What to Wear

Wear loose clothes that are easy to remove and get into.
Don’t wear make up, perfume or jewelry of any kind.
Don’t wear contacts, but if you must bring a container to keep them in.


Don’t eat or drink or smoke anything after midnight before your surgery unless otherwise instructed. This includes mints, candy, gum, vitamins etc. Any material in the stomach is a risk for aspiration. If you vomit during your procedure and are unable to clear your airway then it can get into your lungs and become a life-threatening condition.

After your surgery in most cases your usual diet can be resumed. It is generally a good idea to start with light foods until you can tolerate usual meals. Special diet instructions will be given if there are some unique to your surgical procedure.

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