For those who weren’t aware, February is National Weddings Month, likely since this is when all those New Years and Christmas proposals start to turn into real wedding plans. Or maybe it’s to coincide with the romance of Valentine’s Day! If you’re in the wedding planning mood or suspect you’ll be attending one in the coming year, there’s undoubtedly an impetus to look your best.
And whenever looks are on the mind, one tends to return to their “wish list” of cosmetic procedures. And if there’s one cosmetic option that tends to show up on most people’s wish lists, it’s the rhinoplasty procedure.
This raises an interesting conundrum. If you have a wedding coming up, is this the best time to go looking for the best rhinoplasty in Toronto? Or by the time the wedding invitations are going around, is it too late?
Pros and cons of a pre-wedding rhinoplasty
Why does Dr. Richard Rival get so many requests for rhinoplasties in the lead-up to weddings? It’s simple, really. Weddings are a special occasion, and everyone wants to look their best for special occasions. Few procedures are as effective at changing the overall appearance of your facial silhouette as nose surgery.
Your nose is the central feature of your face, and even a slight adjustment to the nasal tip can radically change your appearance. If it’s your wedding, you want the pictures to be of your best version. Plus, if you have breathing issues, a rhinoplasty surgeon in Toronto can ensure you don’t have to deal with those while at a wedding, or travelling for one.
The main drawback of getting a rhinoplasty before a wedding is simply the issue of time. The actual rhinoplasty procedure won’t take more than a few hours. However, rhinoplasty does have a recovery process. If you get cosmetic surgery computer imaging to visualize your new nose, it’s essential to understand that the nose you’re seeing won’t be fully realized for a while after the rhinoplasty surgery is completed.
What’s my time frame?
So how long does it take until a nose job is “complete?” That depends on how you define “completion.” The most restrictive stage is in the first two weeks after the rhinoplasty procedure is completed. There’s going to be significant bruising that will necessitate bandages for a couple of days—not the most fashionable appearance for a wedding.
After those two weeks are up, it’s necessary to understand that the healing process is still ongoing. You need to be careful with your nose, and avoid any overly strenuous activity for at least six weeks, or else you could potentially ruin your new rhinoplasty procedure.
The recovery process doesn’t end there, however. Not many people are aware, but your bone and cartilage can continue to settle for six months after the rhinoplasty procedure is completed. Sometimes, minor changes can be detected up to two years after your visit!
Use Dr. Richard Rival’s imaging system to see into the future
All this suggests that the best time frame to get a rhinoplasty procedure before the big day is at least six months in advance. Of course, one shouldn’t rush into a rhinoplasty. If you have second thoughts about the result, you may require a revision rhinoplasty at a later date. This is why it’s essential to ensure you’ve found the absolute best rhinoplasty in Toronto.
Dr. Richard Rival can make sure you know exactly what the future holds for your nose using our advanced digital imaging. This lets you go ahead for confidence and prepare for a wonderful year full of weddings and other events where you can shine. If you want to learn more about cosmetic surgery computer imaging, the cost of rhinoplasty in Toronto, or more about rhinoplasty recovery time, don’t hesitate to contact us.