Sometimes, patients do not understand why there are more steps involved in the rhinoplasty process. Many interested patients expect to call up the office and book their plastic surgery. However, Dr. Kevin Sadati believes it is essential to confirm the fact that a patient is, in fact, a candidate for a rhinoplasty. While it may be possible to call up and book an operating room at inexpensive cosmetic clinics, these same patients do not get the same results they would have if they were working with an expert. There are several factors that Dr. Sadati considers when working with patients at his Newport Beach practice to confirm their candidacy.
Orange County patients who want to know if they are good candidates should start by doing some initial research. Our website has plenty of articles available about the various procedure types, and can help a patient get an idea of what they can expect during a surgery. Not only do these articles outline the positive aspects, as well as the costs, but they also provide a general idea of what type of patient makes the best candidate for those procedures. Also, patients should consider viewing before and after photographs of Dr. Sadati’s previous patients. This helps potential patients visualize their own results.
The next step to confirming candidacy is meeting with the surgeon himself. The patient should set up a consultation appointment. This first appointment is free of charge and gives the patient an opportunity to talk with the doctor. A physical exam, as well as a mental exam, is typically done by the surgeon, in order to make sure the person is completely prepared for a surgical procedure. Once the exams are finished, Dr. Sadati will consider factors that are specific to a nose job — the skin’s elasticity, the skin’s thickness and the overall size of the nose.
At this point, Dr. Sadati can determine if a patient is a good fit for a nose job. If the patient is also interested in the procedure still, Dr. Sadati will use computer imaging technology to show the patient what his or her results will be in the end. Also, photographs will be taken to help Dr. Sadati develop a surgical plan. These same photos make a good reference for when the surgery is complete. This consultation appointment will last about half an hour, and when it is complete, the patient will know if they are a good candidate.