Surgically altering any aspect of your appearance isn’t a decision to make lightly. If you’ve always disliked the size, shape, or projection of your nose or its proportion compared with your other facial features, rhinoplasty can have long-ranging effects on your quality of life.
However, it’s essential to take some proactive steps before your rhinoplasty surgery to help you become a more informed patient and give you the utmost assurance in the choices you make. Here are Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt’s top three tips for getting the most out of your rhinoplasty surgery.
1. Ask Plenty of Questions
The first stage of the decision-making process with plastic surgery will be to research surgeons who perform rhinoplasty surgeries and schedule consultations with those who make it to your “shortlist” of potential providers. These face-to-face meetings are your opportunity to interview rhinoplasty doctors and get a feel for their bedside manner and aesthetic philosophy.
Come to each consultation with a list of any questions and concerns. Remember, there’s no such thing as a silly question when it comes to your health and self-esteem. The more thoroughly you can articulate your goals, the more you’ll ensure that you and your chosen surgeon are on the same page heading into rhinoplasty surgery.
2. Have Realistic Expectations
Perhaps you’ve been dreaming of having a pert, upturned nose like Meghan Markle’s, or the symmetrical, feminine, and well-defined nose of Natalie Portman. While we encourage you to bring examples of noses you like to your consultation, you must understand that some limitations are associated with the procedure.
Despite Dr. Schmidt’s high level of skill, he can’t make your nose look exactly like someone else’s. Many factors will influence your results, including your distinct facial anatomy and skin texture. The goal of rhinoplasty isn’t to alter your nose to be unrecognizable, but rather to make specific, natural-looking refinements that create more harmony and symmetry among all your facial features.
3. Choose Your Surgeon Wisely
Many experts consider rhinoplasty to be one of the most complicated procedures a plastic surgeon can perform, mainly because there are both aesthetic and functional concerns at play. Successfully operating on the nose – improving its appearance while preserving your respiratory ability – requires the eye of an artist and the delicate touch that only comes from years of specialized training and experience.
When you interview potential surgeons to perform your rhinoplasty, ask how often they perform the procedure and whether they can show you before-and-after photos of patients whose facial bone structure is similar to yours. It will also give you peace of mind to work with a surgeon who has achieved board certification in plastic surgery or a related discipline, such as ear, nose, and throat surgery.
Denver’s Leading Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Because Dr. Schmidt has earned double board certification and completed his fellowship training at one of the world’s most competitive facial plastic surgery programs, you can pursue your rhinoplasty goals with complete confidence. To ensure you have an excellent experience, Dr. Schmidt and his team offer concierge-level services at no extra charge. Schedule your private consultation today by calling 720-443-2235.