JANIGA MDs

Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Center

Steps to Take Before Rhinoplasty

Steps to Take Before Rhinoplasty

The nose is at the center of the face, so it can throw off your entire facial balance if it is too small, too large, or crooked. If you are unhappy with your nose and have finally decided to take the first steps towards correcting it, there are some things you should first know about the nose before undergoing nose surgery.

Determine What You Want

While you probably have an overall idea of what you would like to change about your nose, you may want to narrow it down to specifics. Grab a pen and paper and stand in front of the mirror. This will allow you to examine your nose and determine what exactly you would like to change. Whether you would like to alter the shape of the nasal bridge, reduce the width of the nose, reshape the nasal tip, or something else, writing it down will help to determine your exact aesthetic goals.

Do Your Homework

Before scheduling a consultation with a surgeon, be sure to do your homework and learn about the basic rhinoplasty procedure. Having a general idea of what to expect can help you to make procedure decisions in the future. Also, consider the amount of downtime needed and possible side effects of the procedure.

Schedule a Consultation

When looking to schedule a consultation, be sure to seek out a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. Board certified plastic surgeons have undergone extensive schooling and training, so you can be sure that you are in good hands. Also, be sure to pick a surgeon who has experience performing rhinoplasties on a regular basis and has a clear understanding of what you would like to have done. Lastly, be sure that you feel comfortable surgeon- the patient-surgeon relationship is an important one, and patients should trust the surgeon they choose.

If you are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty in the Reno, NV area, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Janiga.