Posted on March 25, 2015
Dr. W. Matthew White discusses how patients can increase their likelihood of experiencing a successful rhinoplasty procedure and recovery.
New York, NY – When a patient decides to move forward with a rhinoplasty, Dr. W. Matthew White, a facial plastic surgeon in New York, is committed to helping them fully understand what to expect. He says this knowledge allows them to properly prepare for their surgery and avoid potential complications during recovery. To help those interested in rhinoplasty achieve a successful outcome, Dr. White reveals specific rules patients can follow.
Before any decisions are made, Dr. White stresses the importance of consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon for rhinoplasty. While this is important for any plastic surgery procedure, he says nose surgery is especially complex, requiring a skilled professional who holds the highest of quality and safety standards. Dr. White explains that during the consultation, patients should discuss any concerns they have, as well as be informed about any potential risks that may occur.
Another crucial step to achieving optimal results from nose surgery, says Dr. White, is to follow pre- and post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon. He emphasizes that these are given to ensure the procedure and rhinoplasty recovery go smoothly. When a patient strays from these care instructions, Dr. White says they have an increased chance of experiencing problems with the healing process.
While every patient has specific goals and expectations with their surgery, Dr. White informs that the final rhinoplasty results will not be apparent right away. He states that as the nose continues through the healing process, it will continue to mature and improve in appearance. Dr. White cautions patients that final nose aesthetics can sometimes take up to a year to be seen.
In the end, Dr. White says undergoing rhinoplasty surgery from an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, as well as following their care instructions, can be the difference between a successful rhinoplasty and the need to undergo a revision later.
Dr. White is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio and trained in an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School. Dr. White also completed fellowship training in Laser Medicine and Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, as well as in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, NYU School of Medicine. He is active in several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society. Dr. White is available for interview upon request.