I take a regular multivitamin every day to promote good health for my body. In a few weeks I will be having a rhinoplasty; should I discontinue use of my vitamins? Does my doctor really need to know that I take such harmless pills before he can administer my anesthesia?

It is important for us to kno all the medicines (including over the counter medicines, herbs, vitamins), as some of these may increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. For a list of medicines to avoid (including aspirin and ibuprofen-containing products), please review our Pre-Operative Instructions located on our Patient Form page: