For many people, the decision to get a rhinoplasty is the culmination of years of thought and planning. Regardless of how much you have planned ahead for your procedure, it is common to still be nervous and feel unprepared. The most important thing you can do prior to your procedure is to mentally prepare yourself.
To help you better prepare for your rhinoplasty, Dr. Bottger suggests the following:
Prior to having rhinoplasty, it is common for patients to feel overwhelmed and somewhat anxious. Relaxing prior to surgery is important for both mental and physical health. Some relaxation that may help include:
- Breathing Exercises
Developing a post-surgery recovery plan ahead of time will also help to minimize anxiety.
2. Educate Yourself About the Process
When a patient is well-educated on the procedure they tend to be much more comfortable with the idea of surgery. Dr. Bottger will make sure that you are thoroughly prepared and that any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure or recovery process is fully addressed prior to scheduling you an appointment. Never be shy or hesitate asking questions as it will help put you at ease.
3. Have Realistic Expectations
Fully understanding what a plastic surgeon can and can’t do, and have realistic expectations about your rhinoplasty are important. Studies have shown that patients who are unhappy with outcomes of cosmetic procedures are those who go in with unrealistic expectations.
4. Understand the Recovery Process
The first thing to remember is that recovery takes time. It may take up to two years for your nose to completely reach its final form. Every patient heals differently and at their own pace.
If you live in the Philadelphia region and are interested in getting a rhinoplasty, contact us at 610-355-1929 to schedule your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Bottger today!