Nowadays, many people are considering Rhinoplasty because it can boost self-esteem and confidence. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure which intent to enhance or reshape nose. If you are planning to undergo this kind of surgery, here are the things that you need to consider.
Surgery Blood Work
One of the most important things that you need to prepare for your Rhinoplasty surgery is blood work. Basically, your surgeon will need to ensure that your electrolytes, hemoglobin, creatine and INR or blood clothing ability are all within normal levels. You don’t have to do fasting before your surgery. Some surgeons or surgery clinics don’t perform the blood work in their clinic. What they usually do is that they provide initial assessment and give you with a requisition form to take to the lab of your own preference. Some surgeons also give lab recommendations when needed. If the patient is more than 50 years old, the surgeon also needs to make sure that the patient’s heart is functioning normally. Hence, they also do an electrocardiogram or ECG/EKG.
Two Weeks Before Surgery
Your preparation should immediately start 2 weeks before your surgery. So, make sure to start right away so you don’t have to rush at the last minute. Early preparation will also help you to make sure that all necessary things are considered and all the important arrangements are done ahead of time. Basically, some of the things that you need to prepare 2 weeks before your surgery include arranging someone (a friend, family member, or partner to drive you home from the clinic on the day of the surgery. A friend, family or partner to stay with you at least 1 day after your operation. Other arrangements like pet care, child care should also be considered when necessary.
Basically, alcohol makes your blood thin, which will result in the prolong healing and increase bruising. So it is advisable to drink water instead in order to nourish and hydrate your body. It is not also advisable to smoke before your surgery. Just like alcohol, nicotine will prolong your recover. It will also increase your chances for post surgical complications. Certainly you don’t want to experience this so it is advisable to try to quit smoking in order to avoid health problems in the future. Furthermore, the consumption of ibuprofen and aspirin is also not recommended. This is because these kinds of drugs do interfere with the normal blood clotting ability of your body. But if you have a headache or other pain, taking acetaminophen is more advisable. If you are also thinking that herbal supplements are good for you before the surgery, you are wrong. There are a lot of herbal supplements like St. John’s worth, green tea extract, ginko biloba, garlic and ginseng that can interact negatively with the anesthesia. So two weeks before the surgery, taking herbal supplements is also not advisable. As per the experts, the only herbal product that is appropriate to consume is arnica cream or ointment after the surgery.