Plastic Surgery Requirements

Requirements for a plastic surgery under general anaesthetic

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • For people who refuse to have any necessary blood transfusion, drug users, people with hepatitis C or HIV infection, as well as patients who have received their last surgery under general anaesthetic less than 8 weeks ago – no OP with under general anesthetic is possible!
  • 2 weeks before the surgery date, do not take any antibiotics or blood-thinning drugs e.g. Aspirin
  • Minimize the consumption of alcohol and tobacco for the last 2 weeks before the surgery date
  • No infections on the day of surgery e.g. cold, cough, flu, sore throat or herpes
  • If you have lung disease, please provide a current radiograph of your lungs and the consent for an operation to be carried out from your specialist doctor.
  • For patients undergoing a current psychiatric treatment, a surgical clearance certificate from your doctor is required
  • For patients undergoing a current psychiatric treatment, a surgical clearance certificate from your doctor is required

PLEASE BE AWARE:
Please do not take any blood-thinning medication (e.g. aspirin.) 2 weeks before and after surgery – this applies to ALL OPERATIONS!!!
For a face-lift, it is very important that you stop smoking 6 weeks before the operation, otherwise your skin may not be taught
With face-lifting sometimes it can cause discolouration in the facial area. You only receive a small plaster after the operation because the doctor has only used cosmetic stitches
With face-lifting in men, the sideburns area can change because of the position of the stitches
With a rhinoplasty it can cause discolouration in the cheeks and/or eye areas. You will be discharged from the clinic without a splint or dressing.
With breast implants, it takes about 8-12 weeks until the tissue has recovered and the breasts find their actual form. This also applies to breast reductions and lifts. The first 2 weeks after surgery may be painful. A Pulling in of the breast can last up to 6-8 weeks.
24 hours before surgery, you must stop smoking. If you are unable to do so, please try to reduce your smoking to a minimum. Nicotine delays the healing process and also increases the risk of infection!
On the day of your treatment, please do not drink beverages containing caffeine. These drinks may increase sensitivity and trigger an increased bleeding during surgery.

  • Please do not take any blood-thinning medication (e.g. aspirin.) 2 weeks before and after surgery – this applies to ALL OPERATIONS!!!
  • For a face-lift, it is very important that you stop smoking 6 weeks before the operation, otherwise your skin may not be taught
  • With face-lifting sometimes it can cause discolouration in the facial area. You only receive a small plaster after the operation because the doctor has only used cosmetic stitches
  • With a rhinoplasty it can cause discolouration in the cheeks and/or eye areas. You will be discharged from the clinic without a splint or dressing.
  • With a rhinoplasty it can cause discolouration in the cheeks and/or eye areas. You will be discharged from the clinic without a splint or dressing.
  • With breast implants, it takes about 8-12 weeks until the tissue has recovered and the breasts find their actual form. This also applies to breast reductions and lifts. The first 2 weeks after surgery may be painful. A Pulling in of the breast can last up to 6-8 weeks.
  • 24 hours before surgery, you must stop smoking. If you are unable to do so, please try to reduce your smoking to a minimum. Nicotine delays the healing process and also increases the risk of infection!
  • On the day of your treatment, please do not drink beverages containing caffeine. These drinks may increase sensitivity and trigger an increased bleeding during surgery.