3 Things To Know Before Your Nose Surgery

rhinoplastyIf you’re not happy with the shape or size of your nose or your ability to breathe, Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can help change that. This procedure addresses the bone, cartilage, and skin in and around your nose to help it function better and look better. Before booking your appointment, there are three important things you need to know.

The Weeks Leading Up To Nose Surgery

A lot of the time, people who are planning on getting nose surgery focus on what they should do after the procedure, but planning on what needs to be done before the procedure is essential too.


In the two weeks leading up to nose surgery, you should avoid using specific medications. Some of these include Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Omega-3 Fish Oils, Vitamin E, and more. These can lead to complications during surgery such as altering the anesthetic effects. Make sure that you review all of your medications and supplements with Dr. Schuster before your surgery.

Avoid Smoking and Nicotine

Smoking should be completely avoided in the weeks leading up to surgery. Smoking can reduce oxygen flow, which is important for recovery. Healthy oxygenated blood is important for the healing process that will happen after surgery. It is extremely important not to smoke for three weeks BOTH before and after surgery. It is also important to understand that nicotine is the evil agent in tobacco. Therefore you must refrain from ALL nicotine-containing products (including vape products, patches, and gum).

Avoid Drinking

Another important substance to avoid is alcohol. Alcohol weakens the immune system. Having your immune system at its strongest is important when undergoing surgery. A weakened immune system can also negatively impact recovery after surgery.

Schedule a Consultation Today

At the surgery practice of Ronald H. Schuster, MD, in Lutherville-Timonium, MD, we have built a tradition of excellence and high-quality healthcare personalized to fit every patient’s needs.

With nearly 30 years of experience, our staff of dedicated professionals strives to provide experience and service that you can be proud of. We want to help you reach your beauty and wellness goals. Give us a call at 410-902-9800, or visit us at www.cosmeticsurgerybaltimore.com to schedule an appointment.



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