If you are unhappy with the shape of your nose and are considering rhinoplasty, ensure your partner or spouse is on board with the procedure before you schedule your surgery date.

While Dr. Nima does not believe you need permission to get rhinoplasty, he urges you to sit down with your partner and discuss the reasoning behind your decision so they can support you. This will make a world of difference on the day of surgery and during your recovery. Here’s how.

Essential Emotional Support

Undergoing any form of surgery can be extremely taxing, especially one that permanently alters your appearance. Your partner or spouse’s support, encouragement, and understanding can help alleviate any pre-op stress and anxiety, leading to a more comfortable rhinoplasty journey.

Furthermore, knowing that your partner or spouse acknowledges and respects your concerns can provide a sense of validation and confidence as you prepare for the procedure.

Prevents Unnecessary Complications

In the past, Dr. Nima has performed rhinoplasty where a wife did not tell her husband she was getting facial plastic surgery. This resulted in a situation that involved an angry husband and many uncomfortable staff members.

Bringing your partner or spouse on board and gaining their support creates a far more enjoyable experience for everyone involved, from the patient and partner to the doctors and staff.

Aid in the Decision-Making Process

The decision to get rhinoplasty can impact both you and your partner or spouse. Though you will be the one undergoing the procedure, the preparation, day of surgery, and recovery will likely affect both of your daily lives.

This is why it can be beneficial to have your partner or spouse assist you in the decision-making process. Not only does this make them feel acknowledged and involved, leading to stronger support, but it can also ensure you are making a decision that aligns with both of your values and goals.

Support During Recovery

Rhinoplasty recovery can be both physically and emotionally challenging, which is why your partner will play a key role during this crucial period. From providing physical assistance to emotional encouragement, having their support will make a significant difference in your comfort, healing progress, and well-being.

Contributes to a Stronger Relationship

Embarking on a plastic surgery journey with your partner or spouse can strengthen your relationship. It is an opportunity to show mutual care and support, especially during your recovery period.

If your partner or spouse is against the idea of you getting rhinoplasty, take a moment to listen to what they have to say, acknowledge their feelings, and try to understand where they are coming from. By doing so, they are far more likely to hear you out and approach the situation with an open mind, resulting in increased trust and better communication.

Making the decision to get rhinoplasty is already challenging—Dr. Nima urges you not to exacerbate it by proceeding without the support of your partner or spouse. If you need further guidance on preparing for rhinoplasty, reach out to the Eos Rejuvenation team.