Preparing for your surgery
New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Zevon 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.
While you’re making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days if needed.
Where your surgery will be performed
Nose job surgery, or rhinoplasty, may be performed in a surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital. It’s usually done on an outpatient basis, for cost containment and convenience. Complex procedures may require a short inpatient stay.
Types of anesthesia
Rhinoplasty can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure and on what you and Dr. Zevon prefer.
With local anesthesia, you’ll usually be lightly sedated, and your nose and the surrounding area will be numbed. You’ll be awake during the surgery, but relaxed and insensitive to pain. With general anesthesia, you’ll sleep through the operation.