Not every plastic surgeon takes the time to decide if a patient is, in fact, a good candidate for a functional or cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery. Many surgeons, who lack experience and are driven by money, will provide anyone who asks for a nose job with a cheap, quick option. While this might seem ideal initially, these same patients often end up in Dr. Kevin Sadati’s office for a revision rhinoplasty procedure. Confirming candidacy is an important step in the process, and Dr. Sadati feels it is essential to the overall success of the procedure. When only qualified candidates have rhinoplasty procedures performed, their results are better than those that are not qualified and will last a long time.
Orange County patients who are interested in working with Dr. Sadati for their nose job should start by performing some individual research. Our practice has information available on the website for patients to peruse, including articles about every procedure that is offered at Dr. Sadati’s Newport Beach location. Patients often never realized that there were so many different rhinoplasty procedure options, and usually stumble upon a technique that is just right for them. Also, available on the website are before and after photographs of previous patients. Future patients should browse these photos in order to gather inspiration ideas for their own surgery.
Once the patient has completed their initial research, they can then set up a consultation appointment to meet with Dr. Sadati. This appointment begins with a physical exam and a mental exam by the surgeon. The doctor goes over the patient’s medical history, and also does a psychological assessment. Specific factors are considered as well, such as how much oil is present in the skin, how thick the skin is and what size the nose is on the face. Any previous surgical procedures are discussed at this time. At the end of this portion, Dr. Sadati typically informs a patient if they are, in fact, a good candidate for this cosmetic surgery.
Photographs are taken of each patient before they leave the consultation to book their preoperative appointment. Also, patients can request that computer imaging technology is used to show them what their results might look like after the surgery is complete. After the 30-minute consultation is complete, patients who decide to move forward will then book a preoperative appointment. Final questions, issues, and concerns are addressed at this appointment before a surgery time is booked.