People get nose jobs for a variety of reasons. Maybe you think your nose is too long, wide or bulbous or maybe you were born with a deviated septum or narrow nasal passages. Whatever your reason for wanting rhinoplasty, there are lots of things to think about and do before your nose job procedure.
Prior to the Surgery
The first thing that you need to do is to decide if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty, deviated septum repair (septoplasty), or revision rhinoplasty. The best way to do this is to talk with a qualified surgeon and consider factors like your age, mental stability and overall health. Having reasonable expectations for the procedure is also extremely important.
Most insurance policies do not cover cosmetic surgery. If you are getting rhinoplasty for a medical purpose, be sure to talk with your insurance company and see if they will cover the costs, if there will be an increase in your premium and if future coverage will be affected.
Prior to your nose job, it’s important that you don’t take aspirin or any anti-inflammatory medications. If you smoke, be sure to quit two weeks prior to surgery because nicotine can increase the chances of poor wound healing and cause complications such as scarring and skin loss.
Obtain a copy of your surgeon’s protocol and have somebody take care of you for the first 24 to 72 hours after surgery. On the day of surgery, wear loose clothes so you can easily dress and undress.
If you are in need of a facial plastic surgeon, contact our rhinoplasty New York or Long Island offices to set up an initial consultation with the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team.
Our nose job NYC and Long Island surgeons are standing by to gladly answer any questions that you may have about surgery.
*This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from this surgery. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office.