Rhinoplasty is a procedure in which a person has a nose job. A nose job can help your nose look more flattering to your face. People who have had to deal with an unsightly nose can visit a doctor who will then perform an examination. The doctor may x-ray the area that he or she could see if the area could be molded into your desired look.It is always a good idea to ask the doctor if he or she has examples of previous work on patients. Before and after photographs that clearly represent a change in a person’s nose can help you determine whether you like the doctor’s technique. It is best if the photos are somewhat up-to-date. You can also choose a doctor based on his or her experience level and the doctor’s ability to understand your desired look. If you have a more complex request, you might want to bring photos of your own that best represent the nose that you would like. If you would like your nose to be thinner, for example, the doctor would need to know exactly how much thinner. A patient who would like the bridge of the nose to be raised and the overall nose to be thinner, will need to communicate those desires. The doctor needs to be able to take the images that you might have brought with you and create your desired look on your face. You should also ask the doctor which techniques will be used for the procedure. The doctor may use open rhinoplasty, in which the doctor places incisions towards the outside of the nose, rather than in closed rhinoplasty in which the incisions are placed within your nose. Open rhinoplasty is used most often if the doctor needs to do major restructuring. Filler rhinoplasty is used when the doctor needs to lift some areas of your nose. This technique can also be used to make the nose more even if it is slightly uneven. If you wish to only have a subtle change in your nose, be sure to discuss this with your doctor. There are some doctors who specialize in giving patients subtle modifications or revisions to previous nose jobs. During your consultation, your doctor will probably explain the risks of the surgery. You might want to conduct some research of your own so you can ask the doctor questions related to the procedures. Your doctor might ask you questions related to medications that you are currently taking, so you should list them before your appointment. You will also complete paperwork related to your medical history. All of this information will allow the doctor to be able to determine if you are a good candidate for the surgery. During the initial consultations, you can also gather information regarding your recovery time. You can ask for the typical recovery time for patients who have procedures similar to your procedure with no complications. You should also ask for the potential recovery time for patients who have some complications. This way, you will get a good range for your recovery period.