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Question Checklist for Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

So, you’ve decided to have a rhinoplasty. Regardless of your reasons for having the surgery, you are likely excited and a bit nervous about your consultation. We’ve collected ten questions that you’ll want to ask your surgeon about your rhinoplasty in Barrie when you go in for a consultation. Asking these questions can help you prepare for your upcoming surgery.

1. How experienced are you with rhinoplasty?

When visiting a surgeon for a rhinoplasty in Barrie, one of your first questions should be how experienced they are with the surgery. Knowing how many surgeries they have preformed, and for how many years they’ve been performing similar surgeries can give you a general feel for the doctors expertise level.

2. What is your policy on revisions?

Every doctor’s policy on revisions will differ, so if you are worried about being unsatisfied with the results, you should ask the doctor for their policy on revisions. Some doctors will offer revisions if you are unsatisfied with the results for a certain time frame after the surgery. Other surgeons will not offer revisions on their work.

3. What techniques do you use?

There are several rhinoplasty techniques, including open and closed techniques. You’ll want to ask your doctor what technique he or she will be using in your rhinoplasty in Barrie, and how often they perform that technique. It may also be useful to ask why they have chosen that technique for your case.

4. How long do you believe my surgery will take?

Doctors can give you a rough estimate of how long a surgery will take. This is an important question for your own piece of mind, but remember, a surgery can take longer than the estimated time.

5. What percentage of your office is dedicated to rhinoplasty?

While many plastic surgeons offer rhinoplasty in Barrie, not all of them specialized in the procedure. Ask your doctor what percentage of his or her practice is dedicated to rhinoplasty.

6. What is your percentage of satisfied clients? 

The more satisfied patients a doctor has, the more satisfied you are likely to be. Ask your doctor how many happy clients they have treated.

7. What are the potential complications for my case?

Every surgery has risks, and your rhinoplasty in Barrie may have unique risks. Always ask a doctor about the potential complications that could crop up, and how they relates to your rhinoplasty in Barrie.

8. What is your revision rate?

Finding out how many revisions your surgeon performs can give you an idea of how well he or she performs the surgeries. It can hint at how satisfied most clients are.

9. Do you have before and after pictures?

Most surgeons will have a portfolio of their work that you can see. This can help you figure out how many similar surgeries your doctor has performed.

10. Where are your surgeries performed?

Finding out where you’ll have your surgery and what the protocol is for complications is an important question to ask.