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The following instructions are essential to a safe experience and good outcome. Use this as a checklist as you approach your surgery date. This is essential to your health and safety.

Three weeks or more before surgery:

There may be several weeks between your decision to have surgery and your actual surgical date. During this time there are several important considerations:

Practice proper skincare.

Practicing good skincare is an important factor in your overall appearance and the quality of your skin. This includes gentle cleansing morning and evening, proper moisture and daily use of a broad spectrum sunscreen (at least SPF 30), whether you are expecting outdoor sun exposure, or just the incidental exposure of daily life. Proper skincare is also important to help you maintain your results.


Good nutrition.

Eat well during the weeks prior to surgery. Crash dieting, over-eating or high alcohol intake can greatly affect your overall health and well-being. A healthy, balanced diet is essential.

Stop smoking:

Smoking can greatly impair your ability to heal. You must be nicotine and smoke-free for at least 4 weeks prior to surgery. You must also be free of any nicotine patch or nicotine-based products for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to surgery

Pre-surgical testing.

Make certain to schedule all of the pre-operative testing and clearance you have been given. Make sure all test results are received by Dr. Tanna as required.

Relax and enjoy life.

Stress and anxiety over life’s daily events, and even your planned surgery can affect you. While some anxiety is common, any serious stress, or distress over the thought of surgery is something you must discuss with our office. We are here to support you and answer all of your questions. We want your decision to be one of confidence.

Shop for necessary post-surgery items:

These may include:

  • Soft white washcloths or gauze squares
  • Artificial Tears or Refresh
  • Large Framed Dark Lens Sunglasses

Pack your bag for the day of surgery.

This should include:

  • Driver’s license or photo ID
  • Large-framed dark tinted sunglasses
  • Your medical insurance card

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