For an alar base(alarplasty) reduction? Will that be a big difference or not? Which one has better results? Both have the same skill levels on that area or not? Which one is my best bet and why? Thank you.
Plastic Surgeon or Facial Plastic Surgeon for Alar Base Reduction?
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Alar base reduction by facial plastic surgeon or general plastic surgeon
A plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon can perform alarplasty. Look for a rhinoplasty surgeon who has performed thousands of rhinoplasties prior to undergoing this type of procedure. Facial plastic surgeons tend to perform more rhinoplasties than general plastic surgeons.
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When considering rhinoplasty (or any facial surgery), seek an experienced surgeon that responds to your concerns
When considering rhinoplasty (or any facial surgery), seek an experienced surgeon that responds to your concerns. You also want to see that surgeon's own pre- and post-op photos. Many surgeons will provide you with an opportunity to modify pictures of your nose with photo-morphing software. While this is not a guarantee of results, it serves as a tool to help you and your surgeon communicate regarding an optimal result. Whether you see a Plastic Surgeon or Facial Plastic Surgeon is less important as long as your surgeon does ALOT of rhinoplasty and you trust them.
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