Thank you for your recent inquiry in regards to finding an expert surgeon in Jacksonville Florida. Word of mouth is the best reference from outside of review sites. I have a large clientele of hair dressers and make-up artists who refer patients to my office as these professions see a lot of surgery patients and they know which surgeons have the most natural appearances, have minimal visible incisions and have lots of happy clients. Secondly, I would start with many of the referring sites that are nationwide and read patient reviews regarding local surgeons. Realself.com, vitals.com, healthgrades.com, yelp.com are just a few to mention. Last and certainly not least I would make several appointments and see the surgeons before and after photographs. I typically do at least a few rhinoplasty procedures a week so my consulting patients may speak with many other patients in their different stages of recovery. Experience is key in rhinoplasty. I also use a digital imaging computer which allows me to show the consulting patient their proposed surgical results. At this time I am also able to show before and afters with the patients imaging picture to show my patients how close in proximity these proposed results are to the actual results. I also have a fully accredited surgical center and it is important to make sure you are going to a facility that is accredited. All of these suggestions should hopefully help you find a perfect match for your needs. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.
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