If you are taking any medications on this list, they should be discontinued 2 weeks before and after your procedure and only acetaminophen products, such as Tylenol, should be taken for pain. Most importantly we would like you to avoid high dose vitamin E (anything greater than 40IU), aspirin, anti-inflammatories, herbal medications, supplements (fish oil, omega 3’s).

All other medications – prescriptions, over-the-counter and herbal medications or supplements– that you are currently taking must be specifically cleared by your Doctor prior to surgery. It is absolutely necessary that all of your current medications be specifically cleared by your Doctor and the nursing staff. There are some foods that are listed below. We ask that you refrain from eating excessive amounts of the foods. A small amount is appropriate.

Aspirin Medications to Avoid: Affect blood clotting.

4-Way Cold Tabs 5-Aminosalicylic Acid Acetilsalicylic Acid Actron Adprin-B products Aleve Alka-Seltzer products Amigesic Argesic-SA Anacin products Anexsia w/Codeine Arthra-G Arthriten products Arthritis Foundation products Arthritis Pain Formula Arthritis Strength BC Powder Arthropan ASA Asacol Ascriptin products Aspergum Asprimox products Axotal Azdone Azulfidine products B-A-C Backache Maximum Strength Relief Bayer Products BC Powder Bismatrol products Buffered Aspirin Bufferin products Buffetts 11 Buffex Butal/ASA/Caff Butalbital Compound Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever Carisoprodol Compound Cataflam Cheracol Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate Choline Salicylate Cope Coricidin Cortisone Medications Damason-P Darvon Compound-65 Darvon/ASA Diclofenac Dipenturn Disalcid Doan’s products Dolobid Dristan Duragesic Easprin Ecotrin products Empirin products Equagesic Etodolac Excedrin products Fiorgen PF Fiorinal products Flurbiprofen Gelpirin Genprin Gensan Goody’s Extra Strength Headache Powders Halfprin products IBU Indomethacin products Isollyl Improved Kaodene Lanorinal lbuprohm Lodine Lortab ASA Magan Magnaprin products Magnesium Salicylate Magsal Marnal Marthritic Mefenamic Acid Meprobamate Mesalamine Methocarbarnol Micrainin Mobidin Mobigesic Momentum Mono-Gesic Motrin products Naprelan Naproxen Night-Time Effervescent Cold Norgesic products Norwich products Olsalazine Orphengesic products Orudis products Oxycodonc Pabalate products P-A-C Pain Reliever Tabs Panasal Pentasa Pepto-Bismol Percodan products Phenaphen/Codeine #3 Pink Bismuth Piroxicam Propoxyphene Compound products Robaxisal Rowasa Roxeprin Saleto products Salflex Salicylate products Salsalate Salsitab Scot-Tussin Original 5-Action Sine-off Sinutab Sodium Salicylate Sodol Compound Soma Compound St. Joseph Aspirin Sulfasalazine Supac Suprax Synalgos-DC Talwin Triaminicin Tricosal Trilisate Tussanil DH Tussirex products Ursinus-Inlay Vanquish Wesprin Willow Bark products Zorprin

Ibuprofen Medications to Avoid: Affect blood clotting.

Acular (opthalmic) Advil products Anaprox products Ansaid Clinoril Daypro Dimetapp Sinus Dristan Sinus Feldene Fenoprofen Genpril Haltran Indochron E-R Indocin products Ketoprofen Ketorolac lbuprin lbuprofen Meclofenamate Meclomen Menadol Midol-products Nabumetone Nalfon products Naprosyn products Naprox X Nuprin Ocufen (opthalmic) Oruvail Oxaprozin Ponstel Profenal Relafen Rhinocaps Sine-Aid products Sulindac Suprofen Tolectin products Tolmetin Toradol Voltaren

“My goal was to find a method to bring back a person’s natural youthfulness without the operated, unnatural look and that is why I have my patients bring in photos of them when they were age 5 to 30. My YoungVitalizer helps restore natural and youthful contours they haven’t seen in years.”

—Dr. Philip Young, Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Avoid ALL Diet Aids – Including Over-the-Counter & Herbal

Intensify anesthesia, serious cardiovascular effects.

Tricyclic Antidepressants to Avoid: Intensify anesthesia, cardiovascular effects.

Adapin Amitriptyline Amoxapine Anafranil Asendin Aventyl Clomipramine Desipramine Doxepin Elavil Endep Etrafon products Imipramine Janimine Limbitrol products Ludiomil Maprotiline Norpramin Nortriptyline Pamelor Pertofrane Protriptyline Sinequan Surmontil Tofranil Triavil Trimipramine Vivactil

Other Medication to Avoid: Affect blood clotting.

-Way w/ Codeine A.C.A. A-A Compound Accutrim Actifed Anexsia Anisindione Anturane Arthritis Bufferin BC Tablets Childrens Advil Clinoril C Contac Coumadin Dalteparin injection Dicumerol Dipyridamole Doxycycline Emagrin Enoxaparin injection Flagyl Fragmin injection Furadantin Garlic Heparin Hydrocortisone Isollyl Lovenox injection Macrodantin Mellaril Miradon Opasal Pan-PAC Pentoxyfylline Persantine Phenylpropanolamine Prednisone Protarnine Pyrroxate Ru-Tuss Salatin Sinex Sofarin Soltice Sparine Stelazine Sulfinpyrazone Tenuate Tenuate Dospan Thorazine Ticlid Ticlopidine Trental Ursinus Virbamycin Vitamin E Warfarin

Salicylate Medications, Foods & Beverages to Avoid: Affect blood clotting. (High concentration of foods to be avoided, you do not need to cut out these foods completely.)

Amigesic (salsalate) Disalcid (salsalate) Doan’s (magnesium salicylate) Dolobid (diflunisal) Magsal Pamprin (Maximum Pain Relief) Mobigesic Pabalate Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) Salflex (salsalate) Salsalate Salsitab (salsalate) Trilisate (choline salicylate + magnesium salicylate Almonds Apples Apricots Blackberries Boysenberries Cherries Chinese Black Beans Cucumbers Currants Garlic Ginger Grapes Pickles Prunes Raspberries Strawberries Tomatoes Wine

Vitamins and Herbs to Avoid

Affect blood clotting, affect blood sugar, increase or decrease the strength of anesthesia, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, liver damage. Note: Just because it is not of this list does not mean that it is safe to take while preparing for surgery.

  • Ackee fruit
  • Alfalfa
  • Aloe
  • Argimony
  • Barley
  • Bilberry
  • Bitter melon
  • Burdock root
  • Carrot oil
  • Cayenne
  • Chamomile
  • Chromium
  • Coriander
  • Dandelion root
  • Devil’s club
  • Dong Quai root
  • Echinacea
  • Ephedra
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Feverfew
  • Fo-ti
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Gingko
  • Gingko biloba
  • Ginseng
  • Gmena
  • Goldenseal
  • Gotu Kola
  • Grape seed
  • Guarana
  • Guayusa
  • Hawthorn
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Juniper
  • Kava Kava
  • Lavender
  • Lemon verbena
  • Licorice root
  • Ma Huang
  • Melatonin
  • Muwort
  • Nem seed oil
  • Onions
  • Papaya
  • Periwinkle
  • Selenium
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Valerian/Valerian Root
  • “The natural Viagra®”
  • Vitamin E
  • Willow bark
  • Yellow root
  • Yohimbe

“I just wanted to leave a note and say that my procedure with Dr. Young approximately 6 years ago took years off my face. He did an excellent job and I am still enjoying the results. It was very much worth the downtime. I look exactly like myself, just younger. Thanks, again!”

— C.J., 40’s caucasian female from North Lynnwood, WA

“He gave me my confidence back that I thought I would never get back. I can now look in the mirror and actually love what I see and not have to deal with pitted scars in my face. If you or anyone you know who thinks they have to just live with these scars, don't!”

— Ator A., 20’s Eastern Indian from Ontario, Canada

“My procedure went great and I left the office with no concerns and all of my questions answered. I have never felt so good about myself and my appearance. I have you to thank for that Dr. Young. My new nose is perfect, I cannot thank you enough for this new look on life.”

— Nicole R., Fabulous Rhinoplasty

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If you are taking anything not on this list, please call the office at (425) 990-3223 to notify us and make sure that it is okay.

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