Frequently asked questions about nose jobs

Frequently asked questions about nose jobs

Here are some frequently asked questions about nose jobs in Charlotte NC, along with the answers.


What are some of the signs and symptoms of a broken nose?

It’s either very obvious or very hard to tell if a nose is broken. If the nose has radically changed shape — been flattened or pushed to one side — then it clearly was broken and will need to be carefully set. If the nose is still basically the same shape, but swollen, you’ll have to wait about ten days before you know for sure. X-rays aren’t always reliable in this case. The good news is that if your nose is swollen but straight, then even if it is broken it stands a good change of healing well without intervention.


Is there anything I can do to prepare for a nose job beforehand?

Two weeks before the surgery, you should stop smoking and stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E or herbal supplements that might cause blood thinning. About two days before the surgery, you should cut back on salt. Get some lip balm and beverages to keep your mouth moisturized during the recovery, when you’ll be breathing through your mouth a lot.


If you wear glasses, it’s a good idea to learn to wear prescription contacts before the surgery. You’ll have to go without your glasses for a while afterward.


Should I also stop drinking?

Yes. Opinions differ as to exactly how long beforehand, but it should probably be at least one week before the surgery.


How long after a rhinoplasty should I wait before getting on a plane is a good idea?

You should wait at least a week, simply because your nose is much more sensitive at this point to the pressure changes associated with flying. If you’re taking a commercial flight, remember that it’s very easy to catch a contagious disease on board due to the crowded conditions and recirculating air, and the absolute last thing you want is to catch a cold or the flu while your nose is trying to heal.


Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte NC. 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 have frequently asked questions about nose jobs in Charlotte NC, call his office today or schedule an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.