Here are some frequently asked questions about nose jobs, along with the answers.
How many nose jobs are done in the U.S. in an average year?
We don’t have the numbers for 2016 yet, but in 2015 nearly 218,000 were done. They weren’t all done for cosmetic reasons — some were done to fix medical problems.
Do I have to stop smoking and drinking before a nose job, and when can I start again?
You should avoid drinking for one to two weeks, and smoking for about a week before that. You also shouldn’t drink or smoke for two weeks afterward. You should also avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E and many herbal supplements during this time frame.
How long do the swelling and bruising last afterward, and what can I do about them?
It takes up to two weeks for the bruising to fade, and the swelling can take months to go down. Sleeping with your head elevated will help a little
What are the signs of a good surgeon to perform nose jobs?
Look for someone with a state-of-the-art operating suite for operations, as well as computer imaging software that can show you the possible outcome and help you choose just the right look. Check the before and after photographs of nose jobs on his or her Web site. Look for testimonials on sites like RealSelf.com. The best rhinoplasty are probably those who do a lot of revision rhinoplasty, which is more delicate and requires greater skill.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon, certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, or head and neck surgery. He has been a facial plastic surgery specialist since 1988. His rhinoplasty patients can usually return to regular activities after a week. An unusually high percentage of his patients are people who come to him for revision rhinoplasty after going to other surgeons in the Southeast. If you have frequently asked questions about nose jobs, schedule an appointment today or ask for online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.