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Rhinoplasty - Nose Surgery - Seattle Washington
The following instructions are based on experience with many similar procedures and are designed to answer any questions that may arise regarding post-operative care. You and your family or caregiver should become familiar with them. Please follow the instructions, those who do generally have the smoothest post-operative recovery. Do not hesitate to call us with any additional questions.
THE DAY OF SURGERY
Wash your hair and face well, brush your teeth and remove all cosmetics. Do not apply lotion to your face or wear contact lenses the day of surgery. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. Wear a shirt that buttons in the front, comfortable pants, and flat slip-on shoes. Leave valuables at home and arrive on time. Follow the preparation instructions given to you at your pre-op visit. Be sure to bring your prescribed medications with you to the surgery center. Also bring the phone number where you will be staying following surgery as well as the name and phone number of your caregiver.
Your first post-operative appointment will be 5-7 days after your surgery. At this time the splint will be removed and we will clean your nasal passages and sinuses.
CALL THE OFFICE
If you have any questions or problems such as persistent nausea, rapid swelling of the operative area, rash/itching, or fever above 102 degrees, call the office immediately. Also call if you are unable to urinate, are experiencing redness, warmth, hardness, or excessive drainage from the surgical area (saturating five gauze pads per hour for a period of at least two hours).
View rhinoplasty photos from this Seattle facial plastic surgeon. Contact us at 206.624.6200