Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad are proud to have helped so many Toronto and Mississauga rhinoplasty patients realize the goal of having a nose that makes them happy and brings their facial features into balance.
Because surgery of any sort can make patients feel nervous or apprehensive, Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad listen carefully to each patient’s desires and provide expert guidance on what each type of surgery can and cannot do. They will carefully explain the potential benefits, as well as the risks, in order to make you feel secure and comfortable with the procedure.
Your consultation will involve a physical examination, including a thorough medical history, and a discussion about your goals with surgery. You will be asked to describe your ideal look; if you can, you should bring in pictures that show faces that you like. Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad use digital imaging software to show you what you might look like after rhinoplasty surgery.
Dr. Lista or Dr. Ahmad will spend as much time as you need to make sure both you and your surgeon know exactly what you want. It may not always be possible to meet all your expectations with surgery, so it is crucial that you understand what a realistic outcome is likely to be.
Dr. Lista or Dr. Ahmad will examine you to determine exactly what procedure or combination of procedures will best help you meet your goals. For a rhinoplasty, a very extensive discussion will occur around what you want your nose to look like and what might best suit your face. Your surgeon will work with you to recommend the procedure that will help you come closest to achieving your desired results.
Preparing for Rhinoplasty Surgery
Your surgeon will also instruct you on how to prepare for surgery in order to achieve the best result, including guidelines on eating, drinking, and taking certain vitamins and medications. Smokers should plan to stop smoking one month before surgery and for one month while in recovery. This is because smoking inhibits proper healing and can affect the recovery of facial incisions. You may also be asked to refrain from taking aspirin, anti-inflammation drugs, or certain herbal supplements, as they may increase bleeding during the surgery.