Is Rhinoplasty Right For Me?
If you’re considering rhinoplasty but aren’t yet 100% decided then it’s worth asking yourself some key questions to help you make a decision. Rhinoplasty can be an excellent way to improve your appearance or help with breathing problems but you should always put a good deal of thought into it before deciding to go ahead.
As with any form of cosmetic surgery, it’s important to know that getting rhinoplasty will not necessarily solve any underlying emotional issues related to the size or shape of your nose.
Questions to ask yourself
- Am I particularly unhappy with my nose?
This is perhaps the most important question you need to ask yourself before opting for rhinoplasty. If your nose makes you feel particularly self-conscious or causes you emotional distress then rhinoplasty might be the perfect solution.
- Can I afford the surgery?
This is another key consideration. Although most surgeries will offer financing, you still want to be sure that you’re able to pay for the surgery without putting yourself in financial difficulty. Health insurance usually won’t cover rhinoplasty that’s done for cosmetic reasons. If you need to have rhinoplasty done because of an injury or to clear your airways then there’s a good chance it will be covered though it depends on your insurer and the details of your policy.
- Can I take the time off work?
After you’ve had surgery, you’ll need to take a couple of weeks off work while it heals. It’s also advised that you avoid any strenuous exercise for 4-6 weeks. Having the required time off work is extremely important since it gives you time to recover and reduces any risk of infection or your nose being bumped accidentally.
Questions to ask your surgeon
If you’re interested in rhinoplasty then you’ll first have a consultation with your surgeon where they’ll let you know more about the procedure. You’ll also be able to have any of your questions answered at this consultation.
Below are some of the most important questions to ask –
- What results can I expect to achieve?
This is an extremely important question to ask your surgeon. The results that can be achieved through rhinoplasty will depend on your age and your skin type as well as the current shape of your nose. It’s always vital that you’re aware of the results you can achieve through surgery so you can make an informed decision as to whether you want to go ahead with it.
- Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
This is something your surgeon will be able to determine when you meet with them. They’ll take your current nose shape and skin type into account and be able to let you know if the results you want to achieve are possible. They’ll also take any health conditions you might have into account.