Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery

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This page contains all the questions you may want to ask in your upcoming consultation. Conveniently located in Jacksonville, Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Phillip Garcia, offers rhinoplasty for men and women residing in Ponte Vedra Beach, Orange Park, Lakeside and nearby areas in North Florida.

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What Happens During a Rhinoplasty Consultation?

During your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Garcia, you’ll get one-on-one time to discuss your treatment goals and plan out your upcoming rhinoplasty surgery. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have about your rhinoplasty. Dr. Garcia will take this time to understand your cosmetic goals and identify the surgical techniques that will deliver the best results. He’ll explain exactly what you can expect leading up to, during and after your surgery. We’ll also take before photos during this time so you can compare them to your final results. We suggest coming prepared with questions for Dr. Garcia, and considering some of the questions below.

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Questions for Your Rhinoplasty Consultation


During your consultation, Dr. Garcia will help evaluate if you’re a good candidate for rhinoplasty. For starters, the fact that you’re considering a rhinoplasty surgery is a good indicator that you understand the benefits of treatment. If you are seeking either cosmetic or functional improvements in the nose, rhinoplasty is the correct procedure to consider. Rhinoplasty can address a hump on the bridge of the nose, a large nasal tip, a droopy nose and deviated septums. Generally, in woman the operation can be performed as young as 15 years old and in men as young as 17 years old and are in good physical health, you are a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty.


Dr. Garcia will illustrate your potential results during your rhinoplasty consultation. After discussing your treatment goals and identifying the appropriate surgical techniques, you and Dr. Garcia can explore the expected outcome through the use of three dimensional morphing programs where you will be shown an approximation of your outcome. However, it’s important to keep in mind that it can take up to a year for your final results to become visible. This is due to the extensive recovery process that follows a nose job, which can include residual swelling for several months.


Real Patient Journeys


Whether you are receiving a cosmetic or functional rhinoplasty procedure, the same underlying techniques are involved. For starters, nasal surgery is usually performed under “twilight” anesthesia where the patient breathes without the use of a tube in the airway throughout the procedure. You will be asleep throughout the procedure, meaning you will experience no pain and will have no recollection of the surgery afterwards. On occasion, if indicated, the procedure may be performed under general anesthesia. The incisions used during rhinoplasty are almost always on the inside of the nose. On rare occasions or in some revision rhinoplasty cases, an incision in the crease at the bottom of the nose may be needed. Both cosmetic and functional issues of the nose can be addressed during the same operation.


Surgeon experience is one of the utmost qualities to consider when seeking a rhinoplasty surgeon. Your surgeon is directly responsible for your results, so it’s essential to pursue surgery with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. Dr. Garcia is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, demonstrating expertise in all qualities of rhinoplasty surgery. With over 15 years as North Florida’s premier facial plastic surgeon, he has performed hundreds of rhinoplasty procedures and is passionate about furthering rhinoplasty education in the rhinoplasty community. Read more about Dr. Garcia’s experience or explore patient reviews.

A Message From Dr Garcia

Dr. Garcia reminds patients that the consultation is one of the most important steps in the rhinoplasty process. You should come into your consultation with defined goals and questions for Dr. Garcia. Patients who are open and transparent with their cosmetic goals are able to achieve more fulfilling results through rhinoplasty. This is because Dr. Garcia is able to better understand your desired outcome, which helps guide him and the rest of our team through the rhinoplasty procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • How long after a rhinoplasty consultation is the surgery?

    Generally, the time between your consultation and your rhinoplasty surgery is weeks to months. The exact time between the two will depend on a few factors. One major factor is our practice availability, as Dr. Garcia needs to be available for your entire procedure. Additionally, some patients may need a few weeks to fully prepare for surgery, which may include discontinuing the use of certain vitamins, drugs and medications that can negatively interfere with treatment.

  • What should I wear to a rhinoplasty consultation?

    During your rhinoplasty consultation, you do not need to wear anything in particular. It is not necessary to undress for a rhinoplasty consultation, so whatever type of clothing you are comfortable in is acceptable. We recommend removing any nose piercings or jewelry so Dr. Garcia can fully examine the nose.

  • How much is a nose job consultation?

    At Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, the cost of your nose job consultation is included in your full rhinoplasty treatment cost. To help make patient care more affordable, we are proud to offer a number of financing options that make it easy to fit the cost of rhinoplasty into any budget.

  • What should I ask at a rhinoplasty consultation

    In addition to the questions covered above, we recommend asking the following questions at your rhinoplasty consultation:

    • What is your experience performing rhinoplasty?
    • Are you board certified in facial plastic surgery?
    • What risks and complications are possible with rhinoplasty?
    • What results can I expect?
    • What type of rhinoplasty techniques will be used?
    • Are previous patients satisfied with their results?
  • For more on planning your rhinoplasty or to get started with the consultation process, contact us today. Dr. Garcia of Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery specializes in rhinoplasty with extensive experience across other types of facial plastic surgery. We welcome patients from Lakeside, Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville and the surrounding areas of North Florida.