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Preparing for Rhinoplasty Surgery

Preparing for Rhinoplasty Surgery | Beverly Hills Plastic SurgeryFor a successful rhinoplasty plastic surgery procedure, it is critical to have adequate pre-operative preparation. Patients who are thoroughly prepared for the procedure are likely to achieve better outcomes and faster recovery. Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified and dependable cosmetic surgeon providing rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

 

Ahead of the Consultation

Once the patient has decided to go ahead with rhinoplasty, they can begin their preparation from that moment itself. The following preparation steps can be taken before the patient makes a visit to the surgeon’s office for a consultation:

  • Arrange to send medical records to the surgeon’s office from the primary care physician and specialists. This will allow the surgeon to know about any pre-existing breathing issues, sinus, chronic diseases, or allergies from the records.
  • Get in touch with the insurance provider to find out whether rhinoplasty plastic surgery costs may be covered in specific cases.
  • Arrange and carry along the insurance documents to the surgeon’s office at the time of pre-op consultation.
  • Prepare a list of current prescription and non-prescription drugs, including herbal supplements and vitamins.
  • Go through the website of the surgeon to become familiar with their practice prior to the consultation.
  • Make a note of all the questions, doubts, and concerns that the patient may want the surgeon to address during the consultation.
  • Choose some images from publications or websites that represent the type of nose or face the patient wishes to have.

The consultation process will become more meaningful with this simple advance preparation, time will be saved, and the focus can move towards getting ready for the procedure.

 

Determining Candidacy and Planning the Surgery

Based on the patient’s medical records, unique aesthetic goals, and their specific nose and facial anatomy, the surgeon will determine the suitability of a candidate for rhinoplasty. A customized surgical plan will be prepared after taking into account the patient’s inputs on various aspects.

As part of the preparation process, the surgeon will like to patient to form realistic expectations from nose surgery. They will encourage the patient to review as many rhinoplasty before and after images as possible to have a clear understanding of what to expect and what not to expect from the procedure.

Once the patient has made the final decision about the surgery, the process for insurance or financial loan application may also be initiated well in time. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for nose surgery.

 

Before the Surgery

Prior to the surgery, the patient should arrange for transportation and aftercare. Once the surgery is completed, the patient will need someone responsible to drive them back home. They should preferably also have someone to assist with household chores for the first two to three days. This is not the time to run full blast on the treadmill, play soccer with your kids, cut off a limb from a tree, and so on.

The surgeon will require the patient to quit smoking for stop certain medications for a few weeks before rhinoplasty. The patient should start taking a balanced diet and increase the intake of lean proteins before the surgery.


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Your Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery Consultation

Your Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery Consultation | Beverly HillsThe first stage in the rhinoplasty plastic surgery procedure will be a detailed consultation with the surgeon. The consultation process will enable the surgeon to create a customized surgical plan, and will help the patient to learn all about the procedure and related aspects of preparation and precautions. Open communication and trust between the patient and surgeon will help to ensure an effective consultation.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a well-established cosmetic surgeon providing rhinoplasty and other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. At the time of initial consultation, Dr. Motykie will explain various aspects of the procedure, and enable the patient to make an informed choice. He provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

 

Patient’s Feedback

At the very outset of the consultation process, the surgeon would need to know why the patient wants to receive nose plastic surgery, and which aspects of their nose are bothering them. The patient will also be required to provide accurate and updated information about their health records and current medical condition. The surgeon can prepare an appropriate surgical plan once the patient shares all the necessary details.

 

Patient’s Cosmetic Needs

The surgeon will encourage the patient to be forthcoming about their intrinsic cosmetic desires and aspirations about their nose and face appearance. One the patient’s aesthetic goals are clearly known to the surgeon, they can try to customize the rhinoplasty surgery plan in a way that those are incorporated to create more effective outcomes.

 

Current Health Condition

The patient will be required to arrange for their medical records to be shared with the rhinoplasty cosmetic surgeon. If the patient is suffering from any existing health condition such as diabetes, heart disease or neurological problems, or if they have any specific known allergies, they should disclose all such information transparently to the surgeon.

 

Ongoing Medications

Before visiting for the rhinoplasty consultation, the patient can prepare a list of all the prescription and non-prescription drugs, including herbal supplements and vitamins to present before the surgeon. If the patient has a history of smoking or a problem of excessive alcohol use, they should be frank about informing accurately on these issues for their own safety.

 

Questions to Ask

The consultation will be an opportunity for the patient to ask as many questions as they want, and clear all their doubts and concerns before making a final decision. The surgeon will answer all the questions with accuracy and in proper details in a patient-friendly language. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.

 

 

Photos and Testimonials

Many nose surgeons prefer to present before the patients rhinoplasty before and after images at the time of initial consultation. This allows them to ensure that the patient knows about what the procedure can or cannot do for them, and forms reasonable expectations.

At the patient’s request, the surgeon may also provide testimonials of past patients who have received nose surgery and shared their experience. Aspects related costs, insurance and financing should also be discussed with the surgeon during the rhinoplasty consultation.

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Rhinoplasty Risks and Safety

Rhinoplasty Risks and Safety | Beverly Hills Plastic SurgerySuccess rate of rhinoplasty plastic surgery is very high, provided the procedure is performed by a board certified and experienced surgeon. However, it will still involve certain potential risks and complications, which should be known to the patient before they decided to go ahead with the surgery.

The surgeon will discuss the temporary side effects as well as risks and complications that could be associated with rhinoplasty specifically as well as with any surgery in general. The patient should be prepared to follow the surgeon’s instructions carefully for a safe surgery. Astute and committed to his craft cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

 

Potential Complications

Rhinoplasty plastic surgery will usually have only a few minor and temporary side effects. However, in rare situations, one or more of the following complications may take place:

  • Infection in the incision area during or after the nose surgery
  • Adverse reaction to general anesthesia or lidocaine
  • Restriction in breathing through the nostrils
  • Chronic nosebleeds
  • Perforated septum
  • Accumulation of fluid below the skin
  • Burst blood vessels
  • Conspicuous scarring in case of open rhinoplasty
  • Asymmetrical nose shape
  • Possibility of a revision procedure

Dr. Motykie is a board certified and dedicated cosmetic surgeon receiving patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty and other procedures for the face, body and breast.

 

Reducing the Risks

The single most important factor that will influence the risk profile in rhinoplasty will be the skill and experience of the operating nose surgeon. A board certified plastic surgeon would typically adopt the best practices and standards, pursue continuing training, follow advanced surgical techniques, and use the latest safety protocols to achieve safer and more effective outcomes.

An experienced surgeon would be in a position to strike a delicate balance between the facial and nose anatomy of the patient and their personal cosmetic needs and expectations. The patient, on their part, should diligently follow the surgeon’s pre- and post-operative instructions. All these efforts, along with the patient’s existing health status, would make an impact on risk profile of rhinoplasty.

The patient and the surgeon should have a relationship of trust and open communication in order to ensure that no critical information is missing from the patient’s side, which could increase the risk of rhinoplasty. The patient should answer the surgeon’s questions with accuracy and transparency, and have the confidence to share all relevant health and lifestyle related information.

 

Scarring Risks

Nearly every cosmetic surgery procedure will have some risk of scarring. But in case of closed rhinoplasty technique, the incisions are made inside the nostrils, and no scarring is visible from outside. In case of open rhinoplasty, minor scarring will occur in a discreet location as a small incision is made across the columella.

 

Risk of Unsatisfactory Aesthetic Outcome

The aesthetic outcome may be unsatisfactory either due to a surgical error or due to the patient’s unrealistic expectations. The surgeon and patient should have clear communication to minimize the risk of disappointment later on.

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Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) Procedure Steps

Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery Procedure | Beverly Hills Plastic SurgeryRhinoplasty plastic surgery procedure can be performed using different surgical techniques, according to the unique requirements of a patient. But the primary steps in the rhinoplasty procedure will mostly remain unchanged irrespective of the type of technique chosen. The nose surgeon will explain various steps involved in the procedure during the initial consultation.

Once the patient knows more about the procedure, it will help resolve some of their pre-surgery anxiety. If they have any questions or concerns, they should freely ask at this stage and the surgeon will address them to their satisfaction. Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon providing rhinoplasty and other procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

 

Consultation Process

The first key step in the rhinoplasty surgical procedure is the pre-op consultation. At this stage, the surgeon will explain all aspects related to the procedure, determine the suitability of the patient as a candidate for rhinoplasty, evaluate their medical records, current health and personal cosmetic goals, and try to establish a good rapport with the patient.

If the surgeon feels necessary, they may order a few diagnostic tests at this stage. The surgeon will also assess the thickness and quality of the skin in the nose area and evaluate any present or past sinus or nasal breathing issues. Rhinoplasty plastic surgery ‘before and after’ images may be presented before the patient during the consultation.

 

Surgical Planning

Following the detailed consultation process, the nose surgeon will prepare a customized rhinoplasty plan that is designed to match with the specific aesthetic and health needs of the patient. The goal of the surgeon will be to strike a fair balance between the patient’s natural facial and nasal anatomy and their cosmetic goals and expectations.

The patient will encouraged to actively provide inputs at this surgical planning stage before decisions such as the type of rhinoplasty technique and the nature of nose changes required are determined. The type of anesthesia, the placement of incisions, and the choice of surgical venue will also be decided. Judicious and proven cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.

 

Surgical Procedure

Anesthesia

Rhinoplasty may be performed using light general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. An anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist will perform the procedure, and will usually be present throughout the surgery. Prior to general anesthesia, the fitness of the patient will be determined for this procedure.

 

Surgery

Closed or open rhinoplasty technique may be applied, depending on the extent of nasal corrected needed. Tissue from the nose area may be added, removed or modified as part of the procedure. Implants or grafting may be performed in some cases. Open rhinoplasty will leave a small scar in the columella, but closed rhinoplasty can be performed from inside the nostrils, leaving no visible scarring.

 

Incision Closure

Incisions will be closed using traditional or dissolvable sutures once the surgery process is over. Nasal packing may be applied initial to support the nose. Most patients can go back home the same day of the surgery and get on with their day and lives.

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