Preparing for Your Rhinoplasty Consultation
In addition to compiling a list of questions for the surgeon, there are a few other things you can do to prepare for your consultation.
Have a goal in mind. It can be easier for the facial plastic surgeon to develop a treatment plan if they have an idea of what you want to achieve. Spend some time thinking about why you want the surgery, what it is you do not like about your nose or want to change, and what you are hoping for in terms of results. This can be a good starting point for conversation and give your surgeon something to work with as they learn more about you and answer your questions.
Know your medical history. While your surgeon may be able to access your records, it is helpful if you have a general knowledge of your own medical history. What medications do you take? What medical conditions do you have? What were the dates of any previous surgeries you have had? These are all important factors when planning for surgery and recovery, so the more information you can provide, the better. The surgeon will also do some assessments of their own.
Be honest. You should feel comfortable having an open and honest dialogue with your surgeon. The surgeon is not there to judge; they need the facts in order to make sure they are able to be as safe as possible and plan your surgery according to your individual situation.
Also, be honest in your feedback. If they show you a mockup of how your nose could look and you do not like it, say so. You want results that you are satisfied with, so by giving truthful responses, they can make adjustments to create a look you love.
Relax. It is just a discussion about your options and what possibilities exist. You are not getting surgery today. It is a chance for you to get to know the surgeon and their skills and experience better and for them to understand what you are looking for so they can decide if it is something they can do. You do not have to make a commitment on the spot, but it gets the process started. If you do like what you hear and feel confident and comfortable with the surgeon, you can move forward with the next steps in planning for rhinoplasty.
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Rhinoplasty Options
If you are curious about how rhinoplasty can enhance both the function and aesthetics of your nose and are ready to start a conversation about your options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nima Shemirani at Eos Rejuvenation today. We take a personalized approach to help you achieve the results you desire so you can put your best face forward.