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How to Prepare for Rhinoplasty

by Clifford Ramos

Deciding to get rhinoplasty is a big decision. You may be feeling anxious and worried that things will not turn out the way you want. However, the best way to alleviate this problem is to speak to your doctor about your fears before going into the surgery. In addition to feeling worried about how the surgery will turn out you may be wondering what you need to do to prepare. Here is a look at what you should be doing before surgery to help promote your healing so that you can get the results you desire.

Arrange Your Care

Preparation for rhinoplasty should begin at least two weeks before the surgery is scheduled to take place. Getting an early start will ensure that you are not overwhelmed and anxious. You should arrange with a friend or a loved one to drive you home after the surgery. 

You are going to need someone to stay with you for at least 24 hours after the surgery. You will be too groggy after the surgery to take care of small children and pets. Make arrangements ahead of time so that children and pets can be taken care of.

Monitor Medications and Alcohol

Before your surgery, you should ensure that you do not drink any alcohol. Alcohol is a blood thinner and it will prolong your bleeding after surgery and make it harder for you to heal. It may also increase the risk of bruising. If you take aspirin regularly or any other blood-thinning medication it is recommended that you stop taking these before surgery. Ask your doctor how long you can remain off these medications, do not stop all by yourself.

Wash Yourself the Night Before

The night before surgery you should ensure that you shower and wash your hair. Once you've had the surgery you may not be able to do this for a few days. This is to prevent your bandages from getting wet.

In the eight hours leading up to your surgery, you should not have anything to eat or drink. If your stomach is not completely empty when you are given general anesthesia, there's a chance that you could regurgitate the food and some of it may enter your lungs. If you eat or drink eight hours before your surgery your doctor is likely to cancel the procedure.

Preparing for rhinoplasty is not difficult you just have to make sure that you make plans to take care of yourself and your family ahead of time.


About Me

Powerful Physical Therapy

I was badly injured a year ago, and it took a long time to get back to my normal level of ability. One of the things that helped more than anything was the time that I spent in physical therapy. I didn’t always love going to physical therapy – in fact, sometimes, I really didn’t enjoy it at all. But ultimately, the therapists and other patients I worked with helped inspire me to get better, and the exercises facilitated my healing process. I started this blog to talk about all of the things I learned about physical therapy and healing during my recovery time. I hope my blog reaches other accident victims. I want to offer encouragement, hope, and information for people who are in the same boat that I was in.