Nose job surgeons understand not only the surgical part of rhinoplasty, but the period of preparation and especially the recovery, which is as critical to the success of the nose job as the operation itself. From your point of view, in fact, the surgery itself will be the easiest part of the whole thing — you will be asleep while the nose job surgeon does all the work. Recovering from the surgery, on the other hand, is long and slow. Anything that goes wrong during this stage can ruin everything, so it is very important to plan ahead. Be prepared to spend days or weeks away from other people and avoid activities you might enjoy.
Two weeks before surgery, you need to stop smoking, drinking and taking aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E and some herbal supplements. Get someone to drive you home after the surgery, and be with you the first night.
For the first two to three days afterward, take your antibiotics, drink a lot of fluids and find something you can eat without too much trouble as long as it is not too salty. When you sleep, keep your head elevated to reduce swelling. Follow the advice of your nose job surgeon on cold packs.
For the next couple of weeks, avoid any clothing that presses against your nose when you put it on or take it off. Take your temperature often to watch for sickness or infection. To reduce the risk of blowing your nose and damaging it, stay at home away from allergens and people who might be carrying respiratory ailments. Wash your hands regularly, and try not to touch your face. Do not do any heavy exercise, try to avoid lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk and do not bend over if you can avoid it, so as to keep the blood pressure in your head low.
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best nose job surgeon in Charlotte. 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 want a nose job, improve your chances of success by making an appointment or scheduling an online consultation with the best nose job surgeon in the area today.