
  • Discuss what to expect during your healing process.
  • Pre-procedure photos will be taken.

You will then meet with your surgeon to review your surgical plan, finalize implant sizes (if applicable), and address any additional questions that you may have.

Depending on the type of plastic surgery you are having, the procedure will be performed either at Northside Hospital or within the an office suite at the Center for Plastic Surgery.

Your surgeon will meet with you to review your surgical plan and draw markings on your skin with a surgical marking pen. Once all your questions are answered our nursing staff will bring you into the operating room. We will ensure that you are comfortable.

DO NOT eat or drink anything (including water) after midnight before your surgery.

You will need to make arrangements for transportation to and from the surgery center. It is imperative that someone stays with you the first 24 hours after surgery.

Please wear comfortable clothing on the day of surgery. We ask that you wear a top that zips up the front or buttons rather than clothing you pull over your head.

Before coming to the surgery center, please remove all make-up, nail polish, acrylic nails, false eyelashes and jewelry. Please do not wear contact lenses.

It is important to us that during your recovery period that all of your questions or concerns are answered quickly and efficiently. One of medical staff will be assigned to you after your surgery for this purpose.

For more specific post-op instructions that pertain to breast, body, or face procedures, please refer to their specific instruction page.

REQUEST A CONSULTATION

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“Dr. Nahai is the best. I have gone to him for many years, since needing a facial scar revision in the mid-2000s, for a multitude of cosmetic issues. I highly recommend his skill, talent, creativity, and warm personality. I always leave the office feeling that my questions have been answered and concerns taken care of. And looking great, of course!”
Tracy D.
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Marsha H.
“My wife and I have been going to Dr. Nahai for about 10 years now. He is one of the nicest, most professional doctors we have. He’s always prompt, friendly, and professional. We’re always happy with our treatments. He is a great doctor, and we will continue to see him as long as he practices. Thank you, Dr Nahai!”
Kurt D.

“Dr. Nahai has been my plastic surgeon for five years. He is absolutely amazing. Talented, qualified, thoughtful, capable! He has a great office staff as well.”

Barbara R.
“I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Nahai. I was very apprehensive, and he was calm and supportive through the whole process. I am 67 and had my eyelids done, full face, and neck lift. I wanted to look [rested and natural.” Both were achieved. I absolutely love the new me. I highly recommend Dr. Nahai.”
Charlene M.
“Dr. Nahai is a great surgeon. He did a great job of repairing a Mohs surgery scar on my lower lip.It was life-changing! Thanks, Dr. Nahai.”
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