Getting Ready for a Rhinoplasty

Getting Ready for a Rhinoplasty

Patients should be well-prepared before having a rhinoplasty treatment, whether or not it includes internal functional surgery to improve the airway. To prevent anxiety before the surgery, it is crucial to be aware of everything that will happen. You should receive a response to each and every query you have.

Preparing For Rhinoplasty

There are always vital dos and don’ts. These ought to be covered at the doctor and office staff’s initial consultation. It is generally advisable to bring a list of inquiries. The rhinoplasty surgeon should spend as much time as possible with you. Only your doctor has the authority to speak with you about all aspects of medical prepping, anesthesia, and recovery. Each patient is unique, and each has unique needs that must all be carefully attended to.

What to do before having a rhinoplasty treatment:

Choose a date that works with both your job and leisure commitments. Not by “squeezing it in.” Allow yourself a sufficient “buffer.” Recovery usually takes 7 to 10 days after surgery, which is a reasonable estimate. You should be able to resume all regular activities, including intense exercise, after 10 days.

Get a list of drugs—prescription and over-the-counter—and even supplements—from the clinic that should be avoided.

Your personal physician should perform a preoperative physical on you. It is not recommended to have it done by a surgeon who is unable to fully assess your health. While internists and family practitioners should be the most knowledgeable about your overall medical condition, surgeons conduct surgery. Given that many of the issues raised in your surgeon’s evaluation have anesthesia and surgical repercussions, his office should provide you with a document to go to your doctor.
Before the day of surgery, you should schedule a conversation with the anesthesiologist. This has major significance. Meeting the anesthesiologist in the waiting area where you might be unconscious and unable to speak clearly is not ideal. The best strategy, which is how we operate, is to inform the patient that the anesthesiologist will contact them the evening before surgery, no later than 9 p.m. Please get in touch with me if the anesthesiologist hasn’t called by then.
A detailed preoperative preparation guide addressing fundamental topics It ought to specify which items, and by what time, should be consumed the previous evening. Your preoperative instruction leaflet should include information on what to wear and facial washing. Please do not bring any jewels or other valuables. A reminder that aspirin should not be used before surgery. Prior to surgery, you must call the office right away if you notice any pimples or rashes on your nose since they need to be examined. Acne lesions are minor infections, and no elective surgery should ever be done when there is an infection present. A schedule for getting better and a list of phone numbers to call with any questions should also be sent. Ideally, the home or mobile number of the doctor should be on the list.
A final preoperative appointment with the office manager is held during which time final written instructions are provided that cover the entire list above. There will be written permission.The day and time of the surgery will be confirmed, as well as who will be picking up the patient afterward and who will be attending the surgical center for homecare instruction from the staff in the recovery room.

Final Thoughts Regarding Rhinoplasty Planning

The responsibility of providing any and all information is on the surgeon and office staff because the patient is not an expert on anesthesia, surgery, or recuperation. We think the patient should come to
Facial Plastic Surgery with all of their questions answered and all of the important information in front of them.

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    The Seattle Rhinoplasty Center

    Seattle Nose Surgeon ®
    William Portuese MD
    Joseph Shvidler MD

    Seattle, Washington 98104

    (206) 624-6200

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