Preparing for Calf Implant Surgery

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If you decide to go for calf augmentation, your doctor will go over preparation at your consult, and a pre-operative appointment will be arranged some time before the surgery, probably around two weeks in advance. Some medicines will be prescribed, including painkillers, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and so on, and are often advised to take vitamin C supplements for a few weeks prior to surgery too. You will also be given a list of things to avoid in the run-up to surgery. This will most likely include aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamin E supplements, as these all act as blood thinners, but your surgeon may also mention more. For a few weeks before surgery it is also important that you avoid alcohol, smoking, or recreational drugs. Preliminary blood tests will also be performed at your pre-operative appointment to check blood counts, as well as a pregnancy test if you are female; you may also be checked for HIV or Hepatitis C. Remember that if you become ill or suffer any kind of ill health in the weeks prior to your procedure, always contact your surgeon about it as soon as possible.

What to do before Calf Implant Surgery

Before going in for your procedure, be sure to prepare properly. Make sure you have any necessary items for during recovery, such as gauze or ice packs. You may also want to prepare or re-arrange things at home so that everything you will need over the next couple of days after surgery will be clean and within easy reach. You’ll also need to make sure that your children or pets, if you have any, will be taken care of on the day of your surgery, and possibly for a few days afterwards too. Straight after your surgery you’ll need some shoes to wear with a one to two inch high heel and someone to drive you home, so be sure to arrange these as well. When the day of your procedure looms, take any medications you’ve been prescribed, and do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before (or according to what your surgeon has advised). It’s best to wear loose-fitting clothes, preferably including a top or shirt which unbuttons at the front. Don’t wear or bring any jewellery or valuables, unless you have someone with you to look after them for you.

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