Medical rhinoplasty after an accident
Unlike regular cosmetic rhinoplasty, medical rhinoplasty is done to correct either a fresh injury or an old one. There’s a reason for the saying “as plain as the nose on your face” — the nose is a prominence in the center of the face, the one place nothing can be hidden. If you break your nose and it isn’t set right away, or your nose suffers some other form of damage, you’ll almost certainly want it fixed as soon as possible.
But in most cases, surgeons would rather wait to perform medical rhinoplasty until the injury has healed rather than work on damaged tissues. Almost any injury to the nose will result in bruising and swelling, which make it hard for even a professional facial plastic surgeon to determine the outcome of the surgery. It may take four to six weeks for the swelling to subside. In general, the longer you’re willing to wait to have the medical rhinoplasty done, the more certain you can be of the outcome.
The one advantage of medical rhinoplasty is that you start out knowing exactly what you want your nose to look like — you want it to look the way it looked before. Preparing for medical rhinoplasty is a lot like preparing for any other nose job — don’t smoke or drink for a few weeks, don’t take aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E or herbal supplements and give yourself time to heal at home.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best surgeon to go to for medical rhinoplasty in Charlotte. 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 has done nothing but 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. If you need medical rhinoplasty, make an appointment today or ask for an online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.