Patient Question:

I am scheduled for Rhinoplasty to remove a hump on the bridge of my nose in a few weeks. I am concerned about post operative pain and nausea. I also have a number of allergies to medications. What can I use after surgery?

Dr. Solomon’s answer:

I am a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon; but this should not be construed as medical advice.
Generally, Rhinoplasty surgery is not excessively painful. I will give you pain medication prescription for comfort after surgery. The commonest prescription we use is Tylenol three, though many patients just take Tylenol plain. For Nausea, gravol is helpful. If you suffer from Nausea, the anesthetist will be able to give you medications during and after surgery to minimize this. Any allergies we will review and ensure that you don´t receive medication that can cause an allergic reaction.

Jul 31st 2007