Your Rhinoplasty ConsultationMarch 8, 2017
Rhinoplasty, popularly known as a nose job, is a nose surgery procedure that must be preceded by an objective consultation process to create a customized surgical plan. The consultation will help to build the necessary rapport and a relationship of open communication between the surgeon and the patient. During the consultation, the surgeon will determine the patient’s candidacy for rhinoplasty.
Dr. Gary Motykie MD is a board certified plastic surgeon providing rhinoplasty and other innovative and advanced procedures for the face, body and breast. At the time of pre-op consultation, Dr. Motykie will explain all aspects of the procedure, and help the patient make an informed choice. He provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
At the beginning of the consultation process, the surgeon will seek to know the reasons why the patient wants to undergo nose surgery, and which aspects of the nose may be bothering them. The patient should also be prepared to provide clear information about their current and past health issues, and share their medical records with the surgeon. These inputs will enable the surgeon to create a safe and appropriate nose surgery plan.
Patient’s Cosmetic Goals
During the consultation process, the patient will have the opportunity to spell out their personal aesthetic needs and goals with regard to their nose and facial appearance. The surgeon will carefully incorporate the patient’s specific cosmetic goals into the rhinoplasty surgery plan. This will help ensure that the surgery is more targeted and tailored to meet the patient’s goals and is less invasive.
To save time, the patient should ideally arrange their health records from the physician and specialist to be sent to the surgeon’s office in advance. During the consultation, the surgeon will review the records and will also examine the facial anatomy, skin type and thickness around the nose area. The surgeon will also assess whether the patient suffers from any underlying skin infection in the facial area and ask about their history of allergies, if any.
The patient should preferably prepare a list of all the prescription and non-prescription drugs, including vitamins and herbal supplements, that they may be currently taking, and carry it along for the consultation. If the patient has a habit of smoking or drinking, they should disclose these issues before the surgeon so that appropriate precautionary steps can be taken.
Questions to Ask
A responsible surgeon will encourage the patient to ask questions during the consultation, so that they can clear any concerns and doubts before the surgery. This will help the patient to feel more confident about their decision and they will be able to appreciate the final outcome in a better way. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie MD receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.
At the time of consultation, the surgeon may present rhinoplasty before and after photos before the patient. They will also explain about the cost, insurance, and financing aspects to help the patient make a well-considered decision.
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