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 within 30 days of surgery. Surgeries
    scheduled within two weeks of surgery date require completed labs 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 smoking or any drugs 30 days prior to surgery
  • 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