Wondering what to expect from your Plano Rhinoplasty consultation with Dr Cutting?
Well, that’s a good thing because you are considering having a surgical procedure done that will alter the way that you look forever.
That doesn’t mean you should be scared to do it, it just means that you need to go into the situation with your eyes wide open.
You need to be sure about what you want, and you need to have a surgeon that you are comfortable with performing the operation on you. In other words, you need as much information as possible.
By going to a Rhinoplasty consultation once you have found a surgeon that you think might be the right choice for you, you can get a lot of information about what to expect, and what your options are.
1. Your Surgeon Will Want To Know What Your Surgical Goals Are
The first conversation your surgeon will want to have with you should regard what your goals are. They are going to want to know what cosmetic changes you are looking to have done, and what, if any, changes need to be made in order to improve your ability to breathe through your nose. Your surgeon is going to want to know these things because they want to know if what you are hoping to have done is actually possible. The last thing they want is to waste their time planning your surgery only to later find out that the results you are hoping for are not likely to occur. Modern plastic surgeons can do a lot, and chances are the surgeon you are talking with will be able to help you. They just want to make sure that you aren’t asking for more than what they can deliver.
2. Your Surgeon Will Want To Know About Your Medical History
Before any surgeon operates on you they are going to want a detailed accounting of your medical history. This is going to include any medical conditions that you have, any medications that you take, any allergies you have, and most importantly any problems you have had in the past with general anesthesia. Your surgeon will also want to know about any prior surgical procedures you have had done if you are having a nose job done and have had your nose operated on before this is going to be of particular interest to them. Your surgeon wants to be as prepared as possible before they begin to plan your operation, and this is perfectly normal.
3. Your Surgeon Will Explain To You The Different Options Available To You And What Their Recommendations Are
After going over what you want and learning about your medical history, your surgeon will then probably explain to you what types of options they feel would be best for you. It’s important that you listen to our surgeon here and that you understand that what they are doing is providing you with their expert opinion. If you don’t agree with something they tell you then you can always get a second opinion later, but in the here and now you don’t want to interrupt them when they are providing you with valuable information.
One of the things that modern technology makes possible through the use of digital photo manipulation is the ability to show a patient what the likely outcome of a cosmetic surgical procedure should look like. While this type of software isn’t perfect, it is generally accurate enough to allow you to understand your options better.
4. Your Surgeon Will Go Over Instructions To Prepare You For Your Operation
Once things look like they are progressing in the right direction and you have chosen the right surgeon, they will then start to plan your procedure with you. The actual scheduling of your procedure will be done by a medical assistant or some other medical professional, not your surgeon. This same person will likely give you instructions on what to do the day before your operation, when to arrive, and what you should do before your operation. There’s a good chance that your surgeon will give you a general overview of things, but you should get detailed written instructions from one of his assistants as well.
5. Someone From Your Surgeon’s Office Will Go Over Financial Information And Arrange Payment
Unfortunately, medical insurance isn’t going to pay for your nose job. A nose job is an elective surgery performed for cosmetic reasons since it isn’t medically necessary insurance isn’t going to pay for it. In an ideal world you would simply pay them for the procedure up front, but since the cost of Rhinoplasty surgery generally runs in the neighborhood of several thousand dollars you may not have that kind of money just laying around. If that’s the case then you need to arrange for financing ahead of time. Just to be clear, no surgeon is going to operate on you for a cosmetic procedure unless you have taken care of their payment first.
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask Questions
When you see your plastic surgeon for a consultation about your planned Rhinoplasty surgery this is your opportunity to ask questions. You want to learn as much as possible so that you will be comfortable with what you are doing, and also so that you can get the results you are looking for. Rhinoplasty surgery is going to change your face forever, so you owe it to yourself to ask questions so you can make an informed decision on what you are going to do.
Some people hesitate during a surgical consultation to ask their doctor questions. Some hesitate because they are embarrassed and don’t want to ask what they think would be a stupid question. No reputable surgeon is ever going to think a question is stupid. They also aren’t going to be concerned that you are taking up too much of their time, which is another common concern and reason why patients keep quiet during consultations. Remember, your surgeon is working for you and he or she is there to answer any questions that you may have.