There is an old saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Despite this old saying, people spend millions of dollars trying to achieve perfection. Whether it is a tube of lipstick or plastic surgery, people are constantly on the look out for a way to enhance their appearance. One of the most common decisions a person makes to change their overall appearance is a simple nose job or rhinoplasty as it is called in professional circles. If you are like the many people who are considering getting your nose done there are a few things you must consider first.
Make sure your expectations are realistic. Your surgeon will not be able to alter your nose to match the nose of your favorite movie star since he is limited by your nose’s own anatomical structure.
Make sure to vet and choose your surgeon carefully. It is vital to choose a surgeon carefully for your nose job. You will want to check their credentials and references. Always meet them in person and make sure you are able to speak to their references in person. That is the only way you can be sure of their record.
Be aware of the cost and what it means. The average rhinoplasty can cost anywhere from $3k to $8k depending on the skill of the surgeon and the market where the surgery takes place. Be wary of any surgeon that tells you they can do it for less than $3K, as they may cut corners and you can not guarantee results.
There will be a recovery period and you must allow for it. Full recovery can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a year in some cases. Some patients even suffer strange consequences, like loss of nasal sensitivity or some issues with breathing through the nose.
Rhinoplasty complications are rare but might arise in a surgery recovery phase like infection, anesthetics side effects, or unpredictable surgery results. Report any excessive swelling, bleeding, pain or fever at the first signs to your cosmetic surgeon.
Rhinoplasty revision surgery might be necessary to correct unsatisfactory nose job results. The secondary rhinoplasty procedures are considered more complex and might require a cosmetic surgery specialist whose area of expertise is specifically nose job revisions.