Doing prior research before undergoing any medical procedure is a must for both patients and their concerned family members. In cases where nasal concerns require surgical intervention, learning about rhinoplasty cost as well as its possible risks and complications will further help you make an informed decision.

In addition to this, part of your rhinoplasty-related research will involve looking at before and after rhinoplasty photos. While it may seem initially superficial, evaluating these patient pictures is important for a number of reasons:

  • To assess the surgeon’s competence and aesthetic taste. Rhinoplasty is literally a life-changing procedure in that it alters your facial features. As such, you need to see the actual physical changes experienced by patients of your prospective surgeon.Looking at the photos for both before and after procedure images can give you a good idea on the competence of the surgeon who performs the rhinoplasty. Also, these before and after shots can help you assess whether your aesthetic preferences match that of your surgeon’s. In other words, you may be able to check if you are on the same page when it comes to beauty standards.  
  • To further understand the procedure. Before and after photos involving rhinoplasty procedure can also give you a better understanding of the medical process itself. For example, if you are undergoing a rhinoplasty for functional purposes (i.e. you need nasal surgery to fix breathing problems), seeing before and after photos of the procedure can better help you envision which parts of the nasal structure will be altered in order to correct the condition.
  • To align goals and set expectation. When doing your research, try to look for photos that show shots of the face from every angle. Doing so can help you take note of how much change you is acceptable to you when it comes to adjustments that need to be done. Once you have a set and intended result in mind, you can better describe it to your surgeon by comparing and describing the rhinoplasty patient photos you have evaluated.

Author Bio: Originally from the U.S., Rana Tarakji is the founder of One SEO, a multinational link building agency, author of Off-site SEO guide: A Hands-On SEO Tutorial For Beginners & Dummies, and a web content specialist who now lives in Beirut, Lebanon. Rana’s work has appeared in a wide range of publications in print and online, including Life Hacker, Upwork, Christian Today, Newswire, and many other outlets.

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