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stethoscope-communication-rhinoplastyCommunication between a surgeon and his/her patient is essential with any procedure. A lack of communication can lead to a wide variety of unwanted results. Healio explores how this works in rhinoplasty procedures in a recent article titled “More males dissatisfied with rhinoplasty, have trouble verbalizing reason.”

The author of the article writes, “Males have lower satisfaction in rhinoplasty and are vaguer in expressing reasons for dissatisfaction than females, according study results in Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Researchers analyzed 2,326 patient rhinoplasty reviews on RealSelf.com. Significantly more females were satisfied: 87.6% vs. 56.1% of males. In females, reasons for satisfaction were more often due to their nose being smaller than prior to surgery. Males were more often satisfied because they felt the surgeon listened to them. Among the reasons for dissatisfaction for males, a residual dorsal hump, an under-rotated tip and a nose that was too small were the most popular… Among dissatisfied patients, significantly more females were able to verbalize their reason for dissatisfaction. In general, females were more often concerned with the overall shape of their nose as a reason for dissatisfaction, such as the rhinoplasty leaving their nose too large, too small or too wide.”

At the office of Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D., we value communication. We believe it is the only way to get optimal results.

Dr. Moulton-Barrett is internationally recognized and acknowledged for his work in the field of plastic surgery. He is board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

When undergoing a rhinoplasty, or “nose job” procedure, patients don’t have to worry about an overnight stay because it is usually done as an outpatient procedure. During the procedure, you’ll get general or local anesthesia. When you receive general anesthesia, you’ll sleep through the operation. It is a little different with local anesthesia, where you will be sedated and your nose will be numbed so you are relaxed and unable to feel the pain. The operation consists of the surgeon making cuts within the nostrils. Sometimes in more difficult cases, the surgeon may also make cuts across the base of the nose. From there, the surgeon reshapes the inner bone and cartilage to produce a more pleasing appearance. The incisions allow access to the nasal framework so that the rhinoplasty can be performed to add, remove, adjust or reshape existing nose tissue.

If you’re considering rhinoplasty, contact us for a consultation.