- Questions to Ask During Your Rhinoplasty Consultation
A rhinoplasty, or nose job, is an extremely popular cosmetic surgery procedure. Approximately 250,000 rhinoplasties are performed every year in the United States alone, and most patients report being extremely satisfied with their results. The key to achieving those great results is asking the right questions during your consultation with your plastic surgeon before undergoing treatment. Before your surgery, here is what you should ask your cosmetic surgeon:
- How Many Rhinoplasty Procedures Have You Performed?
Working with an experienced cosmetic surgeon matters, and so does working with a cosmetic surgeon who frequently performs the procedure you will undergo. Look for a surgeon who regularly performs rhinoplasties so that you can be confident that his skills are up-to-date.
- What Will My Recovery Be Like?
The technique a cosmetic surgeon uses has a major impact on the length of the post-surgery recovery. Find out before the procedure how long you should expect to be off your feet, if any bruising and swelling will occur, and how long it will be before you can see the full results of your treatment.
- What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
It’s important to discuss your goals for your rhinoplasty with your plastic surgeon and to get his feedback on whether your desired results are realistic. Ask him to show you before-and-after pictures of similar surgeries he has done so you can visualize what to expect from your new nose. It’s important to have this conversation with your surgeon to avoid any disappointment with your new look.
"It's important to determine both functional and cosmetic concerns for the patient," says Dr. Joseph Perlman, a board-certified plastic surgeon with 30 years of experience. "In my practice, I see many patients who are Hispanic and Asian as well as Caucasian. I go into detail with them as to what they are hoping to accomplish. I explain to the patient that the skeletal and cartilage structure of the nose, as well as the thickness of the skin, will influence the final result."
- Are You Board Certified?
Look for a board-certified cosmetic surgeon to complete your rhinoplasty. A board-certified surgeon has been vetted by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and met stringent training standards and testing requirements.
At Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Joseph Perlman, has been performing rhinoplasty procedures and a range of other cosmetic surgeries for over 25 years. Arrange a consultation for your rhinoplasty today by calling (281) 394-4167 and come see the difference that experience and