Some people refer to it as a ‘nose job’, but the technical term is rhinoplasty and this surgical process is carried out by qualified plastic surgeons who are very experienced in their field. If you would like to slightly alter the shape of your nose by making the bridge more prominent, you certainly wouldn’t be alone, as many Asian women have had this treatment to reshape their nose. In order to deepen your understanding of rhinoplasty, here is a step by step guide to having the treatment.
- Sourcing the Right Plastic Surgeon – Bangkok is known as the global hub for all kinds of cosmetic plastic surgery, particularly rhinoplasty (known as ศัลยกรรมจมูกโด่ง in Thai), and to start your quest for the best surgeon, a Google search is the best choice. The search would give you a list of websites of the most popular Bangkok clinics that specialise in rhinoplasty, then, with some careful browsing, you can narrow down your choice to the one that looks most appealing in terms of quality assurance and price.
- Making an Initial Appointment – Once you have located a clinic, you need to make an introductory appointment with the resident plastic surgeon, who would ask you many questions about your reasons for wanting the treatment, and more importantly, what you are looking to change regarding your nose. During this consultation, the surgeon would explain the different types of rhinoplasty, plus he would show you a lot of before and after images that are relative to the results you desire. Once an agreement is in place, the surgeon would schedule the operation for a date that suits you.
- The Surgical Process – The patient would be under a general anaesthetic and the surgery would last for no longer than 30 minutes, often much less, and when the surgery is completed, it is likely that the patient would be wearing a nose splint, which might have to remain in place for a few days, or longer in some cases. The incisions would not be visible after healing and you would have to wait a few days for the swelling to go down before you would see the results.
- Post Treatment Examination – The surgeon would schedule an appointment to check that all is well, and that you are healing as expected. This is standard practice and there are very rarely any issues when undergoing rhinoplasty, especially with a highly skilled surgeon involved.
Post Treatment Instructions
It is vital that you follow the surgeon’s instructions to the letter and avoid any collisions in the face area, and once the swelling has gone down, you can go about your daily activities, exercising great care not to make contact with anything in the nasal area. Failure to adhere to the surgeon’s post op instructions could seriously hamper the healing process, so it is vital to follow them at all times.
If you would like to learn more about rhinoplasty, an online search will lead you to an established plastic surgery clinic that would be able to carry out the procedure correctly.