Your Rhinoplasty ConsultationPosted on December 16, 2017
Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery
Once the patient has selected the surgeon for rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery, a detailed pre-op consultation will be scheduled. The main purpose of such consultation is to exchange vital information for designing a customized surgery process.
The patient can use this opportunity to clarify their issues and concerns. The surgeon should also ensure that they inform the patient about the likely benefits, risks, and costs. Stellar, dependable, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations across the landscape.
Examining the Patient
Before the surgery is performed, it is important to carry out a full checkup of the patient to ensure that they are fit to undergo the procedure. For this purpose, the surgeon will assess the patient’s medical history during the initial consultation. They will also make an evaluation of the patient’s current health condition.
It is important that the surgeon prepares a customized plan for the patient based on the assessment of various factors including the existing shape and size of nose and the symmetry between various facial features. The surgeon may also advise the patient to undergo certain tests.
The patient should be ready to disclose their full medical history, medications and other habits such as smoking and substance abuse. The surgeon will carefully determine the patient’s candidacy during the consultation.
Determining Aesthetic Goals
While rhinoplasty may dramatically change the facial appearance, it is not a miracle. There are limitations attached to the procedure. In order to avoid later disappointments, it is important that the patient and the doctor agree on the outcomes of the procedure during the consultation. The patient may also show the surgeon the pictures of the various nose shapes they might want to have.
The surgeon may also show rhinoplasty before and after pictures to the patients to ensure that their expectations are realistic. The nose plastic surgery plan should be carried out after proper consultation between the surgeon and the patient.
Planning the Surgery
To create a customized surgery plan, the surgeon will inform the patient about various techniques used in nose surgery and their applicability in their case. Proper attention should be paid to the patient’s required outcome, their general health and other factors such as the type of anesthesia to be used.
During the consultation, the patient should disclose all the prescription and non-prescription medications they may be currently taking. They should also tell the surgeon about their use of supplements, herbs and recreational drugs, if any. The surgeon will appropriately guide the patient about stopping, continuing or adjusting the use of some of the medications and supplements.
Images and Testimonials
The surgeon may show rhinoplasty before and after pictures during the consultation to help patient understand the probable outcomes of the surgery. It also helps in developing realistic expectations for the patient. The patient may also ask the surgeon to present testimonials from past patients. Accomplished and innovative cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and other towns and communities in this area of the state for nose surgery.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. David Kim and Dr. Eugene Kim, contact us (310) 271-6996 at or click here.
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