When you arrive to your consultation, you will be greeted by our staff and given an iPad mini to check in. Once you are checked in, you will be brought to our consultation room. The initial part of the consultation is designed to understand exactly what your goals are and what kind of result you are hoping for. You'll also be asked what kind of results you don't like, so we understand that as well.
Once Dr. Diaz has a good understanding of what your goals are, he will perform a careful exam of your nose. He will examine the inside of the nose to evaluate the septum and surrounding tissues to determine if there are any issues affecting your breathing. He will also carefully assess the outside of the nose, including the nasal bones and nasal cartilages, to determine which techniques will be needed to give you the best result.
Pictures of your nose will then be taken with the Vectra 3D System. This is the most advanced way to simulate your results. This system creates a 3D image of your nose. The system then allows Dr. Diaz to simulate what your result will look like after surgery. He also demonstrates the techniques he will use on an anatomical model.
Once you have agreed on the result, Dr. Diaz then reviews everything you need to know about the surgery and the recovery process. The consultation is then completed. The entire consultation lasts approximately one hour. The last step is to meet with our patient coordinator to discuss pricing and scheduling. For more information, we encourage you to view all of the informational videos. Click here to be directed to the Informational Videos.