Rhinoplasty
If you are a smoker, or take aspirin or any other medication, your Surgeon will wish to discuss this with you at your consultation. Your Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and/or resume these activities. A nose job will be performed with a general anaesthesia, so you'll sleep through the entire operation. One day before the operation all necessary examinations will be performed in the clinic. You will also discuss the anaesthesia with your anaesthesiologist. You will need to stay in the clinic overnight and leave on the next day after the operation.

After your surgery
When you wake from your anaesthetic you will have a splint over the bridge of your nose, packs inside the nostrils and possibly ice packs over your eyes, to minimise bruising and swelling. If packs are inserted inside your nose, this will mean that you will have to mouth-breathe until they are removed the following morning. It is an uncomfortable time and we encourage you to drink plenty of fluids to help avoid a sore throat. Painkillers will be offered to you; however, the congested nasal feeling is more the reason for discomfort. Applying cold compresses will reduce this swelling and make you feel a bit better. In any case, you'll feel a lot better than you look. Most of the swelling and bruising should disappear within two weeks or so. (Some subtle swelling-unnoticeable to anyone but you and your surgeon-will remain for several months.) You will need to rest in a semi-upright position for the first few days and avoid bending down.