If you have been considering rhinoplasty for yourself and would like to know more about the procedure, then consultation is your next step. While you learn a bit about rhinoplasty, we'll learn about you, too. What are your aesthetic goals for rhinoplasty? How long have you considered having rhinoplasty? What would you like to change, or stay the same? When is your next availability?
Understanding these and other ideas helps guide the trajectory of your care. We're here to listen to you, so the plan we make together suits all of your needs.
Dr. Waterman brings your aesthetic goals to life with digital illustrations that reflect the goals you set together. Our illustrations are skillfully crafted individually by hand, not computer-generated. We capture nuances that are often smoothed over with face editing software, giving a more holistic preview of your new look.
Visualizing your aesthetic goals before surgery not only gives you some perspective on what to possibly expect, but also provides a great framework for honing in on specific areas that are most important to you.
We see all our surgery patients one week before their procedure to review instructions, recovery guidelines, and address all last-minute concerns. We will give you prescriptions to fill before your procedure and a short list of items that you should have during your recovery.
Dr. Waterman performs most cosmetic procedures at Carillon Point, located across Lake Washington
Most rhinoplasty cases take between 2 and 3 hours. When you have a procedure like rhinoplasty, you will not be allowed to drive home or leave without a chaperone, so be sure to have someone you trust come with you to your surgery appointment.
Rhinoplasty recovery is an involved process that takes many months. Practitioners and patients must work together to bring out the best results after surgery.
Bruising after rhinoplasty usually resolves 2-weeks to a month after rhinoplasty, but swelling often persists through 6 months of recovery or longer. In general, facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons agree that final results should not be wholly evaluated until one year following the procedure.
Dr. Waterman believes it is best to see a patient 1-week, 1-month, 3-months, 6-months, and a year following rhinoplasty to track healing as swelling decreases and results continue to refine.