Recovery from rhinoplasty
If you’re planning on getting a nose job, a lot depends on what happens during the recovery, so be prepared. To begin with, you’ll be completely unconscious for the procedure and you’ll need someone to drive you home afterward. Recovery might not hurt much, or it might hurt a lot — and you shouldn’t take ibuprofen and aspirin right now. Ask your surgeon whether cold packs on your face would work.
The first two to three days after rhinoplasty are the worst. Be sure to take your pain medication and antibiotics, and try not to cry. Be sure to eat regularly, but avoid eating salty foods, which can cause inflammation at the tip of your nose. Also, drink plenty of fluids and get a lot of sleep. While you’re sleeping, elevate your head and torso — especially your head. This will reduce the swelling that usually follows rhinoplasty.
It goes without saying that you shouldn’t bump your nose into anything. In fact, you should avoid pullover sweaters and other garments that brush against your nose. This unfortunately also includes your glasses. Above all, don’t worry too much about how you look until all the swelling is gone.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon. 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 really wanted. Call his office today.