Preparing For Rhinoplasty SurgeryPosted on December 17, 2017
Advance preparation is a vital aspect of any cosmetic surgery, including rhinoplasty. The chances of a successful nose surgery will increase when the patient is mentally and physically prepared for the procedure. It also makes the overall procedure safer and more predictable.
The patient should have the commitment to diligently follow the surgeon’s instructions for preparation. If they have any questions or doubts, they should freely ask the surgeon at any time prior to the surgery.
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, led by sagacious, committed, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim, provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
Prior to the Consultation
The preparation should preferably start from the day the patient makes up their mind to undergo rhinoplasty. The following steps may help the patient in saving their time during the consultation phase:
- Forward medical data to the surgeon who needs to assess the patient’s general health, particularly related to sinus, breathing issues and allergies to determine the appropriate nose plastic surgery
- Check with the insurance company to see whether some of the costs of rhinoplasty may be recovered.
- Make a list of all the prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, vitamins, herbal supplements and recreational drugs used by the patient and send it to the surgeon.
- Try to know more about the surgery style, techniques and procedures used by the surgeon.
- Prepare a questionnaire for the surgeon for clarifying the doubts.
Fitness and Diet
The patient should start preparing for the surgery by taking balanced and nutritious meals. They should preferably focus on a high protein diet to prepare their body for faster healing.
It is also important to undertake a proper exercise regimen to build up the fitness level. It will boost the patient’s resilience and strengthen their mental and physical condition.
Before the Surgery
Rhinoplasty generally involves downtime of nearly a week. The patients should plan their absence from the work accordingly. They should also maintain a relatively low work burden during the second week. Therefore, they may have to discuss these issues with their employer well in advance. It is advisable to finish any pressing work commitments before undertaking surgery to ensure a stress free healing period.
Rhinoplasty is generally performed on outpatient basis, which means that the patient is able to return home the same day. In such a case, the patient should arrange for their transportation back home. It may be a good idea to arrange for help during the first few days of surgery for a more comfortable recovery.
The patient is advised to take proper night sleep prior to the surgery day. They should wear loose fitting clothes with front buttons on the day of surgery. This will reduce the chances of damaging their fragile nose while wearing or taking off clothes after the surgery.
Patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and other suburbs and communities in this section of The Golden State have an opportunity to receive rhinoplasty and other cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures from dedicated and wonderful cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. David Kim and Dr. Eugene Kim, contact us (310) 271-6996 at or click here.
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