Surgery Preparation

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Anna Wooten, and the rest of the Beleza staff pride themselves on providing the finest aesthetic experience in the Pittsburgh region. To ensure that your visit (and your result) is the best it can be, we ask that our patients refrain from taking any and all products that thin the blood prior to any treatment, unless prescribed or otherwise directed by your primary care provider or other doctor.

This policy is designed to ensure your best result by minimizing your chance of bruising or bleeding. These medications may cause bleeding and/or clotting problems, anesthesia interactions and delayed wound healing during/after the procedure. The following is a list of medications, herbs, and supplements to avoid during the four weeks leading up to treatment. Tylenol is permissible.

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Medications To Avoid

Medications to avoid 4 weeks prior to procedure (included are brand name/generic name)

  • Adipex/Phentermine
  • Advil/Ibuprofen
  • Alcohol (INCLUDES WINE NOT EVEN A SIP!)
  • Aleve/Naproxen Sodium
  • Alka-Seltzer (aspirin+ chlorpheniramine+ phenylephrine)
  • Anacin/Aspirin + Caffeine
  • Anaprox/Naproxen Sodium/Anaproxen
  • Ansaid/Flurbiprofen
  • APC (Acetylsalicylic  acid + Phenacetin + Caffeine)
  • Arthritis Pain Relief 
  • Arava – Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug
  • Ascriptin/ASA/Ascodeen-30/Children’s Aspirin/Aspirin
  • Asendin/ Amoxapine
  • Aspercream/Trolamine Salicylate
  • Azulfidine – Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug
  • Aspergum/Bayer Aspirin
  • BC Cold Powder/Phenylephrine +Acetaminophen + Pseudoephedrine 
  • BC Powders/Aspirin + Salicylamide+ Caffeine
  • Brufen/Ibuprofen
  • Buff-A-Corn/Buffadyne/Bufferin/Buffex/ Aspirin
  • Butalbital
  • Butazolidin- NSAID
  • Cama /Cama-Inlay/Caprin/Caspirin/Aspirin
  • Caffeine 
  • CBD Oil/CBD Gummies
  • Cephalgesic/Magnesium + Phenylalanine + L-Alanine + L-Glutamine + L-Histidine + Tanaceturm Parthenium
  • Celebrex/Celecoxib
  • Cheracol/Guaifenesin +Codeine/Robitussin A-C
  • Clinoril/Sulindac
  • Conaterol and Contrave
  • Congespirin/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine + Aspirin
  • Cope/Aspirin + Caffeine
  • Coricidin /Acetaminophen + Chlorpheniramine
  • Coumadin/Warfarin
  • Darvon with ASA/Propoxyphene + Aspirin
  • Darvon Compound/ Propoxyphene hydrochloride + Aspirin + 
  • Daypro / Oxaprozin
  • Disaclid /Salsalate
  • Doan’s/ Magnesium Salicylate
  • Dolia
  • Dolobid / Diflunisal
  • Dristan/ Ibuprofen + Pseudoephedrine
  • Duradyne / Lorcet/Lortab/Norco/Vicodin
  • Duragesic / Fentanyl 
  • Panadynes
  • Panalgesic / BenGay/ Icy Hot
  • Parnate / Tranylcypromine
  • Pentasa / Mesalamine
  • Pepto-Bismol/Bismuth Subsalicylate
  • Percodan/ Aspirin + Oxycodone Hydrochloride
  • Percodan-Demi/ Aspirin + Oxycodone
  • Persantine / Dipyridamole
  • Persistin
  • Phenaphen/Acetaminophen
  • Phenylbutazone/ Butazolidine
  • Plaquenil – Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug
  • Ponderal/Fenfluramine (weight loss medication)
  • Ponstan/ Mefenamic acid
  • Prograf/Envarsus XR/Astagraf XL – Biologic
  • Remicade – Biologic
  • Relafen/ Nabumetone
  • Robaxisal/ Methocarbamol + Aspirin
  • Rogaine/ Minoxidil Topical
  • Rufan
  • Salazopyrin/ Sulfasalazine
  • Salofalk/ Salicylate
  • Salonpas Pain Relief Patch
  • Sine-Aid/ Ibuprofen + Pseudoephedrine
  • Sine-Off/ Acetaminophen + Pseudoephedrine
  • Soma w/Codeine/ Carisoprodol + Codeine
  • Easprin /Ecotrin/Empirin/Measurin/ Aspirin
  • Elmiron / Pentosan Polysulfate
  • Emprazil
  • Enbreal – Rheumatoid/Biologic Arthritis Drug
  • Equagesic/ Meprobamate + Aspirin
  • Etodolic/Lodine
  • Excedrin / Acetaminophen + Aspirin + Caffeine
  • Feldene / Piroxicam
  • Fiorinal / Aspirin + Butalbital + Caffeine
  • Floradix
  • Fluribiprohen-Sodium/Ocufen
  • Four Way Cold/ Oxymetazoline nasal spray
  • Goody’s Extra Strength/ Acetaminophen + aspirin + caffeine
  • Heparin
  • Humira – Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug
  • Advil/Caldolor/ IBU/Motrin / NeoProfen / Ibuprofen
  • Indocin/Indomethacin
  • Lovaza
  • Marijuana/Recreational Drugs
  • Magsel /Magnesium Salicylate + Phenyltoloxamine
  • Mecolmen / Meclofenamate
  • Medasal
  • Medipren /Ibuprofen
  • Measurin/Aspirin
  • Methotrexate – Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug
  • Ponstel / Mefanamic Acid
  • Max Powder
  • Midol/Midol-200/Ibuprofen
  • Mobix
  • Midol PMS/ Acetaminophen + Pamabrom/Pyrilamine
  • Mobic/Meloxicam
  • Mobigesic / Magnesium salicylate + Phenyltoloxamine
  • Mobiflex / Tenoxicam
  • Monacet w/Codeine
  • Momenturn Muscle Back
  • Motrin /Ibuprofen
  • Nalfon /Fenoprofen
  • Naprosyn / Naproxen
  • Nardil / Phenelzine
  • Naxon
  • Norgesic /Orphenadrine + Aspirin + Caffeine
  • Norgesic Forte / Orphenadrine + Aspirin + Caffeine
  • Nuprin /Ibuprofen
  • Orudis / Ketoprofen
  • Oruvail / Ketoprofen
  • Oral Contraceptives*(Tummy Tucks/Facelifts
  • Pabirin Buffered
  • Stanback Powder/ Aspirin/ Ecotrin
  • Stendin
  • Stelera – Biologic
  • Stero-Darvon with Asprine
  • Supac / Acetaminophen + Aspirin + Caffeine
  • SX-65 Compound
  • Synalgos / Dihydrocodeine + Aspirin + Caffeine
  • Synalgos DC / Dihydrocodeien + Aspirin +Caffeine
  • Talwin / Pentazocine + Naloxone
  • Ticlid / Ticlopidine
  • Tolectin / Tolmetin
  • Toradol / Ketorolac
  • Trandate /Labetalol
  • Trental/Pentoxifylline
  • Trialgesic
  • Triaminicin/ Aspirin
  • Trillisate/ Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate
  • Ursinus Inlay/ Aspirin + Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride
  • Vanquish/ Aspirin + Acetaminophen + Caffeine
  • Vivo Med
  • Voltaren/ Diclofenac
  • Wesprin
  • XelJanz – Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug
  • Xenical/ Orlistat (weight loss medication)
  • Zactrin/ Fluoxetine Hydrochloride
  • Zorpin

Medications to avoid 1-2 doses prior to procedure (included are brand name/generic name)

  • Janumet/ Sitagliptin + Metformin
  • Metformin/ Fortamet/Glucophage/Glumetza/Riomet
  • Actoplus Met/ Actos + Metformin
  • Avandaryl / Avandia + Metformin
  • Glucovance / Glyburide + Metformin
  • Metaglip / Glipizide + Metformin 
  • PrandiMet / Prandin + Metformin

Drinks / Supplements to avoid four weeks prior to procedure

  • Bilberry/Booster Juices
  • Dong Quai
  • Echinacea/Ephedra/Evening Primrose Oil
  • Feverfew
  • Fish Oil/Omega-3
  • Garlic (you may eat garlic-don’t take supplement form)
  • Ginger (you may eat ginger-don’t take supplement form)
  • Ginkgo Biloba/Ginseng/Goldeneal
  • Green Tea and Green Tea Extract 
  • Hawthorne
  • Juice Plus Kava Kava
  • Licorice
  • Melatonin
  • Multivitamins/Vitamin E
  • Red Bull
  • Red Clover
  • Red Yeast Rice
  • Resveratrol
  • Sobe Beverages
  • St John’s Wort/Tumeric/Valerian/Vitamin E/Yohimbe
  • Vitamin Water

Recreational Drugs

  • Marijuana/CBD Oil/ CBD Gummies