Is It Possible to Have a Nose Job if You Are on a Medicine for a Disorder?

I am interested in getting a nose job, but I am on medication. Is it possible to have a nose job without having t ? I can not ween off it because i have to take it for my disorder. is there certain medication you can not take if you are going to get plastic surgery ?

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Rhinoplaasty While on Medication

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Whether or not you can have nasal surgery  depends on what medication you are taking. Other than drugs like blood thinners, you can normally continue medical therapy while having rhinoplasty. If you don't want to share the name of that drug with us, simply ask your prospective surgeon during consultation.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and Medication Cessation

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Whether or not you stop a medication prior to rhinoplasty depends on what disorder you are being treated for, and what medication you are taking.  Certain patients are not suitable candidates for Rhinoplasty based on their medical history and certain medications are not acceptable in the perioperative period. The specifics of your situation should be discussed in detail with an experienced Rhinoplasty surgeon.

Stephen Prendiville, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Taking Medications for Chronic Conditions with Rhinoplasty

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Many rhinoplasty patients have chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or allergies to name a few. Most medications can and should be continued up to, the day of, and after nasal surgery. Some medications, however, must be discontinued. Blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen, coumadin, or plavix must be stopped. Inform your rhinoplasty specialist regarding all medications and conditions.

Your plastic surgeon will work with you and your primary care physician to help coordinate appropriate peri-operative management of your chronic conditions and medications. Further testing or medication management may be required prior to your rhinoplasty. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can he/she help determine appropriate options for you.

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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A nose job if you are on a medicine for a disorder

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It depends upon WHICH medication you are taking. Discuss with a rhinoplasty surgeon and than you can and the doctor can decide if you are a candidate for a rhinoplasty.


Medications to avoid prior to surgery

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Disorder can mean just about anything.  So, really the more important question is what medication that it is you are taking.  Most medications can be taken up to the day before surgery.  Some must not be taken for a certain period of time prior to an operation and some must be taken even on the day of surgery.  So the answer to your question can be best answered by your surgeon and the doctor who prescribed the medication.  There has been many new medications that have been heavily promoted by the pharmaceutical companies.  Patented drugs that are the most profitable for the company.  In the past these were promoted to the doctors who prescribed that type of medication.  Now, the medications are marketed directly to prospective patients.  So patients are taking the newest medications.  Some of these are drugs that plastic surgeons may not typically prescribe.  The bottom line is that anything that you put in your mouth that is not an actual food or water needs to be on a list when requested by your surgeon.  

Aspirin or any NSAID non steroidal anti inflammatory drug can cause BLEEDING and bruising.  This is possible even after taking one dose more than a week prior to surgery.  That includes the Advil you took a couple days ago.  

Any medication associated with diabetes needs to be evaluated.  Taking such medicine on an empty stomach with no food can lead to dangerously low blood sugars and possible coma.

Medication for high blood pressure or most heart conditions should usually be taken with a sip of water if required.  

Diuretics (lasix, HCTZ) are also important to know about because of the resulting dehydration and loss of electrolytes.

Accutane Needs to be stopped one year prior to any skin peels, laser or similar treatments due to high risk of  SCARRING                                                                                                    

Over the counter supplements  are also often not listed.  But important due to the pharmacological actions of these products can have unwanted side effects.  This includes vitamins and minerals.  

Again anything that you take as a pill or supplement should be included in the list of medications.  This is your body and well being at stake.  What can be more important than that.  

If you search for "medications to avoid prior to surgery", extensive long list will come up on the search.  My office has a list of over 500 products to avoid.

This list is not complete and the best advice is to tell your surgeon about everything you take.  EVERYTHING.

Dennis J. Bang, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

Medications and surgery

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Most medications can be taken up to the morning of sugery. Certainly anything that can cause bleeding should be stopped a few weeks prior to surgery if possible.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty while taking medication.

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Most medicine can be taken up to the day of surgery and then afterwards, except blood thinners. Your surgeon can tell you how to take medication while having rhinoplasty.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Most medications are ok for rhinoplasty

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You can feel free to contact us or the surgeon you are thinking of seeing to review your medications. We always go over all patients medical history as well as their medications prior to surgery, and in those cases where there is question the anesthesiologist can also be made sure prior to surgery. Most of the time the medications we ask you to stay off of are things that "thin out" the blood and make you more prone to bleeding or bruising, but this is rarely an issue that would prevent surgery.

Talk to your surgeon about all your meds and they can make arrangements for you.

Warm Regards.

Peyman Solieman, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Rhinoplasty and medications

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There are certain blood thinning medications that are not recommended before surgery.  As for medications for systemic disorders, it can vary.  However, most daily medications are continued throught your surgerical course.

Henry Daniel Sandel IV, MD
Annapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon

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