How do I plan my rhinoplasty surgery?
Good communication between you and your botonics surgeon is essential. He or she will ask what you would like your nose to look like, evaluate the structure of your nose and face, and discuss possibilities with you.
Your botonics surgeon will explain the factors that can influence the success of the procedure including the structure of your nasal bones and cartilage, the shape of your face, the thickness of your skin, your age, and your expectations. He will also explain the techniques and anaesthesia he will use, the type of facility where the surgery will be performed, the risks and costs involved, and any options you may have.
Be sure to tell your surgeon if you’ve had any previous nose surgery or an injury to your nose, even if many years ago. You should also inform him or her if you have any allergies or breathing difficulties and if you’re taking any medications, vitamins, or recreational drugs, and if you smoke. Don’t hesitate to ask our staff any questions you may have, especially those regarding your expectations and concerns about the results.
It’s important you follow your surgeon’s instructions on how to prepare for surgery. They will cover eating, drinking, smoking, taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications and washing your face. If you are a smoker, it’s especially important that you stop at least two weeks before and after surgery; smoking inhibits blood flow to the skin, and can interfere with healing. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days if needed.
The surgery will take place in an operating theatre in one of London’s prestigious private aesthetic hospitals. The surgery itself usually takes from one to two hours under a general anaesthetic. Most clients remain in the hospital overnight. Smaller cases are able to go home on the same day.