The Ups and Downs of Rhinoplasty for an Event | Boston, MA
If you’ve ever thought about undergoing a rhinoplasty, then you’ve probably been dissatisfied with your nose for a long time. If you’re thinking about finally taking the plunge due to a big event on the horizon, such as a wedding, there are several things you’ll need to take into consideration.
How much time do you have to recovery from your rhinoplasty?
If your event is only a few months away, you may want to wait until the big day has passed. Why? Because healing takes time, and how much depends on you. Some people have healthier lifestyles than others, and how you take care of yourself impacts the healing process greatly. In addition, swelling can be unpredictable, and may not subside completely until a year or more has passed. If you know the date of your event, plan to get your surgery as far in advance as possible. At the very least, you should allow 6-12 months between the surgery and the big day.
Are you just getting a rhinoplasty for the event?
Rhinoplasty is major surgery, and can drastically alter the look of your face. It’s a decision that needs to be taken very seriously. Make sure you’re getting a rhinoplasty for the right reasons, and not on impulse. Don’t allow anyone to pressure you into the decision, and make sure you’re not just doing it to look better in your wedding photos.
Can you afford a rhinoplasty?
If you’re already spending a lot of money on an event, your rhinoplasty will have to be part of the budget. Financing is usually not a problem, but you don’t want to put financial stress on yourself. Make sure you’re comfortable with your finances before you plan your surgery.
Is it the right time for your rhinoplasty? When you’re ready to learn more, Dr. Stuart Bentkover of The Boston Rhinoplasty Center can help you determine your candidacy and goals for surgery. Dr. Bentkover is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist who provides exceptional outcomes and compassionate care. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bentkover, contact his Worcester (508-363-6500) or Stoneham (617-247-0033), Massachusetts offices today.