Managing expectations is extremely important with any surgical procedure – especially facial plastic surgeries. In this article, we are going to discuss what you can realistically expect from your rhinoplasty procedure.

Managing Expectations

Going into any surgical procedure, it’s important for both patient and surgeon to manage expectations. A rhinoplasty is no different. Be sure to discuss your expectations with your surgeon so you are both on the same page. A rhinoplasty can offer a lot of great benefits, but like any surgical procedure, it has its limits. It’s important to understand what a rhinoplasty can and can’t do.

Here are a few things that can be accomplished with a typical rhinoplasty:

  • Narrowing the base of the nose.
  • Lowering a nasal hump.
  • Narrowing the nostrils.
  • Modifying the tip.
  • Shortening a long nose.

Communicate with Your Surgeon

The most important thing you can do to manage expectations before your procedure is to communicate openly with your plastic surgeon. Clearly explain what your goals are with this procedure and ask your surgeon if these goals can be realistically accomplished. Your surgeon will walk you through all the benefits and risks of your procedure as well. Should you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to bring them up to your doctor before your procedure.

Make an Appointment!

Dr. Daniel Schneider and the rest of the team at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic offer a wide range of treatment options – from medically supervised weight loss, to facial plastic surgeries. We have the skills and resources to make sure you achieve your cosmetic goals. If you’re interested in looking as youthful and you feel inside, contact our experts at Riverview Facial Plastic. We serve the entire Twin Cities metro area from our primary clinic in St. Paul. Give us a call today to set up your very own appointment!


Rhinoplasty Expectations