It’s a procedure which has really come into its own over the last few years. After all, rhinoplasty was something that was almost frowned upon several years ago, with a whole host of good and bad reviews that accompanied its reputation.
Now, however, it’s mostly good. In short, this reconstructive procedure has come on leaps and bounds and the risks have been minimized substantially.
Of course, choosing to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure still requires some element of thought from the patient. This is what today’s article is all about, as Dean Toriumi reviews the big questions you should pose before you consider this procedure.
Question #1 – Are you a suitable candidate?
It should go without saying that you should be questioning whether or not you truly are a suitable candidate before pressing ahead. Suffice to say, some people clearly aren’t and while the risks of this surgery are very low, you still shouldn’t even be considering it unless you have a genuine need.
So, what exactly defines a suitable candidate? Well, your surgeon will be able to tell you from a physiological perspective. For example, he or she will evaluate your nose and determine if there are any potential complications that might occur.
However, there is also a degree of mental suitability. In other words, you need to know what you are expecting. Don’t expect something that simply isn’t possible; some noses have more limitations than others and you might not be able to receive the so-called “perfect nose”.
Question #2 – Is your surgeon suitable?
Well, this next question will obviously be a little further on in the process. One of the reasons rhinoplasty surgery had something of an indifferent reputation several years ago was that surgeons who were dabbling within it were not really qualified to perform the procedure.
Of course, now this has changed somewhat. After all, the procedure is now much more established and it means that there are more qualified surgeons than ever before. You should still make sure your surgeon of choice has the appropriate qualifications, but the point we are trying to make is that this is less of a concern.
Secondly, make sure you are comfortable with your surgeon. This is something that will naturally differ between individuals and if you don’t feel comfortable with the first surgeon you are find, it’s not unusual to look for someone else instead.
Question #3 – When do you think you will see the results?
We looked at expectations earlier in the article, but really this is something that deserves its own section. Understanding when you will experience the results is something that you need to know before you go through the procedure. To put things in perspective, it can be as long as four weeks before the full results are experienced. By “full results”, we mean that this tends to be when all swelling is completely gone and you can live life with your new nose.