If your nose is crooked, misshapen as a result of an injury, or bulbous at the tip, it may affect your self-confidence. Fortunately, a cosmetic procedure known as rhinoplasty can effectively reshape your nose to enhance your appearance and even facilitate better breathing. Here are some things you should know regarding nose surgery in Naperville that may help you make an informed decision as a patient.
While your rhinoplasty can be performed with a local anesthetic, your surgeon may recommend general anesthesia. If your nose surgery will be performed under general anesthesia, you will be required to avoid all foods and liquids after midnight on the morning of your procedure. You will also need to avoid taking aspirin for a couple of weeks or so before your procedure, as it can increase the risk of bleeding during your surgery. Smoking cessation is also recommended for a couple of weeks before your rhinoplasty because smoking can delay the healing process.
Your nose surgery in Naperville will most likely be performed in an outpatient setting, and you will be able to go home the same day. Before discharge from the surgical center, you will be given a post-operative instruction sheet. The sheet will explain things to avoid during your recovery, such as strenuous exercise for up to a month after your surgery and blowing your nose for about two weeks following your rhinoplasty.
To schedule a rhinoplasty consultation appointment, call the Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery or contact the office today.