Should You Have a Rhinoplasty Procedure?
We don’t all have the body we want, there are few things that we can do through exercise and diet, and makeup, does wonders. But other things won’t change no matter what we do. That is, unless we consider surgery. Your nose is in this category, it is what it is, unless you get it changed. Not all Rhinoplasty is done for cosmetics. There are medical reasons to have a procedure done. But considering noses are the central feature of our faces. Their appearance is always a critical consideration in every nose surgery. If you are considering having a procedure done, here are some things to consider.
- Why Surgery? Your motivation to get surgery needs to be discussed. If your reasoning is purely cosmetic. It would be a good idea to get some neutral advice. Often, we fixate on a part of our body that we don’t like, but what we see as a defect, may be something other people find endearing, the thing that makes you special. Some actors have hurt their careers by getting unnecessary procedures. Wanting to change your look is a valid reason to get Rhinoplasty, but it is helpful to talk it out first. If your reason for getting Rhinoplasty is medical, talk to your doctor about your options.
- How do You Want Your Nose to Look? Just wanting a nicer nose is not enough information for a doctor to work from. Everyone has their own opinions about what is aesthetically pleasing. Do your research. Nose surgery clinics (called คลินิกเสริมจมูก in Thai) have useful guidelines on their websites to help you be more specific. When you talk to your doctor bring pictures and be clear.
- How to Plan for Surgery? A rhinoplasty is a serious operation. Your recovery will take more than a month, although you will only need a week of rest before you can be out and about. The bruising takes about two weeks and there will likely be another two weeks before all the swelling is gone. For this reason, you need to be sure you can take enough time off.
Plastic surgery has been practiced successfully all over the world for decades already. So, procedures and techniques are relatively safe. But you should still make a careful decision when choosing a doctor for the surgery. Make sure you find someone with recommendations, references, and proof of their work. You might consider combining a surgery with a holiday. Thailand, for example, has become quite popular for this type of medical tourism.