Adequate preparation will build a strong foundation for a plastic surgery procedure such as fat transfer buttock augmentation, and will support the final outcome. The preparation process will typically start a few weeks ahead of the surgery date.
Board certified plastic surgeons at MBody provide fat transfer buttock augmentation to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding communities.
Three Weeks before Surgery
Patients who smoke will be asked by the surgeon to quit the habit completely for at least three weeks before the scheduled plastic surgery procedure. Blood vessels tend to become constricted and blood flow is reduced due to smoking, which can delay wound healing. Smoking should not be resumed after the procedure until the surgeon permits.
The patient should also stop taking alcohol for at least two weeks prior to the surgery. The risk of bleeding increases with alcohol, and also the risk of infection. Immune functions tend to become depressed, which can interfere with healing.
The patient should prepare a list of all prescription and over the counter medications, including vitamins and herbal supplements that they may be using. Many of the drugs can interfere with the blood clotting process, and the surgeon may require them to be stopped or rescheduled.
The patient’s diet should be well-balanced, and include more of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. Foods containing salicylates, which affect the blood, should be minimized for two to three weeks before and after the procedure. These include raisins, almonds, cherries, peaches, grapefruit, apricots, lime, berries, plums, tomatoes, cucumber, and oranges.
Two Weeks before Surgery
For at least two weeks prior to and after the surgery, the patient should stop using:
- Aspirin and ibuprofen
- Anti-inflammatory medications for arthritis in consultation with the doctor
- Vitamin E taken internally
For the same period of time, the patient should start taking:
- Multivitamin tablets
- Vitamin A – about 8,000 to 10,000 units twice a day
- Vitamin C – 1,000 mg twice a day
- Bromelain – 1,000 mg twice a day
Experienced plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and nearby areas.
One Week before Surgery
For a week before the surgery and about two weeks after the surgery, the patient should:
- Take a low salt diet. Limit sodium intake to about 1,200 mg daily to improve healing.
- Avoid consuming white carbohydrates such as bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, bagels, and sweets
- Eat balanced meals
- Eat three green veggies and two fruits everyday
- Eat a small quantity of protein during every meal
The Day of Surgery
Follow these simple guidelines on the day of surgery:
- Brush the teeth and rinse with mouthwash
- Avoid using deodorant, lotions, makeup, nail paint, moisturizer, and hair pins
- Do not wear any jewelry or valuables
- Wear loose fitting garments, preferably front button
Arrange surgical garments well in time, and ensure that all prescriptions are filled.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit
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