Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as nose reshaping surgery or a nose job, is the second most common cosmetic procedure in the world. In 2013, over 200,000 procedures were performed in the US alone. But why would someone want the procedure? For many, it is to treat a medical condition such as chronic sinusitis or difficulty breathing. If you are considering rhinoplasty in the Columbus area, you may have several questions. Today, we are going to discuss what rhinoplasty is, what to expect during surgery and help you determine if nasal reconstruction would be a good fit for you.

Rhinoplasty – What to Expect

One of your biggest concerns, if you are considering rhinoplasty in Columbus, is most likely what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

Before the Procedure

There are several things our doctor will ask you to do to prepare for your procedure; he will address these items during your initial consultation. Particularly, in the weeks before your procedure, you will be asked to do the following:

  •  Stop taking aspirin
  • Ensure that you have someone to drive you home
  • Make sure you are not smoking

Day of Your Procedure

The details of your procedure will vary depending on multiple factors. Depending on whether you are undergoing an open or closed procedure, for example, there may be more or less involved.

After Your Procedure

You should know this procedure entails a recovery. It’s important to take it as easy as possible and follow our team’s instructions during this time for optimal healing and amazing results.

Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

You may wonder if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty in Columbus. While a licensed professional can better identify whether you are an appropriate candidate, there are fairly general guidelines for ideal recipients of this procedure.

  • You don’t smoke
  • You have realistic expectations regarding the procedure, the recovery, and the results
  • You are healthy

Schedule Consultation Today

If you think rhinoplasty in Columbus might be a good option for you, contact us today at Smith Facial Plastics in Gahanna to schedule your initial consultation and get started!