What questions should I be asking the surgeon to feel that the doctor truly has expertise in revision rhinoplasty? I don't want to offend the doctor but I also don't want another awful nose job especially since I now need to get my deviated septum fixed. Any excellent surgeons in Columbus, Ohio or any other close states?
Need Revision Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty?
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Revision Rhinoplasty Questions
It's important to make sure that your surgeon has experience in the performance of revision rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty surgeries tend to be much more intricate and deserve a great deal of attention. Asking potential surgeons about their background and schooling is also a great idea.
Need revision rhinoplasty and septoplasty
To start, you should be sure that your surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Before meeting your prospective surgeon, you can get a good idea of their revision rhinoplasty experience from their website. Before and after photos are important. Ask them specifically what percentage of their cases have been revisions, and for how many years they have been performing revision rhinoplasty. From here, you should have a good idea of whether or not your surgeon is qualified. To look for surgeons in your area, a good resource is the website for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
Revision Rhinoplasty Doctors
First, never discount ELITE training. Those individuals who have gone to the best schools were selected for a reason. Second, determine the number of rhinoplasties performed each year. Also, find out the plastic surgeon's revision rate and the number of revisions performed each year.
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Revision rhinoplasty questions
Questions to ask your revision rhinoplasty surgeon would be: how many nose surgeries have you done in your career?, in the last 1 year? What is your own revision rate? On your own revisions, what is the most common touch-up that is needed? For a septoplasty , ask if the doctor is board certified in Otolaryngology and in Facial Plastic Surgery. Since revisions are tricky, make sure your surgeon has performed thousands of rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedures
You should not be embarrassed to ask the number of rhinoplasty surgeries the surgeon performs each year and the number of secondary rhinoplasty operations the surgeon performs each year.
Revision Rhinoplasty Questions
It goes without saying that the people best at doing revision rhinoplasty, are the surgeons who have the highest volume and experience in both revision rhinoplasty and primary rhinoplasty. You can also ask to see before and after photos and as for references. I would avoid surgeons who do only a handful of nasal cases per year.
Michael Kim, MD
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