The eyes may be the windows to your soul but the nose should not be overlooked as it also plays a focal role in one’s facial appearance. A subtle change in its size or shape can already dramatically change an individual’s overall look. For many of our patients who have undergone rhinoplasty here at our Danville facial rejuvenation practice, the effects of the procedure went beyond its cosmetic purposes. In addition, an increase in self-confidence was also one of the outcomes of the procedure which was truly life-changing on their end.
Making the decision to undergo a nose-reshaping procedure is something that should not be taken lightly though. By and large, rhinoplasty is a complex cosmetic surgery and finding a rhinoplasty surgeon who have considerable experience specific to the techniques in the procedure is crucial to achieving desirable outcomes.
If you have been mulling over the pros and cons of having rhinoplasty, we suggest you reflect on the following questions to be able to figure out if you’re truly ready for the procedure:
Do you have realistic expectations?
First of all, a rhinoplasty procedure won’t make you look perfect. A nose that looks great on someone you know doesn’t guarantee that it will look stunning on you as well. The most advanced rhinoplasty technique may dramatically transform a misshapen nose resulting from injury but an anatomically-perfect nose may be impossible to achieve. Ultimately, it may be best to go after cosmetic improvement instead rather than perfection.
Are you aware of the potential risks associated with the procedure?
Like all forms of surgery, rhinoplasty has its own set of potential risks that can occur during and after the procedure. On a whole, an excellent state of physical and mental health, being a non-smoker, and having enough nasal skin will most likely lead to favorable outcomes. Moreover, knowledge of the potential risks and complications of the procedure will work in your favor during the planning and preparation phases.
Are you patient enough during the recovery period?
Swelling is a normal occurrence following the procedure and it can even last for months. Thus, you need to make sure that you have enough time off from work while in recovery. Most importantly, you also need to be patient enough to wait for the favorable results to appear as it won’t be as appealing during the first few weeks with all the swelling.
Your Personalized Rhinoplasty Plan by Dr. Lavey
An initial consultation with Dr. Lavey will help you figure out if you’re indeed ready for rhinoplasty. Call 925.820.3633 or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!