Your surgeon will explain how the procedure will take place and you may ask any questions that you have about the procedure. You will need to sign a consent form that gives permission to do the procedure. Carefully read the form and ask questions if anything is unclear.
Your doctor will take a complete medical history and perform a physical exam to make sure you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. You may additionally undergo blood tests and other diagnostic tests.
You will be instructed to fast for 8 hours before the procedure, usually after midnight.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medications. Inform your doctor of every medication and herbal or dietary supplement that you are taking.
Inform your doctor if you have a history of bleeding disorders.
Stop smoking now. Nicotine and other substances found in smoke interferes with healing.