The appeal of cosmetic surgery has skyrocketed in recent years. More and more people are undergoing a wide variety of aesthetic procedures to plump this, reduce that, and so on.
One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries chosen is rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job. As appealing and aesthetically promising as they are, a nose job can be a worrisome and stressful procedure to undergo – and for good reason. The success of any cosmetic surgery, especially one done on or around the face will depend on the skill and expertise of the surgeon you select.
Before undergoing a complex cosmetic procedure such as rhinoplasty, you should consider a number of factors about the surgeon or medical practitioner you choose.
- Is Your Surgeon Board-Certified?
It’s not uncommon to believe that a state medical board is enough to prove that a surgeon is qualified to perform the procedures they advertise. The surprising truth is that the government does not require a surgeon to be expressly trained in the procedures they offer. Basically, what this means is, while they may have a surgical background, they might not have a cosmetic or plastic surgery background. In the cosmetic surgery field, this is a widespread problem, as many doctors with a background in general surgery or other medical training perform cosmetic procedures simply for the bigger payout.
Be sure to confirm your surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
- Does Your Surgeon Specialize in Rhinoplasty?
You’ll want to find a surgeon with extensive experience in the precise procedure you want. This ensures they have more than a simple understanding of rhinoplasty. You do not want to be someone’s first rhinoplasty patient.
- Is Your Surgeon Addressing the Nasal Airway?
Even if you don’t have any breathing concerns now, you could have trouble breathing if the surgeon doesn’t consider the airways within the nose. It’s important your surgeon understands the delicacy of nasal anatomy and dynamics.
- Does Your Rhinoplasty Surgeon Make You Feel Comfortable?
Personality, understanding, and connection are important factors when selecting a medical professional who will be performing such an intimate type of facial surgery. After determining a surgeon’s skills and certification are above-par, you should make sure they are also accessible, listen to and address all of your questions and concerns, and will be there to support your needs during the healing period. Patients can often be so excited to proceed with the procedure, they overlook this important characteristic in their cosmetic surgeon.
Rhinoplasty can provide you with a soft, delicate, and youthful look. We offer rhinoplasty procedures at our Long Island location, as well as our New York City MAXiM location. Call MAXiM Facial Aesthetics today to get more information about one of our most popular procedures: rhinoplasty. Schedule your complimentary consultation by calling us at (646) 475-2099 or use our convenient online appointment request form. We look forward to seeing you at our New York City or Long Island location.