Last year, nose jobs, or rhinoplasties, were the third most popular cosmetic surgery, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you have a scheduled procedure coming up with Dr. Wortham or are considering going under the knife to change the shape, size or general appearance of your nose, it’s important to consider a few things to make your recovery as smooth as possible.
Is Rhinoplasty Right for You?
The first step in the process is deciding if a rhinoplasty can help you achieve the results you are looking for. It can help with the following conditions:
- Bumps at the bridge of the nose
- A nose that feels too narrow or too wide for the face
- A nose that is deviated
- A nasal tip that is disproportionate or misshapen
- Septal deviation or internal valve collapse
Preparing for Your Rhinoplasty
A key part of ensuring a smooth recovery is proper preparation for your procedure. You should avoid caffeine, alcohol and smoking for at least one month prior to surgery. Another way to prepare for your rhinoplasty is to be sure you have a place to rest where you can keep your head elevated and have plenty of things to read, watch or do during your recovery period. It’s also a good idea to run any errands, get groceries and take care of any other tasks so that you can focus on your recovery for the next two weeks.
Recovery from Your Rhinoplasty
After the procedure, it’s important to follow Dr. Wortham’s instructions exactly as recommended in order to have the quickest and most comfortable recovery possible. Take any medications prescribed to you including pain relievers and antibiotics. Be sure to follow any other post-operative instructions given by Dr. Wortham or his team such as keeping your head elevated. Don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns during your recovery time. It’s always better to be safe and ask than to wait and find out later something was wrong that could have been fixed quickly.
For more information about rhinoplasties or to schedule a consultation, call us today at 425-744-7771.