Nose surgery—whether done for medical or cosmetic purposes—is a serious procedure. Altering your nose can change the way you look at yourself; some patients even become depressed after. It’s very important to choose the right nose surgeon if you want a positive outcome.
For starters, always do your research about the educational and medical background of a surgeon. Check his accreditation from and memberships to relevant medical groups. You should also take note of how long the surgeon has been performing nose surgeries. The best ones have at least 5 years of experience.
Once you have established your standards, here are the things you need to do:
1. Make a list of qualified surgeons – Never choose the first nose surgeon that you come upon. Make sure the plastic surgeon specializes in rhinoplasty.
2. Interview surgeons – It is important to contact the plastic surgeon to find out more about his or her practice. Ask questions on how they go about performing nose surgeries as well as what they do when problems arise. You should also take note if they do revisions. According to research, one in five rhinoplasty procedures result in revision. The plastic surgeon should be knowledgeable and qualified to do rib cartilage or ear cartilage grafting.
3. Request for before and after photos – Usually, plastic surgeons will only show their best cases. Ask if you can see the photos of their most recent work as well as their first or earlier clients. You can determine how much a nose surgeon has improved over the years.
4. Go for an actual visit – A face-to-face consultation is a must before a rhinoplasty procedure. The surgeon will check your facial structure and determine if it’s possible to give you your desired nose. Take this opportunity to get to know the doctor. You and your surgeon should have a good and open communication for best results.