Your nose is one of the most significant features on your face. Positioned front and center, it’s often more prominent than the eyes. Therefore, if your nose is too long, broad, or unsymmetrical, it can be a source of insecurity and low self-esteem. Rhinoplasty in Delray Beach, FL allows you to create balance so you can feel more confident in the way you look. If you are thinking about rhinoplasty, consider Dr. Westine at Delray Beach Plastic Surgery. Dr. Westine believes that form follows function. In other words, a good-looking nose is also a nose that breathes well. Therefore, a septoplasty will be done at the same time to straighten the cartilage inside the nose.
Before you get your nose job, there are important questions you must ask yourself and your doctor. You probably have a list of questions ready to go but review our list as well to see if there are important questions you may have missed.
Let’s first look at the questions to ask yourself.
Do I Know What I Want?
Dr. Westine will provide expert guidance, but it is recommended that you have an idea of what you want before your consultation. This gives your doctor an idea of what aesthetic appeals to you and what you don’t want from this procedure. Your options should be in proportion with the rest of your face, so look for individuals who have a similar face structure as yours. After all, you don’t want to bring in selections that don’t fit your features.
From there, your doctor will provide recommendations to select the option that’s right for you.
Am I Ready for this Change?
Rhinoplasty is a big, permanent change. Your nose is an integral part of your face. Changing it ultimately changes the balance of all your facial features. You won’t necessarily look in the mirror and see someone different, as your other features will stay the same. However, the difference will be noticeable, and while most people want to see a change, it may be alarming for others. Sit down and take a moment (or several) to reflect on this decision. When you think you’re ready to go through with it, our team will be here to support you and begin this exciting journey with you.
Is Now a Good Time?
If you have an upcoming trip or big company meeting, then you may want to reschedule your surgery. There is a long recovery process after rhinoplasty. You must diligently adhere to it to ensure proper healing. For example, your doctor may advise you not to wear glasses, avoid strenuous activities, avoid direct sunlight (or wear extra sunscreen) for several weeks after your surgery. This surgery is going to interfere with your lifestyle, so make sure now is a good time for such interference.
Am I Healthy?
Candidates must be healthy to undergo any form of surgery. You and your doctor will go over your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate. During this time, be honest about your history, medications you have taken and are currently taking, and any other considerations that may be pertinent during your evaluation.
So, you know what questions to ask yourself. Now, what questions should you ask your surgeon?
Are You Board Certified?
Rhinoplasty is a serious surgical procedure, so you want an expert team doing the job. Ask about your doctor’s qualifications and whether they are certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. You can rest assured that you’re in good hands with Dr. Westine, who is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon.
Can I see Photos of Your Previous Patients?
If you have never had plastic surgery, know that reviewing the surgeon’s past procedures is an important deciding factor. It gives you a look at their style and technique. Does it match your style and aesthetics? Look for patients with similar surgeries as yours and decide if you like the results.
What is Your Revision Rate?
Revision rate refers to the patients who required a second surgery to correct the first procedure. If the rate seems high, find out what the revisions were if the doctor doesn’t willingly divulge this information.
Is Your Approach Opened or Closed?
Both techniques have their advantages. The one your doctor will choose depends on the amount of work necessary to achieve your results. Your doctor will analyze your facial framework and let you know which approach is best.
Contact Delray Beach Plastic Surgery
Are you ready to fall in love with the new you? Contact Delray Beach Plastic Surgery for the best rhinoplasty in Delray Beach FL. Call (561) 278-3245 to schedule your consultation.