Pre Operative Surgery Instructions

Zeidan Oral & Facial Surgery will provide care for you during your out-patient procedure. The following are important instructions that must be observed prior to your surgery appointment for you to have anesthesia.


  • Do not wear lipstick or excessive makeup on the day of surgery.

  • If you have asthma inhalers, please bring them with you.

  • If you develop an illness, please notify our office as soon as possible prior to your appointment.

  • Take your regular medications as prescribed unless otherwise instructed.

  • No smoking two days prior


Follow the instructions as above, and in addition:

  • An adult must be present, wait in the waiting room, drive you home, and stay with you for the first 24 hours of your recovery.

  • You may not drive yourself home, or use a taxi or ride share service alone.

  • Do not eat or drink anything for eight hours prior to your surgery, including water.

  • Take your regular medications as prescribed unless otherwise instructed with a small sip of water.

  • Contact lenses, jewelry and prosthetic appliances must be removed before surgery.

  • You cannot drive, operate machinery, return to work/school, for 24 hours after general anesthesia.

  • Do not wear nail polish or acrylic nails on the day of surgery.

  • You may bring a blanket with you

  • Please wear warm comfortable, loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.