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Day Before Your Surgery

  • Eat a light or bland meal for dinner the night before your surgery (unless instructed otherwise by your surgeon)

  • Do not eat or drink after midnight, including hard candy, mints and gum

  • Do not smoke after midnight before your surgery

  • Shower and wash your hair the night before your surgery

It is important to arrange to have an adult take you home after surgery.

It is also helpful to designate a family spokesperson who can update family members/friends about your condition after surgery (we cannot share any medical information about you by phone to outside callers).

Last UpdateMarch 13, 2012