What to expect from Rhinoplasty?

It is really important that you have a clear idea of what you want changed when you go for consultation. This is the question your surgeon may ask you during your consultation as well. Simply look in a mirror and identify what bothers you. Be specific. It is helpful to break up the nose into four parts. The 4 common problems areas are the dorsum, tip, ala, and airway obstruction. Evaluate each one of these areas individually as this is usually what the plastic surgeon does in his exam.

Common Complaints

  • Dorsum: Too wide, too narrow, too big,too small, deviated.
  • Nose Tip: Too big, too pointy, too long, too pushed up, droopy, deviated.
  • Ala: Too wide, too bulbous, nostrils too big.
  • Airway: This must be examined individually.

Be sure to tell Dr. Tavoussi if you have had any previous nose surgery or an injury to your nose. You should also inform Dr.Tavoussi if you have any allergies or breathing difficulties, if you are taking any medications, vitamins, or recreational drugs and if you smoke.