Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose.
There are many things to consider before you decide to have rhinoplasty surgery. You should consult with your doctor about what type of surgery you want and how much it will cost. You should also consult with your doctor about the risks of the surgery, such as infection or bleeding.
If you decide to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure, here’s what to expect before and after.
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Before surgery, you should discuss your expectations with your plastic surgeon and find out which procedure will be best for you.
The doctor will give you a complete physical examination and ask about your medical history. They will also ask about any allergies or medications that you are taking.
Some of the things that they might do during the consultation include:
-Measuring your face to determine if it is a good candidate for surgery
-Taking pictures of your nose
-Checking for any breathing problems
-Checking for any skin conditions
-Checking for any nasal polyps
People who are getting rhinoplasty usually have an idea of what they want their nose to look like after the surgery. If you are not sure about what you want, it’s best to discuss it with your surgeon so that he/she can give you an idea about what might work for you and what might not work for you based on your facial structure and medical history.
The rhinoplasty process typically takes 2-3 hours to complete. The surgeon will make a cut in the skin from the nostril opening on one side of the nose all the way down to the other nostril opening.
They will then remove any excess cartilage and bone before making adjustments to the shape of your nose with sutures or implants.
After surgery, you may experience some bruising and swelling in the area around your eyes and nose. You may also experience pain in your head or neck if they used general anesthesia.
The recovery time varies depending on how much cartilage was removed during the procedure and how much bruising or swelling there is as a result. In general, patients can return to work within 1 week after surgery but should avoid strenuous activity for 2-4 weeks afterward.
Some things that you can do during this time are:
-Avoid strenuous activities as specified by your surgeon
-Refrain from alcohol consumption
-Utilize cold compresses to relieve swelling and pain
-Comply with medications prescribed by your surgeon for pain relief or infection prevention
-Keep your head elevated when sitting or lying down to help avoid blood pooling
-Be patient with your body and give it time to heal.
The recovery time after surgery will depend on the type of rhinoplasty you have. But, in general, it can take up to a few weeks to fully recover after surgery.
It is important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions and follow up with your surgeon as instructed.