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.
Hello and thank you for your questions. Rules and guidelines are different among various medical offices. You should seek consultation with your doctor prior to surgery to determine if any lab work is needed. I wish you the best of luck!
Preparing For Rhinoplasty
Before preparing for surgery, it
is important to discuss your health with your primary care physician and review
with your board-certified plastic surgeon during your consultation. Based on
your individual needs, your surgeon will be able to determine what is best for
your health needs. By planning for your procedure with an adequate time, you
will not feel rushed and can effectively make plans for your post-op recovery.
Preoperative clearance for rhinoplasty
The medical length should be done ideally within 1 month of the surgery.However, many young healthy individuals under the age of 40 years do not need any lab work or electrocardiogram.Every Medical Center has their own set of rules they have to follow.
realgirlnose, depends on your age and general health. We follow the ASA (American Society of Anaesthesia) guidelines in regards to this question in general rely each patients primary care doctor to review their history, exam, lab work etc to make sure they can undergo elective surgery without undo risk. Make sure you are seeing a facial specialist that does "only faces" and has decades of experience. Search the Internet. Good luck!