Red Flags in Nose Surgery

All in all, nose surgeons are highly qualified to perform nose surgery. However, there are some surgeons that attempt to perform nose surgery but do not have the credentials or experience to provide highly satisfactory treatment. The following information provides red flag indicators that may suggest that the nose surgeon is not an optimal choice for your nose surgery.

Difficulty in Identifying the Specific Bothersome Features: During consultations for nose surgery, plastic surgeons take time to evaluate every aspect of the nose. This includes evaluating all of bothersome features that are important to you as well as features that you may not be aware of. This may include features of the face that have changed which have adversely influenced the appearance of the nose.

Lack of Risk Disclosure: Plastic surgeons must explain both the benefits and risks in nose surgery during initial consultations.

Medical History Intake: Plastic surgeons review medical history as well as the use of medications, over-the-counter drugs, supplements and natural healing remedies to identify precautions that must be taken prior to nose surgery treatment.

Diagnosis: Plastic surgeons must provide a diagnosis for the features on the nose that are bothersome.

Treatment Plan: The treatment plan is one of the goals that plastic surgeons have during initial consultations and critical for informed consent.

Treatment Alternatives: Alternatives to treatment should also be discussed during initial consultations.

Guarantees: There is no guarantee in plastic surgery treatment. The goals of the treatment plan are to improve the overall appearance and may improve functionality. Some plastic surgeons may offer insurance plan protection to provide compensation for medical expenses relating to complications that may occur, but there is no guarantee associated with nose surgery treatment.

Lack of Experience: Knowing how times the nose surgeon has performed the procedure provides information about their level of experience in nose surgery.


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