What You Can Expect from Your First Rhinoplasty Consultation
People desire rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons. It can be to repair damage. Repair self-confidence. Or to – literally – help you breathe more easily. But whatever the reason behind the decision, attending your first appointment can be stressful. Some people feel judged. Others simply don’t know what they want from the appointment. Merely that they want change. Understanding the process can help to remove the anxiety from the situation.
So, what can you – should you – expect from your first rhinoplasty appointment?
Rhinoplasty Consultation Expectations
What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a procedure that involves physical adjustments to the nose. This can include changes to the nose size, shape, and angle. And is usually focussed upon the bridge of the nose or the tip of the nose.
Most rhinoplasty is performed surgically. But laser rhinoplasty is also available. It is less invasive, can reduce swelling, and improve recovery time. Ultrasonic nose surgery and liquid nose surgery may also be options for you.
What happens during your first rhinoplasty consultation?
The purpose of your first consultation is to determine whether rhinoplasty is right for you. So, your consultation will include the following stages.
Your motivation and expectations
Before any form of cosmetic surgery can be embarked upon, your surgeon will need to know that the decision is yours and that you are not being coerced into the treatment. They will also need to understand what your expectations of the procedure are, to ensure that you are not undergoing the treatment with false hopes. All surgery has to be guided by your body. And some results may not be possible.
There are some medical conditions which may preclude your suitability for rhinoplasty. Or may make it more sensible for you to delay treatment. Your surgeon will need to know whether you have any nasal obstructions, whether you take any medication, and whether you have any pre-existing conditions.
Next will come a physical examination. This is necessary to ensure that any surgery will not impact your ability to breathe. Or cause any other physical discomfort, difficulty, or ill health. During this stage your nose, skin, and face will be examined, and you may be required to have some blood tests.
Lastly, if you are considered to be a suitable candidate, your surgeon will take some photographs of your face from different angles. These photos will then be used for digital manipulation, so your surgeon can fully understand the nose shape that you are looking for. And allow you to see how the changes will affect your appearance.
What happens next?
If your surgeon believes that you are suited to rhinoplasty and you wish to go ahead with the procedure, you’ll be booked in for your surgery. The time that each procedure takes varies according to the type of rhinoplasty selected, and the scope of your treatment. Initial recovery, post-surgery, will take up to two weeks. But full recovery can take up to twelve months.
Rhinoplasty can provide a solution for a variety of problems. It can be the perfect way to boost your confidence if you are self-conscious about your appearance, or to correct pervious damage. But as with any cosmetic procedure, you need to be sure that you are doing it for the right reasons. And that you fully understand exactly what will be involved. If you can say ‘yes’ to both of those questions, book a consultation to find out how your surgeon can help.
If you are interested in rhinoplasty, you can book an appointment online, or contact the surgery for more information.