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Asians aren’t necessarily known for high nose bridges, which is why getting rhinoplasty, or more commonly known as a nose job, has been one of the more common procedures done. It drastically changes your appearance, but if you want your look to change in a good way, it’s best to trust the experts with it. Here we round up 5 commonly asked questions about getting a nose job. Read on before booking your consultation with your surgeon!
To start with, a nose job is a complex procedure. It’s not simply getting a nose bridge. Depending on the look that suits you, it can involve reshaping your nostrils, building a nose bridge from scratch, or creating a smaller, slimmer nose.
Women and men get nose jobs usually for aesthetic reasons, but some also get it because they’re medically mandated to do so. But if you’re looking for a way to improve your overall appearance, getting a nose job can give you that drastic change you might want.
Again, depending on the look you’re going for, and a detailed consultation with a Belo doctor, a nose job will definitely change your appearance. After all, your nose is front and center, changing the symmetry of your face. But while it may be noticeable, if you get the right doctor to do the procedure, your new nose will look so natural, that others won’t jump to the conclusion that you got a nose job.
The procedure requires anesthesia, so you’ll be asleep and won’t feel anything while it’s happening. The operation is around 3 to 4 hours, with a few hours necessary for recovery. It’s an outpatient procedure, meaning you can head home after the procedure.
Some have managed to head back to work the day after getting rhinoplasty, while others need to rest — it really depends from person to person. You are also allowed to take painkillers, but again, some find that they don’t need it.
The sutures (meaning the stitches) and the swelling might look overwhelming, but if you religiously follow the home aftercare given to you, doing so is not high maintenance.
The first week after getting rhinoplasty won’t show the results you want — there will be much swelling, especially around the eyes. But don’t worry—the swelling will subside within 4 days to a week, and the sutures will be removed 5-7 days after. The outcome of the surgery will be apparent gradually in 6-8 weeks up to 6 months time. You will be advised to wait and by then, you’ll see what you’ve always wanted—a nose that is uniquely yours, and the perfect look you’ve always desired!