Rhinoplasty preparation done right
The first step in rhinoplasty preparation in Charlotte NC is to find the right surgeon and talk freely and openly with him or her about what you want and expect from the operation. Picking the cheapest surgery you can find, or going to another country, would not be a good idea — often the reason surgery is so cheap in other countries is that the laws governing medical malpractice favor the doctor more than in the United States. Look for a certified and experienced surgeon in America — the best are those whose practice includes revision rhinoplasty, a more complex procedure.
Stages of rhinoplasty preparation in Charlotte NC
Rhinoplasty preparation happens in stages. Two weeks before surgery, you should stop smoking (nicotine constricts blood vessels and slows healing), stop drinking, and stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E or herbal supplements. Talk to your surgeon about the medications you already take or should be taking. Also, if you wear glasses, now would be a good time to get some prescription contacts and get used to wearing them. You won’t want anything resting on your nose during recovery.
By the time surgery rolls around, you should already have some things at home to entertain you during your recovery. One day before surgery, you should stock up on beverages and lip balm (you’ll be breathing through your mouth a lot), cut back on salt and make sure you’ll have somebody to drive you home after the surgery.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
No one knows more about rhinoplasty preparation than Dr. Sean Freeman of Charlotte NC. 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. Since 1988 he’s done only facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. Many of his patients have already had rhinoplasty done by other surgeons, and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to get the results they really wanted. Whether you’re a man or a woman, if you live in or near Charlotte and want rhinoplasty, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.