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Is It Ok to Use Visine Before a Rhinoplasty Surgery?

is it ok to use visine before surgery? thank you.

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Visine before rhinoplasty? Why Visine?

Hi babygirl303;

If I were your surgeon, I would want to know why you are taking Visine.  Or, are you taking it because you have had a recent eye infection?  If so, that certainly needs to be attended to before having elective rhinoplasty.  Or, has someone said to you that you might have less swelling and bruising around the eyes if you use Visine?  If so, I can tell you that will have no effect. 

It is not likely that an over-the-counter eye drop can have any negative effect on your rhinoplasty, but I think your question begs more questions and answers, so that you have complete peace of mind before your elective nasal surgery.

Robert Kotler, MD, FACS
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Author, SECRETS OF A BEVERLY HILLS COSMETIC SURGEON
Author, THE ESSENTIAL COSMETIC SURGERY COMPANION


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Rhinoplasty and visine

Why would you need to use visine before surgery?  While I doubt it would have any effect on anesthesia or your surgical outcome, it is something that can be put on hold until after your surgery.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Is It Ok to Use Visine Before a Rhinoplasty Surgery?

I have performed Rhinoplsty for well over 20 years and I would not have a problem with a Rhinoplasty patient using a few drops of visine beore their Rhinoplasty.  That being said, why would you.  You're going to sleep with a general anesthetic and will most likely have lube added to your eyes anyway.  Visine would not be useful IMHO.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Visine before Rhinoplasty

The should be no problem using Visine before your rhinoplasty surgery, but consult with your surgeon.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Visine before rhinoplasty

There is not a problem that I would have with a patient using visine before a rhinoplasty.

Jay M. Pensler, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Visine and Nose Surgery

There is no reason why you could not use Visine before or after your nose surgery. However, you may want to be checked for allergies before having nose surgery. 

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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Visine and nasal surgery

There is no contraindication or reason you cannot use eye drops prior to a rhinoplasty or other type of nasal surgery. 

Scott Trimas, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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