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Stop drinking and eating at midnight on the night before your surgery. Your stomach needs to be empty.​

 
What should I do the day before my operation?

  1. DO NOT drink alcohol for 24 hours before your surgery. 
  2. If you smoke, DO NOT do so for 24 hours before your surgery. 
  3. Remove all nail polish and body piercings. 
  4. You must have a shower with soap and water to clean your skin the night before and the morning of your surgery to reduce the chance of infection after your surgery.
  5. Eat light dinner the evening before your surgery. DO NOT eat fried foods.
  6. DO NOT eat solid food after midnight the night before your surgery.​

​​​Pack a bag for the hospital, including important items such as:​

Toiletries

  •  Comb and brush
  •  Toothpaste and toothbrush
  •  Razor and shaving cream
  •  Denture cleanser and cup
  •  Body wash or soap
  •  Deodorant
  •  Tissue

Clothing

  •  Loose-fitting clothes
  •  Loose non-slip footwear (such as Velcro runners)
  •  Underwear

Medication

  •  A list of current medications
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