As a reference during your rhinoplasty consultation, use the following checklist:
Are you licensed to practice facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in America?
Did you have specialized training in the field of reconstructive and plastic surgery of the face?
How long have you been in training?
Do you have permission from the hospital to carry out this procedure?
If so, which medical facilities?
Is the office-based surgical facility licensed by the state, authorized by Medicare, or accredited by a nationally or state-recognized accrediting agency?
What are my chances of success with this procedure?
What should I do to achieve the greatest results?
Where will you carry out my surgery, and how?
Which surgical method is suggested for me?
How long would it take me to recuperate, and what type of assistance will I require during that time?
What are the possible risks and side effects of my procedure?
How are problems resolved?
How should I anticipate my nose changing over time?
What choices do I have if I’m not happy with how my nose surgery looks cosmetically?
Do you have before-and-after pictures of this operation I can view, and what outcomes are reasonable for me?
Additionally, make specific inquiries to your surgeon about what to anticipate during your particular recovery period:
Where will I be taken when my procedure is finished?
What prescription drugs will I receive or be given following surgery?
After surgery, will I have dressings or bandages?
Will they be taken out when?
Are the sutures taken out?
When can I get back to my regular routine and exercise?
When do I go back for additional treatment?