Top Tips to Prepare for Rhinoplasty to Get an Amazing Experience and Awesome Results
A small organ like our nose is an important part of our face which is not only essential to keep us alive through breathing, but also to make us look good. And if it’s not very good looking, you can consider rhinoplasty, i.e. nose plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty not only improves the way your nose looks but also rectifies any issue regarding its health, like problematic breathing.
Undergoing rhinoplasty is a big decision and once you make it, you have to prepare for it quite a lot, both physically and mentally. Dr. Roel Moyeda, a highly successful surgeon for rhinoplasty in Monterrey shares here tips on how to prepare for the procedure.
Your First Consultation with Your Surgeon
During your first meeting with your surgeon, your surgeon will check the following things:
Your Medical History
Your surgeon will firstly ask about your medical history including a history of nasal obstructions, previous surgeries if any and any medications you are taking. If you are suffering from a bleeding disorder, like hemophilia, you may not be able to undergo rhinoplasty.
Your surgeon will perform your complete physical exam, including any lab tests like blood tests. S/He will also check your skin and the interior and exterior of your nose. This physical checkup will help your surgeon to decide what changes should be made and how your existing physical features; e.g. the strength of the cartilage at the tip of your nose or the thickness of your skin may affect the results. It will also give your surgeon an idea about the impact of the procedure on your breathing.
You should tell your doctor clearly about your expectations so that s/he can explain you what rhinoplasty can and cannot do for you. Some people feel conscious while talking about their looks, but you should be very open and clear about your needs so that the doctor can make it clear to you whether your expectations can be met or not. S/He may even advise you to perform another surgery like chin augmentation to improve your looks because a small chin can make your nose look big.
The Night Before Rhinoplasty
Now that your surgeon will be performing your rhinoplasty, you should prepare for it. Here are things you should do the night before the procedure.
- If the surgeon gives you any prescriptions, get them filled before the procedure, so that you can head right towards home after the surgery to rest instead of visiting a pharmacy to buy the medications.
- Stock your fridge with things you can eat and drink after the surgery.
- Keep a lip balm ready because your mouth will become very dry after rhinoplasty.
- Keep many washed bed sheets ready because you will have to spend most of your time in bed after the surgery.
- Keep yourself hydrated by drinking ample water the day before the procedure.
Be well prepared in this way for your rhinoplasty so that the procedure can be an amazing experience for you and give you awesome results.