Getting a Rhinoplasty is a decision that needs to be carefully taken. Now that you are ready to take the plunge, it’s time to stock on the knowledge that you need to get through the days before, during and after the surgery. This is a surgery that will change the way you look and it will also change that way people look at you. Since doing anything to your face will affect your life in many ways, we understand your apprehensions. To ease you into the journey of cosmetic surgery, here are a few tips that will help you.
Take time out
After the procedure, you may experience some yellowing or swelling of which may last for a week. It’s best if you could take some time off for healing.
Be expecting Bruising and Swelling
The bruising and swelling is a part and parcel of a nose job. This will be gone within 7-10 days. To counter this, you need to keep your head elevated and try to avoid arduous physical activity.
No physically taxing work
While you are healing, avoid exercising within the first 3-4 weeks. Any kind of activity that puts a strain on your physique will set back your recovery.
Pain and discomfort
Pain and discomfort after the surgery are to be expected. You must keep the nasal airway clean and for discomfort and pain, you will be prescribed painkillers.
Normalcy will take a while
It might take a while for your nose to look normal again but the wait will be worth it. Your nose will look presentable, but the actual results will take a while to show.
Choose the right Surgeon
The most important aspect of Rhinoplasty surgery is choosing the right surgeon. Choose a board-certified surgeon with plenty of experience and ample of before after examples to back his claim.
Though not always but sometimes a patient might need a revision surgery. This is quite rare but it happens. In the end, it would be the patient’s decision to go through with revision Rhinoplasty and your surgeon will guide you through this.
Rhinoplasty can increase or decrease the size of your nose, change the angles of your nose or change the size of your nostrils. Finding a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss the ins and outs of a nose job before the procedure is important. The key is to keep in mind that getting rhinoplasty is supposed to be an improvement in your appearance and not to make your face perfect.