You can start preparing for rhinoplasty by scheduling a consultation with a qualified and experienced surgeon who can assess your candidacy, discuss your goals and expectations, and create a personalized treatment plan. You may need a medical evaluation to ensure you are healthy for the procedure. Your surgeon may also ask you to stop taking certain medications or supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding during or after surgery
Moreover, you must avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks before and after surgery, as these can increase the risk of complications and delayed healing.
Plan your recovery by arranging for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you after surgery to assist you with daily activities for the first few days following surgery.
It's better to wear loose and comfortable clothing on the day of surgery that can be easily removed and put on.
Before the procedure, the patient should confirm that they accept the risk of:
a significant dissimilarity between the planned and actual outcome
operative impaired nasal breathing due to scarring
temporary or long-lasting numbness of the nasal tip
alteration of skin texture and color
reduced mechanical stability of the nasal framework
the eventual necessity of a revision.
A well-informed patient will find it easier to cope with post-operative swelling and bruising of the eyelids, nasal obstruction due to swelling, and the inconvenience of nasal packs.