Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose. It can reduce or augment the nasal structure and address aesthetic issues like wide nostrils, a bulbous tip, a wide bridge, a bump or hump and functional issues from injuries or birth defects that can cause breathing issues or other problems.
When planning a rhinoplasty, you may worry about something going wrong. While it is always best to be prepared, unnecessary stress is never helpful.
Rhinoplasty is an intricate and delicate surgery. Here is what you can do to have a successful outcome and results you want.
Miscommunication Often Leads to Unsatisfactory Results
Miscommunication is often the main cause of disappointing rhinoplasty results. During your initial consultation and any follow-up appointments, before surgery your facial plastic surgeon should make every effort to ensure he or she fully understands your needs, desires, and what outcome you expect.
Rhinoplasty is an artistic endeavor, where the surgeon’s skill and experience all come together to reshape this uniquely prominent and sensitive area of the body. Concerns can easily be misinterpreted or lost in translation. This is largely due to the conceptual nature of discussions about the various possible results of surgery.
Imaging to the Rescue
Visuals can reduce and even eliminate these communication problems. They give the conceptual a visual that both you and the doctor can look at as a way to proceed. For a long time all facial plastic surgeons had to use were before and after photos of previous patients.
But today with the latest digital computer imaging technology, or digital photo morphing, you can see before and after pictures of yourself during the initial consultation. This is what can ensure a mutual understanding. And this is why for many years the Naderi Center has used computer imaging in 99 percent of our rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty consultations. We use this technology as a tool to improve the dialogue between patient and doctor so all the changes they desire are discussed properly. It also helps the doctor show the patient what can realistically be achieved through rhinoplasty.
It is important to note that computer imaging does not guarantee the final post-surgical results. The actual surgery may vary somewhat from the images that the computer shows. This is due to a few factors, but the unique way every person’s body heals plays a large part in this variation.
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Dr. Naderi takes the time to go over all of your options. He also always encourages his patients to seek second opinions. This way all his patients can be completely comfortable with their decision. If you feel misunderstood, speak up right away. During your initial consultation, Dr. Naderi will discuss the available approaches and techniques with you and make a recommendation based on what best suits your unique needs.
Dr. Shervin Naderi, MD, is a Washington, D.C. metro area facial plastic surgeon. His practice FACS of the Naderi Center Rhinoplasty & Cosmetic Surgery has two offices conveniently located in Chevy Chase, MD (301-222-2020) and Herndon, VA (703 481-0002). The office can also be reached by email. Our hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Friday.
Dr. Naderi has dedicated his practice to rhinoplasty. He is committed to finding a solution to each patient’s unique situation. As such, he always looks for the best tailored approach that improves the form and function of the nose. His skills also include septoplasty and revision rhinoplasty and reconstruction. The Naderi Center Photo Gallery displays the successful results of just a few of his previous patients.
Dr. Naderi is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons. If you’re considering nasal cosmetic surgery, contact the Naderi Center Rhinoplasty & Cosmetic Surgery today.