At your initial consultation, Dr Evans will ask you to express your specific concerns about your appearance and to describe your symptoms. You will also be asked to identify or discuss your concerns and desires for a better nose. Your medical history will be reviewed and a physical examination will be conducted to determine if nasal surgery is advisable. The physical characteristics including size, shape, soft tissue, skin, symmetry and bone structure will be discussed in detail.
Digital photography will be undertaken and with the use of updated modern imaging software your nose will be altered to attain a result that should be both pleasing to you and surgically achievable by Dr Evans.
This imaging will not guarantee you an exact template of the final surgical result but serves to reassure you that the surgical plan will be acceptable to you as well as to reassure Dr Evans that you will be happy with the result. If you are unhappy with the imaging then this will be discussed to see whether it can be altered or not. If the desired end result is surgically unattainable or risky to function Dr Evans may decide not to operate.
A rhinoplasty information pack together with your images and quotations for surgery will then be mailed to you. Further consultation is usually required to answer questions and arrange bookings should you wish to proceed with surgery. The pack will include consent forms, rhinoplasty and septoplasty information sheets, preoperative instructions and if required, hospital admission forms. All aspirin, aspirin-containing products, and anti-inflammatory products must be stopped at least ten days before and for ten days after surgery. Panadol may be taken during this time. Most naturopathic products including vitamins and fishoil are best stopped a week before surgery. This is done to promote healing and limit bruising. You are advised to contact the hospital concerned a few days prior to surgery for information about your stay.