Your First Consultation

What happens at your first nose job consultation with Dr Stephen Kleid

Before any surgical operation, you require a formal first nasal consultation with Dr Stephen Kleid. A full nasal examination is included in your nose appointment, which is only offered in person at the clinic. This is not something Dr Kleid can do in an online consultation, instead, Dr Kleid must examine your nose and throat in person to check your septum, see your internal nasal anatomy, and look for any obstructions.

What happens at a Nose Surgery Consultation? by Dr Stephen Kleid

During your consultation

Dr Kleid and his patient adviser will go through a detailed history of your medical health and background, including past health, drugs, and operations, during the appointment. He’ll then get a good idea of what you’re hoping to accomplish and what you expect from surgery.

Dr Kleid will also do a thorough physical examination to determine your clinical condition and surgical appropriateness.

Then he will thoroughly discuss your surgical options and the procedures involved.

You will be given a thorough explanation of the advantages, as well as the potential difficulties and risks of surgery. While this is not meant to be frightening or alarming, it is necessary and part of Dr Kleid’s responsibility to you.

Be wary of any doctor who does not explain the dangers and implications of their surgery in detail.

Nasal examination with Naso-endoscope

During the examination, Dr Kleid will want to look at the outside of your nose as well as see what’s going on inside your nose. He will use an overhead light and glasses so he can look deep inside your nose.

At this stage, your surgeon will spray a local anaesthetic spray with a decongestant into your nose. It clears the nose and reduces swelling, giving you greater room to look inside, while the local anaesthetic numbs the area. The spray will numb your nose and back of your throat for around 15-20 minutes, making it mildly uncomfortable.

Dr Kleid will inspect you with an endoscope, a little telescope that goes through your nose when this has taken effect.

About the Nasoendoscope

The nasal endoscope is three and a half millimetres in diameter, it’s plastic and it’s very flexible. Dr Kleid will either look through a lens or have it connected up to a camera so you can both see inside your nose on a monitor or TV screen. Read Getting a Nasendoscopy before your Rhinoplasty for more information.

What happens at your nasal examination

Dr Kleid will examine the nose through the scope.

He’ll also examine the back of your throat. He has the ability to examine your vocal cords as well. 

He can examine the condition of the back of your throat for snorers and see if there is any pus there. He’ll check for polyps and see whether you have a deviated septum that’s impacting your breathing.

The nasal inspection isn’t painful at all. Some patients are concerned, but the majority of patients say, “It wasn’t such a huge deal after all.” Many doctors don’t even put numbing medication in the nose because it’s so small. 

If it’s a rhinoplasty consultation, then Dr Kleid will look at the outside of the nose too. You can also use the Free Nose Imaging Software to discuss your desired nose shape in more detail.

Dr Kleid will talk to you about what it is that you don’t like about your nose and address what has to be done to improve the shape, function, and appearance of the nose.

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Your initial nose consultation with Dr Kleid

At your initial appointment with your surgeon you will typically:

  • Spend quality time with Dr Kleid and his patient liaison team
  • Have your photos taken
  • Have a physical examination by Dr Kleid
  • Review photos of past patient results
  • Find out more about your recommended surgical options
  • Receive detailed information about your surgery
  • Go through the possible complications and risks of surgery
  • Find out about surgery pricing and available dates
  • Ask any other questions you may have

Please allow up to 1 hour for your initial consultation and arrive early. Prior to any surgery, it is critical to build a solid relationship with your surgeon. At your first consultation, you’ll meet with both your surgeon and a patient care coordinator/nurse.

After Your Consultation

Your consultation with Dr Kleid will give you; a good understanding of the procedure, its likely benefits and potential outcomes along with its possible risks. This will enable you to make an informed decision as to whether you would like to proceed with the surgery.

You’ll get a detailed Surgical Quote with Procedure Costs

A detailed estimate of costs will be prepared for you following consultation and can usually be given to you on the day. This will cover the surgeons’ fee and estimates for the hospital/theatre and any other costs.

For more information about Prices and Payment Methods  – Visit Surgery Payments and Payment Methods

Try this nasal imaging software by uploading a photo

Do I need to bring a GP Referral?

Please bring a valid medical reference with you to file a Medicare claim for your consultation. A referral from a general practitioner is valid for 12 months, while a reference from a specialist is valid for three months. If you want your nose surgery to be covered by Medicare and Private Health Insurance, you’ll need a valid Medicare reference at the time of operation.

Who else should I bring to my Rhinoplasty consultation?

  • We strongly recommended you bring either a supportive friend or relative along to your appointment to help you think about all the information and discuss your surgical options. If possible, leave the kids with a friend or family member.
  • Please bring along with any relevant X-rays or test results if you have them.
  • If you have had previous nose surgery, bring any relevant information.
  • If you want a different-looking nose, please bring some pictures.

Your Rhinoplasty consultation fee

A full nose consultation with Dr Kleid costs $600, plus a $185 Medicare reimbursement, for a total out-of-pocket payment of $415. It usually takes between 1 and 1.5 hours. The consultation cost is usually paid by credit card at the time of arranging the appointment. This includes a nasoendoscopy.

Choosing the best nose surgeon in Melbourne

When it comes to picking the best surgeon for Nose Surgery, remember that expertise, training, and credentials are more important than the price tag. Special offers set prices, and significant discounts can all be considered red flags.

Typically, such treatments result in another unsatisfactory outcome and, in the end, cost more, cause more stress, and agony, take longer and cause more suffering than a single procedure performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon.

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat ENT Surgeon (Otolaryngologist). He consults in three Melbourne practice locations at Hawthorn East, St Kilda East and East Melbourne. Dr Kleid has a passion for Rhinoplasty and Rhinoplasty Revision.

Why Choose Dr Kleid for Rhinoplasty?

Dr Stephen Kleid
Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced ENT Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Septo-rhinoplasty, Septoplasty and a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.

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How can we help?

Dr Kleid’s Team takes pleasure in assisting you with any questions when considering a plastic surgery procedure. Please call the Hawthorn East clinic in Melbourne between 8 am – 6 pm on Weekdays.

Phone,  Email or Book a free 15-minute Call with Dr Kleid’s team.

What Next?

Want more information about your Procedure?

  • For more information about pricing and payment methods, please visit our page on Surgery Payment options.
  • Talk to our Patient Care Team from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday on 
    1300 264 811

What to Bring to Your Consultation

  • If you like, please bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices.
  • Take a lot of notes and thoroughly examine the documents your surgeon provides.

How to Book a Consultation

  • Dr Kleids Consultation fee is $600 which includes a nasendoscopy ($300).
  • A referral from your Doctor is helpful to claim any Medicare or Health Insurance rebate but is not necessary for a consult.
  • Please contact the Patient Care Team at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery today to book your consultation.