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Essential Questions to Cover During Your Rhinoplasty Surgical Consultation

Posted by on February 6, 2020 in Health, Skin & Hair Care with 0 Comments

Rhinoplasty usually is referred to as ‘nose job’ or ‘nose reshaping’ and is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries today. Rhinoplasty typically modifies the nose proportions giving you the desired facial appearance. It is also used in correcting difficulty in breathing that results from structural defects within your nose or facial damages from physical traumas such as injuries and accidents. If you decide to go for a nose job, there are various things that you need to qualify as the right candidate for the procedure. An important note is that you must be completely honest with your preferred Lexington PS surgeon in all ways.

Expect to be asked questions regarding your previous surgeries, medications, allergies to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, anesthesia, diet, and the likes. It is your obligation to be completely accurate and honest, as any inaccurate information can result in less desirable results. Below are some of the main questions that you should ask the surgeon during your consultation.

General training, certifications, and experience

It is vital to have someone performing such a delicate and complex procedure to be specially trained in facial and plastic surgery. Ask him or her to kindly provide his credentials, training, certification, and overall experience. By learning where he studied, and the years, he has been performing similar surgeries, you will rest assured that you are in the right hands.

Rhinoplasty surgical expertise

There are many types of experts who fall under the umbrella of surgery. These are trained in operating specific areas, and you’d not want to have your rhinoplasty done by a surgeon who specializes in tummy tucks, liposuctions, breast augmentations, and the likes. It is, therefore, imperative that you ask your surgeon the years he or she has been in rhinoplasty as well as the number of successful nose jobs he has done during the period. Throw in a few questions on their success rates as well as revisions. Armed with this information, you will be in a better position to gauge their skills in rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty questions specifically related to you

Different people have different facial structures as well as ethnicity. It would be best if you were as specific as possible regarding your questions. Ask him or her the experience the or she has operating on your facial structure or ethnicity and how this will influence the outcome. Does he or she specialize in performing female or male operations, or are they specialized in both genders? If you are looking to have an extra surgery after this one, ask how this might affect the future operations and so on. Focus the questions on your specific needs.

The revision policy

It is vital to be skeptical at times and hence important to ask your surgeon on their revision policy if the outcome will be not as expected. It is imperative they clear the air on this subject as some surgeons can offer free revisions if the results are not as you pleased. Others can charge extra, and the policy might depend on certain criteria. While at that, ask on their time-frame so you can be certain on how long you will have to wait before getting a revision just in case you need one.

The techniques involved

It is essential to know the methods that your surgeon uses. Be more specific and ask if they use minimally invasive strategies that minimize scarring. You also need to know about the difference between closed and open rhinoplasty and which one will be used for your operation. The open operation involves making an incision along with the soft tissue between the nostrils while the closed one, just as the name suggests, means that all incisions will be made inside the nostrils. There are some advantages and disadvantages to each method, and hence you need to be fully informed to make the best decision.

Expected results

This is the main reason you have opted for the nose job, and hence you need to be well informed on what to expect as well as the risks involved. Always have reasonable expectations from the procedure, and you must carefully and fully explain these expectations to the surgeon. These will help him confirm the probability of these prospects as well as those which are impossible to achieve. Always listen keenly to adjust your expectations accordingly before the procedure. This will also help you to be completely comfortable even with the possible problems that may crop up before moving forward with the operation.

The recovery process

It is crucial to understand your specific recovery process fully. Things such as whether the recovery will painful, how long it will take to resume school or work, the medications required, whether you can fly or travel, what physical activities you need to avoid, and how the general procedure will affect your daily routine are some of the critical questions you need to ask. No one understands you more than yourself, so ask all your specific questions. The surgeon will have a well laid out recovery plan and a step by step time-frame of when to expect your desired results. Once everything is clear, it is your duty to follow the surgeon’s guidelines and instructions for the best possible results.

Before and after photos

It is important that you ask to be shown the before and after pictures and be taken through the procedures done in each of the patients’ photos. These will help you gain more insight into rhinoplasty as well as the surgeon. You can gauge his or her passion level for his work and patient care. While at that, you can ask to be shown photos of patient noses that are close to yours as far as the structure is concerned and the expected results. You can also ask for testimonials from other patients that have worked with the same surgeon to have tangible reassurance and proof of his or her capabilities.

Armed with answers to these questions, you can confidently go ahead and have your nose job done and get the expected results.

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