#1 DO: Schedule Your Surgery in Good Health
The best way to achieve an optimal outcome from any surgery is to make sure you’re in otherwise good general health. Your surgeon may request lab work or routine medical examinations prior to your surgery. This allows them to catch and prepare for any potential complications.
#2 DO: Boost Your Immune System
Eating healthy is essential if you want to facilitate a speedy recovery. Add lots of protein and healthy fats to your diet as well as plenty of nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, zinc and selenium. These nutrients help increase red blood cells for faster wound healing while also boosting your immune system to reduce the chance of infection. Start your immune-boosting diet as early as possible before surgery.
#3 DO: Drink Lots of Water
Staying hydrated is always a good idea, but especially in the days and weeks prior to your surgery. We generally recommend consuming 6-8 glasses of water the day before your surgery because fasting (including water) is generally required the day of surgery.