Frequently asked questions about a nose job
How many nose jobs are done in the U.S. in an average year?
In 2015, nearly 218,000 nose reshaping procedures were performed. Not all of them were done for cosmetic reasons. Some were done to fix medical problems, like septum deviations that can cause sleep apnea, leading to snoring.
How do I prepare for a nose job and recovery?
For two weeks before the surgery, stop smoking and don’t take aspirin or ibuprofen. Get somebody to drive you home from the surgery. Afterward, try to avoid strenous exercise and don’t blow your nose. Breathe through your mouth as much as you can. Don’t wear glasses on your nose for the first month after the surgery.
What should I look for in a nose job surgeon?
When you’re looking for someone to perform your rhinoplasty, try to find a surgeon with a state-of-the-art operating suite for operations. Check the before and after photographs of nose jobs on his or her Web site, so you can get a sense of what to expect. If all the noses come out looking the same, that might not be a good sign. Look for testimonials on sites like RealSelf.com to find the best surgeon in your area. A good plastic surgeon nowadays should have computer imaging software that can show you the possible outcome and help you choose just the right look. The best rhinoplasty are probably those who do a lot of revision rhinoplasty, which is both more delicate and (obviously) requires that the surgeon be better than the first surgeon the patient went to.
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 a nose job, schedule an appointment today or ask for online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.