Rhinoplasty is a delicate cosmetic surgery procedure which involves many nuances to attain the correct nose appearance and facial balance.
The surgeon will create a customized surgical plan based on a detailed consultation process before the surgery. The patient can take this opportunity to clarify their doubts and concerns, and make an informed choice regarding rhinoplasty.
A committed surgeon will make an effort to inform the patient about rhinoplasty during the consultation, and provide accurate answers to all questions. They will offer information on the preparation, costs, financing, recovery, and various other aspects of the procedure.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities and towns in The Mother of Presidents.
A primary step in the process of consultation is acquiring the patient’s feedback on why they need a nose surgery, and information on the aspects of the nose or facial appearance that displeases them. The surgeon will ask for information on the patient’s present health condition and medical history. This feedback will help the surgeon create a tailored surgery plan to meet their specific aesthetic and health requirements.
Cosmetic Objectives of the Patient
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will request the patient to share their personal objectives from this surgery regarding their nose and facial appearance. This will assist the surgeon in focusing on the patient’s unique needs enabling them to create more desirable results in the least invasive way. In case the patient requires only superficial modifications to the nose, a closed rhinoplasty may be performed to ensure minimal invasiveness.
Assessment of the Patient’s Health
The patient can arrange for their health records from the doctor and specialist to be mailed to the surgeon’s office to save time. The surgeon will review the records and physically examine the present condition of the patient’s nose, skin, bone, and cartilage.
In some cases, the surgeon will order an x-ray and other tests as well. The patient should disclose any underlying health conditions to the surgeon for their own safety during rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery.
The patient should be ready to disclose to the surgeon about any prescription, non-prescription, or recreational drugs that they may be currently taking. Ideally, patients should prepare a list before the initial visit. The list should also include any vitamins or supplements that they may be taking.
Questions to be Asked
The patient should utilize the initial consultation to ask questions and clarify their doubts and concerns. The surgeon will offer thoroughly detailed answers to allay the patient’s concerns and give them reassurance regarding the procedure.
Testimonials and Images
The surgeon can show the patient images of former rhinoplasty patients to assist the patient in developing realistic expectations from the surgery. Testimonials from previous patients can be shown to help the patient comprehend the procedure from the perspective of former patients.
Profound and astute plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas in northern Ohio for rhinoplasty and other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures.