What to Expect During a Rhinoplasty Consultation

If you’re seriously considering a rhinoplasty procedure to enhance the shape and appearance of your nose, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss the specifics of your case. It is vitally important that you are completely candid with your doctor during this initial consultation. This will not only produce the best possible results, but it will also ensure your safety.

The surgeon will begin by taking a detailed medical history, noting any chronic conditions, allergies or previous surgeries. Your overall health will also be evaluated. During this time you should make your doctor aware of any medications or herbal supplements you’re currently taking. You should also fill him or her in on your tobacco, alcohol and/or drug use.

You and your doctor will then discuss your expectations for the rhinoplasty procedure. Your surgeon will explain the possible outcomes, and educate you on the risk factors involved. Your face will then be measured, examined and photographed. At this time, the surgeon should offer a detailed explanation regarding the likely strategy he will take when reshaping your nose. The type of anesthesia that will be used should also be addressed during this meeting, along with its method of administration and possible side effects.

The consultation is a crucial part of a successful rhinoplasty procedure. It’s when expectations begin to manifest into reality and the journey really begins. Call us today to get the process started!