Your Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) ConsultationPosted on October 10, 2017
Rhinoplasty can be significantly customized to meet the specific anatomical and aesthetic goals of a patient. Therefore, it is essential to have an in-depth consultation prior to the cosmetic surgery in order to create a unique surgical plan. The surgeon will closely engage with the patient during the consultation and create harmonious rapport with them.
That is the main objective for sure. The surgeon wants to build trust with the patient for a variety of reasons.
Trust and open communication between the surgeon and the patient will lay the foundation for a successful consultation and surgery. Patients should feel free to ask questions during the consultation and make a final decision after due deliberation. The magnificent, perspicacious, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides nose surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and other suburbs and towns across the horizon.
At the outset, one of the first concerns of the surgeon will be to determine whether the patient is really keen to receive this procedure, or is merely influenced by someone else.
They will try to understand which aspects of the nose are making them unhappy, and also seek information about the patient’s general health condition and past medical history. Patient’s cooperation in provide relevant inputs will allow the surgeon to create an appropriate nose plastic surgery plan.
Patient’s Cosmetic Goals
The surgeon will encourage the patient during the consultation process to share their intrinsic aesthetic goals and desires with regard to their nose and facial balance. The surgeon will then be in a position to incorporate the patient’s specific goals into the custom nose surgery plan. Such feedback during the consultation can help ensure targeted results that are more personally satisfying for the patient.
Current Health Status
To save time during the consultation, the patient can arrange to send their past medical records from the doctor or the hospital directly to the surgeon’s office. The surgeon will review the records during the consultation and also perform a general health exam, including specific evaluation of the nose and facial anatomy. If the patient has an underlying health condition, they should disclose such information during the consultation.
The patient should preferably create a detailed list of all the prescription and non-prescription medications, including herbal supplements and vitamins, which they may be currently taking. If the patient is a smoker or has a problem of excessive use of alcohol, they should share such information transparently with the surgeon during the consultation. This will allow the surgeon to modify the procedure as necessary for the patient’s safety.
Questions to Ask
The nose surgery consultation will provide an opportunity to the patient to ask questions and clear any doubts and concerns before making the final decision. The patient should ideally note down all the questions they may have, and carry the list along with them to the surgeon’s office for the consultation. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.
There is really not any question that is out of bounds here. The surgeon knows the patient is pretty much in the dark here and that the patient is ignorant of the process. The surgeon should not really as much try to sell their clinic and their skills but the surgeon should try to put the patient at ease and explain to the patient about the process to make sure they know what they may be signing up for.
Everyone knows the surgeon can do the job but is rhinoplasty right for this patient and does the patient know the ramifications?
The patient may also request the surgeon to provide rhinoplasty before and after photos and testimonials of any past patients during the consultation in order to have a more realistic understanding of the procedure. These pictures utilize digital technology and any patient could then grasp how this surgery may appear on them.