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What should I learn before getting rhinoplasty/nose surgery?

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Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Board certification

Seek care from a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon.
Your surgeon should regularly perform rhinoplasty. Your surgeon should be able to address any breathing issues as well, as a great rhinoplasty maintains or improves nasal function while also making the nose look great. Make sure you are comfortable that your surgeon understands your aesthetic goals.

In brief: Board certification

Seek care from a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon.
Your surgeon should regularly perform rhinoplasty. Your surgeon should be able to address any breathing issues as well, as a great rhinoplasty maintains or improves nasal function while also making the nose look great. Make sure you are comfortable that your surgeon understands your aesthetic goals.
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
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Dr. Donald Yoo
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rhino specialist

When choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon, it's important to research his/her board-certification, training, experience, before-after pictures, patient reviews, and even speak to their previous patients.
Messageboards such as makemeheal and realself are good places to talk to other patients and potential patients in a similar situation as your own.

In brief: Rhino specialist

When choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon, it's important to research his/her board-certification, training, experience, before-after pictures, patient reviews, and even speak to their previous patients.
Messageboards such as makemeheal and realself are good places to talk to other patients and potential patients in a similar situation as your own.
Dr. Donald Yoo
Dr. Donald Yoo
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Read

Read about septirhinoplasty on the internet and get a referral from friends or your doctor to a skilled nose surgeon.
There you will be examined and learn more about the procedure. You may be able to get computer imaging to give you an idea what your nose may look like after surgery. Pay attention to the risks and limitations of surgery and read any handouts the surgeon may give you.

In brief: Read

Read about septirhinoplasty on the internet and get a referral from friends or your doctor to a skilled nose surgeon.
There you will be examined and learn more about the procedure. You may be able to get computer imaging to give you an idea what your nose may look like after surgery. Pay attention to the risks and limitations of surgery and read any handouts the surgeon may give you.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Get examined

Seek evaluation by a qualified surgeon to assess your anatomy, physiology and desired outcomes.
Gather recommendations from trusted health care professionals. Verify qualifications. Assess your risk tolerance and goals. Review all of these with friends and family.

In brief: Get examined

Seek evaluation by a qualified surgeon to assess your anatomy, physiology and desired outcomes.
Gather recommendations from trusted health care professionals. Verify qualifications. Assess your risk tolerance and goals. Review all of these with friends and family.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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