Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) Bay Area & San Francisco
What is the day of my Rhinoplasty like?
You will need to begin fasting 8 hours prior to your procedure which means you cannot eat or drink anything at all during this period including chewing gum or water. If you have been instructed to take any medications in the morning this is permitted with a few sips of water. Depending on how extensive, rhinoplasty can be done with local anesthesia and sedation which means you are very sleepy but time to time you may be slightly aware of what is happening. However, many surgeons prefer general anesthesia. The surgery takes about 2 to 3 hours but can be longer in some cases. You will likely have tape and a splint placed over the nose and you may have packing or a soft silicone splint inside the nose. After surgery, you will stay in the recovery suite until you are ready to go home.