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Pre-Op & Post-Op Instructions


  • If your procedure is being done under sedation or general anesthesia, do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery. Surgery will be canceled if you do eat or drink. You may brush your teeth and rinse your mouth the morning of surgery. If your procedure is done under local anesthesia, without sedation, you may have a light meal and continue to drink liquids.
  • Daily important medications such as heart, thyroid, seizure or blood pressure should be taken with a sip of water at their usual times. Ask us about diabetes medications to ensure your safety. Please review all your prescribed medications with us, to determine which medications may need to be stopped prior to surgery.
  • Aspirin and Ibuprofen, which are commonly used over the counter pain medications, can increase the risk of bleeding and should be avoided for two weeks prior to surgery. Examples of these medication include: Motrin, Anacin, Dristan, Percodan, Excedrin, Alka-Seltzer, Bufferin, Feldene, Advil, Nuprin, Naprosyn, Anaprox, Indocin, Dolobid, Clinoril or Fiorinal. Many vitamins and herbal supplements such as Vitamin E, Ginko Biloba, Garlic, Ginseng, can increase the risk of bleeding. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe and can be taken up to the day prior to surgery.
  • If you smoke, it is best that you stop completely. At the very least, abstain for at least 14 days prior to surgery. Smoking causes poor wound healing, excessive scarring and respiratory complications.
  • Do not drink any alcohol for 3 days prior to surgery.
  • Do not wear make-up/nail polish on the day of surgery. Leave jewelry and money home.
  • Please shower or bathe with an antibacterial soap either the night before or the morning of surgery. Do not apply moisturizers or skin conditioners of any kind.
  • Plan for someone to escort you home after the procedure. It is advisable to have someone remain with you the first night after surgery.
  • All indicated laboratory tests must be completed within 10 days of your surgery date. If you do not have all the required tests your surgery will be canceled. Fax results to 212-339-9944.
  • Please arrive at the surgical facility 11/2 hours before your scheduled surgery time. Bring something to read in case there are delays. If the procedure is to be performed in the office, arrive at the scheduled time.
  • Wear comfortable clothing. A button down, loose fitting shirt is best; no pullovers.


What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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