Most patients ask during their rhinoplasty consultation ask when the best time to get their rhinoplasty procedure might be. While the answer is an individual one, as what is a good time for some is not necessarily a good time for another, rhinoplasty doctors have noticed that they are typically busier during the fall, late winter and early spring.

One of the best things that you can do is to learn all that you can about the actual procedure that is done and go to consultations with a few surgeons in order to find the best one for your rhinoplasty.

Here are some helpful steps to determining what will be the ideal time to schedule your procedure:

Understanding Procedure and Recovery Times
Most rhinoplasty takes anywhere from one to three hours and will require a certain amount of sedation. Because of this you will need someone to drive you home once the procedure is complete. The bruising and swelling associated with a nose job will last for five to ten days. Most people that have the rhinoplasty take a week to a week and a half off from work so that they can recover. Different surgeons have different ways of perform the nose job which is why it is important to consult with a few different doctors.

Check Your Calendar
It is important that you look over your calendar over a three month period to make sure you pick a time where you have the least amount of public or social gatherings. That is why the early fall and spring are the most popular times that people choose to get their rhinoplasty. During the summer people want to go out in the sun and usually have things like wedding they are attending.

How Long Have You Wanted Rhinoplasty?
Cosmetic surgery like a nose job is something you really need to consider carefully. Talk to your doctor and review what is best for you and your facial structure. When making the decision to get yours you need to understand what’s involved and what will be done, and feel certain that you are ready to have it done. You should go into it with expectations that are realistic as well understanding the outcome of the surgery. In some cases, surgery may be recommended sooner rather than later (or vice versa). This is why a consultation with a London rhinoplasty specialist is important.

Dr. Kalpesh Patel can help you determine what is best for you, and advise you on everything you’ll need to consider, such as rhinoplasty recovery time and considerations based on your unique concerns.