The Right Questions to Ask before Rhinoplasty

By on May 21, 2014 under Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty

A before and after shot of a rhinoplasty patientYour nose is undeniably the focal point of your face, and it’s okay to be dissatisfied with its appearance. Fortunately, you can do something about it! Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure, often referred to as a nose job, that can produce the changes you’ve always desired. It’s a fairly common procedure but shouldn’t be taken lightly.

If you are considering Rhinoplasty surgery, there are several things you should discuss with your doctor. It’s important to understand everything the surgery will entail.

An experienced surgeon who has a high percentage of happy patients is always a good starting point. This knowledgeable surgeon will look forward to answering questions about potential complications and risks for your particular nose. You want to make sure to ask about the different types of rhinoplasty techniques, and which one will be used on you. Anesthesia plays a large role in the procedure, so it’s also wise to know what type you’ll be medicated with.

Of course, you’ll want to see before and after cases of noses similar to yours, so don’t be afraid to ask for those. You should also ask the surgeon about any lifestyle changes necessary before and after the surgery. Furthermore, make sure you’re well informed on how much pain and swelling you can expect, immediately after the surgery and for the following weeks.

Finally, the surgeon will want to understand your expectations in regards to appearance and recovery. It’s important for your doctor to be aware of those expectations before the rhinoplasty procedure begins, so that he or she can know if they are inline with possible outcomes and discuss it with you.