What Should I Expect at My Rhinoplasty Consultation?

Take full advantage of your Rhinoplasty consultation to answer all your questions and discuss your goals and expectations. Plan ahead. Make a list of your questions and explain what you don’t like and what changes you want.

The following is a list of questions most often asked by patients and advice on how to have a profitable meeting with your surgeon.

  1. What is your training and board certification (if this has not been checked before the consultation)?
  2. What is your experience with Rhinoplasty surgery?
  3. How long have you been doing the operation and how many do you perform each month?
  4. What percentage of your practice is Rhinoplasty surgery?
  5. What is the most common operation you do?
  6. Where do you perform the surgery?
  7. If not in a hospital, is the facility fully accredited?
  8. How often do you revise your own Rhinoplasty work?
  9. Is there an additional charge for your revision surgery?
  10. What percentage of your Rhinoplasty practice is devoted to revisions of other surgeon’s work?
  11. What would you do to improve my nose?
  12. What changes will you make?
  13. What kind of anesthesia do you use?
  14. Will you use the open or closed technique?
  15. If grafts are necessary, where are they harvested?
  16. Do you use my own tissue for grafts or synthetic material?
  17. How long will my surgery take?
  18. Will you pack my nose after surgery, for how long, and with what?
  19. Where do I stay the night after surgery?
  20. How long is my recovery? Please describe.
  21. Will my nasal breathing be better, worse or the same?
  22. What are the possible complications of my surgery?
  23. Do you provide instructions regarding pre and post operative activities, diet, and medications?
  24. How long before I see the results?
  25. Will you show me results of other patients like me?
  26. Will you review with me your goals and expectations of this surgery?

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