Be sure to tell Dr. Tavoussi if you have had any previous nose surgery or an injury to your nose. You should also inform Dr. Tavoussi if you have any allergies or breathing difficulties, if you are taking any medications, vitamins, or recreational drugs and if you smoke.

Dr. Tavoussi will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications and washing your face. Carefully following these instructions will help your surgery go more smoothly. Here is something Los Angeles and Orange County Patients Should Keep in mind:

Before Rhinoplasty Surgery

  • Stop taking all aspirin containing products, medications that contain blood thinners (Motrin, Advil)
  • You can take 1 multivitamin a day.
  • Avoid sunbathing for 2 weeks prior to surgery.
  • Quit smoking at least 6 weeks prior to surgery as nicotine can delay healing. Talk to Dr. Tavoussi before hand about your problem, if you have any regarding quitting smoking.
  • Make sure all requested labs and doctor’s clearance are delivered to Dr. Tavoussi’s office on time.
  • Trim nasal hair 3 days before surgery.

On the Day of Surgery

  • Do not eat anything for 8 hours and drink for 6 hours before surgery.
  • You may brush and rinse your teeth, but do not eat or drink anything.
  • Shower and shampoo your hair dry, if possible pull it back into a pony tail.
  • Cleanse your face. Blow your nose. Do not wear makeup or moisturizers on your face or eyes. Men should shave their face.
  • Do not bring any jewelry or valuables with you on the day of surgery.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Wear flat, comfortable shoes. Remove contact lenses, dentures and all jewelry.
  • Someone must drive you home and stay with you the first night.
  • Arrive 1-2 hours prior to your scheduled surgery time as instructed to you by Dr.Tavoussi.