Rhinoplasty, or “nose job”, is surgery to reshape the nose. Rhinoplasty can increase or decrease the overall size, width or height of your nose. It can also change the shape, of your bridge, tip and nostrils. Elements of your breathing can also be improved with a functional rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty can be life-changing and enhance both your appearance and self-confidence. That being said, with so many surgeons performing rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills, how do you find the right doctor for you?
Nose Job Checklist
- First, there are no shortcuts. Even with referrals, you as the patient should do your own research regarding the doctor. Education, training, board certification, patient reviews and viewing a potential surgeon’s before & after pictures are important steps in finding the right surgeon.
- It is important to seek a rhinoplasty specialist, with a special expertise in rhinoplasty. Consider checking to see surgeon you’re considering with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery and click here to visit the American Board of Otolaryngology.
- Once you find a doctor with exceptional credentials, the next step is to have a consultation with him/her. This is where the art meets the science of plastic surgery and rhinoplasty. There are many algorithms and formulas published throughout the years in plastic surgery textbooks. However, your nose is unique. Use your consultation to determine what your surgeon’s aesthetic is – meaning, do they find the same things attractive as you do, and ultimately, do they envision the same nose that you do.
- The intangibles are just as important: do you connect with the doctor, does he/she seem passionate about rhinoplasty, does he/she instill confidence in you and make you feel comfortable? The answer to all these should be a resounding “Yes!”
Following these guidelines will not eliminate all the risks of surgery, but will ensure that you have the greatest chance for a successful surgery and a beautiful new nose.