Rhinoplasty Consultation Process
COVID-19 update from Oakley Smith, MD, FRCSC
Your health is our priority. To continue to provide for you in a safe way, we are adapting how we do business. Per current provincial guidelines on elective medical procedures, our office is closed for in-person appointments until further notice. Our staff is still working remotely to assist you, and virtual consultations are available. We look forward to welcoming you back to our office in the future..
Oakley Smith, MD, FRCSC is now available for virtual consultation.
We are located at 2349 Queen Street East. A quaint area near downtown Toronto, Ontario often referred to as “The Beaches”. Away from the tall skyscrapers and hustle and bustle of the city, this side of town has a much more relaxed pace. This is a high traffic area during the summer, due to the proximity of Lake Ontario’s shoreline, sandy beaches and boardwalk. For more details on finding us, please visit our contact page.
What to Expect
Upon arrival, you will feel like you’re walking into a friend’s home. The beautiful decor and atmosphere is very welcoming. You will immediately recognize Dr. Oakley Smiths’s love for artwork throughout the office, as he is an avid collector. Come on in, and you will be greeted by our friendly staff who are expecting you.
There will be some paperwork to go over and fill out prior to your consultation with Dr. Oakley Smith. This shouldn’t take too long. You should expect to be in the front sitting area anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour as Dr. Oakley Smith’s schedule adapts to the patient’s needs. You will appreciate this trait during your consultation, as it is not in his personality to rush the meeting and he wants to be sure to have a solid understanding of your concerns and ideal outcomes. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Meet Dr. Oakley Smith
Dr. Oakley Smith is a down-to-earth, people person. He has built his career working with individuals and we are sure you will find speaking with him a very positive experience. The goal for this consultation is to discuss current symptoms or complaints you may have with your current nose and what your ideal solution is. Once Dr. Oakley Smith has a solid understanding of your expectations, he will ask you to move to his examination chair to gain a close-up look at your nose and facial structure. After examining your nose, you will then move on to the 3D Vector imaging stage, where a more detailed analysis of your nose will take place.
A Closer Look
First off, let’s just say that there is no pain during this examination.
This is merely a gentle, close look with the help of a few examination tools, measurement tools and lights, etc. This allows Dr. Oakley the ability to determine his beliefs of possible aesthetic / cosmetic changes and functional improvements (which he will discuss with you in detail).
Sketch the Nose
Once the examination has taken place, Dr. Oakley Smith, being the artist that he his, will take to pencil and paper and visually illustrate his thoughts with you, explaining the outcome he see’s possible. Keep in mind, any past surgeries, or injuries, or the thickness of your skin or even the width of your bone and cartilage will all play a role in how your nose can be shaped without “going to far”. This is where Dr. Oakley shines.
If you desire different results than what will fit your face, or your bone structure, Dr. Oakley Smith will explain this to you and caution you with the related consequences. Many of Dr. Oakley Smith’s patients are people who are coming to him to fix a past surgeon’s error. This is the most valuable stage of our process, as you will walk away with an expert opinion on what is best for you, so you can make an educated decision moving forward.
We take our before and after pictures very seriously. (One look at our before and after gallery and you will notice this.) We are equipped with a photo room that has precise angles that you will be posed on. The goal is to get a before on every critical angle… and an after on every exact angle.
This way, we can place your before and after images side by side with stellar accuracy (even though they are taken months to years apart from one another). Once again, as an artist, Dr. Oakley Smith knows the slightest difference in angle changes the entire perspective.
During the photo shoot, Dr. Oakley Smith has filled out an estimate of costs involved in completing your rhinoplasty surgery as well as outlined any details that need to be discussed. You will go over the estimate in detail with Dr. Oakley Smiths’s support staff and will have the opportunity to schedule your surgery if you are certain you wish to move forward. Keep in mind, we believe in a no-pressure approach and we encourage you to take the time needed to make your decision.
3D Vector Imaging and Discussion
During your consultation with Dr. Oakley Smith, you will have 3D imaging of your nose in order to visualize the desired outcome of surgery. Along with these images, you will be cautioned that your body is not 100% predictable and that no doctor should guarantee results. It’s humanly impossible to know the exact outcome of any rhinoplasty surgery. Rest assured, surgeons who are skilled and experienced have the highest probability of achieving anticipated success and Dr. Oakley is a leading Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Canada, highly respected within the industry. Read more of Dr. Oakley Smith’s credentials here.