Decisions, decisions! What should I wear to work today? What should I make for dinner? These are some common questions that we ask ourselves every day but we don’t think twice or stress too much about the outcomes. However, contrary to simple and daily decision-making, we are occasionally confronted with more difficult decisions. These decisions cause us to feel apprehensive and anxious because we know that the outcomes will have much more impact on our lives. If you’ve ever contemplated surgery or had a procedure such as Rhinoplasty, for example, then you are aware that making this kind of decision can be life-changing. If you are considering having Rhinoplasty but are nervous about committing to the procedure, there are a few things you can do to ease your nerves and help you through the decision process.
Find a Qualified and Experienced Surgeon
The title of this section simply doesn’t do justice for the numerous qualities you should be looking for in a surgeon. Of course, your surgeon should be qualified and experienced, meaning he or she has had professional training, education, and years of practice, but they should also specialize in Rhinoplasty and practice effective communication and have a philosophy of patient education and empowerment. As a patient, the knowledge you acquire about your procedure will facilitate the decision making process and the effective communication you have with your surgeon builds trust so you feel comfortable moving forward with surgery.
Vectra 3D Imaging
The fear of following through with Rhinoplasty often stems from not knowing how it will affect your appearance afterwards. Vectra 3D is a serious game changer if you’re feeling the least bit ambiguous about committing to Rhinoplasty. “Vectra” is a machine that takes high resolution photographs of all angles of the face to create a three dimensional and accurate photo of your face structure. This image is uploaded onto a computer where you and your surgeon will collaboratively re-shape the nose into a result that you can expect after surgery. After the 3D transformation is complete, you will be able to see your “before and after” photographs, side by side. As a result of using Vectra, you will feel more at ease knowing what your nose is expected to look like post-Rhinoplasty.
Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane contain Hyaluronic Acid and are often use used to enhance lips, give volume to the cheeks, or fill in deep lines or hollows that form with age. They can also be used for non-surgical Rhinoplasty, aka “Liquid Rhinoplasty” to sculpt and improve the appearance of the nose by reducing the appearance of a dorsal hump, creating symmetry and refining the tip. Those who feel apprehensive about committing to Rhinoplasty may feel this is a great option to test out the waters before committing 100%. Liquid Rhinoplasty results may last up to 18 months and although they’re not permanent, this procedure may be an important stepping stone to feel comfortable for scheduling your Rhinoplasty surgery in the future.
Dr. David Shamouelian is a renown Facial Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills and has perfected both Rhinoplasty and Liquid Rhinoplasty techniques to get you looking and feeling great. To get started with your Rhinoplasty journey, call to schedule your complimentary consultation today.
201 South Lasky Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212