Key Details to Know Before Surgery

Lab Work / Tests

  • We will send you the lab order 60 days ahead of your surgery date
  • Blood work and medical clearance is required to be turned in 30 days prior to surgery. Surgeries
    scheduled within two weeks of surgery date require completed labs and clearance to be turned in within 48 hours of
  • All patients 50 and older will be required to obtain a stress test
  • Diabetic patients need an A1C under 6.5 if operating with Dr. Charepoo. All other
    doctors operate with an A1C under 6.9

Patient Requirements

  • BMI (Body Mass Index) for all surgeries except tummy tucks and combo procedures
    must be lower than 34 upon arrival for surgery or surgery will be cancelled
  • BMI for tummy tuck and combo procedures must be 32 or less
  • Hemoglobin must be at a 12 for surgery. If hemoglobin is between 11.1 & 11.9, Cell
    Saver is required. Cell Saver is a blood transfusion with your own blood, reducing overall
    blood loss during surgery. The add-on is $500
  • Patient must list any health conditions they have and all medications they are taking in
    order to be approved for surgery

Prohibited Actions

  • No alcoholic beverages 7 days prior to surgery
  • No birth control pills 2 weeks prior to surgery
  • No amphetamines 30 days prior to surgery
  • No ibuprofen or any meds that contain Ibuprofen 30 days prior to surgery
  • Patients with silicone injections (butt shots, hydrogel etc.) are NOT candidates for BBL

Miami Accommodations

  • You must arrive in Miami one day prior to surgery (no exceptions) and stay in Miami five
    days after your surgery
  • You must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years or older (friend/family/care
    giver) to drop you off and pick you up after surgery. If you are planning on coming alone,
    you must stay in a recovery house or hire a caregiver
  • You will be discharged from our facility on the same day of your procedure