There are a few steps that patients need to take prior to being anesthetised. First, one should not eat or drink anything at least 8 hours prior to surgery and refrain from smoking 12 hours prior to surgery. The patient will need someone to accompany them to the surgery and then drive them home after a procedure. On the day of surgery, do not wear any jewelry, contact lenses, or dentures. If you regularly take medications, discuss those with the doctor to ensure that they are approved prior to surgery. Other than these simple considerations, there is nothing else you need to do to prepare for surgery. Relax!