Maybe you are considering rhinoplasty as an option to alter the shape of your nose. If so, it is always best to make sure that you have done as much research as you possibly can. There can be many conflicting pieces of information online so this is also something that you should be watching out for. My rhinoplasty went extremely well and given that I have been through this and asked my best rhinoplasty surgeon many questions, I wanted to answer some of the most commonly asked questions which you may have.
What Is Involved?
Depending on what it is that you are trying to achieve, this surgery will involve the surgeon making an incision either on the outside or the inside of the nose, and then removing cartilage or bone in order to get the desired effect. There are 3 commonly used procedures and your surgeon will speak to you about each one during your consultations.
Will it Scar?
Because of the professionalism and the techniques which the surgeons use the chance of scarring is extremely slim. In fact in almost all cases there are absolute no scar tissue left over because of the location of the incision.
In almost all cases of rhinoplasty or reconstructive sugary you will be treated as an outpatient and you will be out the same day. The operation itself will take less than two hours although the total time in the clinic or hospital will be more than that as you will need to have a pre-op and post-op assessment.
What is the Recovery Time?
Generally speaking you will be able to return to work just a few days after this procedure although it is recommended that you avoid anything strenuous for at least a week in order to avoid further complications.
Are There Any Health Risks?
This is a procedure which has been carried out for many, many years and it has one of the highest success rates of all cosmetic treatments. If you do have health issues as a result o the rhinoplasty then you must ensure that you book in for a review with your surgeon. These cases are extremely rare and it is for this reason that you will be scheduled in for a review a month after your treatment, to ensure that everything is fine.
The only risks that are associated with rhinoplasty surgery are the same that are associated with any surgery which are things such as infections or errors, in the main however this is a procedure which is carried out without complications.
Speak a length with your surgeon and discuss exactly what results you are looking for before you finally decide to have rhinoplasty, don’t be afraid to ask questions and if you aren’t comfortable, don’t do it.