Frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty recovery

Frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty recovery

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty recovery:


How long does it take to recover from a nose job in Charlotte NC?

Recovery happens in stages. You’ll definitely want to stay inside for at least the first week. After a couple of weeks, the swelling should have gone down enough that a casual stranger might not notice it, but you’ll still be able to tell for at least three months — possibly longer. Don’t come to any conclusions about the success or failure of the operation until the swelling has gone down completely.


What kind of medicine should I take while recovering from a nose job?

You should take whatever antibiotics and painkillers your doctor prescribes. Don’t take aspirin, ibuprofen or any herbal supplement that might cause blood thinning. If your surgeon recommends cold packs, use them. Also, drink plenty of fluids and get lots of sleep. While you’re sleeping, keep your head elevated. This will reduce the swelling that usually follows a nose job.


What can I do before surgery to prepare for the recovery?

Make sure you’ll have a week or so to stay at home and rest, and won’t be seeing too many people for the next month. Have plenty of fluids on hand, as well as some lip balm — you’ll be breathing through your mouth for a few days. If you need glasses, you should learn to wear prescription contacts, so you won’t have them resting on your nose.


Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte NC. 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 originally wanted. If you have frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty recovery, schedule your appointment today or ask for online consultation to get a discount on the fee.