Resulting in a permanent change to your appearance, rhinoplasty is a major cosmetic procedure that involves serious thought and research. From finding the right surgeon to choosing your desired outcome, each decision should only be made after extensive consideration.
As experienced plastic surgery professionals, Dr. Chris Allen and his team specialise in providing consultative advice and completing rhinoplasty procedures. Here’s how the experts recommend preparing for your rhinoplasty.
Finding the Right Surgeon
Once you begin thinking about rhinoplasty, it’s time to find a good surgeon. While many surgeons offer a variety of procedures and surgeries, not all surgeons are alike. Varying in experience, qualifications and training, finding the right surgeon could mean the difference between a poor result and a natural appearance in line with your expectations.
When it comes to searching for a surgeon, look for specialist plastic surgeons recognised by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) or a similar professional body. You’ll also need to find a surgeon accredited by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and who is recognised as a Fellow with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).
To find a good surgeon in your area, examine AHPRA’s register of medical practitioners.
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Going to an Initial Consultation
After you’ve chosen a surgeon, it’s time to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation. During your consultation, you’ll be able to discuss your expectations and desired results while also learning more about procedure options and your surgeon’s expertise. At no point should you feel pressured to commit to undergoing rhinoplasty by your surgeon or their team.
Meeting your surgeon should be a positive experience that leaves you feeling confident, cared for and prepared. Your surgeon will work with you to discuss your specific needs and refine your aesthetic goals to ensure that the final results are realistic, achievable and right for you.
Questions to Ask
- Are you fully qualified, trained and recognised by the AMC, AHPRA, FRACS and ISAPS/ASAPS/ASPS?
- Are my expectations realistic?
- Will my results look natural and balanced?
- Am I a good candidate?
- How long until I see final results?
- What if I’m not happy?
- Will there be scarring?
- What are the complications?
Lifestyle and Dietary Changes
Leading up to your surgery, you should endeavour to eat a healthy and nutritious meal with adequate protein. A well-balanced multivitamin will also assist in wound healing and the recovery process. You’ll also need to avoid certain medications before your surgery, including aspirin.