Before meeting with your surgeon, you may want to take the opportunity to discuss your concerns and expectations with one of our specialist nurses. She will give you information about this procedure and discuss what is involved in detail including post operative care and recovery. She will show you before and after photographs of patients who have had this surgery to help you understand what can be achieved.
Many people have seen pictures of noses they find appealing. While it’s not usually possible to produce an exact copy of someone else’s nose, this can serve as a starting point from which we can discuss your particular desires.
The best rhinoplasties are those where the nose is in harmony with the face. Your surgeon will consider the overall balance of your appearance during your consultation. (For example, a strong nose may be overemphasized by a weak chin, and therefore improved by surgery to the chin.)
Your surgeon will examine your nose and check the airway. (Sometimes a consultation with an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist will be advised where there is a history of airway problems or allergies.) Photographs will be taken before and after your surgery to plan the procedure and to record your results, and occasionally X-rays or CT scans will be requested.
It is important that we obtain a full history of any trauma or surgery you may have had to your nose, as well as your general medical history and a list of medications.