Questions Every Patient Should Ask When Choosing an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Surgeon

One of the most difficult parts of being the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the area is meeting with patients exploring revision surgery. Because Dr. Sajjadian has such a passion for rhinoplasty, he hates seeing patients who are feeling frustrated by their results. These patients often chose an inexperienced surgeon for their initial rhinoplasty. Because of this, they are disappointed by the appearance of their nose or might be struggling with breathing abnormalities. Choosing the right surgeon the first time is essential, especially if you’re of a non-Caucasian background. Ethnic rhinoplasty is a complex procedure that requires a highly skilled surgeon.

If you’re thinking about ethnic rhinoplasty, choose your surgeon carefully. These questions will help you find a surgeon with the skills and expertise you need.

What Unique Challenges Does My Nose Present and How Will You Address them?

Ethnic rhinoplasty patients often have a different nasal structure than patients of a Caucasian background. They may possess features like thicker or oilier skin, a weak bridge, wider nostrils, a droopy tip, a hump, etc. These issues can be addressed, but may require advanced techniques to achieve an optimal result. Choosing a surgeon who is aware of your unique features and that knows how to address them is essential.

Can I See Before/After Photos of Similar Patients?

Rhinoplasty is an art form that requires both an artistic eye and surgical expertise to achieve the best results. Looking at before and after photos can help you to choose a surgeon. Ask to see photos from patients who are of a similar ethnicity and who have similar features to get a better idea of what your results may look like.

What Sets You Apart from Other Rhinoplasty Surgeons?

Any surgeon can perform ethnic rhinoplasty, but that doesn’t mean that they should. Look for a surgeon that has qualifications that set them apart from the rest. Here are some things to look for:

  • Board Certification– To obtain board certification, a doctor must demonstrate expertise in a specific medical specialty, a process that often includes testing and peer review. Board certified surgeons have demonstrated their skill. Dr. Sajjadian is triple board certified, holding board certification from three medical boards: the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Extensive Experience– Rhinoplasty is a delicate and highly complex surgery—one that requires a great deal of training and experience. Look for a surgeon who specializes in the procedure. Dr. Sajjadian provides training to other physicians, has been published numerous times on rhinoplasty, has extensive training, and has performed numerous successful rhinoplasty and other nasal surgeries. He has conducted five-day-long rhinoplasty symposiums over the last several years with the ASPS, for whom he is program chairman. When it comes to ethnic rhinoplasty, you need the best.
  • Member of the Rhinoplasty Society- The Rhinoplasty Society is an elite group of top rhinoplasty surgeons. Dr. Sajjadian is an executive board member of this group.

Choosing an ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon can be challenging, but trust us when we tell you that your effort is time well spent. Gorgeous results are best achieved in the hands of a highly qualified surgeon like Dr. Sajjadian. Care to see for yourself? Check out the impressive Before-and-After photos in his rhinoplasty photo gallery.

Call and schedule your consultation today.