How To Choose A Surgeon For Rhinoplasty
If you are considering any sort of cosmetic surgery, one of the most important decisions that you will need to make will be about which surgeon you are going to get to perform your life-changing procedure.
The Importance of Finding the Right Cosmetic Surgeon
When you decide to have cosmetic surgery, it is because you have a desire to improve an aspect of your appearance. Feeling dissatisfied with the way that you look can have severe consequences for your confidence and self-esteem. Therefore, it is essential that when you choose to go under the knife, you trust our surgeon will alter your appearance exactly how you have discussed, and you feel safe in the knowledge that you will feel happier and more confident about your new look.
What to Look for in a Great Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Since rhinoplasty is considered to be one of the most challenging of all cosmetic surgery procedures, it is absolutely essential to do your research when finding a surgeon. The quality of your rhinoplasty hinges on the knowledge, expertise and experience of our surgeon. Failing to thoroughly investigate their credentials and proficiency could have disastrous results, potentially leaving you with a nose that you dislike more than the one you started with!
Here is our guide for what to look for when selecting a great rhinoplasty surgeon.
A Valid Medical License
To legally a perform a rhinoplasty, your chosen surgeon must have an active an unrestricted state medical license. This will show that he/she has completed the medical school and at least one year of post-graduate training, which is the minimum requirement.
While ant board certification does not guarantee surgical proficiency in rhinoplasty, it does show that our surgeon has shown working knowledge and clinical competency standards set by the board – which for most are usually extremely high. Nevertheless, board certification is just one characteristic of most good surgeons, and should be considered alongside the other elements listed here.
Speciality in Rhinoplasty
Ideally, you should always find a surgeon that specializes in the type of cosmetic surgery you are considering – in this case, a surgeon who primarily carries out rhinoplasties. The more rhinoplasty procedures carried out each year, the greater the depth of knowledge and experience the surgeon should have. This is beneficial to you as a patient, as it means your chosen surgeon is more likely to be able to draw on their extensive knowledge and experience to ensure that you get the best result from your rhinoplasty.
Commitment to Ongoing Education
Any great surgeon will be interested in ensuring that they are up to date with the latest tools and techniques of their trade, as often developments in these leads to improved safety and a better patient experience. Therefore, ask your potential surgeon if they regularly attend seminars, workshops and other forms of further education and training. If you have any doubts about the information they are giving you – check it out thoroughly for yourself!
Another thing that you should ask to see when you are considering a cosmetic surgeon is their portfolio of work. This should contain before and after photographs of the surgeries that they have performed. The best surgeons will take great pride in their portfolio and will offer images from multiple angles so that you can truly assess the difference between the pre and post-operative noses.
Finally, your potential surgeon will be happy to show you reviews that he has received from satisfied patients. If you still aren’t sure about the testimonials shown to you, you can always do your own independent research to establish how many of our surgeon’s previous patients would recommend them.
Many patients believe that a consultation appointment is purely to assess whether or not you are a suitable candidate for a specific procedure. However, it also gives you the perfect opportunity to get to know our surgeon a little better and decide if you feel that he/she is the right person to perform your rhinoplasty procedure. Do you feel at ease when talking to them? Do they answer your questions honestly? Do they take the time to explain everything in as much detail as you need? These are all important questions that you need to consider during your consultation.
A great surgeon will never put pressure on you to commit to a procedure early on and will be happily to let you take time to consider your options. Just remember, your consultation is just as much as time for you to assess our surgeon as it is for our surgeon to assess you. So if you feel uncomfortable, don’t be afraid to just walk away. Contact us for further advice.