Should any changes in your general health occur prior to the operation, you should inform the office of London Rhinoplasty as soon as possible. If an upper respiratory tract infection has occurred, then it is perhaps best to delay surgery until you have recovered from this. On the day of surgery, you will be advised to come to the hospital having been nil by mouth from midnight the night before or at least six hours prior to any operative time given. Nil by mouth means no water as well.
However, you may brush your teeth provided you spit out any water. You should not chew gum prior to the procedure. If you are taking any important medications, please ask for advice as to whether this should be taken prior to the admission time. Although most patients are carried out as day cases, it is always wise to bring a bag with overnight clothes in case discharge has been delayed. Prior to your operation, it is useful to obtain gel packs which can be bought from most pharmacists.
These cooling packs are refrigerated prior and applied to the eyes in the postoperative period to minimise bruising.