Dr. Rawnsley on What To Expect Before Rhinoplasty UPDATE

Rhinoplasty is a really common procedure, especially in my practice. And a lot of patients have thought about it for years before they ever take this first step really to to make it a reality. And when you’re shopping around looking online, it’s really important that you find somebody for this very important decision that you feel comfortable with and that you like the results and you feel confident in.

A lot of what’s going to happen when you come to see me is getting to know me, me getting to know you, knowing what your desires are what you want you, talking about the functionality – because the nose is a breathing organ, and we have to address all those concerns. And then aesthetically to understand what you like. I oftentimes ask patients whose nose they like. I’m not going to give you that nose, but it gives me an idea of their aesthetic and the face they kind of identify with and it’s the way we can start that conversation. And then of course we talk about- we take some pictures of you, and I’ll use digital imaging to sort of morph things and show you what I think in my expert opinion, would look the best for you. And it’s also a great opportunity for us to kind of look at you, your picture your face together, as almost like a third person, and to for us to look and morph and decide what we like and what works and what doesn’t work.

So that’s a real important process as well. You’re going to get to know our office staff, you’re going to get to know Suzanne– you’ll probably know her well by the time you come in. And I just want you to feel that all your questions are answered, that you understand what the process is going to be, you feel comfortable with that. I’ll send you those email pictures just so that you can look at them and decide whether that’s something that you like. And when I see you again in consultation, because I always see you a second time prior to surgery, you’ll have thought about this, you’ll have questions and thoughts that we can address, and we can change our plan slightly if we decide to. So that it’s a really important process and it’s one that I think people hesitate to committing to because it’s new, it’s surgery, a big event and should be a very positive event for you. So I hope that’s the case for you when you come to see our office.