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A rhinoplasty, or cosmetic surgery of the nose, is a very demanding procedure that requires great surgical skill, exacting technique, a keen aesthetic sense and an understanding of the myriad variables and their effects on the ultimate results. Superseding this in importance of affecting the results of surgery are patient based issues such as nasal size, configuration, skin thickness, cartilage and bony structures and previous surgery or trauma. Translation: no matter how phenomenally talented the plastic surgeon is what you start with predetermines the maximal extent of change that is possible. Using a modified adage, if you have a lemon, you can at least make lemonade. You can’t turn it into gold.

Consider what it is that you don’t like about your nose but be realistic with regard to your expectations. It may be helpful to bring in close-up photos of yourself and point out what you do or do not like. Photos of others may help clarify your concerns and tastes but realize that each nose is unique and that someone else’s nose really can’t or shouldn’t be perfectly duplicated on your face.

If you would like additional information on a rhinoplasty, chin augmentation or any other cosmetic surgery procedure that I perform or to schedule a complimentary consultation, you can contact my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

As always, our highest priority is to ensure YOUR safety and well-being.

With coronavirus/COVID-19 still a health issue, we want you to know that we are continuing to take extreme infection control measures in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. This also means that only patients will be permitted to come into our office and everyone will have their temperature checked.

In an abundance of caution, we are requesting that if you are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness, please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment. You may also want to contact your healthcare provider for further evaluation.

We do offer Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through doxy.me. This is best used for specific situations including postoperative questions and as a substitute for some postoperative office visits relating to certain procedures. However, if you are planning to proceed with surgery, an in-office evaluation will be required.

We are all in this together and really appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.