Question : Before a rhinoplasty surgery I was informed that you should not eat breakfast. In this case, how long after the surgery is it possible to eat? Will it be difficult after the surgery with the anesthesia and a swollen nose?
Answer : Rhinoplasty surgery requires that you have nothing to eat or drink prior to the procedure. This is to ensure your safety with the anesthetic. After the procedure, most patients are happy to have some liquids and gradually increase their diet. Most patients don’t complain of any trouble eating when their nose is swollen after the procedure.