I have been researching the rhinoplasty procedure for months now. Shopping around and talking to 4 different surgeons was a very important part of this process. Two of the four surgeons were ruled out because of lack of before and after pics as well as just not connecting with me as the other two did. I never would have realized this if I hadn't seen so many. The cost of the two surgeons ranged from $5800 to $7800, so I put the cost factor aside as $2000 should not play a factor in my choice, I want a great outcome.
The final decision came down to how the surgeon planned to perform the procedure as they had very different plans. One was planning to use grafts and the other was planning to a cephalic trim. I studied both procedures, looked at photo from the different techniques, and asked the opinions of other doctors here on RealSelf. This really helped me feel more confident about making the decision on the best technique. I decided on the cephalic trim instead of the grafting because I liked the look that it gave for people with my type of nose verses the grafting procedure.
The other thing that helped me decide between the two surgeons was I sent a simple question by email to the grafting surgeon, he just ignored my question and never responded its been almost two weeks now. That gave me a clue of how much he cared. Now I am moving forward with the other doctor and I had already decided that I liked his plan better, so I hope it will all work out well! I hope sharing my experience will help others to make informed decisions as well. All of the doctors mentioned that most people just go and tell them to do the procedure without even questioning their plans. I hope sharing my experience will help others to make informed decisions as well. I will keep you posted on the details and how it all goes.