Many people think that choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon is as easy as performing an online search and opting for the cheapest one in their area. However, the end results of a surgical procedure like this will most likely be with you for the rest of your life, which is why it is imperative that the right surgeon be chosen. Below are a few points to keep in mind that will help ensure that you have the right surgeon perform your procedure.

Inquire about Board Certification

Before agreeing to use a particular surgeon, it is essential to find out whether they are is board certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). This is the only board that is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) where plastic surgery is concerned. It is also recommended that your chosen surgeon be a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), as this will ensure that they have an extensive level of experience in performing plastic surgery procedures. If a surgeon refuses to furnish information in this regard, it will be better to find someone else.

Experience with Rhinoplasty

Although many surgeons perform a wide range of different types of plastic surgery, it is imperative that you choose one who not only specializes in rhinoplasty, but also one who has actually performed a large number of these procedures in recent years. Another point to consider in this regard is finding out whether your surgeon has operating privileges in an accredited hospital to perform your chosen procedure. If so, it is an indication that they are deemed to be experienced and competent.

Patient References

Another way to ensure that the surgeon you have chosen to perform your rhinoplasty is to speak with patients who have already had the procedure performed. This will allow you to determine whether they have been happy with the outcome as well as with the surgeon’s overall bedside manner. Speaking with existing patients will also enable you to see whether the surgeon will be able to perform this procedure the way you need it to be done. Surgeons who are not willing to provide patient references should be avoided, as it could be an indication that the quality of their work is not up to standard.

Inquire about Post-Operative Care

When searching for a rhinoplasty surgeon, it is important to remember that good patient care does not end when the final suture has been placed in your nose. As a result, you should inquire about the level of post-operative care that will be provided to you. This will ensure that the site of the surgery is healing properly and that no post-operative complications have occurred. Another important question to ask your surgeon is what their policy is regarding surgical revisions if they need to be performed.

After finding the right rhinoplasty surgeon, you will be able to look forward to having the nose of your dreams. If you would like further information pertaining to rhinoplasty or you have questions, feel free to schedule a consultation with us today.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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