Rhinoplasty is most often done for aesthetic reasons, but sometimes it’s done because of a recent injury. When a nose is not set properly, people often want it fixed as soon as possible. No two surgeons deal with the problem in exactly the same way. If the bones are displaced rather than broken, a closed reduction can be performed within a week of the injury, but results may not be entirely predictable.
In most cases, a surgeon would choose to wait for the nose to heal from the original injury. One of the problems after a rhinoplasty is that the nose is so swollen and bruised you can’t tell what it’ll look like when the swelling goes down. If you go into a surgeon’s office with a swollen nose, your surgeon will have the same problem. Waiting for the swelling to subside already takes four to six weeks. The longer you let your nose heal, the better the results are likely to be. Only an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon can give you more specific advice on the timing that you can use.
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte. He’s been certified by two different surgery boards. Many of his patients have already had rhinoplasty done by other surgeons, and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to get the results they really wanted. If you’re interested in a nose job, make an appointment today or ask for an online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.