A: what to ask during rhinoplasty consultation

You should first seek out a qualified, board certified plastic surgeon to consult with regarding rhinoplasty.  This can be a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or by one of the Ear, Nose and Throat specialty boards.  You should carefully explain your concerns about your nose and what changes you are interesting in making.  Give a detailed history regarding your past medical history including issues with breathing, snoring, trauma, allergies, nasal spray use, etc. You can even bring in old photos of yourself before any trauma, if that is the case. Your surgeon needs to perform a thorough exam of your nose, both externally and internally. You and your surgeon should have the same vision for your final outcome, this can be done through 3D computerized imaging, to help assist in achieving your cosmetic goals.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno