A nose job for Christmas?
Christmastime is coming… eventually. (We have to get though Halloween first.) You may be planning to surprise someone you love with an unexpected and expensive gift that doesn’t take up a lot of room in the house, such as a nose job or rhinoplasty. But as gifts, nose jobs are like pets — you want to be absolutely sure the person you’re giving one to wants it. This means you’ll have to discuss it with them beforehand, which will sort of spoil the surprise but in this case is necessary. You probably shouldn’t even be thinking about this unless the person in question has previously expressed a wish for a nose job with no prompting from anyone else.
They’ll also need to discuss the matter with the surgeon himself or herself. An experienced facial plastic surgeon can help them express exactly what they want and what they’re hoping to gain. They can also make sure there aren’t any medical conditions that would mean rhinoplasty isn’t a good idea. They might have computer imaging that lets you see what the results of a nose job would be. Christmas is actually a good time for a nose job — the holidays can be spent recovering. If you plan on giving a loved one a nose job for Christmas, start preparing as soon as possible.
Preparing for the nose job and what comes after
For the two weeks before surgery, stop smoking (nicotine slows the healing process by making blood vessels constrict) and should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E supplements or herbal supplements that might cause blood thinning. The patient will be unconscious during the surgery, and you’ll need to drive him or her home afterward.
For the next few weeks, he or she should avoid exercise, heavy lifting or anything else that would raise the blood pressure in his or her head. Garments that have to be pulled over the head should also be avoided. He or she should avoid wearing glasses and blowing his or her nose. It may be several weeks before the swelling goes down enough for you to tell how successful the operation was.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte today. He has been certified by two different boards of surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has concentrated on his specialty — facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. Many of his patients have already gotten nose jobs from other surgeons and are seeking revision rhinoplasty to improve them. If you live in or near Charlotte and you or someone in your family wants a nose job, schedule your appointment with Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon today — or ask for an online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.
Contact Dr. Sean Freeman at Only Faces, Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and top facial plastic surgeon, to schedule a consultation to find out what procedure is right for you. Call today.