So, you have finally decided that you are tired of living with a nose you are unhappy with. Perhaps you feel that your nose is too big, is crooked, or has a dorsal hump. Whatever the reason, you have decided to look into rhinoplasty surgery. Read on for some things to consider before booking your surgery date.
Determine Your Goals
The first step is to determine what you would like to change about your nose. Try examining your nose in the mirror and writing down exactly what you would like to change. A rhinoplasty can alter the nose in many ways including reshaping the nasal bridge, reducing the width of the nose, enlarging or reducing the shape of the nose, reshaping the nasal tip, reducing the size of the nostrils, and more. If you are having trouble writing down exactly what you would like to change about your nose, try looking for examples of photos that show how you would like your nose to be.
Do Your Homework
You should also be sure to educate yourself on the rhinoplasty procedure before scheduling surgery. This procedure can be done using the open and closed technique. The open technique entails creating an incision along the strip of skin between the nostrils called the columella. This allows the surgeon to have open access to the inner structures of the nose. The closed technique entails creating all incisions inside of the nose, so there is no external scarring. Both techniques are safe and effective ways to perform a rhinoplasty procedure. The procedure will require some downtime, so be aware of that as well.
The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is through a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons today. Contact us to schedule your consultation!