Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
The rhinoplasty procedure is one of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures in California, and for good reason. The surgery itself typically lasts an hour or two and the recovery time is minimal as well. As the procedure alters and improves the physical appearance of the nose, it tends to have a positive impact on a person’s overall presentation. However, these results are not always seen when surgeons do not take the time to identify good candidates for the rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Kevin Sadati, a board certified facial plastic surgeon based out of Newport Beach, feels that it is essential that all patients who desire a rhinoplasty are determined to be good candidates for the procedure before going under the knife.
Orange County residents who are beginning to consider a nose job should take the time to read the information about the various types of procedures available on our website. This site is filled with lots of valuable information that will help potential patients decide what rhinoplasty will work best for them. Next, future patients should explore the website further and peruse the before and after photographs of previous patients. This will help the patient determine if the doctor is the right choice for him or her.
Once the patient has taken the time to do the initial research, the next step is to set up a consultation appointment. It is at this appointment that Dr. Sadati will determine if the patient is indeed a good candidate for this procedure. The surgeon first performs a complete physical exam as well as a mental exam. This helps him to determine if the patient is physically fit to undergo the procedure, and also helps him decide if the patient is emotionally stable. After this step, the patient and the doctor have an open and honest discussion about the goals for the surgery. Dr. Sadati wants to make sure that each patient has realistic expectations for what this facial plastic surgery can provide them. The initial consultation will last for about half an hour, and before it is over the doctor will decide if the patient is a good candidate. If candidacy is confirmed, photographs will be taken of the patient and a pre-operative appointment will be set up.
It is true that patients can easily walk into an inexpensive clinic with an inexperienced surgeon and right away get a rhinoplasty. However, most patients will be disappointed with the results that they receive in these types of situations. It takes more time and effort, but it is very important that candidacy is determined before the surgery is performed. This ensures better results for everyone at the end of the day.