If you are gearing up for plastic surgery, your pre-op appointment will likely be a time of nervous energy and excitement. Held the day before your surgery, pre-op is a very important time in your surgical journey. Below we go over what to expect during your pre-op visit:
Vitals and BMI Check
During pre-op, one of our nurses will check your vitals, which include your body temperature, your pulse rate, your respiration rate (rate of breathing), and your blood pressure. Vital signs are used to measure the body’s basic functions. These measurements are taken to help assess the general physical health of each patient, in order to ensure they are physically fit for surgery. Additionally, your height and weight will be taken in order to measure your body mass index (BMI). Body mass index is important for plastic surgery because it is a good indicator of the overall health of the patient. Patients with a higher BMI have more risks during surgery than those with a BMI in the normal weight class.
Your pre-op appointment is when a nurse will take your “before photos.” These will include a photo from the front and back, as well as photos of your side profile. These will be available for optional purchase. Many patients choose to purchase their before photos after surgery in order appreciate the beauty of their transformation!
At Mia Aesthetics, you have the option to pay for your surgery over time. However, during your pre-op appointment, you will be expected to make any final payments you still owe. You will be able to make sure your balance is fully paid off during your pre-op appointment.
Directions on Eating and Drinking Before Surgery
Your nurse will be sure to give you instructions on what you can and cannot eat and drink on the day before your surgery. You are typically instructed not the eat or drink anything on the day of your surgery, as it can affect your stomach when you are under anesthesia.
Last Minute Questions
Lastly, you will be able to ask your nurse any further questions you may have. At this point, you will be fully prepared for your surgery and have everything to go. Our goal is to help you feel as calm as possible before the big day!