Nose job recovery shouldn’t be forgotten about 

Nose job recovery may not be something Charlotte, NC residents think about before committing to having a nose job. But, it should be. In between finding a surgeon, saving money, and going to appointments before your surgery, what comes after may get relegated to the back burner when your surgeon brings it up. 

However, nose job recovery takes some time. And you’ll need help for a while. Planning ahead for it can ease your mind prior to surgery. Make your recovery time less stressful and a bit easier. 

Be sure to have someone available to help you the first few days

The first few days after your nose job will probably be your most difficult, so it’s important you have someone there to help you for the first three days to week of your nose job recovery. Not only will you need them to drive you home after the procedure, you’ll need them to go pick up any prescriptions such as pain killers your surgeon prescribes for you to take throughout your nose job recovery.

Right after surgery, you’ll experience some swelling and bruising, not just of your nose, but throughout your face. To combat this, your surgeon may have your ice your face and nose, as well as keep it elevated with a pillow. If your surgeon had to use packing in your nose, they will show you how to keep it clean before surgery. You may want to have whoever will be assisting you attend this appointment as well. 

As the swelling and bruising subsides, usually within a week or two, you’ll start to be able to get up and around more. You’ll go in for your follow up appointment and when your nose is ready, the stitches will be removed. Once the bruising and swelling has subsided, you may feel more comfortable going out in public again. 

It’s also important to protect your nose during your nose job recovery. This means protecting the fragile skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen and wearing a hat if you go outside. This also means you’ll need to be careful not to bump your nose. To do this, purchase some button up shirts so you don’t have to pull clothing over your head. Be careful if you wear glasses, you may want to avoid putting them on for a while after surgery. 

Nose job recovery for Charlotte, NC patients

Charlotte, NC patients should be sure to plan for the weeks they’ll need off from work during their nose job recovery time. A good surgeon can help make the surgery, and recovery, go smoothly. If you live in the Charlotte, NC area, contact Dr. Sean Freeman at OnlyFaces. Dr. Freeman is double board certified. He is also the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon. Contact his office today to schedule your consultation.