During your rhinoplasty consultation, your nose will be evaluated by Dr. Aniketh both cosmetically and functionally and compared to established ideals. You will also be asked about your goals and expectations. Other aspects of your face will also be evaluated for overall facial harmony. Numerous measurements and values are taken to provide a complete evaluation of your face.
Your nasal cavity will be evaluated to rule out any breathing issues such as deviated septum. If indicated, a CT scan may be performed to evaluate further. It is important to keep in mind that form cannot take priority over function. It is important to have a nose that breathes at the end of the day. This cannot be compromised for an unrealistic cosmetic correction. Dr. Aniketh will guide you to take the best decision in this regard.
Finally, a customized plan will be made to suit your nose. This will be simulated on your photographs on a computer (although it is important to remember this is a simulation only). The simulation provides an idea of what the goals of the surgery are. It is a blueprint. It cannot be guaranteed that the final results will match the simulation as this depends on many factors including your healing capacity.
Often the nose is not the only unbalanced factor in the face. The chin might be retruded or face tissue might be sagging. Dr. Aniketh will advise and guide you on these issues as well, which can be addressed during the surgery itself.
The final plan
Once the plan is agreed on by both Dr. Aniketh and you, the next step is taken.
Before rhinoplasty surgery
- Your general physical examination and some routine lab tests are done to evaluate your fitness for surgery.
- It is important you stop smoking for 2 weeks prior to surgery.
- The operation is performed under general anesthesia however, the majority of the patients can be discharged a few hours following surgery feeling quite comfortable and generally free of pain.