A saddle nose deformity can significantly impact your self-confidence about your appearance. Minor deformities can be treated without surgery if you are an ideal candidate. During this treatment, facial fillers are injected to help restore lost volume and height with the nasal bridge. There are a few things you can do in advance to help make this process easier and boost your outcome of success. Here are three tips to prepare for the day of your non-surgical saddle nose repair procedure.
Wear Comfortable Clothes
Make sure to wear comfortable clothes on the day of your non-surgical saddle nose repair procedure. Your nose may be sensitive and you could create damage by wearing shirts or hoodies that need to be pulled over the head. You may also want to choose slip-on shoes to prevent accidentally bumping your nose while bending over.
Keep in mind some nasal bleeding may occur, which can stain clothing. Wear glasses instead of contacts and leave valuable jewelry at home. Avoid makeup and other skincare products that can cause irritation during the procedure.
Avoid Inflammatory Foods and Beverages
Some foods can increase swelling after your non-surgical saddle repair procedure. Try to limit caffeine consumption and eating foods containing excess salt or sugar. Tobacco and alcohol can also interfere with healing. If you smoke within a few weeks of the procedure, your treatment may be delayed.
Consult with Your Specialist About Medications
Certain medications can cause complications with bleeding and swelling during non-surgical saddle repair. Your doctor may recommend stopping blood thinners and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs about a week before the procedure. Consult with your doctor if you are taking vitamins, herbal supplements or over-the-counter medications.
Is Saddle Nose Repair Right for You?
Nasal bridge deformities can affect your health and well-being, but can be corrected effectively with proper treatment. Dr. Maurice Khosh specializes in both non-surgical and cartilage grafting procedures for patients in New York City. When preparing for your saddle nose repair, Dr. Khosh can give you special instructions to prepare for your procedure as well as the best steps to recover quickly. To discover if you are an ideal candidate, request a consultation today.