Many plastic surgeons spend their entire careers perfecting the art of rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a complex and difficult surgery that requires a practiced hand and artistic eye. Because the procedure is both popular and difficult to perform, many surgeons even specialize in revision rhinoplasty (rhinoplasty to correct poor results from a prior surgery). If you’re seeking rhinoplasty, the number of specialists can be overwhelming, and it can make choosing the best surgeon for you extremely difficult. So how can you be sure you’re making the right decision? Here are some factors to consider when selecting your surgeon.
Though a surgeon may possess a lot of natural talent, the real proof of ability lies in thedoctor’s number of good outcomes and happy patients. A skilled and experienced surgeon will be able to customize the nose to fit the patient, and produce very few poor outcomes. Be sure to research and discuss a surgeon’s track record–previous performance can be extremely telling. Also be sure they have many before and after pictures for you to review.
Always go to a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in the type of rhinoplasty you seek. Some surgeons specialize in procedures such as ethnic or revision rhinoplasty, while others have mastered many different types of nasal surgery.
Though this should not necessarily be of utmost importance, you might narrow your search by consulting with plastic surgeons in your local area. This is more convenient, naturally, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for nearby, try looking a bit farther from home. Many people travel to different towns, states and even different countries for a particular specialist.
Consultations are extremely important, and not only allow you to ask questions, but to speak with prospective surgeons about their techniques and policies. They also give you an opportunity to see if you and your surgeon are on the same page and get along well. Never choose a surgeon you have doubts about!
If you’re ready to start speaking with plastic surgeons about your rhinoplasty options, call (416.438.2499) to set up a consultation with Dr. Robert A. Mounsey of Revesse in Toronto. Dr. Mounsey is an experienced facial plastic surgeon, specializing in all types of rhinoplasty surgery, and is standing by to help you plan your procedure.