Your plastic surgeon will define your desires and goals. He will also ask about any previous history of nasal trauma or blockage, whether you have had any other procedures done previously, and any other questions pertaining to your suitability for surgery. He will then perform a thorough analysis of your face and nose, including functional and aesthetic measurements. If required, scans may be arranged to aid in diagnosis, especially in cases of nasal trauma.
You will also discuss what can be done to meet your expectations, as well as the recovery and potential sequelae with the surgeon. Utilizing advanced facial morphing software, he will be able to show you a simulation of the results of your rhinoplasty and expected result. The goal is to ensure that you are comfortable and confident in the outcome of your procedure.
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Because of the ability to accurately alter the framework of the nose, rhinoplasty is more precise than fillers or fat grafting to the nose. Fillers are non-permanent solutions to nasal deformities, but can give the individual an idea of what enhancement of part of the nose can look like. Fat grafts are more permanent than fillers. Fillers and fat grafting to the nose, though simpler and faster with much less downtime, must be injected with much care. Inadvertent injection of material into an important vessel can lead to rare complications such as skin necrosis or, in severe cases, visual problems. A discussion with your plastic surgeon will help you make the best-informed choice with regards to your goals and requirements.