The dish on the nose job: a complete guide to nose surgery
Gather ‘round, girlfriends – it’s time to get the answers to all of your questions about getting a nose surgery and lift at a cosmetic clinic in Toronto.
One of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures is a nose job, but even this age old procedure comes with a lot of qualms and misconceptions, all false pretenses that can easily hinder from any individual from achieving their aesthetic and wellness goals. Some of the most common concerns that cosmetic surgeons specializing in nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, include pain or discomfort, effects on breathing, and even dealing with the possibility of making the nose look worse than before.
It’s normal to experience some anxiety when venturing into unknown territory, such as a life-changing cosmetic procedure, but it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Cosmetic surgeons train extensively in nose surgeries and other procedures, and the millions of lives that they’ve changed for the better are powerful encouragements for someone just about to take their first step towards looking and feeling confident.
Here are our answers to some of the most common questions that patients at our cosmetic surgery clinic in Toronto ask when considering a rhinoplasty procedure:
Am I a good candidate for nose surgery?
Hold up – before studying those #TransformationTuesday photos on your lock screen or blocking time on your schedule for the surgery and recovery, the first and most basic step is to sit down with a cosmetic surgeon and assess your fitness for undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure.
For a nose surgery to yield the best possible results, it’s important to make sure that you’re in generally good health to undergo the procedure and recover smoothly. Our cosmetic surgeons use these markers to assess your case and determine the best course of treatment:
- Size of the nose relative to the rest of your face and degree of disproportion that needs to be corrected to achieve a balanced facial profile
- Width of the nasal bridge and necessary adjustments to its width
- Bumps and depressions on the bridge of the nose
- Drooping, hooked, or enlarged nostrils and tip of the nose
- Presence of deviated septum and breathing problems
- Asymmetrical, enlarged, or upturned nostrils.
In addition to assessing these markers on the nasal area, your doctor will also want to make sure that you are in generally good health – and that includes laying off the martinis and smoking, as well as checking your medical history to ensure overall fitness. Plus, the consultation is also designed to level your expectations, ensuring that while they work to give you the best results possible, it’s important to know that a nose surgery entails working with existing tissue and cartilage and enhancing the appearance of your current nasal area. Unlike magic, cosmetic procedures take hard work, sound judgment, and strict adherence to post-operative instructions for a smooth and successful recovery.
In rare cases, though, an alternative may be recommended by your cosmetic surgeon, such as a nonsurgical nose job to reshape the nasal area, especially if you’re just looking to correct minor abnormalities.
Let’s get it over with – nose surgery/nose lift 411
The truth is, no matter how many articles you read and times you visit your cosmetic surgeon prior to the procedure, it’s inevitable to go under anesthesia without even an inkling of fear or worry. But our cosmetic surgery clinic in Toronto will give it a try anyway.
The good news is, we’ve outlined the most common questions patients have before their rhinoplasty procedure; chances are, you have the same concerns, so you can find comfort in the fact that you’re not alone:
I know it hurts – but how much will it?
As with any plastic surgery procedure, a nose surgery will yield mild discomfort, feeling much like a bruise on the face. But don’t worry, you don’t walk out empty handed after the surgery, as our doctor will make sure to prescribe appropriate painkillers for recovery.
You know the adage ‘sometimes you have to break something for it to be beautiful?’ Well, that’s kind of true here. But let us explain: the big reveal doesn’t happen immediately after the doctor places the final stitch, and it certainly won’t happen when you wake up in recovery. In fact, once the bandages come off, it’s expected to come across some swelling and bruising as your nasal area recovers after the surgery.
Bear with us, though – the real beauty brought out by your rhinoplasty procedure won’t be fully visible until sometimes up to a year; we know, from the onset it sounds preposterous, and with the $$$ involved in this cosmetic surgery, it can feel like a waste. According to our cosmetic surgeons, bringing out the beauty of a nose surgery can take some time, and the year-long full healing period requires patience and thinking ahead.
Because the nose is such a part of the face, the cartilage needs time to heal and re-mold itself, so to speak, following the correction done during the procedure. Even after the initial swelling and bruising subsides, residual healing can still be present for a while. So, if you start to get worked up because the transformation doesn’t happen overnight or over the next few days, try to remember that like all good things, achieving your most beautiful self requires proper healing, religiously following post-op care instructions, a dash of patience while the body adjusts, and good health to keep going!
Is a nose job designed to create or cause breathing problems?
While primarily a cosmetic fix, a nose surgery can also be performed to correct breathing problems caused by a deviated septum. However, we know that a lot of patients fear the opposite – that getting a nose surgery will mess up the anatomy of their nasal area and instead cause breathing problems.
With utmost precision and advanced surgical techniques, getting a nose surgery with an experienced cosmetic surgeon should not cause you to develop breathing problems following the procedure. You won’t just have a beautiful nose – you’ll enjoy the health benefits of a perfectly working one, too!
Can’t stop the feeling – in my nose?
Following your procedure, it’s not unusual to feel some pain and discomfort in the nasal and facial area as your nose heals. It’s also normal to experience stuffiness or congestion in the nose, as if having a cold, during the first few days post-op. To combat this discomfort, it’s important to keep the nasal airway clean, which can be done with the aid of tap water.
It’s also normal for the swelling to extend to the eye area – don’t fret; it’s simply because the nasal tissues are connected to the rest of the face, so healing must happen on a holistic level. Plus, bleeding from the nostrils can also be expected during the first several days post-op, as well as normal tiredness and discomfort. While potentially all red flags, it’s important to look at the bigger picture: like any procedure, a nose surgery necessitates changes in your body which take a bit of time to settle; but the result is a great transformation that lasts an entire lifetime.