Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Vaser Lipo Pre-op Instructions

Once you have made a decision to proceed with VASER Lipo I tend to advise my patients the following pre-op instructions:

4 weeks before surgery

  • Start high intensity interval training 3-4 times a week. This will help to burn up any internal fat, which cannot be removed during surgery.
  • Try to introduce a gluten-free diet to reduce bloating and also some excess fat.
  • Start taking slimming teas such as Jade Fusion every day to help reduce weight further. You will need about 4-6 cups a day.
  • Stop smoking as this significantly increases the chances of infection, wound complications and anaesthetic problems.

2 weeks before surgery

  • Stop alcohol intake as this will thin your blood and increase blood loss during surgery
  • Attend your pre-op assessment with my nurse where you will receive your prescription for your surgery, and be fitted for your compression garments. You will also be risk assessed for deep vein thrombosis and any anaesthetic risks. At this appointment any outstanding balances will need to be settled.

24 hours before surgery

  • Pack your day bag for surgery day to include loose fitting clothing of dark colours
  • Take your prescribed medications as instructed, so make sure you have collected them from your local pharmacy.
  • Drink lots of water - about 3-4 litres of water during the day before surgery to hydrate yourself which will help speed up your recovery
  • Have a really good 'cheat meal'!
  • Do not eat or drink 8 hours before your surgery time

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