I have a saddleback nose that I would like fixed. I am currently on quite a few medications and vitamin and mineral supplements. Are there any medications that I need to stop taking before the procedure?
Generally patients need to stop medicines or supplement which contain ingredients that disrupt blood clotting and can cause bleeding and bruising. This would be coumadin, plavix, aspirin or any aspirin containing products. Supplements with vitamin e and fish oil can also be problematic. Other supplements can also predispose to increased anesthesia risk so I generally instruct patients to stop them all 2 weeks prior to surgery.