Things to Remember before Rhinoplasty
Deciding to have rhinoplasty surgery might not be as easy as it seems. Many people get anxious and scared of the surgery when they first think about rhinoplasty. Indeed, we’ve all heard that dozens of people around us have surgery phobia. However, as long as it is done by a competent and experienced surgeon, you don’t need to be afraid of rhinoplasty. We will emphasize the factors that should be known before the rhinoplasty surgery. Doing these is essential for a healthier and more comfortable operation process.
Since rhinoplasty is usually operated on due to cosmetic concerns, our priority is the general health of our patients. You will be asked about your medical history, medications, allergies if any, and previous surgeries you had during your first examination. This information is very important in minimizing possible surgical risks. Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia and therefore required blood tests will be performed and these will be evaluated by our anesthesiologists before the surgery.
The factors that patients must comply with are the same for almost every surgical procedure:
-Use of blood thinners such as aspirin, painkillers, weight-loss pills, and vitamins should be stopped at least 10 days before the surgery. These may cause bleeding during and after the surgery.
-Remember that non-smokers are always more eligible candidates for surgical procedures. Smoking may cause postoperative complications and delay the healing of the wounds, so patients should stop smoking at least 4 weeks before the surgery. They are also not allowed to smoke for 10-15 days afterward.
-Alcohol consumption should be stopped 1 week prior to the surgery.
-Herbal teas should not be consumed 1 week before and 1 week after the surgery, as it may increase the risk of bleeding. If you feel like drink tea, you can have black tea.
-Patients should go into the procedure in comfortable clothes. You will have to take care of your nose delicately for a while after the surgery, so it will be better to choose tops with buttons to eliminate the risk of touching your nose while putting it on.
-Female patients should not wear any makeup, or nail polish while coming to the hospital.
-We recommend our patients take a warm shower the night before the operation since it is forbidden to bathe or take a shower for a few days afterward.
Remember that the results you will get after rhinoplasty will be permanent for a lifetime. This means that you will have the nose you have always dreamed of for a lifetime with good rhinoplasty surgery. You should motivate yourself and put your concerns aside by keeping this in your mind.
We are able to show our patients the possible nose shape we will obtain through imaging techniques in the pre-operative evaluations. Thus, patients go into the procedure with realistic expectations and are satisfied with the results. It may take an average of 6 months to 1 year to see the final results of rhinoplasty. After this period, we can eliminate the problems in terms of aesthetics or functionality if any, with secondary rhinoplasty surgery.
You can contact us for a free consultation from Plastic Surgeon Selçuk İnanlı if you have any further questions about rhinoplasty.