Every medical procedure begins with a professional consult with an expert and a detailed medical history taking to ensure that the patient is fit for the procedure. Once that has been established, there are certain prerequisites that need to be met for a successful execution of the plan.
As per the medical history, if applicable, certain medications need to be stopped pre procedure to avoid any kind of complications. The surgeon should be notified of all the allergies and any and all ongoing medications by the patient to help him better understand individual physiology and customize the treatment. For example, Iso-tre-ti-noin, a very common medication for treatment of acne vulgaris needs to be stopped at least 6 months before. Any medication which affects blood coagulative properties like blood thinners, certain supplements like Vit E and Omega 3 fatty acids, certain ayurvedic supplements like Arnica need to be stopped atleast 10 – 14 days before surgery to avoid any risk of excessive bleeding. Any form of steroid medications needs to be stopped and patient has to abstain from any form of tobacco and alcohol consumption well in advance before the surgery.
As the procedure is planned under local anesthesia, the surgeon usually advises regarding pre-operative preparation which may include some medications to be taken day before surgery. It is always advisable to have a good night’s sleep the day before surgery and start the day with a light breakfast. Avoid consumption of caffeine or any kind of physical workout as it may affect vital parameters of body.