Dr. Bayat Shahbazi recommends his liposuction patients to stop smoking at least 2 weeks before the surgery and avoid alcohol, aspirin, and anti-inflammatory drugs and supplements one week before the procedure as they can increase the risk of bleeding during the surgery and slow down the healing.
If you are currently taking certain medications, it is important to discuss it with Dr. Bayat Shahbazi 2 weeks before the surgery appointment because you may need to stop or adjust those medications.
Make arrangements for someone to drive you home after surgery. Wear loose and comfortable clothes on the day of the surgery and avoid tight clothes as they will cause discomfort on your way back home.
You should be frank with your surgeon on the pre-operative consultation visit. It is crucial that your surgeon be fully informed of your medical history, previous surgeries, and family history of any conditions or allergies. Also, discuss your expectations and your desired results with your surgeon.
There are also some regular medical tests and evaluations and photography that need to be carried out before liposuction.