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Can Rhinoplasty Fix Coke Nose & Other Weird Nose Job Questions

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Woman facing left side in a shaded purple light.The reasons for wanting a nose job are as vast as the colors in the rainbow. Some people want a bigger nose, some want a smaller nose, some want an upturn, some want a downturn. Then there are others who are looking to have septums or other structural issues fixed.

So it stands to reason that there are plenty of odd-sounding nose job FAQs out there that need to be answered. So here goes!

Will a Nose Job Fix Coke Nose, AKA Septal Perforation?

Cocaine use can restrict blood flow to your septum — the piece of tissue that separates your nostrils — eventually causing holes to form. In some severe cases, your nose can collapse from a lack of structural support.

While treatment varies from case to case and depends on the severity of the damage, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon can help you. In most cases, reconstructive nose surgery is recommended.

Of course, successful rehabilitation efforts are key to your success, since continued drug use will only further the problem.

Do I Need to Stop Drinking before Getting a Nose Job?

Stop right there! Don’t pick up a drink right after your nose job. Booze and pain killers don’t mix.

Yep, you’re going to have to put the martini down at least a few days before your nose job. Why? Because alcohol dehydrates your body and weakens your immune system, which can lead to complications during and after your procedure.

Every plastic surgeon has a slightly different protocol, so make sure you check in with him or her about the specifics. Generally speaking, plan on ditching the booze for at least 48 hours prior to your rhinoplasty.

Is My Nose Getting Bigger? How Can I Fix It?

There’s an old wives’ tale floating around that says your nose never stops growing throughout your life. While this isn’t exactly accurate, there may be a little nugget of truth there. Your nose doesn’t actually keep growing, but its appearance will constantly change as you age, thanks to changing facial structures.

The good news is that if you’re suddenly unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, a good plastic surgeon should be able to help you out. Just keep in mind that your nose could look slightly different years later with age.

What If I Want a Different Nose and Bigger Boobs at the Same Time?

Hey doc, can I get a nose job and boob job in one go?! There are a couple of kinks you might have to work out of this plan, but overall, it’s definitely doable.

First, make sure your plastic surgeon is experienced in both nose jobs and boob jobs. Otherwise, you might have to get two plastic surgeons to work together on this one. Secondly, you’ll need to make sure your plastic surgeon gives you the green light on this plan, since so many variables can be at play.

Finally, make sure it works for you financially. In the long run, you’ll actually save money by killing two birds with one stone, so to speak, but the upfront costs will be greater with two procedures rather than one.


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