If you are planning an out-of-town rhinoplasty, there are some key considerations you need to keep in mind to ensure a seamless journey—from your initial consultation to surgery day, recovery, and beyond.

Schedule a Consultation

Before you settle on a facial plastic surgeon and make any travel arrangements, be sure to schedule a consultation, whether this be virtual or in-person.

Getting face-to-face with your potential provider not only helps them better understand your needs and concerns, but it can also help you get to know them and their skills, develop realistic expectations, learn more about financial considerations, and understand your alternative options based on your unique situation.

Budget Both Your Time and Money for a Return Trip

One major consideration when planning an out-of-town rhinoplasty is budgeting for a return trip post-operation. Most facial plastic surgeons, including Dr. Nima, prefer to see their patients at least twice after rhinoplasty—once at their one-week follow-up appointment and again one year after the surgery to review their progress and results, take before and after photos, or address any concerns.

Therefore, incorporating the time and costs associated with a one-year post-op visit into your overall treatment budget is crucial. This is especially true for revision rhinoplasty patients, which is an extremely comprehensive procedure that may require additional follow-up care.

Arrange for Accommodation

When planning your out-of-town rhinoplasty, you need to arrange accommodation—both before and after your surgery. Dr. Nima prefers that his rhinoplasty patients find a convenient location near his surgical center in Beverly Hills, as this allows for a seamless transition after their surgery.

Additionally, when arranging for accommodation, it is best to find a comfortable location where you can plan to spend at least one week during recovery. Traveling too soon after surgery could compromise your rhinoplasty results, as there is a greater risk of damaging your nose.

Ask About Preoperative Assessment

Does your chosen rhinoplasty surgeon require you to have a preoperative assessment? This could include a series of tests and evaluations such as a:

  • Medical history review
  • Risk assessment
  • Blood test
  • Cardiovascular assessment
  • Respiratory assessment
  • Psychological evaluation

These tests help your doctor better understand your health and readiness for your out-of-town rhinoplasty.

Prioritize Your Comfort and Well-Being

Don’t leave as soon as you walk out the door after your one-week follow-up appointment. Take the time to prioritize your recovery before traveling back home. This allows for easy access to your surgeon if you have any further questions or something goes wrong, reduces stress associated with traveling, and maximizes your body’s healing potential.

Familiarize Yourself with Local Healthcare

What does the healthcare situation look like where you are having your rhinoplasty done? Are there reputable healthcare facilities? How do they approach emergency services? These are all crucial aspects you should familiarize yourself with when planning your out-of-town rhinoplasty, as you never know when unexpected complications may arise.

Have a Reliable Support System

Arranging for a friend or family to accompany you on your trip is one of the most important factors when planning an out-of-town rhinoplasty. Having someone there with you to provide assistance, as well as physical and emotional support, can significantly enhance your surgery and recovery.

With these out-of-town rhinoplasty preparation tips, you can be on your way to a successful procedure that provides exceptional results. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about getting rhinoplasty at Eos Rejuvenation, reach out to our trusted team.