Pre/Post-operative Instructions for Rhinoplasty

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Prior to your surgery

  • Please inform your surgeon if you have any underlying diseases, drug allergies, or are taking medication, dietary supplements, or vitamins.
  • Please refrain from taking any pain medications, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) and vitamin supplements at least 7 days before surgery.
  • Drinking alcohol or smoking, including electronic cigarettes, which could lead to inferior surgical outcomes, are strongly recommended to stop for at least 1 week before surgery.
  • In case of surgery under General Anesthesia, Eating or Drinking (including water) are not allowed for 8 hours prior to surgery.
  • To minimize the risk of surgical infection, please cleanse your face, body, hair, and nails, including any cosmetics, before the surgery.
  • Please take medications as prescribed by your surgeon. 
  • During the first 3 days after surgery, apply cold compression at the forehead and both cheeks with a cold cloth or a cold gel pack to reduce the chance of bleeding and swelling. Also, sleep with your head raising over the chest can help relieve the swollen.
  • From the fourth day after surgery, change to a warm cloth or warm gel pack to apply warm compression around nasal area / the nose to relieve the swelling.
  • For the first few days after surgery, in case that you find a small bleeding from the nose, gently dab with a clean damp cloth.
  • Refrain from nose picking, and avoid preserved (pickled) foods, uncooked foods, alcoholic drinks, smoking (including electronic cigarettes) for 2 weeks after surgery.
  • Please refrain from heavy lifting or doing any strenuous exercise for 2 weeks after surgery, avoid exposure to strong sunlight are also recommended.
  • A follow-up appointment and suture removal with your surgeon will be scheduled 5 – 7 days after discharge.
  • In case of emergency, please call us at 1719, 24/7