The First Steps in Your Nose Surgery/Rhinoplasty
There are many reasons people consider getting rhinoplasty nose surgery. Some people simply wish to improve the aesthetic quality of their nose while some need reconstructive surgery to assist with a health problem. When you are looking for a plastic surgeon to complete your rhinoplasty, you may have a lot of questions about what the first steps are for your nose surgery. Here is a brief overview of what you can expect when you meet with a plastic surgeon.
First Step: The Consultation
Before you schedule your rhinoplasty, you need first to meet with the plastic surgeon. To make the most out of your consultation, you will want to prepare your questions ahead of time and do a bit of research. The doctor will go over your medical history, your final desired look, and other details to make sure you are prepared.
Preparation Before Your Surgery
Before your surgery, you may need to do some preparation. This may include getting off of blood-thinning medications, organizing a caretaker after the surgery, and getting the proper medications to take after your surgery. You will need to fast before your procedure and arrange a ride to the surgery center.
The day of surgery, it is natural to feel a bit nervous. The surgery team will put you at ease, describe the process of the rhinoplasty, and then put you under sedation. The procedure time may vary depending on your particular situation. Typically you can expect that the surgery and recovery time will take a few hours total. After your procedure, you will be a bit groggy and need to be driven home.
If you have questions about what you can expect with rhinoplasty, contact ARC Plastic Surgery: Dr. Jeremy White, M.D. Call 305-697-5901 for more information.