We live in a society that puts more emphasis on appearance now than in any other time in mankind’s history. Part of this is due to the rise of social media and cameras on our phones. Now, we are taking our own picture or other people are taking our picture multiple times throughout the day. Our pictures find themselves on social media and are quickly shared with our friends, family, coworkers, and schoolmates. This is one of the reasons why interest in plastic surgery is at an all-time high. One of the more popular forms of cosmetic surgery is rhinoplasty.
It Starts with a Consultation
One of the first steps that you go through in the process to have a nose job is to have a consultation with a surgeon. During the initial consultation, you are going to be asked to fill out some paperwork, the surgeon may take some photographs, and then he may chat with you about your cosmetic concerns.
Once the surgeon has clear in mind what you are hoping for from rhinoplasty surgery, he can begin the process of helping you attain a realistic goal. You may also be able to look at before and after photographs of patients who have been treated by the surgeon and who have noses that are of a similar shape and size as yours. It’s during this initial consultation that the surgeon will also let you know if you are a candidate for this procedure or if a different procedure is right for you. A good surgeon is going to use that consultation to speak with you in an open, frank, and honest way.
What Makes a Good Rhinoplasty Candidate?
You need to have a condition that a nose job can treat, and you need to have the desire to want to correct the issue. Some of the more common issues that are treated with rhinoplasty include nasal asymmetry, a prominent or drooping nasal tip, injuries to the nose after an accident, as well as issues with the nasal airway.
In addition to physical maturity, it is hoped that the individual seeking the surgery is emotionally mature. This means that they should have a good idea of what the surgery can realistically do for them. It also means that they should want the surgery for the right reasons. They should want to improve their appearance according to their own desires and make it something that they can be happy with.
Are you considering rhinoplasty? If so, you can turn to Dr. Lazor and the team at New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, MA. Contact our office today to book a consultation and get started!