How soon should someone do a physical before a surgery like a rhinoplasty? And what else should be checked prior to surgery?
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Each patient is unique
In my rhinoplasty practice we require a physical exam that is within 30 days of the surgery, and all tests are based on patients health status and age. Of course every medical center and physician has their own policies. If you are under 35 and have no history of medical problems you may not need anything more than just a physical exam by your primary care doctor. If above 40 we may have you get some basic blood work and an EKG. If however there is any history of heart disease or any other disease you may require a clearance from a sub specialist. Best of Luck.
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