Changing the appearance your nose with cosmetic surgery can have a dramatically positive affect on your looks. Rhinoplasty can change the size, shape or proportions of your nose. It can also be done to repair deformities from an injury, correct a birth defect, or improve breathing difficulties. Todays Rhinoplasty is more accurate and predictable than ever before. It can produce a naturally pleasing nose that complements and flatters your face for the rest of your life.
Before planning for your rhinoplasty your surgeon at Midas Touch will consider your features and listen to what you want to achieve. He or she will:
Speak with you about whether rhinoplasty is appropriate for you and what you wish to change.
Talk about your motivations and expectations.
Explain what rhinoplasty can and can’t do for you.
Show you what your results might look like.
Before Your Procedure
Your Midas Touch doctor will conduct a complete physical examination with laboratory tests. He or she will also inspect your skin and the inside and outside of your nose. This physical examination will help your doctor determine what changes should be made and how your physical features may affect your results.
Before your rhinoplasty you may also need to:
Avoid certain medications, specifically those containing aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) for two weeks prior to, and after your surgery. These medications must be stopped because they may increase bleeding.
If you smoke you must stop.Â Smoking slows the healing process after surgery and may make you more prone to infection.
After Your Surgery
It is important that you rest afterwards in a semi-reclined position with your head raised higher than your chest. This will reduce any bleeding and swelling. You may experience congestion from swelling or dressings. The dressing may need to stay in place from one to seven days.
Be sure to:
Avoid strenuous activities and exercise.
Only take baths and not showers while your nose is bandaged.
Avoid blowing your nose.
You can expect some swelling or bruising around your eyes for two to three weeks after the surgery.
This may sound like a lot to go through but most patients are so pleased with the outcome that a few weeks of downtime is nothing compared to the beautiful new nose in the middle of their face!