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Please inform your surgeon in advance about the medicines you are taken or need to take. Allergies should be reported as well. In the period of two weeks prior to surgery no aspirin containing medicines (such as Acenterine, Asa flow, Alka Selzer, Aspro, Dispril, Perdolan, Plavix, Solupsa, Tampyrine) are allowed be taken. These products diminish the clotting properties of the blood. Postoperative pain is controlled by means of paracetamol (for example Dafalgan, Finimal, Perdolan Mono, Sanicopyrine), which can be obtained without prescription from any local pharmacy. Provide yourself with a sufficient quantity of this pain reliever prior to the intervention.
Smokers are strongly advised to quit smoking 2 weeks before and continue to do so at least 4 weeks after the intervention. Persistent smoking may have profound adverse effects on wound healing. Smoking causes restriction of blood supply to the wound, consequently healing will be delayed. Therefore, continued smoking may contribute to the induction of persistent non-healing wounds. Additionally, smokers produce more mucus in their respiratory system. Consequently, smokers do cough more and prolonged after general anesthesia, which may have additional adverse effects.
Your surgeon and anaesthesiologist determine whether preoperative investigations (blood examination, ECG, Rx Thorax) are needed. These investigations can either be done before or during your hospital stay. If the surgery is carried out under general anesthesia, you have to be sober no later than 12 o'clock p.m. on the day prior to the surgery.
The day of the treatment
Do not wear make-up on the day of the intervention. If you have to be operated on the face or breasts, it is easier to wear cloths that can be opened frontally. If the surgery will take place under general anesthesia, a room will be reserved in the hospital in your name. Administrative issues will taken care of by the admission service located at the entrance of the hospital. Prior to the operation you will be seen by your anesthesiologist. Please report any special event(s) that occurred during previous general anesthesias. Final questions can be asked to your surgeon as well. Before the beginning of the operation the surgeon will visit you in your room, so that any potential remaining issue can be dealt with.