Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery 

What to Expect During Your Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery ConsultationNose surgery is a procedure that yields itself to a significant degree of customization. A cosmetic surgeon will provide a comprehensive consultation to patients who wish to undergo this surgery, to evaluate if they are a suitable candidate. To make the most of this pre-opertive consultation, you must communicate openly and ask questions to understand different aspects of the rhinoplasty procedure.

The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides rhinoplasty (nose job) to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and surrounding locations.

Give Your Inputs

When you consult a cosmetic surgeon, they will first seek to understand what feature of your nose bothers you, and ask about your reasons for choosing a nose surgery. It is critical you share all your inputs openly and clearly to allow your doctor to create a nose surgery plan that’s tailored to meet your specific aesthetic goals.

Provide Medical Records

Your surgeon will also want to know about your current state of health and collect information about your past health history. Before your first consultation, arrange to send your medical records from the hospital or physician’s office directly to the surgeon’s office.

You should reveal all information about your preexisting medical conditions, if any, especially conditions such as allergies, autoimmune disorders, and neurological or heart diseases. Having this information allows the surgeon to make important decisions regarding your suitability for surgery and also helps them plan for a smooth procedure.

Disclose Your Medications

Tell your surgeon about all medication you take such as over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, vitamins, or herbal supplements. Also provide complete information about your smoking or alcohol consumption because it can be relevant to the doctor while planning your surgery.

Look at Pictures and Testimonials

When you visit the surgeon for a preoperative consultation, ask to look at nose job surgery before and after pictures. This will give you a clear understanding of what outcome you can expect and help you develop a realistic expectation from the surgery.

Ask your surgeon to share testimonials of patients they have treated before. This will help you understand what to expect from the surgery and you can mentally prepare yourself to go through the procedure.

Discuss Your Treatment Plan

Based on the information you provide, your surgeon will be able to formulate a treatment plan that is customized to meet your particular requirements. The discussion of your treatment plan will generally cover the following aspects:

The type of procedure they will use for your nose surgery Surgery location and anesthesia options Cost of the surgery and insurance and financing options The results you can expect from the procedure Post-operative recovery schedule Potential risks and complications that may arise during or after the surgery

A preoperative consultation is your opportunity to convey your inputs about what you expect from your cosmetic surgeon. An honest and open conversation in which you voice your aesthetic goals and concerns and receive clear feedback from the surgeon is fundamental.

It will foster a relationship of mutual trust that can help you make your final decision. Plastic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and nearby areas for a nose job.

Contact Virginia Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sundin Today for a Consultation

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit


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