Dear Willowtree25,In general, I advise people to eat a normal, balanced diet. Unless you eat things in excess quantities, you are likely to be unharmed. However, I do provide a detailed list of supplements, medications and other substances to avoid and a different lists with supplements and medications to take in and after the surgery, to promote outstanding results!All the best,Dr. Michelle Yagoda
There are many medications and some foods to avoid before surgery.Your surgeon's office should be able to give you a lest of things to avoid.
Diet restriction before and after surgery
Dear Willowtree, Cosmetic surgery is purely elective and as such, complication should be reduced to a minimum. In my practice, all patients receive diet sheet that they have to avoid for 2 weeks before surgery and 2 weeks after surgery. The list includes food, supplements and medication to avoid. This is done to prevent problems like bleeding (Tomatoes, Vit E and C, MSG etc), increase in blood pressure (caffeine etc) and interference with anesthesia (diet pills etc). What ever is not on the list is permitted , which includes eggs, meat, chicken, breads etc. I will be glad to send you my list, if you contact my office. All the best, Dr Widder
Diet prior to a rhinoplasty procedure
In our practice, we tell patients to eat a normal balanced diet. It's important not to take blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, and stay off any herbal supplements. Always best to check with your operative surgeon.