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Things every prospective African American rhinoplasty patient should know: part 2

Your surgeon should be an African American rhinoplasty expert

This may sound like an obvious statement, however there are many cosmetic surgeons that perform a whole host of procedures from jowl lifts to breast augmentation as well as rhinoplasty.  While they are all great at their jobs, rhinoplasty is considered one of the most complex and unforgiving cosmetic procedures.  African American rhinoplasty adds a further level of difficulty and requires a very practiced and specialised hand.  For this reason it is vital that you choose an African American rhinoplasty specialist in New York that is completely focused on this type of surgery.

There is a significant recovery time following an African American rhinoplasty procedure.

All of the stages of recovery will be outlined by your African American rhinoplasty specialist, you will be fully prepared and ready for the recovery period.  There is some preparation on your part that will need to go into getting your home stocked with food and some extra pillows, for the most part however, you will need to rest and recover.  Listening to your African American rhinoplasty specialist and following their direction during your recovery is critical to the best possible result.

You should have a plan on the day of your African American rhinoplasty procedure

You will not be able to drive yourself home from your African American rhinoplasty procedure so you will need to arrange an alternative form of transportation.  You will need a friend or family member to not only drive you home but to also make sure that you are settled and ok in the hours following the procedure.  It is even better if you have someone or a group of people that can act as a caretaker in the first couple of days.  This can be a huge help for little things like getting you a glass of water, or preparing meals.  Having this extra help allows you to focus on your recovery.

Ask all the questions you can possibly think of during the consultation phase

The consultation phase is useful for so many reasons.  It allows you to meet with your African American rhinoplasty specialist as well as give you the opportunity to ask them all the questions you have about your procedure.  The first thing that you should use this time for is to be certain that they are the right African American rhinoplasty surgeon for you.  You should already know a great deal about their experience, qualifications and what their previous patients have said about them online.  Now you need to know if you are comfortable with them and that they give you confidence in their abilities.  

The more you know about your procedure, the more relaxed you will be.  Every patient is different but if you want to know about an aspect of the procedure in greater detail, a great African American rhinoplasty specialist will be more than happy to walk you through each step.

Computer imaging is a very valuable tool

You should make sure that your African American rhinoplasty surgeon is always looking to the future and happy to embrace new technology and innovation.  The African American rhinoplasty world has advanced a great deal in a short time and you want your surgeon to be on the cutting edge of his field.  Computer imaging is a great example of how recent technology has improved the consultation phase of the African American rhinoplasty process.  A big challenge that a lot of African American rhinoplasty surgeons and patients have is that it is difficult to describe subtle changes to a nose without a visual aid.  Computer imaging allows the surgeon and patient to work together within the limits of the existing nasal architecture to put together a picture of what is possible and what is desired by the patient.  You will be able to see an approximation of what your new nose will look like, this can help manage your expectations and leave no room for disappointment or surprises.

African American rhinoplasty is a surgery that has permanent results 

This may sound like an obvious point to make but you would be surprised by how casually people decide to have an African American rhinoplasty procedure performed.  The decision to have African American rhinoplasty should be carefully considered and you should take some time before committing to a change that will last a lifetime.  

The importance of taking your time before deciding to have African American rhinoplasty is especially important in teenagers that are considering the surgery.  The decision to have African American rhinoplasty should not be based on emotion.  It should be a rational one that has been very carefully thought through.

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    I am a 27 year old, African-American female from the Midwest and I just recently had a Rhinoplasty procedure performed on February 9, 2012. I had known for a long time that I wanted to have the procedure done to correct a bump in the bridge of my nose, reduce the width of my nose, as well as to refine my down-turned nasal tip. This was an operation that I was not going to trust to just anybody, so I spent countless hours researching and looking for a surgeon who had significant experience working with African-American patients. Because I liv...
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