Every cosmetic surgery procedure requires consulting a surgeon to discuss the process. During the consultation, you may be asked to take certain medications, get lab tests, avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs, and to stop smoking. It is recommended that someone drive you to and from the surgery and stays with you the first night. Orlando cosmetic surgery can be performed in a hospital, accredited surgical facility, or a surgical center. If you are having a surgery performed for non-cosmetic reasons, such as a deviated septum, it is possible to have it covered by health insurance.
On the day of your procedure, you will start out by being put under anesthesia. Your surgeon will recommend either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation depending on the procedure and other factors. For example, rhinoplasty can either be an open or closed procedure, and that determines on where the cosmetic surgeon will be making the incision. They will then either reshape the nose or correct the deviated septum depending on what needs to be done and the desired results you're looking for. Once that is complete, they will then close the incision. Splints and gauze will be used to wrap the nose up, and those will have to stay in for a few days to assist the healing process.
The healing process is crucial when it comes to rhinoplasty or any cosmetic surgery for that matter. Swelling will go down after a few weeks, but it is possible for it to take a year for the nose to fully shape properly. It is common to see changes in the appearance of your nose throughout that first year. A surgeon will give specific instructions to each patient depending on the surgery and how well you're healing. In the end, the results will be outstanding and you will have the self-confidence that you've been longing for!