Rhinoplasty refers to a cosmetic surgical procedure that is carried out to change the appearance of a patient's nose or simply correct breathing problems. Before going under the knife, it is important to have all the information you need and know the factors that are to be considered. You need to know what the procedure is, how it is done and all other aspects pertaining to it. You should also be aware of the risks or consequences involved.
Who is the surgeon?
Before you settle on one surgeon, you need to consult several of them and only go for one who is qualified. How do you prove their qualification? The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons has a list of professional surgeons who can do a good job on you. Simply visit their site and check the credentials. You can then see the individual surgeon's website to see the services they offer and see the reviews other clients have left. You can then book an appointment to meet and discuss the procedure face to face. There are surgeons who have moved a notch further and can even show you how you will look after the procedure thanks to imaging software.
What is the total cost?
There is no specific price when it comes to a nose job. The best thing you can do is consult several surgeons and compare their rates against their quality of service. The difference in cost amongst surgeons is determined by several factors such as their skill level, the method of surgery to be used, the facility and even the anesthesiologist's fee.
What are the risks involved?
R.S. Australia report that risks associated with a nose job are very rare and are only seen during the stage of recovery. These risks vary; they could be infections, anesthetic side effects or something else that was not predicated.
How long does it take to recover?
The recovery period can range between a few weeks to even several months. This is all determined by the procedure that the surgeon will use. There might be swelling for the first few months or even loss of sensitivity especially at the tip. This may delay the results of the procedure manifesting.
What should I expect?
The key here is to be realistic as much as possible. We have seen plastic surgery cases gone wrong and this does not make you immune. Do not set standards that are too high in the pursuit of trying to look like your favorite celebrity. Stick with what your surgeon advices since they are the ones who understand the anatomy of your nose.
What technique will be used?
In this form of plastic surgery, there are two techniques that are used. There is the open technique and the closed technique. In the open technique, the surgeon will make incisions on the outside hence revealing all the structures inside while the closed technique means that the incisions are made inside the nostrils. Closed surgery takes lesser to heal plus it does not have a lot of complications. Both techniques require a higher level of skill.
All in all if you are considering the procedure it is important to do your own research and know what to expect.
Having worked with all sorts of patients, Dr. Kourosh Tavakoli has developed a knack for intuitively determining exactly what his clients need. This is a trait that has seen him praised as one of the best plastic surgeons in Australia.