Cosmetic Surgery Preparation

Whether you are seeing Dr. Jennifer Walden for cosmetic surgery or for reconstructive purposes, you will be kindly and professionally treated throughout your stay. For many people, surgery can be a little frightening and for this reason, we present you with the two most common surgery preparations for people who are about to enter into a cosmetic or reconstructive operating room:

  1. Do I really have to fast (not eat) on the day of my surgery?

Answer: Yes. Absolutely. While Dr. Jennifer Walden and her staff will give you a minimum number of hours you must fast before your schedule surgery, this rule is true for all surgeries, especially major operations. Why is this the case? Most surgeries occur under a general anesthesia (as opposed to a localized anesthesia) and therefore require what is known as “intubation” or a tube being inserted for breathing and oxygen purposes. If, during the operation, the body wants to vomit the stomach contents, this can lead to a restriction in the breathing passages. Always follow your surgeon’s advice as to when and how long you can fast, including whether or not water or juice is allowed. Dr. Jennifer Walden on LinkedIn.

  1. Do I really have to bring someone to drive me home afterward?

Answer: Yes, you do. In order to facilitate patient turnaround and in order to help other people, you most likely going home as soon as you wake up. However, anesthesia and other state-altering drugs will make your driving ability quite compromised. Always bring a trusted friend or family member to drive you home after your operation. Instagram Photos.

Dr. Jennifer Walden and her staff are always available to answer any questions you may have and will always provide you with the best care in the world during your cosmetic visit. Feel free to write down questions and bring them to the office! To know more click here.