The decision to have rhinoplasty should be given careful thought and consideration. It is one of the most delicate cosmetic surgeries requiring adept surgical technique and exceptional aesthetic sense in the plastic surgeon. Other factors that influence rhinoplasty outcomes include the current state of your nasal skin, nasal cartilage, and the rate at which your body heals.
If you’re considering rhinoplasty, we encourage that you ask yourself the following questions:
Do you have realistic expectations of the procedure?
As mentioned above, rhinoplasty is an extremely delicate cosmetic procedure. The improvements that can be made during surgery may be limited by the amount or quality of your existing nasal skin, cartilage, and surrounding tissue. During your personal consultation, you need to discuss your cosmetic goals, expectations, and preferences. Chasing after perfection with rhinoplasty is never a good idea.
Have you considered the potential risks and complications?
As in all types of surgery, there are also risks and complications that may occur during and after rhinoplasty. These include bleeding, infection, breathing problems, deformities, and reaction to anesthesia. During pre-surgery consultations, it’s important to discuss the steps you can take to reduce these risks.
Can you take time off from work or school for more than a week?
Full recovery from rhinoplasty takes from one to two weeks. If you opt to have rhinoplasty, you will need to take time off from work, school, or any daily routine. It is also helpful to have someone help out around the house for at least the first few days following surgery.
Do you have questions about rhinoplasty? Call us at 508.334.5990 or fill out this contact form today to schedule an appointment!