If you are thinking of having a nose job performed, you certainly wouldn’t be alone, as many thousands of women around the world undergo plastic surgery to alter the shape of their nose. There have been significant improvements in this treatment in the past two decades, and with that in mind, here are 5 things you need to know about rhinoplasty prior to having the treatment.
- Check the Certification of the Plastic Surgeon – This is an absolute must, as there are some so called ‘surgeons’ who are not registered with the Medical Council, so it is vital that you only use a qualified plastic surgeon. If you are browsing clinic websites, they should have all the information about qualifications of the surgeons they use, so always check before making contact.
- Two Weeks Downtime – When having rhinoplasty, you should allow a full two weeks to completely recover, as this is one of the more complicated forms of plastic surgery. Of course, in some cases the recovery time is much less, depending on the extent of the treatment. This is something to discuss with the plastic surgeon, who has wealth of experience in seeing people recover from open nose augmentation (known as เสริมจมูกแบบเปิด in Thai), and he would make sure that you are aware of the downtime, while also providing you with a list of dos and don’ts to sped up the recovery process.
- Ask Many Questions – As any form of cosmetic plastic surgery is irreversible, it is paramount that you are perfectly happy to proceed with the treatment. It is a good idea to prepare some questions to ask the surgeon when you meet him for the first time, and with some online research on the subject, you will have a clearer idea of what a nose job entails. It is important for the surgeon to feel that the patient is aware of the risks and is fully prepared for the recovery period.
- Be Realistic with your Expectations – It is important to be realistic regarding the results you can expect to see after rhinoplasty. The surgeon would make sure that you are fully aware of the risks involved (there are risks with all forms of surgery) and he would not proceed if he felt that you were not committed to having the treatment. It can take as long as one year to fully realise the results, as the skin needs time to readjust to the new shape of the nose. However, as soon as the splint and bandages are removed, you should be able to see a difference in the shape of your nose and the swelling usually disappears after a couple of weeks.
- Narrow Nasal Passages – Sometimes a rhinoplasty is carried out because the person has very narrow nasal passages and the surgery can widen these, making breathing a lot more comfortable. Rhinoplasty is also carried out after a traumatic injury and some grafting might be involved.
If you would like to explore the potential that rhinoplasty offers, search online for an established plastic surgery clinic and make an initial appointment, when you can discuss your requirements with the specialist.