What Should I Ask my Doctor at Consultation for Rhinoplasty? (Photo)

Going to a Rhinoplasty consultation with the Doctor I hope to have my surgery with next month. I need some advice on what to ask him and what I want changed on my nose. I would obviously like the hump shaved down to be straight and would like the nose made smaller in general. I am worried about the tip and the columella. At the minute the tip over projects and the columella is different on each side (hangs down on my left side). How will he fix my tip and columella and what should I ask him?

Doctor Answers 4

Rhinoplasty Consultation

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Your posted photo does not reflect an obvious candidate for rhinoplasty. An in person consultation is necessary so a board certified plastic surgeon can perform an examination and understand your objectives. Consult with 3 -4 board certified plastic surgeons to explore your options. During this process, you should understand the surgeon's experience and expertise with rhinoplasty (including the number of rhinoplasty surgeries the surgeon has performed), review the photos of the work of the surgeon to understand both his/her technical skills and artistic talent, speak with him about his philosophy regarding rhinoplasty to ensure that he/she has the enthusiasm for the procedure, and ensure that the surgeon understands your objectives/goals.

West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

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At your consultation, computerized preview imaging may help you to visualize your improved facial and nasal appearance possibilities. Your Surgeon will be able to best advise you after seeing your case in person.

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 124 reviews

Rhinoplaty may not be indicated when you already have good looking nose.

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Your pictures show an attractive nose.  So the things to focus on are your motivation, and what exactly you would like changed. You could easily end up looking worse afterwards.  So you should proceed with extreme caution and get several consultations.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

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Questions to ask During Rhinoplasty Consultation

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There is an excellent, thorough answer to your question posted in the Rhinoplasty Forum section of RealSelf.  I will not repeat that advice in this response.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.