If you’re considering a nose job, you need to know more about Rhinoplasty surgery. It’s…
Are you ready to book your nose job? Before you do, here are 7 important nose job tips you should know beforehand. In this article, we’ll dive into:
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Usually, before you consider a nose job procedure, it’s recommended to quit smoking. Smoking can interfere with healing. Plus, there’s never been a better reason to quit than right now. Your surgeon may also recommend to not undergo any skin procedures prior to your rhinoplasty, as well as to minimise sun exposure and avoid vitamin or herbal supplements.
Can you achieve your ideal nose shape? Can a nose job shorten your nose? Sometimes, the cartilage at the end of the nose can be shortened. However, everyone’s bone structure is different. You may have an ideal nose in mind. While the most experienced surgeons, like Dr Shahidi, will do the best they can, sometimes your ideal is not always possible. This is important to keep in mind. Your doctor or surgeon will work with you to determine what’s suitable for you.
It usually takes about six weeks to make a full recovery and 18 months for all the swelling of your nose to subside. For the first 24 hours, drinking fluids is recommended, along with the use of cool packs and keeping your head slightly elevated.
Blood-tinged discharge is normal for the first couple of days. During your recovery, you are required to use a saline solution to keep the area in your nose clean. An ointment is also usually given to help with healing. It’s also recommended to avoid strenuous activity, hot showers or baths, and wearing any glasses that can place pressure on your nose. If you’re wondering, ‘can you ruin your rhinoplasty,’ you can if you bump or get knocked in the nose. This is why it’s of the utmost importance to take extra care during this time.
How much is it for a good nose job? Typically, in Australia, a nose job will cost between $8000 to $20 000. This varies based on your exact procedure and your surgeon. Usually, the surgeon fee is between $5000 and $15000. You may also want to calculate in your time off work, which we discuss further in our next nose job tip. For more specific costing information please call our team on 0280800190.
Usually, it’s recommended to take off a week to 10 days from work. This allows adequate time to heal and recover. Plan accordingly!
Your permanent results will not be noticeable right away. Your nose may be swollen as it heals. As such, the final results may not be fully apparent until up to a year or more later. While the initial healing may take place within six weeks, some swelling will still be visible.
Find a surgeon who is experienced and has done numerous rhinoplasty procedures. This can ensure minimal scarring, better recovery after your procedure, and less risk of complications. In other words, do your research.
Dr Shahidi has years of experience performing rhinoplasty. In fact, his speciality and primary area of interest is rhinoplasty procedures. Book your consultation with Dr Shahidi today!