New Year, New Nose
- Posted on: Jan 15 2019
This year, we’re focusing on feeling better about ourselves and spending the whole year in pursuit of that goal. We’re setting time aside to journal, making time to see friends regularly, and are setting goals to help us feel more confident in ourselves. So, if your one goal is finally saying goodbye to the nostrils that bother you, or the nose that seems too masculine for you, keep reading. It’s time to learn about rhinoplasty.
Who is a good candidate?
The situations or conditions that keep you from getting other surgeries may prevent you from being a good candidate for rhinoplasty. If you have a health condition that affects your immune system or going under anesthesia is a risk for you, we want to know as soon as we sit down to chat. Sometimes, those complications may prevent you from getting rhinoplasty, but not always.
Often, we find that patients are looking for a nose that helps them feel more of who they are. Male noses often differ from traditional feminine noses. Larger, longer, and wider noses may read as more masculine, so a smaller, shorter, and more narrow nose may help you feel and look more feminine. We can help you get that with Avalon Gender Affirmation.
How long does it take to recover?
The procedure of a rhinoplasty can be performed in a few hours, though the time it takes will vary by patient and how much of the nose we are adjusting. We follow up with you periodically to make sure you’re healing well after you have gone home to rest and heal.
You’ll likely want to time off of work to heal and let the swelling go down, so plan ahead for your own recovery process. Some people are known to heal a little slower than others, so don’t push yourself too fast. It may take around two weeks for your bruising and swelling to subside, which is the sign for many people that they feel comfortable going back to work.
If you’d like to learn more, call (818) 643-2333 to schedule a consultation.
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