Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery is an intricate cosmetic surgery procedure where even a minute change in the size or shape of the nose will have a significant impact on the overall facial appearance. Investing adequate time in the pre-operative consultation process will lead to more satisfactory outcomes in this procedure.
Dr. Eric Yavrouian is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon providing rhinoplasty and various other procedures. Dr. Yavrouian will address various aspects of the procedure, determine the candidacy, and obtain patient’s feedback to create a customized surgical plan. He provides rhinoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding locations.
Key Aspects of the Consultation
The initial consultation for rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery will revolve around a review of the medical, demographic and personal background information of the patient. The surgeon will assess the patient’s medical and surgical history and discuss about any medical concerns, allergies and any medications or supplements that the patient may be currently taking.
Issues such as breathing difficulties through the nose or history of sinus infections will also be addressed. Any condition that may make surgery unsafe will be carefully considered. The surgeon will also evaluate the thickness and quality of nasal skin and the overall nasal anatomy, including the nasal bones and septum. If the patient is a smoker, they will be instructed to stop for a few weeks prior to surgery.
Patient’s Aesthetic Needs
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will obtain information about the patient’s specific aesthetic concerns. These could relate to the natural size or shape of the nose, or the problems arising from a previous rhinoplasty procedure. The patient should freely share their cosmetic goals and aspirations such as:
- Refining of the nasal tip
- Narrowing of the nasal bridge
- Removing a hump from the nose bridge
- Reshaping the nostrils
- Straightening a crooked nose
- Altering the angle between the nose and upper lip
The surgeon will encourage the patient to share their innate aesthetic desires and gather specific and detailed information. This will enable them to create a rhinoplasty surgical plan tailored to the patient’s requirements. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.
Many surgeons prefer to show rhinoplasty before and after photos during the initial consultation. They may select photos of previous patients who have similar facial traits and have undergone the similar rhinoplasty procedure with successful results. Once the patient knows what to expect and what not to expect from the procedure, they will be able to form a more realistic opinion and make a well-considered decision.
Costs and Other Aspects
The patient should feel free to ask questions about rhinoplasty and its related costs during the initial consultation. The surgeon or their staff will explain about the costs, insurance and financing aspects to help the patient make an informed decision. Detailed pre- and post-operative instructions will also be provided to the patient to ensure that they are well-prepared and fit for the surgery.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.