After the rhinoplasty, the rhinoplasty recovery
An important part of any Charlotte NC nose job is managing the rhinoplasty recovery. The first few days will be the hardest part. Your surgeon will prescribe painkillers for you. Try to breathe through your mouth, using lip balm and beverages to keep your mouth from getting dry. You’ll have to get by without glasses for a while, if you wear them.
The key to rhinoplasty recovery is relaxing. Don’t work too hard, don’t do anything that might raise the blood pressure in your head and be sure to get plenty of sleep. Keep your head elevated to reduce swelling, and try not to bend over.
Another important part of rhinoplasty recovery is not blowing your nose — ever. This is going to mean avoiding situations where you might come into contact with dust or pollen, which is hard this time of year in North Carolina. You should also keep your social contacts to a minimum and wash your hands often to limit your chances of coming down with a respiratory ailment. Also, stay out of the sun — a sunburn now could ruin the results, and with your nose still numb you might not notice it until it gets especially bad.
The swelling may go down in a few weeks or a few months. Ask your facial plastic surgeon if cold packs or lymphatic drainage massage are right for you as ways of reducing the swelling.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon, certified by two different surgery boards. 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 done only 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 make them better. If you live in or near Charlotte and are interested in learning about rhinoplasty recovery, schedule your appointment today or ask for online consultation to get a discount of the consultation fee.