Patient Information

The Outpatient Surgery Center is located at:

700 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405-271-4700

Parking is available in front of the building. 

Plastic Surgery Service also operates​ at:

700 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405-271-5100

Prior to surgery:

  • After you have been scheduled for surgery, do not start any new medications unless you contact the office.

  • Please ask your personal physician if any medication he/she has prescribed for you will interfere with your planned surgery and/or anesthesia.

  • Get plenty of rest.

  • If you were instructed to obtain a garment for post-operative purposes, please bring the garment to surgery.

  • Herbs and vitamins, as well as diet pills, are all considered medications that might affect your healing or might interfere with surgery. Please let your doctor know if you are taking any supplements, diet pill, herbs, etc.

  • Do not take aspirin or aspirin-containing products (ACP, ascriptin, Bufferin, empirin, Excedrin, Midol, cold medicines, herbs, vitamin E, etc.) for two weeks before surgery and two weeks after surgery. You may take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for headache or pain. Postoperatively, if needed, a stronger medication will be prescribed.

  • No food or drink (including water) from midnight the night before until surgery unless otherwise instructed. Do not chew gum or eat mints. You may brush your teeth, but try to avoid swallowing any water.

  • Even when not taking pain medications, do not drink alcohol for three weeks, as it causes fluid retention.

  • If you are taking vitamins with iron, resume these as tolerated.

  • Do not smoke, as smoking delays healing and increases the risk of complications.

Day of Surgery:

  • Please avoid wearing makeup the day of surgery. Remove jewelry, contacts and all body piercing.

  • Arrangements should be made with one friend or relative to stay with you and assist you the first few days of discharge.

  • Outpatients should have someone available to drive them home. If you are having general anesthesia or sedation, someone must be available to take you home after the procedure and get any new discharge instructions.

Medications:

  • You will likely be given a prescription for pain medication. Most pain meds contain codeine, hydrocodone or similar. If you have an allergy to these, please specify.

  • Sometimes a muscle relaxant, such as SOMA, is prescribed to help alleviate pain associated with muscle tightness and spasms after surgery, especially after breast augmentation and expander breast reconstruction.

  • An antibiotic may be prescribed after surgery to help avoid and prevent infection.

Research and Clinical Trials

Plastic surgery at OU has several ongoing research projects in the field on congenital anomalies, cancer reconstruction, cosmetic surgery, cleft and craniosynostosis conditions, virtual surgery, augmented reality, advanced imaging and 3D printing. Please ask your physician if you are interested in participating in a research trial.