The most important decision facing the rhinoplasty candidate is that of choosing a qualified surgeon. There are many important considerations which must be taken into account when making your choice.
First and foremost is safety. Though rhinoplasty is a very safe cosmetic procedure, the choice to undergo rhinoplasty surgery, and the choice of a doctor to perform that surgery, is not one to be taken lightly. Over the past several years, rhinoplasty has become an increasingly more common procedure, and far more accepted within our society. While this increase has brought about safer surgical practices, the number of reported illegal procedures is nonetheless on the rise. This may be due to an increase of illegal ‘surgeons’ who appeal to patients hoping to save money. But the choice of a rhinoplasty surgeon is one which cannot be made on price alone.
Those considering rhinoplasty surgery today are likely to find themselves overwhelmed with the amount of doctors representing themselves as specialists within the field. While many of these doctors are indeed reputable surgeons with excellent credentials and vast experience, many others have only the minimal training necessary to perform the procedure. As with all surgical procedures, rhinoplasty surgery carries with it potential risks. A qualified and proven rhinoplasty surgeon will thoroughly evaluate the patient prior to the procedure. He or she will take into account any preexisting conditions or other factors which may lead to potential risks, and that surgeon will have been trained to immediately recognize and react to any unforeseen complications.
If you’re not sure where to get started, ask your physician for a recommendation.