The Topics You Need To Cover At Your Rhinoplasty Consultation
If you are unhappy with the way your nose looks, or you feel that it doesn’t quite “fit” your face, you have the option of modifying it with plastic surgery. The first step on your rhinoplasty journey is to sit down with a plastic surgeon for a consultation. According to Dr. Joshua Greenwald, a highly sought-after rhinoplasty surgeon in NYC, this consultation will help determine whether rhinoplasty is suitable for you and confirm that you have chosen the right provider for your care.
To help you get the most out of your rhinoplasty consultation, make sure you cover the following topics:
Your Surgeon’s Experience
A good place to start the consultation is with your surgeon’s plastic surgery experience. Where did the surgeon do his or her surgical training, and how many years has he or she been in practice? What is his or her general philosophy on patient care?
It is also key to discuss your surgeon’s specific expertise with rhinoplasty. You need to know that your surgeon is performing the procedure regularly and keeping his or her skills up to date. The surgeon should show you before-and-after photos of previous rhinoplasty patients; ask to see examples of noses that are similar to yours so you can get a general idea of the expected outcome.
Your Treatment Goals
Next, it’s time to talk about your rhinoplasty treatment goals. You should explain to your surgeon how you came to the decision to have rhinoplasty and what exactly you hope to achieve from the surgery.
The Treatment Plan
You will want to ask your surgeon about his or her preferred surgical techniques and whether you may benefit from the open versus closed approach. Other surgical details, such as the type of anesthesia used, should also be discussed.
Tools for Recovery Success
Finally, recovery is a critical topic to cover during your rhinoplasty consultation. You should have an idea of the general recovery timeframe. It is also a good idea to inquire about steps you can take during recovery to maximize the likelihood of a great result. Your surgeon can talk about how you should alter your regular daily routine during recovery and when you can resume work, physical activities and socializing.
At the end of your consultation, you should feel confident in your choice of surgeon and well-informed of your options. There should be no question that the surgeon you’ve selected is the best person for the job. If you are on the fence, keep looking for another surgeon.
Dr. Greenwald welcomes rhinoplasty candidates in and around NYC to come in for a consultation. To request an appointment, please call or email our practice today.