Pre-Op Instructions

PRP/PRF Preop Instructions

  • No aspirin for seven days before PRP treatment.

  • I know nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication five days before PRP/PRF (ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam...)

  • Stop herbal supplements, fish oils, and flaxseeds two weeks prior to the procedure.

  • Continue blood thinners according to recommendations of your physician or cardiologist.

  • Drink plenty of water 24 hours before the procedure.

  • Aerobic exercise for 20 minutes prior to the procedure if possible.

  • Let your doctor know if you are taking steroids, inhalers, NSAIDs, statin medication, blood pressure medicine, testosterone inhibitors, blood thinners, antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors, and any other immune suppressing medication.

  • Stay on hormone replacement therapy and thyroid medication. Take your blood pressure medicine on the day of surgery as normal.

  • Someone available to drive you home.

  • Smokers do not feel well and it is recommended to stop smoking at least two days before this procedure. Complete smoking cessation will help you heal faster.

  • A healthy diet and healthy lifestyle will promote healing. Avoid processed foods and foods with high amount of carbohydrates.

Pre-operative instructions for Lipogems or Outpatient Surgical Procedures

  • Make sure completed all your preoperative testing.

  • Make sure that you have obtained the necessary consultations if requested, such as seeing your cardiologist or your primary care physician.

  • Food and Drink: The night before your surgery you may eat a light meal before 11:00 p.m. Do not drink or eat anything after midnight—not even coffee or water. You may brush your teeth, remembering not to swallow anything.

  • Alcohol: Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours before your arrival. Smoking/Tobacco: No smoking/tobacco after midnight the night before your surgery.

  • Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body jewelry): Please remove all these items before surgery.

  • Clothing Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over dressings.

  • Notify The Center & Your Surgeon If: You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhea between your last visit to the surgeon and the day of your surgery.
    • You suspect you may be pregnant.
    • You are taking: diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, or certain herbal medicines.

  • Driver: You must plan to have someone drive you home. Do not plan to use taxis or other public transportation.

  • Escort: A friend, relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours