What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, which is commonly known as a “nose job”, can improve the balance and proportions of the nose. Rhinoplasty can address a variety of issues, including the size of the nose in relation to the face, the width of the nose at the bridge or nostrils, visible humps, or depressions on the bridge, an enlarged or bulbous nasal tip, a drooping or hooked nasal tip, large or upturned nostrils, and nasal asymmetry. However, it is important to remember that facial asymmetry is common, and while the aim is to create facial harmony and balance, results may not be completely symmetrical. In some cases, facial disproportion may be caused by more than just the nose, and a weak chin can also make the nose appear more prominent. Therefore, we may recommend a chin augmentation in conjunction with rhinoplasty for optimal facial harmony. Rhinoplasty can also fix breathing problems that result from structural defects in the nose.
What are the benefits of a Rhinoplasty?
Deciding to Schedule
During your consultation, you will receive a detailed surgical quote and any required clearance forms. If you choose to proceed with surgery, our dedicated Patient Coordinator, Julia, will guide you through the process of selecting a procedure date. To finalize your preferred surgical date, a non-refundable, non-transferrable booking fee of $500.00 will be required. A pre-operative appointment will be scheduled for at least two weeks prior to your surgery date. At the time of booking surgery, we will also schedule your first few follow-up visits. Take a careful look at your social calendar and ensure you do not have any travel or major life events booked too close to your surgery date. This will help to eliminate the risk of exposure to respiratory illnesses or the possibility of residual bruising and swelling interfering with your plans.
During your pre-operative appointment, you’ll have plenty of time to discuss your upcoming procedure in detail and have all your questions answered. Your pre- and post-operative care instructions will be reviewed with one of our nurses, as well as any medications you’ll need to take before and after surgery. You’ll review and sign the consent form for the surgery, meet with your surgeon to revisit your goals, and review any submitted medical clearance forms. Our goal is to ensure that you feel fully informed and comfortable with the upcoming procedure, allowing you to approach your surgery with confidence and peace of mind.
What to Avoid Before Surgery
To ensure optimal surgical results and minimize the risk of complications, it is crucial to avoid all blood thinning medications and supplements for at least two weeks prior to your facelift procedure. This includes aspirin or aspirin-containing products, as well as anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen (including Motrin, Aleve, and Advil). Additionally, supplements such as Vitamin E, multivitamins, and omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil and flaxseed oil) should be avoided. For a complete list of medications and supplements to avoid, please consult with your pre-op nurse. Our goal is to help you achieve the best possible results while ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the surgical process.