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7 June 2016
Will I be in pain after surgery?
Will I be in pain after surgery?

Again, it depends on what type of rhinoplasty surgery you need, but you shouldn’t experience much pain for a prolonged period of time.
Gauze wicks are placed in your nose after surgery and must remain in your nostrils for a day, which can cause slight discomfort, but once they are removed,
you shouldn’t experience high levels of discomfort. If necessary, Doctor can prescribe pain medication.

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7 June 2016
How is Rhinoplasty Performed?
How is Rhinoplasty Performed?

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed in a surgery center usually under a general anesthetic. The procedure, from beginning to end, usually takes between 1-3 hours, depending upon the desired results of the procedure.
A rhinoplasty may be performed in two ways. The first is called a closed procedure, in which the incisions are made inside the nostrils where scarring will not be visible. The tissue across the top and sides of the nose will be manipulated from below.
The second type of rhinoplasty procedure is called an open procedure, and is performed by making an incision across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue between the nostrils. Both procedures are frequently used.

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7 June 2016
When can I expect to see the full results of the procedure?
When can I expect to see the full results of the procedure?

While every patient is different, you can typically see the final results approximately 6-12 months after completion of the procedure.

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7 June 2016
Are there major risks associated with Rhinoplasty?
Are there major risks associated with rhinoplasty?

Serious risks associated with rhinoplasty are extremely rare.
Many people experience nasal drainage a few days following the surgery, and it is normal if some of the drainage is “blood tinged.” It is advised you do not work or attend school for at least one week after the surgery to ensure you heal properly.

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7 June 2016
Should a doctor’s experience affect my decision?
Should a doctor’s experience affect my decision?

A doctor’s experience should definitely influence your decision. The more experience a doctor has, the more familiar they are with rhinoplasty procedures.

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7 June 2016
Should I look at “before” and “after” pictures?
Should I look at “before” and “after” pictures?

“Before” and “after” pictures help show the difference rhinoplasty can make in individuals, but you shouldn’t base your decision solely on these pictures.
You should also discuss what your plastic surgeon can do for your specific situation.

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7 June 2016
What Does Recovery Look Like?
What Does Recovery Look Like?

There will be some swelling and bruising following a rhinoplasty surgery. Headaches and moderate pain are common, but will be easily controlled with a prescription pain medication.
Unlike many other types of cosmetic surgeries however, the downtime is minimal. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities within a matter of days.
Additionally, patients get to enjoy the immediate results of a new nose!

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7 June 2016
How long does a rhinoplasty procedure take?
How long does a rhinoplasty procedure take?

Depending on what you need done, it can take anywhere from one and 1 to 3 hours.
If you need a revision rhinoplasty, it can take up to four hours.

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7 June 2016
Am I an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty?
Am I an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty?

If you are unhappy about your nose, either for medical or aesthetic reasons, and are in good health, over the age of 18, and do not depend on blood-thinning medications, you may be an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty.

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7 June 2016
How do I find the best rhinoplasty surgeon?
How do I find the best rhinoplasty surgeon?

Your rhinoplasty surgeon should be extremely experienced and board certified.
They should inform you as to what your options are, how they can help you, and provide realistic results. Finding a rhinoplasty surgeon who can provide natural-looking results is also incredibly important.
A rhinoplasty surgeon should not only tell you what you need, but also listen to what you want.

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