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Rhinoplasty – Nose Job – Surgical preparation
Dr. Kincaid – Temecula, Inland Empire, San Diego Plastic Surgeon

As a highly accomplished San Diego rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Stuart Kincaid uses leading-edge techniques and surgical technologies to consistently deliver outstanding nose surgery results. Recognizing that thorough patient preparation is a vital part of a successful nose surgery, he personally takes the time to explain the rhinoplasty procedure, its possible results and all of the necessary pre-surgical precautions. In addition, Dr. Kincaid has assembled detailed guidelines below about how to prepare for rhinoplasty surgery.

Rhinoplasty in La Jolla / San Diego: Preparations

Prior to performing nose surgery in San Diego, Dr. Kincaid meets with each patient to carefully evaluate his or her overall health and aesthetic desires, as well as to provide advice on how to prepare for nose surgery. Some of the more important issues Dr. Kincaid discusses during pre-surgical consultations include medications, smoking and proper post-surgical care.

Medications and Supplements. Some prescriptions medications, supplements and over-the-counter drugs can cause increased bleeding during and after rhinoplasty surgery. For example, the widely used non-steroid anti-inflammatory medication, aspirin, can increase the risk of bleeding. In order to enhance the safety of rhinoplasty, it is important to stop taking these medications a certain time prior to the surgery. Dr. Kincaid strongly encourages his San Diego / La Jolla rhinoplasty patients to discuss any medications and supplements they are taking with him so that he can assess their safety. He also advices his patients not to stop taking any medications without consulting with a knowledgeable health professional.

Smoking. Dr. Stuart Kincaid strongly urges those rhinoplasty San Diego patients who smoke to quit this habit at least several weeks prior to the surgery. Avoiding nicotine is very important because nicotine decreases blood supply to the face, which can have a negative effect on wound healing. For this reason, rhinoplasty patients should not smoke for at least a month following their procedures. Avoiding second-hand smoke is also highly recommended, as it is possible to inhale a substantial amount of nicotine in this manner.

Post-Surgical Care. Most of Dr. Kincaid's patients can go home several hours after their surgery. Because of the anesthesia, patients should arrange for transportation and for a responsible adult to care for them immediately after the surgery. While the vast majority of patients recover without any major complications, it is important that someone monitor them after the surgery to detect any signs of potential trouble. If the patient has certain health conditions and/or undergoes extensive surgical procedure, Dr. Kincaid might recommend that he or she spend the night at a hospital to ensure the highest level of care.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

While many rhinoplasty patients are anxious to reveal their beautiful nasal contours, they should realize that recovery after nose surgery requires some time. Thus, immediately after the surgery, the nose is packed and covered with special surgical dressings. The packing and stitches are usually removed within several days, while the external splint might be left in place for a week. The splint helps the nose hold its new shape and facilitates healing. Most patients continue to experience some swelling and bruising for several weeks.

While the nose often appears completely healed after one month, some residual swelling might persist for several months. In fact, the final results of rhinoplasty sometimes are apparent only after a year. This is why Dr. Kincaid recommends that plastic surgery San Diego patients who have undergone rhinoplasty surgery elsewhere and desire to correct its results wait at least a year before coming to see him. As a highly experienced San Diego rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Kincaid can then help these patients by performing revision rhinoplasty.

Consulting Your San Diego / La Jolla / Temecula Rhinoplasty Expert

If you are unhappy with your nose and would like to learn how rhinoplasty can help you achieve the nasal contours you desire, please visit our contact page to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Stuart Kincaid.

As a highly regarded plastic surgeon La Jolla, Temecula and San Diego patients seek out for sophisticated facial rejuvenation and body contouring procedures, Dr. Kincaid offers a range of procedures. Some of the treatments his patients request more often include face lift and liposuction in San Diego. In addition, Dr. Kincaid offers SmartLipo in La Jolla / San Diego. He is also renowned as an exceptionally talented tummy tuck and breast implants specialist. Please peruse the respective pages if you desire to obtain more information about these procedures.

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