Pre-Op Guide

Before Surgery Checklist

Once you have your surgery booked at the medical center, you will be contacted by our Anesthesia Department for a Pre-Anesthesia Check. This is important to ensure that you are fit for surgery, that you complete all required bloodwork, and that you have received all pre-operative instructions. This is also when you will meet your Anesthesiologist and ask any questions you may have about the procedure.

If you would like an all-female staff for your surgery – please let us know by either calling the Anesthesia Department (22212888 - ext. 30) or informing the Anesthesia Reception during your Anesthesia Check-Up.

It is important to follow these guidelines before surgery to prevent delays or cancellations.

Food and Drink

The night before your surgery, you may eat a light meal before midnight. Do not drink or eat anything after midnight.


No smoking/tobacco/electronic cigarettes after midnight the night before your surgery.
We do recommend that you quit smoking at least 6 weeks before any surgical procedure.

Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewellery

Please remove all jewellery (including body jewellery) before coming to the medical center for your procedure. Failure to do so may cause delays or cancellations to the procedure.

Remove all nail polish from hands and feet before your surgical procedure (including gel nail polish, acrylic nails).

Dentures and Contact Lenses

Make sure to remove contact lenses before surgery and wear eyeglasses if necessary.

Please ensure that you remove dentures before your surgery.


Wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of your surgery.


You will find a secure box in your designated room that for safekeeping during your stay in the medical center. We recommend leaving valuable items at home.

Minors (under 21)

As per the law in the State of Kuwait - minors undergoing cosmetic surgery must have both parents sign all consent forms prior to surgery. Failure to do so will result in the postponement or cancellation of the surgery. For non-cosmetic surgery, at least one parent must sign the consent forms. For special cases, the medical center will contact you with further instruction.

Notify the Medical Center & Your Surgeon if:

  • You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • You suspect you may be pregnant.
  • You are taking: aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, or herbal medications. You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery. This must be discussed with your surgeon and informed during your Anesthesia Check.

What You Need the Day of Surgery:

  • Ensure that you bring: insurance card, civil ID, marriage certificate (if required). For non-residents of Kuwait, please ensure to bring a copy of your passport. 
  • Driver: you must plan to have someone drive you home after your procedure. You will not be allowed to drive yourself. 
  • Escort: it is recommended that you have a companion or dedicated caregiver with you after your procedure for at least 24 hours. 
  • Care for Dependents: a parent, or legal guardian, must be in the center at all times with children and dependent adults. 
After Surgery