9 Questions To Ask From Your Rhinoplasty Surgeon | The Aesculpir
Are you looking for the best Rhinoplasty surgeon to avail of nose surgery for functional correction or cosmetic enhancement? Want to know about the entire process of a rhinoplasty, recovery time, risks, how to find the best Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Delhi, and more?
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1. Ask your Rhinoplasty surgeon, If he/she is board-certified?
A Rhinoplasty is a complex and sophisticated medical procedure and therefore you should have a word with the surgeon about whether they are board-certified and what all qualifications, skills, and expertise they have. You should also give importance to the college, university, medical college, and hospitals they have worked with.
A Rhinoplasty surgeon who has scored good grades and feedback while studying and working at reputed institutions should be an excellent choice. Remember, every surgery has its share of pros and cons and you should never place your trust in someone who doesn’t have the skills to operate on you.
2. How many procedures have you performed?
During your consultation with the surgeon, you need to ask him/her the count of Rhinoplasty surgeries performed, the frequency of those surgeries, and when was the last surgery performed by him/her. This will make you understand the “real” experience of the surgeon.
Remember, you need to focus on the experience of the Rhinoplasty surgeon and not on the age and appearance. For instance, there might be a possibility that a 40-year-old Rhinoplasty surgeon has performed more surgeries (say 150+ surgeries) than a 50-year-old Rhinoplasty surgeon (80+ surgeries). This is simply because qualified and talented surgeons who have worked with or are working in reputed and successful hospitals and clinics are more likely to perform more surgeries than a surgeon who may have been in the business for more years but hasn’t performed surgeries regularly.
It is also important for you to authenticate the claims made by the Rhinoplasty surgeon during your consultation. Remember, you aren’t supposed to take every word coming from their mouth as true. There is a reason why you’re asking basic questions and you, as a potential patient, have the right to enquire and crosscheck statements, suggestions, and medical guidance recommended by the Rhinoplasty surgeon.
3. Am I the right candidate for Rhinoplasty Surgery?
You need to ask the Rhinoplasty surgeon whether you are a good candidate for a Rhinoplasty surgery or not. Good candidates for a Rhinoplasty surgery include patients:
● Whose facial growth is now complete
● Who don’t smoke and are in at least their mid-teens
● Who are physically healthy
● Whose nasal tip plunges or droops
● Whose nostrils are excessively flared
● With a bump on the nasal bridge when seen in profile
● Who have experience an injury that made the nose asymmetrical
● Who have realistic expectations along with a positive outlook in life
● Whose nose (as of now) is making them unhappy or self-conscious
● Who has a deformity that requires correction
● Who are unhappy with the growth, size, and appearance of their nose
4. Which surgery suits me best?
While having a word with your Rhinoplasty surgeon, you should also ask about which type of Rhinoplasty surgery (open Rhinoplasty, closed Rhinoplasty, septorhinoplasty, rhino-tip surgery, non-surgical rhinoplasty) will suit you the best, why it is being recommended, and what are the pros and cons of each type of Rhinoplasty.
5. What are the risks and complications?
Undoubtedly, the Rhinoplasty Surgeon will be telling you about the advantages of Rhinoplasty Surgery but you should also make it a point to also know about the possible risks, side effects, and complications associated with the procedure. Gaining this understanding will help you make an informed decision. Moreover, you should disclose your complete medical records and history along with allergies (if any) along with any existing use of medications, over-the-counter drugs, herbal supplements, etc.
6. How much time will it take?
Rhinoplasty procedure generally lasts for about 1.5-3 hours. You may leave for your home on the same day or may require one day stay in the hospital depending upon the procedure performed. It is suggested that you should be accompanied by a responsible adult to take you back home.
After returning back home, you should avoid excessive chewing, blowing the nose, swimming, vigorous tooth brushing, resting eyeglasses on the nose, putting clothing over the head, engaging in strenuous physical activities including running, and engaging in excessive laughing, smiling, or other facial expressions requiring lots of movement.
7. What can I expect?
Before having a word with the Rhinoplasty surgeon, you should first gain a clear and complete understanding of the Rhinoplasty procedure and rhinoplasty cost in Delhi NCR. This will help you gain invaluable insights on what all to expect before, during, and after the rhinoplasty and what will be the approximate rhinoplasty cost in Delhi so that you don’t end up receiving “unpleasant surprises or shocks”. While having the discussions with the surgeon, you should also seek clarity on what all factors constitute the final rhinoplasty cost in Delhi as you may have to undergo certain diagnostic tests before the rhinoplasty surgery.
A good plastic surgeon will be glad and open to share all insights with you. The Rhinoplasty surgeon will also communicate to you what you should be expecting from the surgery and how you should ideally proceed with the recovery and healing times. A good surgeon will be completely honest with you if they are of the view that you have unrealistic expectations from the Rhinoplasty surgery.
8. Does the Rhinoplasty surgeon perform revision surgery?
You should also discuss the possibility of a revision surgery just in case the results are not as per your expectations and as communicated by the surgeon to you. This discussion is just for you to have peace of mind to stay calm and optimistic about the success of the surgery.
9. Can I see before and after photos of Rhinoplasty patients?
You should ask the surgeon to share the before and after photos of Rhinoplasty patients on whom the surgery has been performed. This will help you realize the true potential of the surgeon and what to expect from the Rhinoplasty surgery.
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