What Do Bridalplasty and Rhinoplasty have in Common?
It’s natural to want to look your very best on your wedding day. For some that means a youthful look, a toned body, and a healthy glow that highlights all of your matrimonial attributes.
Many brides-to-be have decided that looking their best also warrants cosmetic surgery and, in particular, nasal surgery. In these cases, they’re finding that an upcoming wedding is a great opportunity to correct a longstanding nasal flaw that may have made them self-conscious. Perhaps that flaw is a nasal hump or flared nostrils, or a hooked nose that detracts from the overall facial appearance.
For these reasons more than a few brides-to-be have opted for nasal surgery in as little as a month before they say “I do.”
Plan for Recovery
Nasal surgeons warn that there is about a 10 percent risk that a nasal “touch-up” may be necessary if the nose does not heal as expected. Furthermore, swelling can take as much as a year or more to fully resolve after surgery, though most noticeable swelling has faded within six months’ time. Therefore it is more realistic for the bride to have the surgery at least six to nine months ahead of time, so that the nose will have plenty of opportunity to heal and assume its new shape and dimensions.
The whole idea of “Bridalplasty,” as the pre-nuptial nose job is sometimes informally called, is to reshape the nose in such a way that it enhances and harmonizes with other key features of the face. Rhinoplasty involves the surgical reshaping of the nasal bones and nasal cartilage in order to achieve optimal results that fit the goals of the patient. The vast majority of nose jobs are successful the first time around. In a few cases, however, the procedure has to be repeated to “get it right.” That’s the bad news for brides dreaming of the “perfect” wedding-day nose.
Choose Your Surgeon Carefully
The good news is that surgical errors and complications are minimal when the bride takes the time to shop around for the most qualified, experienced, and skilled nasal plastic surgeon. Just as she would do to plan ahead for her wedding, the bride needs to plan ahead for the rhinoplasty procedure, allowing herself plenty of time to make a full and successful recovery.
First, though, she must consult with the surgeon to find out whether she is, in fact, a good candidate for rhinoplasty. It’s a deeply personal decision for the bride to make and one the surgeon must never take lightly.
If you’ve been considering cosmetic nasal surgery for your all-important wedding day, talk to a qualified plastic surgeon about the risks and benefits of rhinoplasty.
Dr. Philip Miller is a board certified New York facial plastic surgeon with offices located at 60 East 56th, Third Floor, New York, N.Y. Call (646) 791-3025 for a personal consultation.
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