Have you been contemplating what you would do to improve your beautiful face? Don’t fret; we fully understand your confusion and hesitation. Because there are so many cosmetic surgeries and nonsurgical procedures available in the market to enhance your attractive face, anyone would really feel confused and would think twice about choosing what procedure would be the right fit for their needs. From facelifts, eyelid surgeries, to rhinoplasty, one would need the expert opinion of a cosmetic surgeon to make sure that their decision matches their needs. So, if you are asking, ‘Should I get a nose job?’, then this article is for you.
What is Rhinoplasty For?
If you are still questioning what part of your face you should enhance to create a lasting improvement, we would suggest you try rhinoplasty. Yes, a nose job. Why? Well, we all know that our nose is the centre of our entire face. Having cosmetic surgery to change the size, shape, alignment, and tip of your nose can change the angle and overall framing of your face.
You can get rhinoplasty if you have:
- a hump on the bridge of your nose
- wavy, crooked, or fractured-looking nose
- flat nose
- wide, flaring nose
- round or overemphasised nose tip
- concave nose
- deviated septum
Note that you do not get rhinoplasty just for the sake of your aesthetic improvements. If you have problems with breathing during your sleep, and your doctor diagnosed you with having a deviated septum, then he may also recommend having rhinoplasty surgery to correct this medical condition. This actually makes your nose job a different type of plastic surgery procedure. It can be cosmetic surgery by nature, but it can also address medical conditions concerning your nose, especially when it comes to your breathing.
What to Consider when Getting Rhinoplasty
We want to help you decide if getting rhinoplasty is the best choice for you. Here are some of the key points you need to think about while making a well-thought-of decision.
Reason for undergoing rhinoplasty
Are you going to improve the look of your nose because of peer pressure or what social media dictates? If you are in it because you want to improve your self-confidence in meeting new people and building interpersonal relationships, then maybe rhinoplasty is a healthy choice. But, if you only want to do it for the sake of pleasing others, without thinking about the risks, complications, and recovery period post-surgery, then you should think twice.
As we mentioned earlier, rhinoplasty can also address medical conditions affecting your breathing. Nasal obstruction can cause problems with exercise, disturb sleep, contribute to snoring and sleep apnea, or interfere with other activities. If medical treatments (such as nasal spray or sleep apnoea treatment) fail, surgery may be the next step. Rhinoplasty done for medical reasons such as these is often covered by health insurance.
Understanding of the surgery procedure
Do you know what will happen before, during, and after your surgery? Plastic surgeons typically explain the procedure during your initial consultation, from the preparatory stages up until your recovery period. Here are some questions you need to ask your plastic surgeon so you are better informed about getting a nose job.
Surgeon’s experience. Is he a board-certified plastic surgeon? How long has he been practicing? Does he have any accreditation from international associations like the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the American Society of Plastic Surgeons?
The type of rhinoplasty. Is he going to perform closed or open rhinoplasty? Ask him to describe each and show you his before-and-after images of previous patients who underwent such nose job type under his care.
Pre-surgery instruction. Are there restrictions when it comes to diet, exercise, or activities before your surgery?
Risks of the surgery. All surgeries have risks of complications. Aside from bleeding, infection, and allergic reactions to anaesthesia, you may also ask about numbness, scar formation, nerve damage, or revision rhinoplasty.
Expectations after the surgery
How long is the recovery going to last? What post-surgery effects should you expect? Your face may look swollen, bruised, and red. How long will the swelling and bruising last? These are just some of the questions that your plastic surgeon needs to answer for your peace of mind.
Follow-up consultations after one to two weeks need to be imposed in order to make sure that no complications are overlooked. Daily activities
The appearance of your nose during the first few days or weeks of your surgery is not the final results. Although the majority of your swelling and bruising would subside after a few months, you still need to wait for a little over a year before you can truly appreciate the enhanced features of your new, natural-looking nose.
Cost of rhinoplasty
Let’s admit it; all cosmetic surgery procedures cost a fortune. Well actually, all surgeries would cost you serious bucks, so deciding whether you are doing it because you want it or need it should be strongly considered. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons gave a rough ballpark figure of $5500 for this major facial surgical procedure. This covers the surgical cost; however, the anesthesiologist’s and surgeon’s fees may depend on the experience and the patient’s condition. The more complex your nose’s situation is, the higher the cost.
However, there is a silver lining to this. We mentioned that rhinoplasty also addresses medical concerns. When rhinoplasty is performed to improve breathing function, the cause is most commonly an obstructed airway. This procedure, whether performed alone or in conjunction with cosmetic rhinoplasty, is considered reconstructive and may be covered by insurance.
Final Thoughts regarding Rhinoplasty
Manage your expectations.
You cannot just ask your surgeon to give you a makeover like your favorite celebrity. Your doctor has an expert opinion as to how your nose would complement your facial features. Not so much as copying someone else’s look, your surgeon will enhance the size and shape of your nose to fit the proportion and profile of your face.
You cannot have a perfect nose.
In rhinoplasty, there is no such thing as perfect. Why? Because perfect is subjective. It may look perfect for you, but surgeons would say otherwise. Your friends may say your nose looks weird, but to you and your doctor, no improvement is necessary. Striving for perfection is dangerous in cosmetic surgery.
Do your research.
From the get-go, you need to make the right choice when it comes to your nose job journey. Choosing your surgeon requires reading comments, consulting close friends and relatives about their personal experience with the surgeon, and looking through before and after pictures of his body of work.
Prepare for your recovery.
If you are really up for it and you are decided to push through with your nose job procedure, make arrangements so your recovery runs smoothly. Request for one to two weeks off work so you can rest while the swelling and bruising subside. You should also avoid strenuous activities as they may aggravate your wound and cause them to bleed and become painful and swollen. Make sure that you have someone with you during your recovery period, so you can delegate daily tasks.
If you are looking for a reliable clinic for your nose job, look no further as Refine Cosmetic Clinic is here for you. Our cosmetic surgeons are board-certified and have safety track records to assure quality treatment. We continue to be one of the most outstanding clinics for providing unparalleled results. For more information on the cost of a nose surgery call us at (02) 8880 5116 to learn about our payment plans and book your appointment.
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