Rhinoplasty, generally known as ‘nose job,’ is one of the most complicated surgical procedures. This is because the nose, being a sensory organ is made up made up of specially structured bones, cartilage and soft tissues that have to handle with care when preparing for the procedure, during the procedure and after the procedure for the best results.
It is done to achieve different objectives. The reasons range from those who go through it for cosmetic reasons to enhance their look, correction of a birth defect and those who have gone through an injury causing dislocation to the bones making up the nose and thus have to be fixed.
For the rhinoplasty to be a success, you need to take care of various considerations. Some of the tips on rhinoplasty are explained below:
HAVE AN IDEA OF THE FINAL LOOK YOU WANT.
Before embarking on this procedure, it is important that you know exactly what you want to achieve. You may go to your surgeon with various images of how you want your nose to look like after the procedure. Consult the surgeon on their ideas depending on the shape of your nose, how your face looks and what you want. Your surgeon is likely to advise you accordingly given that they must have done a procedure of the same nature before. Be well versed with the consequences so that you do not regret at the end of it. It is important to take time and fully understand what you are up to.
GO TO A REPUTABLE MEDICAL FACILITY.
Go to a facility that is known to give the best.You can consult friends, relatives or neighbors who have gone through the rhinoplasty procedure. Your physician can also recommend a good facility.
Where it is not an emergency, it is also important to seek an appointment before the procedure. Assess the equipment available in the facility, professionalism of the staff, the recovery rooms among other factors that will make the procedure a success.
You also need to get an overview of the whole procedure. Ask for the clarification of the various questions and concerns you may be having. A reputable facility must be duly registered, licensed and be able to properly explain the whole procedure to you.
GIVE ADEQUATE TIME FOR RECOVERY.
You will not get the result overnight. The recovery process may take weeks to months depending on the complexity of the rhinoplasty procedure. You need to take time off from work to ensure you do activities that will lead to a lot of movement within the area around the nose leading to setbacks in the recovery process. It is also important to get someone to help you with the house chores as you recover.
STRICTLY FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF YOUR SURGEON.
Fast and successful recovery will depend on how you take care of your nose after the procedure. You need to use the prescriptions recommended by your surgeon. You need to place your head and nose in the right position. For example, it is advisable that you place your nose facing upward when sleeping. You also need to lead a proper lifestyle. Do not smoke or be in an environment with dust. This is because, during the recovery process, you will mostly be using your mouth to breath.