How to Prepare For Your Surgery By Michael A. Devlin, MD on October 15, 2014



1. Stop Smoking 

Smoking has been known to cause a lot of complications post operatively, from infections to delayed wound healing. Why take a chance on something this important? we advise all patients to stop smoking at least six weeks prior to surgery. Dr. Devlin will nicotine test you at your pre-operative appointment as well as the day of surgery. 


2. Avoid Certain Medications

There are certain medications that you should avoid two weeks prior to surgery and two weeks after

Anti-inflammatory medications(Advil, Motrin, Aleve) Plavix and Fish oil.


3. Have All Medical Illnesses Under Good Control

If you do have illnesses such as High Blood Pressure or Diabetes, Dr. Devlin may request records from other physicians you may be seeing. You will also be required to have lab work drawn prior to your surgery.  The results will be discussed with you at your pre-op appointment. 


4. Plan Ahead for At-home Assistance

1.  Arrange for someone to drive you home and assist you for the first 24 hours

2.  Establish an area where you will be spending most of your time, a bed or recliner

3.  Prepare healthy meals ahead of time

4.  Make sure all medications, bandages, pillows, and blankets are all within reach. 


Please follow these simple steps along with Dr. Devlin’s pre and postoperative instructions found here:

If you would like to schedule an appointment for an individualized surgery plan call :

Devlin Cosmetic Surgery 


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Dr. Devlin is a cosmetic surgeon who provides each of his patients with personalized care and a compassionate approach. He offers a range of procedures in an environment where patients feel safe, comfortable, and heard. He is affiliated with organizations such as the:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (Fellow)
  • American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Arkansas Medical Society
  • Pulaski County Medical Society

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