New Year, New Nose
- Posted on: Jan 15 2019
Many of us are ready to kick-start the New Year with a whole slew of plans of how we’re going to improve our lives. For some of us, that means treating ourselves to a few treatments we’ve had earmarked for a long time.
Are you looking for more information about rhinoplasty (also colloquially referred to as a nose job)? We want you to understand a little more and make a more informed decision about your needs. Keep reading for some frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty.
Who is a good candidate?
Though there are some general health concerns that may keep you from getting surgery, they do not vary from those that keep you from getting other surgeries. So, if you have a condition, or had weird side effects after surgery, or didn’t do well under anesthesia, we want to know.
Otherwise, if you are in good health, it all depends on what you’re looking for when it comes to a good rhinoplasty candidate. If you are unhappy with your entire nose, or just a small portion of your nose, you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Through rhinoplasty, we can adjust the tip of your nose, shrink the size of your nostrils, or reshape the bridge of your nose.
How long does it take to recover?
A rhinoplasty can be performed in a few hours, and we will follow up with you to make sure you’re healing well after you have gone home. About a week after your surgery, you will likely be asked to come in for a check up. This is to ensure you’re healing well. We will also remove the cast and the packing from your nose at this time. Being able to breathe out of your nose will likely make you feel much better.
Often, people do like to take a little time off of work or school to heal, and it may take up to two weeks for your bruising and swelling to subside. Your recovery time may vary, depending on what concerns you had and how well your body heals. We will discuss this during your consultation.
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