Preliminary assessment - HNO Praxis im Zentrum EN

Rainer Staudenmaier, M.D., Prof.
Board certified physician
for Otolaryngology-plastic Surgery-allergology
Susanne Staudenmaier, M.D.
Board certified physician
for Otolaryngology

preliminary assessment

Information for your preliminary assessment with Prof. M.D. Rainer Staudenmaier

Before you can undergo rhinoplasty surgery with Prof. M.D. Staudenmaier an extensive preliminary assessment needs to be performed because we want you to be confident when going into surgery.

A thorough preliminary assessment is the best preparation for successful surgery

Rhinoplasty is one of the most demanding of all plastic surgery procedures and requires skilled and experienced hands and a high degree of sophisticated precision. That is especially true when the goal is to improve your facial anatomy as well as to improve the functional aspect of breathing - for example the medical condition of a deviated septum that also needs to be corrected. Detailed and professional preparation of all necessary steps of surgery are the key elements for a successful outcome. After the initial consultation I will perform a complete and in-depth examination of the internal and external nose anatomy, especially the septum as well as an examination of your respiratory system. While planning your rhinoplasty I focus on the fact that I want to achieve a balanced natural, functional and aesthetic result.

Rhinoplasty with a specialist means getting more than just a nicely shaped nose

Besides being aesthetically pleasing the functional component of breathing is just as important to me while performing rhinoplasty for you - for example the correction of a deviated septum which might have affected breathing in the past. An exact examination of the shape, the width and the height of the nose, the cartilage, the bone structure and tissue as well as the nostrils and the alar base is essential. Furthermore I examine the septum and the nasal concha ( or turbinates) and I check the performance level of your nasal breathing. That way I can diagnose breathing problems that may originate in a deviated septum, swellings of the concha or swellings of nasal tissue, enlarged adenoids or narrowed vestibule structures (stenosis of the vestibule).

Cutting-edge surgery techniques - I know what works for your needs

The extensive preliminary exam is necessary so I can have detailed planning of the necessary surgery procedures for you. Your present nose anatomy directly influences possible outcomes of your rhinoplasty - that is something I discuss with you in detail during consultation. Together we will then define the goals of your rhinoplasty, the most suitable techniques and surgical maneuvers to realize those goals and then I will design an individual treatment plan for you. All noses are different, that is why your rhinoplasty surgery will be unique because it will be designed specifically for you and your present state.