You’ve made the decision to get a nose job. Whether it’s for correcting a blocked nasal passage or for cosmetic improvement, your rhinoplasty results can vastly improve your quality of life. The most crucial factor in ensuring a successful outcome is to choose the right surgeon. Then you must heal. Here is a short guide we put together at Waltzman Plastic Surgery to get you through the process with the best opportunity for optimal results.
Choose the Right Surgeon
Because rhinoplasty is a complex operation, you should put your surgery in the hands of the most qualified surgeon you can find. It requires a firm understanding of underlying cartilage and bone structures that make up the nose. Approximately 15% of rhinoplasty surgeries in America require a revision due to various factors, including choosing the wrong surgeon.
A board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in rhinoplasty has the most extensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. They must stay abreast of the latest technologies and techniques and are held to the highest ethical standards in medicine.
Have Realistic Expectations
A critical factor in enjoying a successful outcome from rhinoplasty is understanding what is possible with the surgery and what is not. This nose enhancement surgery can improve your nose appearance wonderfully by altering the size, shape, and angle of your nose. But you must be realistic about what benefits you should expect.
Your surgeon will develop your surgical plan with your unique facial anatomy in mind, and your underlying facial structure will dictate what is possible. So, don’t think you can get the nose of a particular celebrity—that may prove disappointing for you in the long run. The best way to prepare for your surgery is to have a discussion of what you can expect with your plastic surgeon.
Make Good of Your Consultation
Your rhinoplasty consultation is an opportunity for you to ask questions and voice your concerns. It also allows you to understand details of your upcoming surgery. During your initial appointment, our goal is to give you enough information to make an informed decision and explain the benefits and risks associated with the operation. We will provide you pre-operation instructions on preparing for your surgery and what to expect on the day of your procedure.
Follow After Surgery Instructions
Once you’re out of the operating room, the recovery period begins. We will give you post-surgery instructions that we expect you to follow closely. This will include getting plenty of rest, sleeping with your head elevated, and refraining from physical activity until Dr. Waltzman says it’s okay. We will provide detailed, written instructions for you to take home after surgery. And we are only a phone call away.