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    The Crown Valley Outpatient Surgical Center offers safe and effective Lap-Band surgery at their Orange County location for patients who are obese in order to lose significant body weight.

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  • Spine Procedure (Minimally Invasive)

    The Crown Valley Outpatient Surgical Center, a premier advanced surgery center in Orange County, offers safe and effective minimally invasive spine procedures for patients with back, neck and spine pain or related issues.

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  • Foot Doctors in Orange County That Are Nationally Recognized

    The Crown Valley Outpatient Surgical Center, one of the most advanced surgery centers in Orange County, offers safe and effective podiatry surgery for patients with foot and ankle pain or motion issues.

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  • Plastic Surgery Orange County

    At Crown Valley Outpatient Surgical Center, home to the best plastic surgeons in Orange County, we offer advanced, safe and effective plastic surgery for patients who seek restorative procedures or elective cosmetic procedures.

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How to Prepare for Plastic Surgery

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Preparing for plastic surgery is just as important as preparing for any other surgical procedure. Your preparation will help you to minimize potential side effects and also help to make healing easier. Here are some common tips to help you prepare for plastic surgery, but above all, you need to follow your doctor’s instructions.

  • Stop smoking and drinking. You should do this as soon as you schedule a surgery, preferably at least three weeks before your procedure. Smoking restricts blood flow, which can make healing more difficult. Additionally, drinking can lower the effectiveness of your immune system’s capabilities, making you more susceptible to side effects. Drinking can also increase bleeding during the procedure.
  • Mention all medications that you are taking to your doctor. This includes vitamins, supplements, prescriptions, and over-the-counter medications. You may need to stop taking some of these if they could interfere with the procedure itself or the healing process.
  • Ask your doctor if there is anything you need to be taking. Your doctor might suggest that you take other multivitamins or nutrients, such as iron, about two weeks before your procedure.
  • Make healthy choices. Eating healthy and exercising regularly can improve your body’s immune system. Focus on eating lots of protein, fruits, and vegetables. Make these healthy changes as soon as you are able.
  • Reduce your sodium intake. Sodium can increase swelling, so cut down on salt and processed foods. Drink a lot of water to flush the sodium out of your system.
  • Make arrangements for the day of the procedure. Fill all of the prescriptions that you will need after the surgery ahead of time, and arrange a ride to and from the surgical center. Set up a comfortable place at home to recover and set up loved ones to come and help around the house if you will need assistance with light tasks like laundry.
  • You may need to fast up to 12 hours prior to the procedure if anesthesia is being used. The specific instructions for fasting will be in the comprehensive packet of information that you receive from your doctor.