From start to finish
The first step in getting a nose job is to find the right surgeon and listen to his or her advice. Two weeks before undergoing rhinoplasty, you should stop taking aspirin or herbal supplements, especially those that may increase bleeding, and quit smoking until the healing process is complete. If you wear glasses, get some cheek rests. Your surgeon may recommend certain medications. Follow his or her advice.
One day before surgery, you should cut back on salt, and buy plenty of lip balm and beverages. Find someone to drive you home after the surgery.
After surgery, you’ll spend a lot of time breathing through your mouth. The lip balm and beverages will keep your mouth moisturized. Don’t do anything that might raise blood pressure in your head, and don’t blow your nose. Avoid wearing pullover garments that might put pressure on your nose while being put on or taken off. It’ll be a while before you can put anything on your nose — this is why people with glasses need cheek rests. There will usually be some swelling and bruising in the nose. The bruising will fade within a week to ten days, but the swelling can last several weeks.
Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon, certified by two different surgery boards. He has done only facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs, since 1988. If you live in or near Charlotte and want a nose job, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.