Dr Young (Bellevue / Seattle WA) discusses rhinoplasty before and after photos / procedure.

When evaluating a surgeon for rhinoplasty (Dr Philip Young of Bellevue / Seattle Washington), it is a good idea to look at as many before and after photos as possible.  One thing to realize is that there may not be that many photos for the particular surgeon even if that surgeon does these all the time.  Many people don’t want there pictures to be shown so that can limit the number of photos that a plastic surgeon is able to show someone.  The quality of the work is important to assess.  When the after photos were taken is important as well, as the results change over time.  In fact, the results of rhinoplasty can continue to change for 2 years and longer.  So you should look at afters that with that in mind.  During the recovery, the tip is usually the last to go down in swelling.  It can take several months for this to go down and could also change for many years.  This is good in many ways because your results will be gradual and it won’t look like something was done right away and it won’t be so obvious immediately. This can be good for your associations to get used to your look as it changes.  There are some things that you can do to speed up the recovery during the procedure.  I usually tack down the areas that are worked on so that the fluid doesn’t build up and the results become more apparent faster.  You should feel comfortable to discuss what things you notice, what things you like and don’t like with the surgeon and he should be really open to discussing things with you.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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