06 Aug How Nose Reshaping Redefines your look
Nose reshaping is one of the most personalized surgeries that people want to pursue. Some people have a large hump on their nose, and some people have a bulbous nasal tip that makes their whole face look out of proportion. Then there are some that suffer from chronic breathing complications, because their nose is disrupting airflow. For whatever the reason that applies to you, you chose to have your nose reshaped. Now all that needs to be done is to prepare for it. There are a number of chores to be done up until the day of the surgery. Here are some tips to help you relieve some of that stress and help you plan for the road ahead.
Nose reshaping, known as rhinoplasty, is a surgery to make the nose larger or smaller, changes the angle of the nose, reduces the tip of the nose and can correct bumps or defects. Dr. Grigoryants is a board certified plastic surgeon who has the ability to improve the shape of a patient’s nose, as well as treat any existing nasal airway obstructions. In the initial consultation, he plans together with his patient to decide on what the nose reshaping changes will be. Reviewing the patient’s goals and evaluation of the nose will allow him to produce the best results possible. With his improved techniques of closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Grigoryants leaves no visible scarring and prevents any future airway blockage.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 243,000 nose reshaping surgeries were conducted in 2012, ranking second to breast augmentation in cosmetic procedures. Cosmetic or functional problems with the nasal structure can occur at any age, and it is the facial feature that causes the most dissatisfaction in people unhappy with their appearance. Depending on the desired results, some bone and cartilage may be removed, or tissue may be added through the inside of the nose. A splint will be placed outside the nose to support the new shape and nasal packing may be placed inside the nose for additional support.
How to prepare for nose reshaping
Dr. Grigoryants will give his patients guidelines to follow two to three weeks before the surgery, but here is what needs to be done for the patient to prepare in the months or weeks before surgery date:
Get lab testing or medical evaluation to determine if the body is healthy for surgery
Take medications or stop certain medications to avoid surgery complications
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs or herbal supplements to avoid increase of bleeding
Stop smoking in advance of surgery
There are also chores that need to be done at home to ensure a successful recovery in the weeks post-operation, which include:
Stock up on medication or painkillers
Stock up on ice packs or ice bags to apply for soreness
Have ready made meals for after the operation (Soup, juice, soft foods, snacks)
Wash your face thoroughly with antibacterial soap to eliminate germs
Avoid use of makeup and hair products on surgery date
Dress in loose, comfortable clothing the day of surgery
Do not eat until after the procedure
Have a driver available to take you home after the operation
Arrange for a caretaker for two days, post-surgery
Plan to take off work or school for at least a week to recover
If the patient becomes sick or catches a minor illness in the week or on the day of the surgery, call your surgeon to reschedule for a later date. Being sick can increase the risk of complications during surgery.
The nose takes time to settle into its new shape, so allow the body to rest as much as possible. Avoid strenuous activities for two to six weeks and try to avoid sun exposure for at least eight weeks.
The final results will achieve the shape and feel that the patient was determined to get. Now that you are ready for the surgery, you will no longer experience defects or breathing issues and you will be able to enjoy an improved quality of life. Dr. Grigoryants performs every nose reshaping case to transcend his patients’ goals. Ask him how he can improve the shape of your nose today.