Understanding the rhinoplasty consultation

Berkshire rhinoplastyYou don’t need to be a trained and fully qualified aesthetic surgeon to realise what a life-changing procedure rhinoplasty is. The nose is situated right in the middle of the face, and therefore any amendment to its size and shape is going to have a knock-on effect – both physically and mentally. This is why the consultation period is so important.

Here are a few words of advice to help you you get the most out of your consultation period:

Do your homework

You’ve presumably combed through the cosmetic practices in your area, looked into their qualifications, cast an eye over their Before and After pictures, and worked out that what you want is within your budget – but it still makes sense to do some extra preparation. Make sure you lay out a list of questions you want to ask the practitioner – their techniques, their experience, their qualifications, etc. It also makes sense to bring along pictures of the sort of look you’d like to achieve.

Be prepared to answer questions of your own

Before undergoing a procedure, a proper surgeon will take you through it step-by-step – not only to reassure and inform you, but to make absolutely sure that you know what you’re getting into, and what changes are possible. A professional surgeon will only operate if they feel the procedure is attainable and necessary: in more cases than you’d assume, a surgeon will refuse to operate if they feel there’s no need for it, particularly when a client believes there’s a flaw that the surgeon can’t see.

Be aware of what you’re getting into

You will be fully briefed on the recovery process, the side-effects of the anaesthetic that will be used, how to prevent potential infection, the potential risks and complications of a cosmetic procedure, and what you will need to do before and after the procedure to ensure a fast and full recovery. If you’re not, ask why not.

The whole point of the consultation period, then, is to prepare you for what you’re about to undergo. More importantly, it’s a crucial opportunity for the client to become comfortable with what the surgeon can do for them. For more information on our rhinoplasty services, click here.

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