Rhinoplasty is a form of cosmetic surgery where the shape of the nose and bridge can be corrected in order to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Many people are self-conscious about the appearance of their nose, whether it’s because they think their nose is too wide, too narrow or they’re unhappy with the shape of their nostrils.
If you’re considering rhinoplasty but aren’t completely decided if you want to go ahead with the surgery then below are some important questions to ask yourself.
Is the appearance of your nose making you unhappy?
If the appearance of your nose is making you feel self-conscious and fundamentally affecting your confidence and happiness then rhinoplasty could be the answer. It’s important to be aware that rhinoplasty does have its limits and cannot change every part of your nose. However it can be used to alter the width of the bridge, the size and shape of the nostrils and the shape of the tip.
Are you getting the surgery for you?
With any type of cosmetic surgery, it’s always important that you are getting it done for you and you alone. This is especially true of rhinoplasty since your nose is such a prominent feature on your face and something you cannot hide. Make sure that you’re not being pressured by anyone else to get the surgery, for example a partner or family member. You are the one who has to live with the results after all.
Are you aware of the risks and recovery time required?
You should certainly be aware of the risks and recovery time before making a decision regarding rhinoplasty. The risks are minimal and the majority of surgeries are performed without any complications however that doesn’t mean risks do not exist.
There is also a significant recovery period with rhinoplasty where you’ll need to take time off work while you recover. Bruising, swelling and some temporary pain are all typical side effects of rhinoplasty surgery.
Book a consultation
The first step when you’re considering rhinoplasty is to book a consultation. The consultation gives you a chance to have all your questions answered and to learn about how the surgery is performed and the results you can expect amongst other things.
Get in touch now and we can book a consultation at a time that’s convenient for you.