Code of Conduct for Operations

Please organise for a friend or partner to take you home safely after the procedure. For operations under general anaesthetic, you should be supervised for 24 hours after your operation.

Rules for general anaesthesia:

  • Do not drink from midnight of the day of your operation, smoke or chew gum. If you do not adhere to this rule, the operation cannot be performed for safety reasons.
  • Do not use moisturizers or other body care products.
  • Remove all jewellery (earrings, rings, piercings etc.)
  • If you have long fingernails, please remove at least one nail for pulse measurement
  • Do not take any blood-thinning medications or medicines such as aspirin or ginger two weeks before the operation
  • Please inform our staff of any medication you are taking
  • Please note that smoking can massively impair wound healing

Rules for local anaesthetic:

  • A small breakfast before your procedure is allowed. Do not drink caffeinated drinks such as coffee or energy drinks.
  • Do not use moisturizers or other body care products.
  • Do not take any blood-thinning medications or medicines such as aspirin or ginger two weeks before the operation
  • Please inform our staff of any medication you are taking
  • Please note that smoking can massively impair wound healing

Packing Lists

For an overnight surgery:

  • Towels, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Slippers and bathroom slippers
  • Something to read
  • For breast surgeries: large, comfortable clothing that are not pulled over the head. A support bra is provided by us. Additional support bras may be purchased from us at the M1 Schlössklinik or at your aftercare appointment.

For surgery without an overnight stay: