March 15th, 2013
Your rhinoplasty consultation is your chance to get answers from your facial plastic surgeon about your most pressing questions regarding nose surgery. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask your surgeon questions about his or her experience, training, board certifications, techniques and other background information that will help you decide if he or she is the right surgeon for you.
Most rhinoplasty specialists also ask their patients to bring photographs of noses they like. Depending on your ethnicity and unique nasal characteristics, your surgeon may or may not be able to mimic the look you’re interested in. During the consultation you will go through the photographs and other images, and discuss the possibilities with the surgeon.
Your prospective surgeon will also want to discuss your medical history and any medications or supplements you are taking.
In addition, the facial plastic surgeon will explain the surgical options and provide detail about the procedure. He or she will also touch on factors such as potential side effects and recovery, and may suggest additional procedures that might complement the procedure, such as a chin implant, or combining rhinoplasty with septoplasty. 3D imaging may be used to give you an idea of how the procedure is performed and what the results might look like. The surgeon will also provide you with pre- and post-operative instructions.
In the end, your rhinoplasty surgeon will need to assess whether or not you’re a good candidate. If you are in good overall health and have realistic expectations, chances are you’re a good candidate for nose surgery.