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Dr. Ana Carolina Victoria​

Board Certified oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery

Following are some general post operative care instructions. Every surgery is different, and every patient is unique. Please talk to your physician and/or nurse and make sure you understand any post op instructions for your personal care.

Important Information

Anesthesia
You will have either a local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Please pay particular attention to the following for 48 hours: Do not drink alcoholic beverages. Avoid smoking. Do not drive a motor vehicle, operate machinery or power tools. If the patient is a child: no bicycle riding, skateboards, gym sets, etc. Do not make any important decisions or sign any legal papers. You may experience light headiness, dizziness and sleepiness following surgery. Please do not stay alone. A responsible adult should be with you. Rest at home with slow, moderate activity as tolerated. Progress slowly to your regular diet. Start with liquids, working up to solids. Eat slowly and chew your food well.Type your paragraph here.

Pain Management
Please remember each surgery is different and you will be given specific information regarding your surgery. Please call anytime before your scheduled surgery to have your questions answered. Take prescription medication as directed. Do not drive, operate machinery or power tools, and avoid alcoholic beverages while taking this medication. Please do not take aspirin or medication containing aspirin for two weeks after surgery. This includes Anacin, Alka-Seltzer, Florinal, Empirin, Bufferin, Ascriptin, Excedrin, and some cold remedies. Do not take ibuprofen products. You may take Tylenol, extra strength Tylenol or Co-Tylenol. If you have any questions about a particular medication, please call our office.

Dressings
You will be sent home with your dressings on, and we will give you instructions on dressing changes. You may need to plan on having extra dressings available for your post op recovery time.

Bathing
You can usually shower within 48 hours. You will be given specific instructions regarding this. Do not soak the incisions for a long period of time. We do not want you in a bathtub or swimming until you get the ok from your doctor.

Apply Ice
You may find it soothing to apply cold packs to your surgery site.

Elevate
It is helpful to have extra pillows available to create more comfortable positions. Certain surgeries require you to have your head or legs elevated.

Post Op Medication
We will provide you with a prescription for pain pills, and if needed, a prescription for an anti-nausea medication and an antibiotic. These will be an additional expense. Please note, no prescriptions are refilled on the weekends.

Reasons to call us immediately
Please call if you have any problems or you experience: Unusual pain, bleeding, swelling, or bruising in operative area. Signs of infection: pus, redness, fever, chills or excessive drainage. Pain that the prescribed medication does not affect. Difficulty in breathing, persistent nausea or vomiting.

Pre-operative Instructions

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Hospital Affiliations

South Miami Hospital

Baptist Hospital

Kendall Regional Medical Center

Nicklauss Children's Hospital (Miami Children's Hospital)

Doctors Hospital

West Kendall Baptist Hospital

The Miami Medical Center (TMMC)

South Miami Medical Arts Surgical Center

Baptist Medical Arts Surgical Center


Delray Beach Surgical Center

Post-operative Instructions

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Following are some frequently asked questions regarding pre-operative care instructions. Every surgery is different, and every patient is unique. Please talk to your physician and/or nurse and make sure you understand any pre op instructions for your personal care.

  • You should not eat or drink anything after midnight.
  • If you normally take heart or blood pressure medicine in the morning, take them with 1 ounce of water the day of surgery. This does not include Aspirin, Plavix, or Coumadin. These cardiovascular medications must not be taken for two weeks before and after your surgery, unless otherwise directed by your physician. Do not take diuretics. Ask about any other medications you take.
  • If you are a diabetic, please call for instructions.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that are easy for you to put on in a sedated state. It will be easiest for you if you wear a button-down shirt.
  • Yes, please shower, shampoo and brush your teeth. Please do not apply cosmetics, lotions, or eye makeup. Do not wear any jewelry or valuables, and remove body piercing items. Please do not wear fingernail polish.
  • Wear your glasses instead of contacts on the day of surgery. If you must wear your contacts, bring a container for your lenses.
  • You must have a ride home; it is illegal for you to drive after sedation. Please have someone stay with you for 24 hours.
  • If you develop a cold, persistent cough, fever or any other health-related problems before your surgery, or if you need to cancel your surgery, please notify your physician.
  • Please avoid Aspirin, Aspirin products, Ibuprofen, Plavix, Coumadin, Vitamin E, and most natural herbs two weeks before surgery. You may use Tylenol products. Please call us at 305.273.7998 with questions before taking any over the counter medications.