Dean Toriumi is a rhinoplasty (nose job) specialist. This procedure is now one of the most commonly asked for, next to breast augmentations. If you decide to have a nose job yourself, it is important that you know exactly what to expect. Naturally, you also have to spend a considerable amount of time reviewing the different surgeons and you should have free consultations until you find someone who you feel you can trust. They should also properly prepare you for what will come after your surgery.
Dean Toriumi Explains What to Expect from Rhinoplasty
You must be realistic about how much your image will change after rhinoplasty. While the actual results will take several months to complete, you will have some bruising and swelling immediately after the surgery, and this will stay in place for some time. When you look in the mirror, you certainly will not look your best, particularly when you consider how much gauze covers about half your face. In fact, your nose may even be held in place with a cast, particularly if work had to be done on the bone. Your surgeon should have explained to you how to manage any pain or discomfort you experience as a result.
You can also expect to have a stuffy nose for a good few days after the surgery. Breathing through your mouth will be necessary for some time. You may also feel quite nauseous for some time, and your face will be quite tender. Some people also experience lightheadedness, particularly if they swallowed blood during the procedure. Others have a delayed response to the anesthetic. However, after about a week, your cast will be removed and you will be able to see some of your new nose. Unfortunately, it will still look quite swollen and bruised and nothing like the end result.
Around 10 days after the rhinoplasty, the bruises will start to fade and you will feel more confident about showing off your new nose. You can hide any remaining bruises using a good quality concealer. Do ask your surgeon whether there are cosmetics you shouldn’t use, however.
It generally takes between two and four months to fully recover from a nose job and to really see what the final result is. It is not unheard of for people to have some bruising for much longer than that. If you have any concerns, you should see your surgeon. That said, don’t worry too much about any crookedness, lumps, or bumps, as those are completely normal. You will, however, have to avoid other cosmetic surgery for some time, particularly if those procedures are on the facial area.
There is a good reason why rhinoplasty is such a popular type of surgery, and that is because of its high success rates. What this means is that the outcome you get should be the one promised to you by your surgeon. The vast majority of people who have the procedure completed end up being 100% happy with the result.