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Can a maxilofacial surgeon perform a nose job?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nose job

A maxilofacial surgeron should be able to perform a "nose job" - but they tend to do more reconstructive work.
If you have questions about a specific surgeon - call the office and ask. With regards to plastic surgery - definately get at least two opinions and prices before proceeding.

In brief: Nose job

A maxilofacial surgeron should be able to perform a "nose job" - but they tend to do more reconstructive work.
If you have questions about a specific surgeon - call the office and ask. With regards to plastic surgery - definately get at least two opinions and prices before proceeding.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ask about training

You should consult with an experienced nasal surgeon and inquire about their training, board certification and their personal experience.
Most nasal surgery is performed by facial plastic, ENT or general plastic surgeons. However, some maxillofacial surgeons have received extra training in nasal surgery. You just need to ask the right questions and be informed.

In brief: Ask about training

You should consult with an experienced nasal surgeon and inquire about their training, board certification and their personal experience.
Most nasal surgery is performed by facial plastic, ENT or general plastic surgeons. However, some maxillofacial surgeons have received extra training in nasal surgery. You just need to ask the right questions and be informed.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Great posting Dr Hoffman!
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can vs. Should

Just as an auto mechanic may be able to paint a car, they aren't necessarily the best qualified for a finely detailed paint job.
The training of a omfs surgeon may or may not include a great deal of rhinoplasty. (they often have good exposure to facial fractures). If you seek a rhinoplasty only, i would recommend an qualified ENT or facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Can vs. Should

Just as an auto mechanic may be able to paint a car, they aren't necessarily the best qualified for a finely detailed paint job.
The training of a omfs surgeon may or may not include a great deal of rhinoplasty. (they often have good exposure to facial fractures). If you seek a rhinoplasty only, i would recommend an qualified ENT or facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Pick wisely

An oral maxillofacial surgeon is trained in facial trauma and upper and lower jaw surgery.
Most are not trained in rhinoplasty. I would seek out a facial plastic surgeon with an ENT background or a plastic surgeon experienced in rhinoplasty.

In brief: Pick wisely

An oral maxillofacial surgeon is trained in facial trauma and upper and lower jaw surgery.
Most are not trained in rhinoplasty. I would seek out a facial plastic surgeon with an ENT background or a plastic surgeon experienced in rhinoplasty.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Clark Schierle
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Whenever considering cosmetic surgery, you should always check the credentials of your surgeon and ask to see examples of their prior work.
Plastic surgeon, ents, and maxillofacial surgeons are all familiar with the surgical anatomy of the nose, but only those with significant experience in the specifics of cosmetic rhinoplasty will be able to deliver the best possible result.

In brief: Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Whenever considering cosmetic surgery, you should always check the credentials of your surgeon and ask to see examples of their prior work.
Plastic surgeon, ents, and maxillofacial surgeons are all familiar with the surgical anatomy of the nose, but only those with significant experience in the specifics of cosmetic rhinoplasty will be able to deliver the best possible result.
Dr. Clark Schierle
Dr. Clark Schierle
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