Why is thorough research on finding a revision rhinoplasty surgeon confusing me more?
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Finding the Right Rhinoplasty Surgeon
You are correct. There are a number of "qualified" rhinoplasty surgeons and searching by way of the internet can be a daunting task. It is not always easy to find the right doctor for you. Many of the best rhinoplasty surgeons do not seek publicity, spend time on the lecture circuit, or publish their work. They are simply satisfied to the best surgeons in their community. I would suggest you start the search process by asking your trusted resources for recommendations. Trusted resources can include physicians, former patients and nurses/employees that work in and around the operating room. Hopefully, a few names will be mentioned over and over. You can then use the internet to preview their practices and their work. Consult with 2-3 physicians and ask them to explain what they plan to do and why. Ask them about their experience with revision rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction. Look for at least 10 years of experience. Ask to see "several" before and after photographs. Allow your instincts to judge their sincerity and commitment to your outcome. Best of luck
You should find someone who performs revision rhinoplasty as a large part of their practice also who makes you feel comfortable
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Experience with difficult nose anatomy.
The only way for you to make a good choice is by having a detailed conversation with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, who will talk to you openly and answer you honestly in a very detailed way. Hopefully, the surgeon you choose will have experience in more than routine rhinoplasty but also nasal reconstruction for complicated deformities like cleft nose deformities. The surgeon should outline in detail what surgical techniques and maneuvers he or she would employ to correct the problems that you have right now. I would advise you to see a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in rhinoplasty and even then it will be a leap of faith because you are entrusting that surgeon to do a good job. Good luck!
How to find a revision rhinoplasty surgeon
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