The Day of the Surgery

It’s the night before your operation and you are probably feeling nervous and excited. Here’s what you should know:

  • Eat a light meal the evening before your surgery to keep your strength up.
  • IMPORTANT: Don’t eat or drink anything after midnight, unless your doctor says this is all right.
  • Have a bath or shower the night before your operation so you feel fresh and clean. Do not shave the hip or leg area – if shaving is required, this will be done in the hospital.
  • Remove nail polish and don’t apply any cosmetics (lipstick, blush, eye makeup) before going to the hospital.
  • Leave all valuables (jewelry, cash) at home or with a trusted relative or friend.