Preparing for a Nose Job

A nose job is part of a cosmetic procedure wherein it will enhance the physical appearance of your nose. But having your nose done is not just for aesthetic reasons, your doctor may recommend this if you have birth defects or breathing problems that can be corrected only through surgery. If you suffer from constant snoring or sleep disorders then probably you should have it checked for possible obstructions such as polyps.

Below are the things that you should do just in case you wanted to have your nose done:

Talk to your doctor and discuss the procedure thoroughly. Take the opportunity to talk about your reasons and expectations right after the procedure. Talk about costs, preparations, , post surgery downtime and insurance coverage. Please note that some insurance companies do not cover cosmetic enhancements so it is important that all areas are being addressed. You would also need to a few weeks off from work to recuperate from the surgery.

Having your nose done will definitely have positive effects on your physical appearance. Though there is no such thing as a perfect nose job  but deciding to undergo a surgery can be life changing and will definitely make an impact on your everyday life.

Tell your surgeon what your realistic expectations are regarding the physical results if ever you want to push through with the rhinoplasty. Your surgeon can make a description of what your nose would look like right after the procedure. Your doctor will be telling you to undergo a series of pre-operative tests to rule out any risks or side effects of the surgery. A series of blood tests will be done and your surgeon will usually advise you to manage your blood pressure to avoid complications. The same thing goes if you have diabetes or high blood sugar. Do not lie about your medical history just to get the surgery done.

After the surgery has been performed you would have to rest for at least 15 days to a month to give your stitches time to heal. Pain medications and antibiotics will be prescribed to help with the wound healing process. You are expected to wear a nasal splint to secure the area. Bruising and swelling around the nose and eyes are to be expected for the next two weeks but it should gradually lessen after a month or so. Mild swelling should still be expected within the next three months until your nose has healed. Make sure that you don’t participate in any strenuous activities and contact sports for the next few months.


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