How to research for the best and most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon?
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Researce for Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Selecting your surgeon will be the most difficult part of your rhinoplasty surgery. Start by finding board certified surgeon who specializes in this procedure, that is devotes most of their practice to this operation. You want an experienced surgeon who can show you multiple examples of great results in patients who had noses like yours. The complications you mentioned are very rare but established surgeons will have no problem sharing their experiences.
Finding the right surgeon
Hello and thank you for your question. It is very
important that you thoroughly research your surgeon before committing to
surgery. It is a good idea to research your surgeon's educational background,
online reviews, before & after pictures, and speak with anyone who you may
know who has had surgery with that surgeon. During your consultation, make sure
that you don't feel rushed and make sure that you have adequate time with your
surgeon and not just their patient coordinator or nurses. If the majority of
your consultation is spent with someone other than the surgeon, this is usually
not a good sign. Make sure you specifically
look at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this
surgery performed by your surgeon and not just a computer animation system.The most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are
comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified
board-certified expert surgeon who can evaluate you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
I have always thought that a Plastic Surgeon with ENT also training ( doubly board certified) is the best way to go --- but I'm prejudiced as that is my training - cost is not always related to experience -- some of the oldest most experienced surgeons charge reasonable fees - and the younger guys charge more . Speak to some doctors and make sure they are board certified and on staff of a decent hospital and then make your pick.
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You have very valid questions,to find an experienced surgeon you can start by going to the ASPS or ASAPS websites. The risks you are worried about are rare but can happen. Good luck.
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