HOW TO PREPARE FOR COSMETIC PROCEDURE
Medication and Smoking Avoidance
These medications, herbs, supplements, smoking and second hand smoking should be avoided 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the procedure. These medications and smoking may cause bleeding, interfere with healing, blood pressure and interfere with anesthesia.
Smoking, nicotine gum/patch and second hand smoke may cause skin loss, soft tissue loss or wounds. In fact, except for augmentation, rhinoplasty, and liposuction complete stopping of smoking is required at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after procedure.
Quitting smoking is of course always recommended.
This list may not include all medications. To be safe discontinue all herbals including green teas. Do not stop your regularly prescribed medications including heart and circulation medications on your own,check with your physician. You may take Paracetamol (Panadol) for headaches. You may take your regular multivitamins tablets.
The common ones to avoid on the list are Aspirin, Voltaren, Fish oil, Vitamin D and Ibuprofen. Additional note for females – Many medications including antibiotics may neutralize the preventive effect of birth control pills, allowing for conception and pregnancy.
ADVIL DRISTAN MOMENTUM MUSCULAR AJO DARADYNE MOTRIN ALKA-SELTZER (all) EASPRIN NAPROSYN ALCOHOL (EXCESSIVE) ECOTRIN NICTONE GUM OR PATCH AMBER EMPIRIN (all) NORGESIC FORTE ANACIN (all) EMPRAZIL PABARIN BUFF. TABS ANAPROX EXCEDRIN (all) PAC ANALGESIC TABS ANAPROXN (aleve) EQUAGESIC TABS PANALGESIC ANSAID FELDENE PEPTOBISMAL APC (all types) FENFLURAMINE PERCODAN ARTHRITIS BUFFERIN FEN/PHEN PHENAPHEN ASCODEINE FIORINAL & w/ CODEINE PHENTERMINE ASCRIPTIN (all) FISH GIL CAPS PONDIMIN ASPERGUM FLURBIPROPHEN QUAGESIC ASPIRIN (ASA) FOUR WAY COLD TAB QUIET WORLD AXOTAL GARLIC TABS RED CLOVER AZLOID GEMNISYN TABS REDUX BILBERRY GINGER ROBAXISAL TABS BUFF-A COMP TABS GINKGO RUFIN BUFFERIN (all) GINKGO BILOBA SINE-OFF / AID BRUFEN GINSENG SK-65 COMPOUND CAPS CAYENNE GOODYS HEADACHE SOMA CAMA ARTHIRTIS PAIN GOAT WEED ST. JOHN’S WORT CEPHALGESIC GOLDENSEAL SUPAC CETASED, IMP. GREEN TEAS SYNALGOS CHERACOL CAP HARD HAY TALWIN COMP. CLINORIL HAWTHORNE TRANDATE CONGESPRIN HERBALS TRENTAL CORICIDIN HYCO-PAP TRIAMINCIN COPE IBUPROFEN TRIGESIC COUMADIN INDOCIN TRILISATE DEXFENFLURAMINE KAVA-KAVA VALERIAN DI-GESIC LICORICE VANQUISH DIHYDROCODEINE MA-HAUNG VERIN DIPYRIDAMOLE MAGSAL TABS VIRO-MED DISALCID MECLOMEN VITAMIN E DISIN TABS MELATONIN VOLTAREN DOANS PILLS MIDOL YOHIMBE DOLOBID MIDSUMMER DAISY ZACTRIN DONG QUAI MOBIGESIC TABS ZORPRIN