2 Weeks Before Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery
* Stop taking aspirin and products containing aspirin.
* Please notify the staff at our clinic if you develop a cold or illness prior to rhinoplasty surgery.
* Vitamins are important in healing. Begin taking multi-vitamins with C, E, minerals, and iron.
* If you plan to wear tinted glasses after surgery, start now to get people accustomed to seeing you with them on.
* If you are having surgery as an outpatient, make certain arrangements have been made to have someone else pick you up after surgery and to stay with you for the first 24 hours.
* Arrange/confirm your appointment with your family doctor to have your pre-op history and physical exam completed within one week prior to surgery.
2 Days Before Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery
* Go to drug store and fill all prescriptions.
* Prepare for ice-cold compresses: small zip-lock bags for crushed ice, frozen peas, soft commercial ice packs are good alternatives. Another option: place ice in a large bowl, place a small
bowl into the ice and place damp cloth/gauze into a small bowl. The ice will chill the cloth/gauze. Regardless of what method you choose, plan to rotate the compresses to keep them cold.
* Go to the grocery store to buy “light foods” such as juices, tea, soup, toast, crackers, bagels, jelly, etc.
Evening Before Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery
* Get a good night’s rest.
* Do not eat or drink anything after 12:00 midnight prior to rhinoplasty surgery.
Day Of Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery
* Do not eat or drink anything prior to surgery.
* Do not wear wigs, hairpins, hairpieces, or jewelry. Dress in loose comfortable clothes. Do not wear pullover tops or pantyhose.
* Have someone drive you to your surgery and make certain a responsible adult will be available to take you home and stay with you for 24 hours.