A thorough internal and external examination of the nose is performed at The Portland Rhinoplasty Center. It’s important to rule out any issues with breathing difficulties such as a deviated nasal septum on the inside of the nose, valve collapse, turbinate hypertrophy or broken nose. Examination of the external portion the nose is also performed to develop a customized surgical plan in order to accomplish refinement of the nose.
Digital computer imaging
Digital computer imaging is performed in our practice after they normal five photos are taken from all angles with a high-resolution camera. This includes the frontal, three-quarter view, and site profile with excellent lighting and in a chin neutral position. Digital imaging is then performed upon these images to show patients approximately what their prospective new nose would look like upon their facial features. This is not a guarantee results, and is only a guideline as to the potential outcome. It’s also very important communication tool to understand what both the surgeon and the patient are trying to accomplish together.
Undergoing a Rhinoplasty procedure is a lifelong dream for many patients who are self-conscious about their nose. Many patients have significant increased self-confidence and feel better about themselves. Helping patients accomplish their goals gives great pride to our entire team of professionals.