Preparing For Surgery

We are thrilled that you are taking the next step in your facial rejuvenation journey. Our goal is for you to have an easy and smooth recovery. Our warm and professional care coordinator will go over all necessary preparations before your surgery, but we also provide a comprehensive online guide as a secondary resource. You can access that guide by clicking here.

The Day Of Surgery

These last few instructions are critical to success on our day of surgery.


Avoid eating or drinking anything, including water, after midnight on the night before your surgery. This is a good rule that ensures your stomach is empty and you are eligible for surgery.


Confirm your ride to and from the procedure. It must be a friend or family member who can stay in the waiting room during your facelift. You will not be permitted to take a cab, bus, or other forms of public transportation home following your surgery for your own safety.


The morning of your surgery, take a nice long shower to clear your head and mentally prepare for surgery. Do not apply any makeup, hair styling products, or facial products. Remove any nail polish from your fingers as well.


Dress in loose-fitting, comfortable clothing that buttons or zips in the front. Avoid clothing that must be pulled over your head because it will be too uncomfortable to dress and undress after your surgery.


Don’t bring any jewelry or other valuables with you. Leave them safely at home during your surgery.


If you require corrective lenses, wear your glasses but do not wear your contact lenses on the day of your surgery.

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After Your Procedure

Dr. Chance and the professional staff at C + Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Charlottesville, Virginia, are dedicated to providing you with meticulous postoperative care. Much of the work that ensures a smooth recovery happens during surgery. Still, there are some guidelines to follow to ensure that your physical and emotional recovery from surgery goes well. 

Since every patient is unique, every recovery plan is customized. Dr. Chance and C + Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ expert care coordinator will walk you through your specific guide before and after your procedure.

Questions? We Are Here For You

We understand that undergoing surgery can be intimidating. For this reason, we take a hand-holding approach to patient care. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us; no request is too big or too small.

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