Nose reshaping or rhinoplasty is a customizable cosmetic surgery procedure, which should be preceded by a detailed consultation process in order to create an appropriate surgical plan.
The surgeon will assess the patient’s candidacy during the consultation. The patient should feel free to ask questions and clear their doubts and concerns in order to make a judicious decision.
Dr. Eugene Kim is a board certified plastic surgeon providing nose reshaping and various other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
At the time of pre-op consultation, Dr. Kim will closely engage with the patient, explain the pros and cons of the surgery, and discuss their personal aesthetic needs and goals. The sagacious Dr. Kim provides nose reshaping to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities across the Southern California horizon.
One of the first things that a surgeon will do during the consultation process is to try to understand why the patient wants to undergo nose reshaping cosmetic surgery, and which aspects of their nose may be making them unhappy. The surgeon will also seek feedback about the patient’s current medical condition. A few x-rays or other diagnostic tests may be ordered in some cases.
Assessing Cosmetic Goals
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will encourage the patient to share their inherent aesthetic needs and goals with regard to their nose and face. A clear understanding of the patient’s requirements will allow the surgeon to develop a more targeted nose reshaping surgery plan and create more satisfying outcomes. Depending on the patient’s needs, a decision about closed or open rhinoplasty technique will be made by the surgeon.
Evaluation of Health and Nasal Anatomy
The surgeon will examine the outside and inside of the nose, including the nasal bones and the septum. The relationship of the nose with other facial features will also be assessed. The surgeon will also check the thickness of the nasal skin and availability of bone and cartilage.
Prior to the consultation, the patient should arrange for their health records to be shared with the surgeon. At the same time, if the patient is currently suffering from any medical condition such as heart disease, neurological problems or an autoimmune disorder, or if they have any known allergies, they should clearly disclose such information before the surgeon.
The patient should preferably prepare a list of all the prescription and non-prescription medications, herbal supplements and vitamins that they may be currently using. If the patient is a smoker or has a problem of excessive use of alcohol, they should be forthcoming about such issues during the consultation for the sake of their own safety.
Questions to Ask
The patient should feel free to ask any questions during the consultation, and clarify all their doubts and concerns before making a final decision. A dedicated surgeon will address all questions in adequate detail and help the patient to make an informed choice.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and other towns and communities in this part of the country for nose reshaping surgery.
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