Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) Bay Area & San Francisco
How do I prepare for Rhinoplasty?
Within 1 month of surgery all patients should have a medical evaluation by their physician or a primary care provider. Depending on your health this may require blood tests, an EKG, etc. You will be given a list of medications, vitamins, and supplements to refrain from taking at least two weeks before and after surgery. You should also stop smoking for at least 1 month before and after surgery.
Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure. If you and your surgeon have decided that you will go home, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you. Your surgeon will give you a prescription for the medications you will need after surgery so these can be obtained ahead of time.