How to look for the best rhinoplasty surgeon? (photo)
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Rhinoplasty to reshape nose
Finding the best rhinoplasty surgeon
Understand that many years of experience and technical skill are required to obtain a good rhinoplasty result. It would be a shame if you do not achieve the best result possible since you're very pretty and young.
One of the most important factors is to find an experienced board certified plastic surgeon who has a very well known an excellent reputation in your community. You can visit the website of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic plastic surgeons to find doctors in your area.
However trying to find members of your community who have had surgery by the doctor is another valuable source of information.
See multiple surgeons for consultation. During your consultation asked to see photographs of patients that the surgeon has actually operated on. If possible asked to speak to prior patients.
Choose your surgeon very wisely.
How to look for the best rhinoplasty surgeon?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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My bias is that any surgeon who has not mastered septoplasty and other functional maneuvers to improve or preserve nasal airflow during surgery should not be performing cosmetic rhinoplasty at all. There is too much overlap in form and function in the nose to not have this qualification. Ask your surgeon if he or she performs functional nasal surgery. The answer might be interesting. If they don't I would not let them operate on my nose. I saw a plastic surgeon once that did not use a headlight to perform rhinoplasty. He did not have a headlight in his office either. This is crazy in my humble opinion. I can't tell you how many patients I have seen who have had rhinoplasty elsewhere and developed nasal obstruction (as well as cosmetic problems) after the surgery. Frequently, I see severe septal deviations left untouched during cosmetic rhinoplasty. Nasal valve collapse caused by taking down a bump on the bridge is common. Pinching of the tip due to over-resection of tip cartilage or failure to recognize malposition of tip cartilage is also very common. My point is that sometimes small cosmetic maneuvers can have bad consequences if done incorrectly or for the wrong patient.
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You will know when you find him after you interview several people.
Best of luck,
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When looking for the right surgeon for a rhinoplasty, make sure he/she is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in rhinoplasty and that he/she has great before and after pictures and a great reputation amongst his/her patients. Also when you go for a consultation how you feel with the surgeon, the comfort level and trust is an important factor as well. Best of luck to you!
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