Does rhinoplasty require a pre-op assessment?

Hi, I have booked rhinoplasty with a great surgeon and have had two consultations with that surgeon. However, I have been informed that I do not have to see the surgeon again until the day of surgery. I have heard of people having pre-op appointments with their surgeons where blood samples and possible urine samples are taken but I was wondering if not having these tests was normal with plastic surgery or whether I should be having them? Many Thanks.

Doctor Answers 2

Pre-op workup prior to a rhinoplasty

Hi and thanks for the question.  Variability in the pre-op workout is common between different surgeons. Depending on your particular situation ( age, health history, etc), your pre-op workup will be determined. I would not be too concerned - and if you are, simply give your surgeon a call and inquire.

Best of luck,

Glenn Vallecillos, MD, FACS


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Preoperative visits may be helpful for establishing realistic goals for those considering rhinoplasty.

During your preoperative visit before rhinoplasty surgery, you may receive instructions and information about the details of your surgery. Final preoperative photos may be obtained, and computer imaging may be reviewed. If you are comfortable with your surgeon after two visits, you may not need additional testing depending on your condition. Wishing you well. Dr Joseph

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 396 reviews

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