Any Recommendations for a Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon Who is Also an Expert in Ethnic Rhinoplasty? (photo)

  • Cleveland5753
  • 11 months ago

I'm not sure where to start my search--obviously a board certified doc who's done many rhinoplasties but I dont know how to narrow my list. I want someone who can fix an inverted V deformity/nasal valve collapse from prior surgery that led to breathing obstruction. but I also want a more acute nasofrontal angle and have the dorsum augmented to be slightly convex so as to preserve my ethnic features (middle eastern). i'm willing to travel for 5-6 consults but not sure where to start.

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I have having a hard time finding an expert in ethnic rhinoplasty. I could've found a list of doctors in Cleveland on my own. I'm just not sure if any doctors in my area are experienced in middle eastern rhinoplasty. I just dont know how to go about it. I guess after my initial surgery I just want to make sure I do things right this time. I met with my original doctor once before surgery and explained my goals clearly about how I wanted very conservative reduction of the hump and preserving my ethnic features. He kept saying over and over that he understood what I wanted. Now I'm left with an overresected nose with an inverted V deformity and collapse on right side. That is not what I wanted at all. However he claimed to have been very experienced having done thousands of rhinoplasties. Now I want to take my time and find a good doctor but I'm not sure who to go to. What questions are important to ask the doctor? Is it ok to meet with the doctor 3-4 times before surgery to feel comfortable? Should I request for computer imaging?
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hi, I am in the same boat, needed very subtle improvement for my ethnic but the surgeon changed my whole nose, and now i have a small collapse nose . to answer some of your questions : - yes you should meet your doctor many times before surgery ,the best doctors allows up to 6 times. -yes, you should require imaging, it helps with communication most importanlty narrow your research by board certification, he needs to becertified plastic surgeon . -ask to see pictures of noses like yours good luck, pm me if you want to know the name of my primary, he is not great with ethnic noses, il ll be one name less on your list.
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