Frequently asked questions about Charlotte rhinoplasty
Here are three frequently asked questions about Charlotte rhinoplasty:
Do I have to stop drinking alcohol before a nose job in Charlotte NC, and for how long?
You should avoid drinking for one to two weeks. Alcohol increases the risk of excess bleeding. Aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E and many herbal supplements have the same effect, so you should avoid those too. You should also stop smoking before surgery, because nicotine constricts blood vessels and slows the healing process. You also shouldn’t drink or smoke for two weeks afterward.
How long do the swelling and bruising last after a nose job, and is there anything I can do about them?
It can take up to two weeks for the bruising to fade, and several months for the swelling to go down. If you want it to go faster, don’t take aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E or herbal supplements. Sleep with your head elevated.
Last year I got into some bad habits… okay, it was cocaine. I’m off it now, but the last time I got a cold, I realized I had a hole in the space between my nostrils. How did this happen, and can it be fixed?
Cocaine constricts the blood vessels even more than nicotine. This kills the mucous membranes and causes nasal cartilage to dry out and become vulnerable to infection. That’s where the hole came from.
At the risk of belaboring the obvious, stay off cocaine — and if you smoke, stop right now. The hole can be plugged with a rubber prosthesis. It can also be repaired through surgery, but this should wait until you’ve been clean for at least one more year.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte NC. He has 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. He has devoted himself to facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs, since 1988. Many of his patients have already gotten nose jobs from other surgeons and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to get the results they really wanted. If you live in or near Charlotte NC and have frequently asked questions about Charlotte rhinoplasty, schedule your appointment today or ask for online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.