During your first consultation, you can discuss what bothers you the most about your nose and what you hope to achieve with a nose correction. Photos will be taken prior to your consultation. These photos are for your medical file and you can discuss them with your doctor.
Following the consultation, a decision will be made as to which treatment best meets your needs and will be discussed with you in more detail. The technique used is explained using a photo simulation. This will also give you insight into what you can expect in terms of end results.
The surgeon will ask you some more questions regarding your health, medical history and any possible medication you may be using. Should you use blood thinners, then you should stop using them at least one week before being treated.
Furthermore, we will explain everything concerning your recovery and the possible risks and complications of a nose correction. Afterwards, this information is put together in a treatment plan with a cost breakdown. That way, you can make a well-informed decision.
We understand that this is a lot of information to process. Don’t hesitate to contact us after your consultation should things still not be clear for you.
What can I expect after having had a nose correction done?
You will be expected back at the clinic the following day for a quick check-up. We will then check whether everything is going according to plan. We would also like you to come back seven days after your surgery. The nose cap and sutures will be removed during your first check-up. Although many clients don’t look forward to this, it is not an unpleasant procedure. Next, we will arrange a series of check-ups for three to six weeks after your surgery date. We would also like to see you back at three, six and 12 months after your surgery.
We recommend that you take a week off from your work or schooling when you undergo a nose correction. A second extra week of rest can be beneficial.
For a wound to heal beautifully, quickly, and as nicely as possible, it must get enough oxygen-rich blood flowing through it. That’s why we advise you to not smoke before the operation. The nicotine in the cigarettes narrows the blood vessels which in turn reduces the blood flow to the wound.
Not only this, but tobacco smoke contains carbon monoxide which restricts the amount of oxygen in your blood.
Finally, we would like you to be aware that smoking affects your condition and weakens your immune system.
All these factors increase the risk and frequency of complications in the healing process for those who do smoke rather than for those who don’t. We advise you to stop smoking at least four weeks before your operation and until at least two weeks afterwards.