Rhinoplasty: What to Know Before Getting a Nose Job

As growing numbers of men and women are choosing elective rhinoplasty – a cosmetic ‘nose job’ – and many of these patients are younger and younger, it is important to know exactly what to expect

No matter the reason, any time you have surgery and are put under general anesthesia, there are serious risks and possible negative consequences. For that reason, it is important to work with a caring, concerned rhinoplasty surgeon who has your best interests at heart.

you should be sure the doctor you work with is highly experienced with rhinoplasty

Any Surgery is A Major Concern

A responsible doctor will want to make sure you are having this surgery for the right reasons and not just because it is a fad. Your expectations need to be realistic and your goals based on what will be appropriate for your face – not based on a picture from a magazine or a copy of someone else.

Finding The Right Doctor

It is important to check your rhinoplasty surgeon’s qualifications. Many good doctors are able to perform rhinoplasty procedures under the overall umbrella of their training and licensing but for the best results, you should be sure the doctor you work with is highly experienced with rhinoplasty. This should be someone with board certification, special training, and an eye for aesthetics. You should feel a connection with this person – that he or she understands your needs and goals.

Look At Pictures

Pictures are a good way to show the doctor what results you hope to achieve from surgery. By also looking at the doctor’s rhinoplasty before and after photos, you will be able to see how effective this surgeon is at effectively changing the look of his patients. You need to assess if all the noses look the same or if they are natural looking, fitting in harmony with the overall look of the face.

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Follow all of your doctor’s post-surgical advice for the best results

Make a Plan Together

Know what you want before you consult with a rhinoplasty surgeon but be willing to listen to his or her advice. Identify the characteristics that trouble you about your appearance such as a pronounced hump or hook, wide or flat- looking nose, large nostrils, or down-turned tip. Realize that in many cases, less is more, so minimal work may achieve your desired results.

A good doctor will help you understand the limitations of surgery based on your particular nasal skeleton and other underlying structures. The expectation of too much change can lead to poor results that look fake and can actually cause damage to your nose.

Don’t Rush to Conclusions After Rhinoplasty Surgery

Although many rhinoplasty surgeons in Toronto are able to perform great work with minimal disruption to the basic structure of the nose, healing takes time. Don’t look at the mirror a day after surgery and expect to have to live with what you see. Bruising and swelling can last for several weeks and affect not only the nose but the eyes and upper cheek area. Be sure to follow all of your doctor’s pre- and post-surgical advice for the best results and proper healing.

For one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in Toronto, contact Dr. Cory Torgerson today to find out more about achieving the appearance you want with rhinoplasty.

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