You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six hours prior to the appointment.
No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow. Flat comfortable shoes should be worn (no heels or slip on shoes).
No Jewelry should be worn on the day of surgery. Please inform us if you are unable to remove a ring or other jewelry. All valuables should be left at home. We will not be held responsible for lost personal items.
Contact lenses should not be worn on the day of surgery.
Dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
Due to complications with pre-surgery procedures, please do not use lotion or body oils on the hands or arms prior to your procedure.
If you have an illness such as a cold, congestion, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office prior to the day of surgery.
If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Nichols prior to your surgical date for instructions. You may have a small sip of water to take medications approved by Dr. Nichols before surgery.