Planning your rhinoplasty preparation
Rhinoplasty preparation in Charlotte NC
There are several steps you should take for rhinoplasty preparation, in order to make sure that your operation goes smoothly and you stay healthy through it. First, of course, you should find a surgeon with a good reputation and a state-of-the-art operating suite. The best will have some way of showing you a three-dimensional model of your face, either using computer imaging or 3D printing. Make sure the surgeon knows what you want, but be prepared to follow his or her advice on whether the nose you want is right for your face.
The next step in rhinoplasty preparation is to stop smoking, drinking or taking aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, vitamin E or supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, garlic, flaxseed oil and ginkgo biloba supplements. Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor — it causes blood vessels to constrict. That means no e-cigarettes or nicotine gun either. This slows down the healing process. The supplements interfere with the clotting process. Be sure to talk with your surgeon about any medications you take, and follow his or her advice on whether or not to keep taking it at this time.) Also, if you wear glasses, be prepared to stop wearing them for a while.
The last step in rhinoplasty preparation is just before the operation itself. Cut back on salt the day before surgery. Make sure you have someone to drive you home afterward, and to help you out for the first few days. Make sure you have plenty of lip balm and liquid nourishment on hand.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon, 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 done only 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 make them better. If you live in or near Charlotte and have questions about rhinoplasty preparation, schedule your appointment today or ask for online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.