(IN OFFICE FACILITY)
Pre Operative Instructions for Scar Revision
SHOPPING LIST before Scar Revision
Submitted to your pharmacy. Your pharmacy should contact you when ready to pick up.
- Stool Softener (preferably MiraLAX)
Helps with constipation associated with narcotic pain relievers.
- Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
Alternative to narcotic pain medication if pain is not severe. Do NOT take NSAIDS.
- Crushed Ice/Frozen Peas
Wrap in a towel and apply to the incision for 20 minutes every hour for the first 2 days following surgery.
- Brown Surgical Tape
Provided by The Naderi Center, typically used for body surgical scar revisions.
- Silcone gel
Can be purchased online or at The Naderi Center, check with your physician if this is recommended.
3-4 WEEKS BEFORE Scar Revision
- Obtain Medical Evaluation and Clearance. Make a visit to your primary care doctor to complete your medical evaluation and laboratory testing. Your surgeon may request for you to also be evaluated by a specialist. Please ensure any preoperative requests are completed 2 weeks before surgery.
- Work and Recovery Arrangements. Make any arrangements to be off from work or other strenuous activities while you are recovering from surgery. Have extra help available, particularly if caring for small children.
- Smoking. Tobacco, cigarettes and nicotine consumption will cause poor wound healing, longer healing times, and excessive scarring. We advise to discontinuing these products more than 4 weeks prior to surgery.
2 WEEKS BEFORE Scar Revision
- Surgery Preop Appointment. You will come in for your preop appointment where you will review the surgery plan with your surgeon and go over logistical surgery details with your patient coordinator. Bring your questions as well as any individuals that will be part of your support and healing.
- DIET/SUPPLEMENT RESTRICTIONS. Avoid foods, drinks and herbal supplements than can increase risk of bleeding and bruising. Avoid aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Motrin, blood thinners, vitamin E, omega-3, fish oil, and alcohol. Use Tylenol in place of other over the counter pain medications.
- Fill Prescriptions. These may include antibiotics and/or pain medication for after surgery. Make sure you understand how and when to take all medications. We suggest keeping a note pad to keep track of the medications you have taken.
DAY OF Scar Revision
- Shower: The night or morning of surgery. This will help reduce the risk of infection by eliminating bacteria. Do not apply any sunscreen or moisturizers. If scar is located on face, do not apply makeup, hair sprays, or gels.
- Eat a Light Meal: If you are having your procedure done in the office, you may have a light breakfast such as toast and water.
- Clothing: It is recommended to wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing. For example, easy slip on pants, a button-down shirt, and flat shoes.