If you have been thinking about going under the knife and having some rhinoplasty surgery then you, much like I was, have no doubt been scouring the web to find answers to your questions. Last year I was in your position, searching for information and trying to find a surgeon here in Raleigh , NC who had some positive reviews online. Thankfully I was able to find a star surgeon in Sr. Adam Stein who works out of Stein Plastic Surgery here in Raleigh, NC. After a quick review of my general health and a brief of what would happen, we got started with the rhinoplasty and the results were simply brilliant, hence why I call the surgeon a star! I wanted to help you to get the answers to your burning questions so with the help of the team at Stein Plastic Surgery, here are some frequently asked questions answered for you.
How Long Does It Take?
The process from first meeting to the surgery being signed off is usually about 3-4 weeks, during this time you’ll have consultations and you will be spoken to about what exactly the surgeon is going to do. In terms of the operation itself, this will take no more than 2hours although each case is different so it may be far less than this.
Does it Hurt?
The surgery itself will not hurt because you will be placed under general anesthetic. If you have any issues with being put to sleep for the operation, or any health problems which will prevent this from happening you will be heavily sedated so that you don’t feel anything during the procedure.
There are more than 250,000 rhinoplasties carried out each year in the US alone, both for cosmetic and for medical purposes and the rate of success is extremely high. This is a procedure which medical professionals have been carrying out for years which is why the rate of success is so high.
Generally speaking you will be looking at a recovery time of around 4 weeks but you will only need to take time off work for the first week of that period. After 4 weeks is when you will be able to see the results of the operation, as the swelling and bruising will have died down. It is recommended that in the first 2 weeks following the procedure that you don’t exert yourself at all, rest and relaxation is the order of the day here.
Any Side Affects?
As mentioned you will see heavy bruising and swelling both on the nose and the surrounding area of the nose, but this will soon fade. Other issues that you may experience include headaches and a touch of nausea and you may also experience light nosebleeds, none of which are anything to worry about and are completely normal.
Any more questions which you have feel free to ask in the comments section below.