A nose job is a big decision

Preparing for a nose job is a big task for Charlotte, NC residents. Deciding to have a nose job is a big decision, that people put a lot of thought into. But, once you’ve decided to have one, it’s time to start planning and preparing. Below, we break down some of the first steps you have to take when preparing for a nose job. 

First, you’ll need to find a surgeon

Once you’ve decided to have a nose job, you’ll need to find your surgeon. Be sure to find a physician that is licensed, board certified, and has experience performing nose jobs. You can also ask around for recommendations, or suggestions on surgeons to avoid. Once you’ve narrowed your list and chosen you doctor, you’ll make a consultation. 

At your consultation, your doctor will perform an examination of you nose and discuss what you want to look like after surgery.  This is also a good time to bring up questions and concerns with your doctor. They should then go over what you need to do when it comes to preparing for a nose job as well as what you can expect after. 

Preparing for surgery may involve adjusting medications

In the weeks leading up to your surgery, there are many things your doctor may have you do. As you start preparing for a nose job, you’ll need to stop smoking. Be sure to avoid taking certain over the counter pain medications like Advil and Ibuprofen as these can act as blood thinners, which you don’t want when having a nose job. 

Be sure to discuss any prescription medications you’re taking with your doctor. You’ll also want to disclose any vitamins or other medications you can. Your surgeon may have alter your medications as you are preparing for a nose job. 

It’s also a good idea to contact your insurance provider. Though most won’t cover a nose job, as part of preparing for a nose job, it’s still a good idea to call them. Ask to see what they cover, if anything, and if they cover any prescription costs. Though they may say no, it never hurts to call and see. 

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

Charlotte, NC residents need to do many things when preparing for a nose job. Let Dr. Sean Freeman help you navigate them. As the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon, he has many years of experience performing nose jobs as well as revision procedures. Contact his office to schedule your consultation and learn what you need to know when it comes to preparing for a nose job.