Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is one of the many plastic surgery procedures that can focus on both beauty and function. Rhinoplasty can correct breathing problems as well as create a shape that is in better harmony with your other facial features. Here’s what you need to know before deciding if rhinoplasty is right for you.
1. The Nose Your Face Wants May Be Best
If you are considering rhinoplasty, then you probably have a good idea of what concerns you want addressed and what your ideal nose looks like. Be sure to talk with Dr. Meade about those things during your consultation but keep an open mind. The nose you want may not be the nose that works best with your other facial features and proportions.
Meade can help you pick the nose that best fits your goals and your face.
2. Pick a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
You can’t hide a bad nose job if something goes wrong, which makes picking the right plastic surgeon even more important. Technically, any medical doctor can perform rhinoplasty but a board-certified plastic surgeon has years of additional training in surgical techniques and aesthetics to produce the best outcome.
3. Be Patient with Your Results
While people love the various benefits of rhinoplasty, immediate results aren’t one of those perks. Most of the swelling should go down after 10 to 14 days, giving you a glimpse of what your nose will look like, however, your nose may look asymmetrical as it heals. You may have to wait 12 to 15 months for the swelling to completely subside to see your final results. A nose that fulfills your expectation is worth the wait.