The Rhinoplasty Process
Preparing for the Consultation
Dr. Joseph Fodero offers free consultations at his Florham Park, New Jersey office to discuss nose reshaping surgery, or rhinoplasty. He often schedules evening hours to meet the demands of working patients.
Before discussing the cost of rhinoplasty, it is important to understand that our practice treats each patient as an individual and that different factors may influence the actual price of the procedure. No two noses are alike, and rhinoplasty is customized according to the goals and needs of each patient. During rhinoplasty consultations, Dr. Fodero asks patients some basic questions and takes a short medical history. He listens to patients describe his or her expectations for nose reshaping surgery and answers any questions they might have about rhinoplasty. He then examines patients and informs them of all their available options before helping them decide on a course of action.
At this point, patients will discuss cost and payment options with our nurse. She will also offer a unique perspective on rhinoplasty, a perspective that comes from 32 years of experience as an operating room nurse. Patients leave our office with a greater knowledge of rhinoplasty and more of the tools required to make an informed decision about whether to proceed with surgery.
If you are considering scheduling a consultation with Dr. Fodero to discuss rhinoplasty, we suggest that you download and fill out the following forms prior to your consultation. This will help to expedite the process and save you time.
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Preparing for the Surgery
Dr. Fodero performs the vast majority of rhinoplasty procedures at St. Barnabas Hospital in Essex County, Morristown Memorial in Morristown, and Overlook Hospital in Summit, Union County.
Once you have decided to undergo rhinoplasty, you will return to Dr. Fodero’s Florham Park office two weeks prior to your surgery. As part of your preparation for surgery, Dr. Fodero will take a detailed medical history and conduct a physical. In addition, you will sign consent forms and complete all necessary paperwork. The doctor and his nurse will address any questions or concerns you may have about the surgery, and our nurse will personally prepare you by providing instructions on what to expect during and after the operation.
The majority of procedures are performed on an outpatient basis at Morristown Memorial. Patients return to the office six to eight days after the surgery for removal of sutures, splints, and cast. Most patients are able to return to most normal activities within ten days.
Contact Dr. Fodero
Dr. Fodero seeks to establish close rapport with his patients and is always pleased to carefully and honestly answer any questions they might have. If you’re considering nose reshaping surgery, contact our New Jersey office today.