You will be happy to know that rhinoplasty surgery is more advanced than ever. However, finding the right plastic surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty remains one of the most important steps in achieving your dream nose. When searching for a plastic surgeon for your rhinoplasty, you want someone who is skilled, experienced, and will provide exceptional care before, during, and after your surgery.
Below are some helpful tips on how to pick the best plastic surgeon for your rhinoplasty.
Be Ready To Communicate Your Vision
When choosing a plastic surgeon, you need someone who will align with your vision and goals. But first, you need to precisely identify the areas of your nose that you want to improve. You can look at photos of people with your ideal nose and share them with potential plastic surgeons to get their perspective.
When you clearly communicate your rhinoplasty goals and your plastic surgeon aligns with those goals, you know you have found your perfect match. A skilled and experienced plastic surgeon will let you know if your expectations are realistic or if you need to amend some of your rhinoplasty goals for a better outcome.
Do Your Research
Many plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty surgery, so it’s essential to research at least a few potential surgeons to find the best one for you. Here are some factors to look into:
- Is your plastic surgeon certified?
- How did they train for rhinoplasty procedures?
- Where did they receive their training?
- How many rhinoplasty procedures have they performed?
- How many years have they performed rhinoplasty?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons website is an excellent resource to find out if a plastic surgeon is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Check Patient Reviews
A good way to evaluate a plastic surgeon’s skill is by looking at patients’ before and after photos. You can review photos and testimonials on the plastic surgeon’s website, consumer websites, and health-related review sites. As you review before and after pictures, look for patients who share your same aesthetic concerns.
Gauge Your Comfort Level With the Plastic Surgeon
When meeting with a potential plastic surgeon, pay attention to their communication style and your comfort level with them. You should ask as many questions as possible regarding the procedure and carefully review their answers. You should also feel comfortable disclosing your personal medical history to your plastic surgeon.
Get To Know Your Plastic Surgeon’s Support Team
Becoming familiar with your plastic surgeon’s team is critical too. The team can include anesthesiologists, surgical nurses and assistants, patient coordinators, and more. Make sure to review the credentials of all individuals who will be involved in your rhinoplasty procedure.
A Royal College-certified and experienced plastic surgeon can give you unique and aesthetically pleasing results from your rhinoplasty. Our team at Ford Plastic Surgery will take the time to understand your rhinoplasty goals and give you the results you are looking for. To learn more, please request a consultation or call us at (416) 925-7337 to schedule an appointment.