Understanding your pre- and post-operative instructions is a key component of your treatment. It's important to know what is expected of you regarding your care to ensure you receive proper treatment and optimal results. Following the instructions given to you will increase the chances of a quick and comfortable recovery.
Your pre-operative instructions contain general guidelines to follow based on whether or not you receive IV anesthesia. Typically, patients undergoing a simple procedure with only local anesthesia won't have as strict instructions. Your post-operative instructions will be specific to your procedure and help you navigate diet, activity, and possible bleeding or discomfort after treatment.