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9 Questions to Ask Before Rhinoplasty

questions to ask before rhinoplasty

If you’re thinking about having a rhinoplasty, you have to make sure to ask your surgeon all the questions you might have. Your surgeon should be willing to answer any questions and address all your concerns so you understand what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

In this latest blog post, I will outline the top 9 questions patients should ask before going through a rhinoplasty procedure.

Questions You Must Ask Your Surgeon Before Rhinoplasty

  1. What makes me a good candidate for this procedure?
    Your surgeon must be able to outline the exact traits of an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty, such as being psychologically sound.
    They must then be able to tell you whether your desired nose shape is realistic. You might require rhinoplasty in order to fix a physical condition. Your plastic surgeon should be able to tell you how the procedure can help with it.
  2. What should I expect from this procedure?
    It’s important to understand that the recovery of every nose job is different. Schedule a consultation and talk with your plastic surgeon about your goals. Make sure to ask whether the rhinoplasty procedure can help you reach them, and what to expect during the recovery period.
    Knowing what to expect prepares you for the healing process after a nose job.
  3. Do you have before and after photos, I can see?
    Your plastic surgeon should be able to show you photos that demonstrate the results of the rhinoplasty procedures he or she has performed. You may also ask to see post-cosmetic surgery photos that show results similar to what you want.
  4. How many rhinoplasties have you performed?
    It’s preferable to choose a surgeon who has performed a lot of rhinoplasty procedures and is continuously honing their skill level to learn new techniques.
    The adage “practice makes perfect” holds true not just for rhinoplasty, but all forms of cosmetic surgery.
  5. What additional qualifications do you have?
    Board certification from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery indicates that a doctor has met specific training and examination qualifications. Always choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who shows dedication to learning more about their field.
    A doctor who has published articles in medical journals or is recognized as a leader in their field is likely to have additional knowledge and expertise.
  6. What type of surgical techniques do you use?
    A surgeon who is experienced in using different rhinoplasty techniques will be able to effectively determine which one best suits your needs. Typically, there are four techniques a surgeon should know:

    • Minimally invasive rhinoplasty surgery is a technique that minimizes recovery time.
    • Open rhinoplasty uses a small incision under the tip of your nose.
    • Closed rhinoplasty has no incisions on the outside of your nose.
    • Revision rhinoplasty is a revisionary surgery used only when complications arise from the original procedure
  7. What type of anesthesia will be used in this procedure?
    General anesthesia is typically used for most surgeries to ensure that patients remain free from any pain or discomfort.
  8. Where will my surgery be performed?
    The setting in which your surgery will be performed is also important. Choose a clinic that offers state-of-the-art facilities and seamless care in its fully accredited surgery center.
  9. What can I do in order to have a successful procedure?
    It’s important to understand what you’ll need to do before and after your surgery. This ensures your body heals as smoothly as possible. For example, you’ll need to take about a week off work after your rhinoplasty procedure. Wearing a nasal splint is also common.
    Additionally, it is recommended to avoid vices such as smoking and drinking before and after your procedure.

Never Be Afraid To Ask Questions

Asking questions is necessary in order to make an informed decision about your nose job. It isn’t just to determine whether your ideal vision is possible, but also to know whether your plastic surgeon is qualified for the task.

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