Getting a nose job after an injury
Rhinoplasty is sometimes done because of a recent injury. When a nose is broken and not set properly, people often want it fixed as soon as possible. Everything depends on the timing and nature of the injury.
In most cases, a surgeon will wait for the nose to heal before performing surgery. If a nose is bruised and swollen, not even a surgeon can tell what it looks like when it goes down. Waiting for the swelling to subside already takes four to six weeks. Depending on the injuries, you might want to wait even longer. The longer you let your nose heal, the better the results will be. Only an experienced surgeon can give you more advice on the timing.
In this case, you have an advantage— you know exactly what you want. If you smoke, stop smoking. Don’t take aspirin or ibuprofen. Avoid vitamin E or herbal supplements. Cut back on salt the day before surgery. Make sure you have someone to drive you home.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte. 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. If you’re interested in a nose job, make an appointment today or ask for an online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.