So you have decided to undergo a rhinoplasty, commonly called a “nose job.” To ensure that you get the results you want, there are a few simple steps that you should take.

1. Find a surgeon you trust.

This means not only someone who is board-certified and has thousands of hours and operations of experience, but someone who has consistent and attentive communication with you.

2. Be Honest & Open

When you have found this surgeon, you must also be very honest about the results you are expecting and your surgeon will tell you if they are achievable. Your surgeon will also give you important advice about how the surgery will go and what the recovery process will be.

3. Post Op Patience

Once your surgery is complete, it is crucial to follow the post-operative instructions your surgeon gave you. They are not suggestions; these instructions are necessary for you to achieve the results that you discussed with your surgeon prior to surgery. It may take a while for the final results to be viewable, but by taking care of the nose and being patient, you will eventually get the results you planned on.