Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a “nose job,” is not only one of the most…
You’ve scheduled and booked your rhinoplasty surgery, and the date is fast approaching. At this stage, you’re preparing for rhinoplasty and wondering what you should know or do. In this article, we’ll examine:
Let’s take a closer look.
What should you do when preparing for rhinoplasty? Below, we have all the things you should do before your nose surgery.
When your body is healthy, you have less risk and a better chance at a smooth and quick recovery. We also recommend incorporating more fibre-containing foods in your diet, which will help reduce the digestive effects, like constipation, that may happen after receiving anesthetics. You should also avoid alcohol, and consider taking vitamin C, zinc and in some cases iron to encourage proper healing after surgery. We would discuss this with you at your pre op appointment to determine which is best and safest for you.
Your surgical team will also likely tell you to arrange proper transportation after your procedure. Yet, another reminder never hurts. It’s always good to be prepared. Ask a friend or family member to drive you to and from surgery. You may also want to consider having a friend or family member stay with you for the first 3 or 4 days following your surgery.
For rhinoplasty, we recommend planning to take two weeks off from work. This can help facilitate healing and prevent you from partaking in any strenuous activity that may disrupt the healing process.
Ideally, you shouldn’t be running out to get these items after surgery. When preparing for your rhinoplasty, purchase sleep aids, and ice packs so that they are ready for you when you get home. You may also want to stock up on food, such as easy-to-digest items, that you can eat after your rhinoplasty.
Along with a list of recommendations regarding what you should do, there are equally as many items that you shouldn’t do leading up to your rhinoplasty.
This is only limited to the day you are having your surgery on. Applying cosmetics can increase your risk of infection. You want to ensure your face is clean of debris and bacteria.
When preparing for your rhinoplasty, do not take NSAIDs, vitamin E, aspirin, or herbal supplements or medications within two weeks of your surgery. Specifically, herbs may disrupt how anesthesia works and are best to be completely avoided.
This may be tough for some. However, smoking has adverse effects on the healing process, as well as detrimental impacts on your overall health. Smoking tends to disrupt blood flow, which can prevent proper healing. Thus, it is best to avoid smoking two weeks before your procedure and two weeks after your surgery.
Got questions? Make sure you ask them before the day of your rhinoplasty. Also, ensure you do your own research and that you don’t go into the day of surgery with doubts. You should feel confident and ready.
Follow the instructions given to you by your surgeon. With Dr Shahidi, you will have an opportunity to address your concerns and questions during your consultation before your rhinoplasty. His goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible and to ease any worries you might have. He will also provide instructions and guidelines on what you should or shouldn’t do leading up to your surgery date.