There’s no doubt that the rhinoplasty industry has turned on its head over the last few years. Once upon a time it had something of a bad reputation, and there were umpteen reviews that criticised a surgeon, or anyone else that was supposedly qualified to carry out reconstructive rhinoplasty surgery.
However, through technology advancements and the authorities tightening up the laws in relation to good practice, it is now viewed much differently. The reviews from those who have had it done are resoundingly positive, and the rhinoplasty has almost been reinvented.
If you are considering the procedure, it can be a good idea to know how to prepare. Dean Toriumi reviews today the best steps you can take for this, to ensure that when you do arrive at you first meeting with your surgeon you have everything to hand.
A full physical exam
One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to the rhinoplasty procedure is that it’s all about your nose. Well, in the preparation stage at least, there is far more to consider than this.
This is because your surgeon will need to conduct all sorts of tests to make sure that you are a good candidate for the surgery. This can include blood tests, or other laboratory tests to make sure that your body is in a strong enough state.
Of course, there will be elements of your nose that will be examined. Your skin will be looked at, both internally and externally, and it will start to become clear to the doctor what is possible with your facial features. They will do this by also analysing the cartilage, and ultimately the strength of it, as if this is too weak you might not be a good candidate f or the procedure.
A rundown of your medical history
Your surgeon will also need to know your medical history before you go under the knife. The most important questions here relate to any nasal obstructions which may have occurred in the past, as this suddenly changes the whole complexion of the case. Alternatively, they may find that you have suffered with a haemophilia in the past and on a lot of occasions, this can mean that you are no longer someone who should have this form of reconstructive surgery.
Something that a lot of patients don’t expect when they wander in the office of their surgeon for the first time is the camera to be taken out. However, this is important. It not only allows the surgeon to prove the treatment with before and after shots, but it also allows him or her to manipulate your nose visually with their computer software. Nowadays, it’s very easy to get an idea (and set your expectations) in relation to exactly what your nose is going to look like. This has been a major change in the rhinoplasty industry, as patients now know to a great degree of accuracy what the end result is going to be.