Six Things That Will Happen Before Your Nose Job Surgery

If you're interested in having nose job surgery, you should understand everything that the procedure involves.

There is a pre-op procedure you'll go through that will include a consultation with several important steps. It's important to understand what will happen during this consultation and in the days leading up to your surgery so that you're prepared and know what to expect.

The following are six things that will happen before your nose job surgery

You'll discuss your goals with your plastic surgeon.

The first step in your consultation is for you to discuss the changes you'd like to see after your nose job with your plastic surgeon. In addition to telling your surgeon about what you'd like to change, you will also be asked about your reasons for seeking those changes. 

You'll undergo a physical exam.

You need to undergo a physical exam so that your surgeon can make sure that you are in good condition to undergo a nose job.

In particular, your surgeon will focus on examining your nose and nasal valves during this examination. This examination will allow your surgeon to examine your breathing as well as the cartilage and bone making up your nose. 

Your doctor will take some high-quality photos of you. 

During your consultation, your surgeon will want to take a variety of photos of your face and nose. Photos will be taken from various angles. Your surgeon will want to get photos from a frontal, anterior, basal, and cephalic view. Numerous images will also be taken from side angles. 

Your surgeon will use these photos to plan your surgery and to show you the before and after results of your surgery after your procedure. 

You will have a blood test done.

Patients usually undergo a blood test as part of their preparation procedures for a nose job. The blood test will look out for issues that could complicate their surgery including anemia, infections, or issues with blood clotting. 

You may undergo some additional tests.

In addition to blood tests, some patients also have to undergo additional tests such as an electrocardiography or chest X-ray. Your surgeon will let you know if you need to undergo any additional tests before your surgery. 

You'll be advised on what to expect on your surgery day and during recovery.

Your surgeon will let you know how you should prepare for your procedure in the days leading up to your surgery. Your surgeon will also advise you on how to prepare for recovery and what activities you'll need to avoid as you recover from surgery.