Preparing For Cosmetic Surgery

You’ve elected cosmetic surgery — congratulations! Like so many others, you’ve decided to do something for yourself that can both improve your look, as well as positively influence your life. And, you’ve selected triple board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo to perform your La Jolla or San Diego cosmetic plastic surgery; again, congratulations!

It means that you’ll get the finest in patient care prior to your cosmetic procedure, during surgery and post-operatively. The fact is, whether you’ve come to Dr. Chaffoo for plastic surgery such as liposuction or a Facelift, you’ve come to the right place.

Of course, your ultimate satisfaction with your results is Dr. Chaffoo’s goal; your safety, though, is his top concern. Therefore, please consider the following when preparing for your plastic surgery in either San Diego or the Inland Empire:

  • If you smoke, quit (good advice whether or not you’re preparing for cosmetic surgery). You should plan to quit smoking completely — not simply cut back — at least 6 weeks prior to your plastic surgery procedure, otherwise healing can be compromised
  • To build up your strength and again to promote healing, be sure to eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • If you’re taking any medications of any kind, including prescription or the over-the-counter varieties such as vitamins, herbal supplements, aspirin, nonsteroidals (NSAIDs) or blood thinners, please disclose these during your cosmetic complimentary consultation to either Dr. Chaffoo or your Patient Coordinator
  • Wear loose clothing to the plastic surgery center that is easily removed

When you arrive, a nurse from Dr. Chaffoo’s medical team will greet you. If anesthesia is to be utilized, a licensed, board-certified anesthesiologist will review prior to your procedure the anesthesia that will be used during it, as well as answer any questions you might have. Finally, Dr. Chaffoo will visit with you to clearly mark the location of your surgery and to answer any questions or address any additional concerns you might have.

If you haven’t yet scheduled a plastic surgery procedure, consider Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS. He has an office conveniently located close to you on Genesee Avenue in La Jolla on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus at the Ximed Medical Center.  Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation  or call (800) 373-4773 for an appointment.

You demand the best from yourself. Dr. Chaffoo demands the best as well — from himself, from his staff and always for you.