The first week after a nose job
If you’re planning on having rhinoplasty done, get ready for the recovery. It might hurt a lot, and ibuprofen and aspirin aren’t recommended right now. Ask your surgeon whether cold packs on your face are a good idea. The first two to three days after rhinoplasty are the worst. Be sure to take your pain medication and antibiotics, and avoid crying. You may not feel up to eating real food for a while, but you’ll need calories. Steer clear of salty foods, which can cause inflammation at the tip of your nose. Also, drink plenty of fluids and get some sleep. As you sleep, keep your head and torso elevated — especially your head. This will reduce the swelling.
Don’t drink or take aspirin for the first three weeks. If you smoke, don’t until the process is complete. Don’t do anything to raise blood pressure in your head, such as bending over, hard exercise or lifting anything heavier than five to seven pounds. Don’t bump your nose, obviously. In fact, don’t wear pullover sweaters and other garments that could brush against your nose. This includes glasses, if you wear them. Finally, don’t worry too much about your nose until you’re sure the swelling is gone.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon. He’s been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. If you need rhinoplasty, schedule your appointment today or ask for online consultation to get a discount on the fee.