As an African American considering rhinoplasty, researching and finding the right surgeon to perform your nasal surgery can be a very exciting but sometimes anxious period in your life. I believe it is always in your best interest to take as much time as necessary researching your surgeon. It is also important to take notes during your consultations and always get a second opinion. You only want to have this procedure once. Remember, most physicians only perform a few rhinoplasty procedures on African Americans patients within there practice on a yearly basis. Based on these facts the rate of revision rhinoplasty among African American patients is double that of the national average.
There is no substitute for the focus and experience Dr. Hamilton has dedicated himself to the mastery of African American rhinoplasty within his practice. He has developed several unique procedures that have allowed him to achieve consistently superior results for his rhinoplasty patients. We encourage you to contact us today to discuss a rhinoplasty designed just for you. We have several forms of consultation available including phone, video consultation, and in office for local patients. For those patient located outside of Los Angeles we understand that it is often inconvenient, time-consuming and expensive for you to fly to our Los Angeles office for a consultation, and then fly back again a few weeks later for surgery. So have designed a program to facilitate your experience that will allow you to determine the best options available to you from the comfort of your home.
Contact Us Now For Your Phone Consultation
The first step is to call or e-mail our patient care consultant, and request a preliminary phone or in-office consultation with Dr. Hamilton.
Please provide clear, recent close-up full face photos portrait, profile, oblique, and nasal base full Photos should clearly show your area of concern and can be sent by mail or e-mailed.
Obtain An Evaluation
Dr. Hamilton will review your history, physical exam findings, all reports, films and photographs before your consultation. It is very important that we have all your information prior to your consultation. This is especially important in revision rhinoplasty cases. If you are having difficulty obtaining your records from your prior surgeon or institution contacts us and we can facilitate and/or expedite the process for you. We will need you to sign a release of medical records to our office prior to us contacting your physician. After reviewing all your information Dr. Hamilton will then discuss all your surgical options including any adjunctive procedures (i.e chin implant, blepharoplasty, botox and cosmetic fillers) and together you will come up with a customized treatment plan. Finally, our Patient Care Consultant who will discuss pre-operative care, costs, recovery, local accommodations and any questions related to your procedure(s), will then contact you.
Our patient care coordinator will provide you with the specific forms you need to fill out before your visit. For more information, please contact our patient coordinator at (310) 657-0123.
Schedule Your Procedure
Once you have decided to proceed, we will reserve your surgery date.
Read, Initial, Sign
Shortly after your surgery is scheduled, you will receive a packet in the mail containing pre-operative instructions and procedure consents. These documents must be read carefully and all instructions followed closely. All contents must be signed and initialed. The entire pre-operative packet must be brought with you to your pre-operative office visit. If you have any questions at this time, please do not hesitate to call or email the office for clarification.
Surgery Disclosure Policy
At the Osborne Head & Neck Institute, all of our board certified physicians perform all surgeries from start to finish. Although we conducted clinical research studies and contribute a significant amount to journals and publications we are not a surgical-training center. This simply means that, Dr. Hamilton, a board certified facial plastic surgeon, performs ever aspect of your surgery beginning to end. We do not allow residents, fellows, or other trainees to perform any portion of your surgery.
For travel outside the U.S. please contact your perspective Bureau of Consular Affairs for assistance on obtaining a travel visa. Please allow ample time approximately 2-4 weeks prior to your procedure for paperwork to be processed by the U.S. State Department and your government consulate. Please call if you need assistance with this process or click the link here: Travel.State.gov.
Fly in For Surgery
Our local international airport is LAX. We are located approximately 20 minutes from LAX. You MUST arrive one to two days prior to your surgery date. At a designated time during this period you will meet with the doctor(s) and have an in-depth consultation discussing all procedures. All consents should be signed and dated for the pre operative appointment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail our office. Nearby airports:
We advise all patients that fly-in for surgery to spend at least the first night after their procedure in a local hotel or after-care facility, thus ensuring convenience for any required medical attention. In the days that follow we will see you post-operatively and, depending upon the procedures that have been performed, you may return home within after 5-7 days after arrival in Los Angeles. In the event that you require any medical attention after returning home, we will refer you to a local physician for a check-up. Your health and safety remain our number one priority. We look forward to meeting you and assisting in your care.