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. The following is a list of medications, herbs, and supplements to avoid during the four weeks leading up to treatment. Tylenol is permissible.

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
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 + Caffeine
Daypro / Oxaprozin
Disaclid /Salsalate
Doan’s/ Magnesium Salicylate
Dolia
Dolobid / Diflunisal
Dristan/ Ibuprofen + Pseudoephedrine
Duradyne / Lorcet/Lortab/Norco/Vicodin
Duragesic / Fentanyl
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
Ocufen / Fluribiprohen-Sodium
Four Way Cold/ Oxymetazoline nasal spray
Gingko
Goody’s Extra Strength/ Acetaminophen + aspirin + caffeine
Heparin
Humira – Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug
Advil/Caldolor/ IBU/Motrin / Neo Profen / Ibuprofen
Indocin/Indomethacin
Lovaza
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
Pabirin Buffered
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
Resveratrol
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
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
Ultrado
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

Vitamin Water
Bilberry/Booster Juices
Dong Quai
Echinacea/Ephedra/Evening Primose
Feverfew
Garlic (you may eat garlic-don’t take supplement form)
Ginger (you may eat ginger-don’t take supplement form)
Ginkgo Biloba/Ginseng/Goldeneal
Hawthorne
Juice Plus Kava Kava, Green Tea and Green Tea Extract
Licorice
Melatonin
Red Clover
Red Bull
Sobe’s Beverages
St John’s Wort/Tumeric/Valerian/Vitamin E/Yohimbe
FISH OIL
MULTIVITAMINS

Recreational Drugs

Marijuana/CBD Oil/ CBD Gummies