Considering to go for rhinoplasty surgery in Singapore? Here are some of the most asked questions about the surgery!
Are there any do’s and don’ts I need to follow prior and after rhinoplasty?
Check with your doctor and follow his/her instructions for the complete do’s and don’ts prior and after the surgery, but here are the general guidelines.
Here are some things you need to do in preparation of your surgery:
- Don’t go alone. Get someone to accompany you there and back on the day of surgery.
- Get your house ready for at least around 5 days of rest.
- Have soft foods and drinks in stored, so you can eat and drink them after surgery.
- Don’t consume beverages with caffeine or alcohol before the surgery.
- Stay away from aspirin.
Here are some pointers for the first week:
- Keep your nose as undisturbed and as untouched as possible.
- Sleep with your head above your chest. Sleep facing upwards and don’t sleep facing the sides.
- Keep the tape over your nose in place.
- Don’t apply pressure to your nose, such as by not resting your glasses and by not pressing when you change gauze pads.
- Don’t put ice or cold packs over your nose.
- Don’t smoke.
- Schedule your return to the clinic at the end of your first week to check on your recovery progress and take out your splinter.
And then, here are some pointers for at least until 4 weeks after surgery:
- Try not to get water over and into your nose during recovery, especially while you still need to use the gauze pads and tape.
- Don’t do exercises that causes a lot of muscle strain, such as running, swimming, and basketball.
- Be gentle when you brush your teeth.
- Do your best to not get constipation because it can cause a strain that affects your wound.
- Limit your facial movements, such as by not smiling too wide or laughing too hard.
- Do your best to not get sick, especially not a runny nose because you cannot blow your nose.
The list above is a general guideline to give you a picture of what you need to do and what you’re not allowed to do. It’s really important for you to ask in details to your surgeon about the do’s and don’ts. Remember to follow your surgeon’s guidance carefully and don’t compromise.
How much does a rhinoplasty cost in Singapore?
The cost of rhinoplasty surgery in Singapore on average is between $4,000 to $20,000. The cost depends on the majority and complexity of your surgery.
Will my rhinoplasty be covered by Medisave or insurance?
This depends on what kind of rhinoplasty surgery you are going for. If you are going for a rhinoplasty in Singapore for a medical related reason, you might be able to use your Medisave and insurance. Some case examples are: if you have breathing issues due to the shape of your nose, if you are born with a nose defect, or if you got into an accident that damaged your nose. However, if you are doing it purely out for cosmetic and aesthetic reasons, it won’t be covered by Medisave or insurance.