We are all unique as human beings; there is only one of you out of billions of humans on this planet and nature doesn’t always hand us the best deal when it comes to appearance. Many women, particularly in Asia, feel that their nose does not have a prominent bridge and rhinoplasty is a safe and effective way of achieving a more westernised look with a prominent bridge.
Open or Closed Rhinoplasty
There are two methods of performing a nose job; open and closed rhinoplasty, with open being the most popular that involves making an incision along the narrow strip of tissue between the nostrils, while the closed method uses incisions on the inner surface of the nostrils and which method the surgeon recommends depends on the type of treatment.
Choosing a Clinic
The best plastic surgery clinics are in Bangkok, which has long been the global hub for cosmetic surgery and choose a nose surgery clinic (called คลินิกเสริมจมูก in Thai) that has a great reputation. Always read the online client reviews, as these are a clear indication of what you can expect, should you decide to go ahead with the surgery.
The Initial Consultation
Once you have chosen a clinic, the next step is to schedule an introductory meeting with the resident plastic surgeon, which is normally free and without obligation and it is during this meeting that the surgeon will determine exactly what you would like to change regarding the shape of your nose. Using before and after images, the medical professional can assist the patient in making the right decision about potential changes. The surgeon must also make you aware of the risks that are involved with all forms of surgery and only when he feels convinced that you fully understand what is involved and that the procedure cannot be reversed.
As soon as a date has been agreed, the clinic would issue you with a list of pre-op instructions to help you prepare for the operation, which would include avoiding certain types of medication for two weeks prior to the date of the surgery and fasting for 8 hours on the day of the operation.
Once the operation is complete, the surgeon will allow you to be driven home and you should have someone with you for the first 48 hours, after which you can start to recover without doing anything strenuous.
If you would like to learn more about rhinoplasty, search online for a Bangkok-based clinic and see what they can do for you.