If you are not happy with the shape or size of your nose, you are not alone. Rhinoplasty, usually called a nose job, is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in New Jersey and elsewhere. This procedure can help even out the proportions of your face. In some cases, it can be used to help you breathe easier. Before deciding to have a nose job, however, it is important to determine if you are a good candidate.
Are You in Good Overall Health?
Before undergoing any surgery, a complete medical history and physical exam are required to make sure you are healthy enough to have it. This is to help prevent complications and ensure that your healing is as quick and smooth as possible. It is important to be thorough and honest about any allergies and/or medical conditions you may have.
Do You Smoke?
It is important for anyone undergoing a rhinoplasty operation to quit smoking a set amount of time prior to their operation. They should also not start smoking again for a certain timeframe afterward. The American College of Surgeons says this will decrease your odds of complications by up to 50%. Don’t forget, permanently quitting can add years to your life that can be spent enjoying your improved nose!
Do You Have Reasonable Expectations?
Knowing exactly what you would like to change about your nose is important when deciding to have this procedure done. At a consultation, we can discuss your desires and what can and cannot be achieved with a nose job.
Do You Have a Positive Outlook?
It may sound silly, but going into a rhinoplasty procedure in NJ with a positive outlook about how it will go and your expected results is important.
Ready to Get Started?
Do you think you might be a good candidate for a nose job? You can learn more by scheduling an initial evaluation at the office of Gregory E. Rauscher, MD. The staff here is always happy to answer questions and address any concerns. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Hackensack, NJ!