What Happens During Your Rhinoplasty Consultation?
Rhinoplasty in Connecticut is a plastic surgery which is meant to reconstruct and correct the form of your nose or to restore its functions. It may also be used to enhance the aesthetics of the nose after a nasal trauma, respiratory impediment and congenital defects. Most patients will be looking to get a narrow nostril, get rid of nose bumps and to correct injuries. Your doctor may suggest performing an open or closed rhinoplasty.
Are you the right candidate for rhinoplasty?
If a patient wants to undergo the procedure, the doctor will evaluate and check medical history to see if he or she is the right candidate at the psychological and physical levels. The patient should be able to explain the problem wanting to be resolved by this surgery. If it is to correct breathing problems, the doctor will want to know the symptoms and how long the patient has been suffering from them. The doctor will also like to know if there is drug abuse in the family, past surgeries and allergies. The psychological motives of the patient are a key to the success of the surgery.
Examinations and evaluations before rhinoplasty
Physical examination of a rhinoplasty patient can determine if physical fitness to tolerate the physiological stress that may arise after the surgery is favorable. The examination will include consultation with an anesthesiologist when it is required because of the medical data of the patient. The doctor will also do a nasal evaluation to record the skin type of the patient, the asymmetry/symmetry of the nose and existing scars. The internal and external examination evaluates anatomic features of the nose like the lower section, middle section and upper section. An internal examination is meant to evaluate nasal septum, external nasal valves and internal valves.
If there is any need to do so, the doctor may suggest doing a vasoconstriction, mirror tests and Cottle maneuver.
Rhinoplasty is done on a person who is under general anesthesia or sedation. The doctor may also choose to use a local anesthesia. The plastic surgeon will start by separating the nasal skin from the soft tissues before reshaping or correcting the nose as required. Afterwards, the doctor will close the incisions with sutures. Medical tape can be applied internally or externally or sometimes on both sides in order to immobilize the new shape after the surgery.