Are you unhappy with the shape of your nose? Do you feel like the focal point of your face outweighs your eyes and mouth? Have you broken your nose in the past, and would you like to have it reconstructed to be symmetrical and aesthetically appealing? Many people feel the same way you do. Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is not just for the very rich and famous anymore. You may be able to benefit from this surgery to feel better and more confident about your appearance. There are a few things you should know before you go in for surgery.
First of all, are you fit for surgery? Every facial plastic surgeon you consult with will want to know that you do not have any health issues that would compromise your safety in an elective surgery. If you have any health conditions that might cause a surgeon to worry for your safety, they will require you to get prior approval from your general practitioner and anaesthetist. If you know of any pre-existing condition you might have, you may want to consult your doctor before consulting a surgeon. If you can get approval for surgery before talking with a plastic surgeon, you can streamline the process and move safely forward toward your new nose.
Be safe and thorough
Now, when you go to a surgeon for a consultation, they will discuss what shape and size the reconstruction will take. You may have an idea for what you want your nose to look like, but, keep in mind, these people are professionals. The purpose here is for your new nose to look natural on your face. People notice celebrities who go too far with his plastic surgeries. No surgeon wants to be known for doing that to you or anyone else. When you consult with your surgeon, they will construct a shape and size that will look natural and beautiful on your face.
After your surgery, you won’t just hop right up and look like a movie star. That’s not to say you won’t look like a movie star once you’ve recovered, but you have to recover first. As part of that surgery, you’ll need to make check-up appointments with your surgeon every three months for the first year and then annually after that.
Following up after rhinoplasty you may feel like you don’t need to go, but you should go anyway. This is so that your surgeon can make sure that your appearance is as you like it, and that you’re not going to have any issues with airflow through your nasal passages. The last thing your surgeon wants is for you to compromise breathing capacity because of your surgery.
With this information, you should be prepared well for your rhinoplasty. As with any surgery – elective or not – you should get more than one opinion. If your goal for your nose is a drastic change, you should most likely get the opinions of at least two or three surgeons. If one says he’ll do it, but another says she thinks you’ll have issues with your nasal lip relationship, your nasal chin relationship, or your breathing passages, you may want to reconsider the change you’re considering. Consulting with a third surgeon is not a bad idea, either. Above all else, do not rush into this process. You will be living with the result of this surgery for the rest of your life; you want to be happy about that.
If you have questions about rhinoplasty surgery, contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a rhinoplasty specialist.