Finding Experienced Board Certified Surgeons for African American Rhinoplasty?

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African American Rhinoplasty

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The starting point is to find surgeons who are experienced in rhinoplasty.  If they are an experienced and skilled surgeon, they will draw a wide cross section of races and cultures in your area. Consult with 2 - 3 surgeons in your area to find the one that best fits your needs.


West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Board certified surgeons for african american rhinoplasty

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Hello. I would recommend you search for a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in nose surgery. Once you have found a few surgeons, take a look at their before and after photo's to be sure they have photo's to show you the work they have done. This will help you decide if they can achieve the results you desire. Best of luck.

Jaime Perez, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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Finding the best Surgeon for you

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I agree that you need to do your research, choose a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (not cosmetic surgery) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and/or Facial Plastic Surgeon.  From here, you know you are selecting from qualified surgeons.  You need to meet with the surgeon, see many examples of their work and talk to patients about their experience with the surgeon and the staff.  If there is a way to speak to and meet patients who have undergone a similar procedure, that is usually very useful.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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African American Rhinoplasty Experienced Surgeons

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Finding a surgeon with expertise in African American Rhinoplasty requires research by the patient.  Seek a surgeon who works with a variety of rhinoplasty techniques, ethnicities and experience with African American rhinoplasty.

Anil R. Shah, MD
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Ethnic Rhinoplasty Board Certified Surgeon Listing

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Hi sberry,

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery can be called at 703 299-9291, faxed at 703-299-8898, emailed at info@aafprs.org, or contacted at their web site www.aafprs.org and www.facemd.org. I do not know of a specific ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon list.

Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Unfortunately, you need to do some of the research yourself

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You will need to see one of the Facial Plastic Surgeons or general plastic surgeons with an extensive experience in rhinoplasty in general and ethnic rhinoplasty in particular. American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery website http://www.aafprs.org will help you find a Board certified facial plastic surgeon. It is up to you to further research them to establish their experience.

Stella Desyatnikova, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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The american society of Plastic Surgery has a list of all board certified plastic surgeons who are members of that society. All members are trained to perform rhinoplasties, however, more than any other procedure, rhinoplasty requires a surgeon who performs many of them. Ask around interview several surgeons . Good Luck!

Robert M. Freund, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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ASPS website and word of mouth

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The listing for board certified surgeon could be find at the ASPS website (American Society of Plastic Surgeons).

To find a Rhinoplasty surgeon with extensive experience in ethnic noses your best bet would be word of mouth or check this Board Certified surgeon website and check for pre and post operative pictures. Good Luck.

Hisham Seify, MD, PhD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Board certification listings

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Board certification can be found at the ASPS website. However, it will not tell you who has alot of experience with a particular condition. You have to ask around people in your community.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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There are no specific lists

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To my knowledge there are no specific lists containing the information you desire.

However, you may find that by going to procedure related websites, they may have chat rooms or message boards with individuals describing their experiences.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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