How Do I Prepare for a Nose Surgery Procedure?
If you are considering rhinoplasty surgery, you may also be wondering what you need to do to prepare for the procedure
As with any type of surgery, there are a number of steps that you should follow, which your surgeon will discuss in detail. The following, however, should give you a good guideline as to how to prepare:
When you see your surgeon for your initial consultation, a detailed medical history will be taken. You will be asked questions about conditions such as high blood pressure and whether you have any kind of nasal defect that is causing you difficulty with breathing. Your surgeon will also need to know about any medications you are on, so it is a good idea to bring along any prescriptions you may have.
The doctor will examine your nose inside and out, check your skin, order any lab work (blood tests) that he or she feels are necessary, and give you a physical exam.
Someone at the clinic will take photos of your nose from different angles, and your doctor will use a computer to show you how your nose can be changed. It will also serve as your “before” photo, and the computer-simulated photo will act as a guide for your doctor during the surgery.
Talk about your expectations
After the medical history, physical exam, and photos, your doctor will then have a frank discussion with you about what your expectations are concerning your nose surgery. Think about what you wish to change about your nose and why. Your doctor will also explain what rhinoplasty surgery can and can’t do for you.
Your doctor will tell you which medications to continue or discontinue before surgery and for how long before and after surgery. The reason is that some medications, such as ibuprofen, act like a blood thinner and can cause you to bleed more easily. There may also be concerns of interaction of medication with anaesthesia. Be sure to follow the doctor’s instructions on when to stop medications.
If you smoke, you need to stop at least 2 weeks prior to surgery and wait at least 2 to 3 weeks after surgery before starting again. Smoking can really impact how much you bleed and bruise during surgery and how quickly you recover afterwards.
After the surgery, you will be impaired from the anaesthesia and will not be able to drive for at least 24 hours. Arrange ahead of time to have a driver available for after the procedure to drive you home. You may also want to arrange to have a person who can stay with you to make sure you are all right when you return home.
Cleaning & Lifting
Do you have cleaning to do or a project to do that involves heavy lifting? Be sure to get it done prior to your surgery. Once your surgery is done, you’ll need to refrain from this type of activity for at least 3 weeks.
Food and beverages
Stock up on plenty of water and drinks, as you will be breathing through your mouth at first, which can cause your mouth to dry out. Also, try to get foods that do not require a lot of pressure when chewing. Soft foods like mashed potatoes or pudding are good choices instead of hard nuts or thick pretzels.
Rhinoplasty surgery can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it is important to remember that the operation does come with a certain amount of risk and downtime. By preparing properly, you can reduce both of these and make the experience a more comfortable one.
The First Step Of Your Journey Begins With A Conversation
We'll Get Back to You Within 1 Business Day.
- Rhinoplasty Toronto – Reviews Might Not Tell You These 7 Essential Things
- Rhinoplasty Surgeons in Toronto Share the Best Tips to Get You Ready for a Nose Job
- Are You Curious About Rhinoplasty Recovery? These Tips Can Help It Go Smoothly
- Rhinoplasty, Social Media, and DIY — Where Are We Headed?
- Planning a Rhinoplasty? 3 Must-Know Factors That Affect Results
- 3 Tips for Selecting the Best Rhinoplasty Approach with Your Toronto Surgeon
- Toronto Rhinoplasty - What’s The Best Time To Meet With a Surgeon?
- Toronto Surgeons Recommend Mentally Preparing for Best Rhinoplasty Results
- For Toronto Rhinoplasty Results You Love, It’s Best to Have Realistic Expectations for Your Surgeon
- Toronto Rhinoplasty - Surgeon’s Tips for Best Results
- Everything You Need To Know About Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
- What is the Cost of a Rhinoplasty?
- Nose Surgery Cost
- Cost Of Rhinoplasty In Toronto
- Nasal Implant FAQ
- Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty: What Is The Difference?
- African-American Rhinoplasty
- What is Involved in Rhinoplasty Surgery?
- Rhinoplasty Do’s and Don’ts
- How to Choose a Rhinoplasty Surgeon
- What is a Rhinoplasty?
- What You Should Know About Revision Rhinoplasty
- When to Consider Nose Surgery: Pros & Cons
- Asian Rhinoplasty
- Nose (Rhinoplasty) Surgery
- Rhinoplasty Before and After
- Five Interesting Facts About Rhinoplasty
- How Do I Prepare for a Nose Surgery Procedure?
- How Often Can You Get Plastic Surgery?
- Things to Consider Before a Rhinoplasty
- Potential Side effects of Rhinoplasty
- Surgical Facial Masculinization Procedures For Men
- Facial Cosmetic Surgery and the Broken Nose
- Post-Rhinoplasty Healing Timeline
- History of Rhinoplasty
- Ethnic Rhinoplasty
- Recovery from Rhinoplasty – Day 1 to One Year
- 10 Questions to Ask Before a Rhinoplasty
- Saddle Nose Deformity
- Nose Surgery Before and After
- What Is The Healing Process After Nose Surgery?
- Rhinoplasty Questions and Answers
- Why Is Rhinoplasty One Of The Hardest Procedures?
- Alar Base Reduction Rhinoplasty
- Finesse Rhinoplasty
- Septoplasty Functional Rhinoplasty : Toronto
- How Old Do You Have To Be To Get A Nose Job?
- Myths About Rhinoplasty
- Using Implants in Rhinoplasty
- Do I Need A Rhinoplasty Or Non-Surgical Nose Job?
- Nose Surgery Toronto
- How Long Does Rhinoplasty Surgery Take?
- What To Expect On The Day of Rhinoplasty Surgery
- Nose Surgery Overview
State-Of-The-Art Surgical Facility
Our facility offers a luxurious, comfortable and private setting for consultations and surgery with a waiting room that is both spacious and inviting. Although we hope you don’t have to spend too much time waiting to see Dr. Torgerson, within a few minutes you will feel relaxed and at ease.
*Disclaimer: Similar and/or permanent results are not guaranteed based on the treatment/procedure and may vary from patient to patient, based on multiple factors, including genetics and lifestyle of each patient.*
Please note that the Medicine Act, 1991, Part II: Advertising Regulations restricts and regulates advertising by physicians in Ontario. Compliance with these regulations restricts advertising and promotional content. Accordingly, the content of this website is intended for educational and informational purposes only, as the internet is an electronic information system and you are viewing this page unsolicited.
*If you require any further information to learn how our office is fully compliant with Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act, please contact us to connect with our Health Information Custodian.