Choose the right surgeon! Make sure that they are both certified and experienced. It is also beneficial if they operate from their own private surgery centre like the one Dr. Torgerson and his experienced staff operate in Yorkville. This provides you with more individual care, and the surgery is scheduled around your timetable rather than trying to fit into a hospital’s schedule.
Although the surgeon you choose may be qualified, it is very important that you feel comfortable with them after your consultations and have established a rapport. A relationship of mutual respect prior to moving forward with surgery is invaluable.
Ensure that you are mentally prepared for the permanent alteration of your nose. Remember that Dr. Cory Torgerson is a rhinoplasty expert. His goal is to have your new nose harmonize so beautifully with other facial features that the result is both natural and balanced.
Make the most of your consultation time. Don’t be afraid to ask questions so that you understand every aspect of the rhinoplasty. Take advantage of Dr. Torgerson’s 3D Vectra Imaging System so that you will be able to collaborate with him to customize your future nose.
Arrange for a ride home on surgery day and take at least one week off of work while the cast is on.
Sleep in an upright position with your head higher than your heart. This minimizes edema (swelling) significantly.
Take the prescribed pain medication so that your experience is tolerable. Also, taking the antibiotics prescribed will reduce the risk of infection.