Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Instructions

Pre-operative and post-operative care are integral to the longevity and safety of your treatment results. With a little extra care, you can enjoy a much smoother treatment experience and an easier recovery period. RGV Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Center offers the following instructions for patients living in Brownsville, the Rio Grande Valley, McAllen, and all of South Texas.

Post-Operative:

  • Use and bring rescue inhaler for asthma
  • Gastric reflux history – take Pepcid morning of and night before surgery
  • No food after midnight for morning surgery
  • Only clear liquids at 6AM for afternoon surgery
  • Shower with antibacterial soap the night before and morning of surgery day
  • Wear loose-fitting pants, front closure shirt, slip-on shoes, and socks
  • Remove all piercings. Leave jewelry and valuables at home
  • Wear glasses instead of contact lenses
  • No alcohol or recreational drugs for at least 48 hours before surgery
  • Arrange for an adult caregiver for 24 hours after surgery
  • May take regular prescriptions (especially blood pressure medications) with just a sip of water the morning of surgery (do not take oral diabetes medications)
  • Remove nail polish from one finger on each hand
  • Please arrive at your given time – be prepared to arrive earlier if called in
  • No make-up, creams, or lotions
  • Have caregiver read “Recipe for Success”
  • Provide phone number to reach you after surgery for follow-up call in the AM & PM
  • No over-the-head clothing
  • Patients having lipo or tummy tuck need waterproof protection for car seat and bed at home
  • If having facial surgery: bring sunglasses to wear, wash hair, and do not use hair spray, gel, or any other hair products
  • When having a tummy tuck, start Colace the day before surgery and fleet enema the evening before surgery
  • Gluteal implant patients should take fleet enema in the AM day of surgery

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your upcoming treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. We strive to offer effective treatment options that produce natural, long-lasting results.
We offer a range of treatments to the residents of McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, and all of South Texas.

Post-Operative:

  • Use and bring rescue inhaler for asthma
  • Gastric reflux history – take Pepcid morning of and night before surgery
  • No food after midnight for morning surgery
  • Only clear liquids at 6AM for afternoon surgery
  • Shower with antibacterial soap the night before and morning of surgery day
  • Wear loose-fitting pants, front closure shirt, slip-on shoes, and socks
  • Remove all piercings. Leave jewelry and valuables at home
  • Wear glasses instead of contact lenses
  • No alcohol or recreational drugs for at least 48 hours before surgery
  • Arrange for an adult caregiver for 24 hours after surgery
  • May take regular prescriptions (especially blood pressure medications) with just a sip of water the morning of surgery (do not take oral diabetes medications)
  • Remove nail polish from one finger on each hand
  • Please arrive at your given time – be prepared to arrive earlier if called in
  • No make-up, creams, or lotions
  • Have caregiver read “Recipe for Success”
  • Provide phone number to reach you after surgery for follow-up call in the AM & PM
  • No over-the-head clothing
  • Patients having lipo or tummy tuck need waterproof protection for car seat and bed at home
  • If having facial surgery: bring sunglasses to wear, wash hair, and do not use hair spray, gel, or any other hair products
  • When having a tummy tuck, start Colace the day before surgery and fleet enema the evening before surgery
  • Gluteal implant patients should take fleet enema in the AM day of surgery

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your upcoming treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. We strive to offer effective treatment options that produce natural, long-lasting results.
We offer a range of treatments to the residents of McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, and all of South Texas.