Many women, and men, are unhappy with the way they look. This can affect every aspect of their lives from job interviews to meeting a significant other. Their self-esteem, whether it is right or wrong, is directly tied to the way they feel about their looks.
One of the options for those who do not like their looks is Rhinoplasty. There are many steps to achieving a new look with an adjusted nose and the first one is to find proven Rhinoplasty specialists to perform your nose job.
Here is the complete overview of Rhinoplasty as a cosmetic procedure:
Find a Specialist
The first thing you will need to do is find someone experienced and qualified to perform a Rhinoplasty on your face. There are many places to look for someone qualified and certified, beginning with The Rhinoplasty Society. They have listings of the best surgeons in your area.
You will want to meet with your chosen Rhinoplasty surgeon before the actual procedure. The surgeon should offer a free or reduced-price consultation and be willing to go over your options for the surgery and financial obligations or insurance information. You should leave with confidence in the procedure as well as be satisfied with the price.
Once you are in the surgeon’s office, you will be made comfortable and anesthesia is given to you. You may not fully fall asleep, but you will not feel anything that is being done to your face.
Closed procedure – this is when the incision is made inside the nose. There are no visible cuts on your face, and the stitches could dissolve or may need to be removed.
Open procedure – this is when the cut is made under the nose, on the columella, which is the strip of thick cartilage between the nostrils.
After the incision is made, the surgeon will begin to reshape the nose. This is either done by removing some of the cartilage between the nostrils or in the middle of the nose. There are times when cartilage will be added to help with the reshaping. The cartilage from the ear can be used in this type of procedure.
After everything is done, closing the incision is the next step. The stitches are going to be small and barely seen, even on the outside of the nose.
After the Surgery
You will need to rest the rest of the day after your procedure. You want to protect your face and nose, so going back to work or regular activities should be put off.
Depending on what was done, you may be prescribed pain medications, or told to take an over-the-counter medication to help with the temporary pain.
You will need to wait the recommended amount of time to resume any type of sports or do something that could possibly injure your nose before it fully heals. This may include working in a factory or holding a baby or toddler that doesn’t understand they can’t get in your face.
Your surgeon will give you a follow-up appointment for the removal of stitches if needed or simply to make sure you are feeling okay and happy with the results.