Purchase an 8-ounce bottle of magnesium citrate and use as directed. This preparation is a laxative and is intended to help empty your bowels.
Reaction to laxatives varies by person. Generally, bowel movements start 30 minutes after taking the prep; however, it may take as long as three hours. Because multiple bowel movements will occur, we recommend staying close to a restroom throughout the day
Your Meal Plan
- Fasting before surgery is important to your safety. Fasting will help keep your stomach empty on the day of your procedure to help avoid certain complications, such as vomiting, while you are under anesthesia.
- You should have NOTHING to eat or drink after 10:00 pm the night before your surgery.
- Do not regard your last meal before surgery as a chance to overindulge.
- Stop taking all NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen, and/or blood thinners one week prior to surgery. Notify your doctor before taking any aspirin or products that contain aspirin.
- If you fail to follow the diet guidelines above, there could be complications during surgery. If you have questions, please call the office at 702-313-THIN (8446)
1-2 Weeks leading up to surgery:
During the weeks leading up to your surgery, you should focus on eating a balanced healthy diet to help prepare your body for surgery. You should not gain any weight prior to surgery. Remember that you will be able to eat the foods you enjoy after surgery, in moderation.
You should eat three regular meals throughout your day. Have a healthy snack if you become hungry between meals.
When you eat a meal, it is important to pay attention to portion sizes because it is very easy to put too much on your plate. Prepare your plate with one-half vegetables and one-fourth carbohydrates (whole grain as often as possible). The last fourth of your plate should be lean protein. Add a fruit to your meal and it is complete.
If you fail to follow the diet guidelines above, there could be complications during surgery. If you have questions, please call the office at 702-313-8446.