Avoid using a razor to shave the area where you will be having surgery, and don’t be afraid to stop someone from using a razor to shave your surgical site. This can cause skin irritation and make it easier to get an infection. Follow your physician’s guidelines about getting ready for surgery.
Being overweight or obese increases your risk for stroke and heart disease. To identify whether your weight is in a healthy range, use your height and weight to calculate your body mass index (BMI) on the CDC’s website.