Choosing your surgeon is one of the most important decisions you can make when preparing for rhinoplasty. A lot of surgeons offer the procedure, but how do you choose? What makes a good rhinoplasty surgeon? Keep reading for four essentials to look for in your surgeon.
No. 1: Experience
They say “practice makes perfect,” and when it comes to rhinoplasty, this old adage is certainly true. The more rhinoplasty surgeries your surgeon has performed, the higher their skill level. Look for a surgeon that specializes in rhinoplasty, not one that just does them occasionally. The techniques and methods used are constantly evolving and you need a surgeon is on top of the latest research so you can have the best results.
Dr. Sajjadian’s practice is well known as one of the best practices for cosmetic nose surgery, as well as ethnic, corrective and revision rhinoplasty. His passion for the procedure helps to ensure gorgeous and functional results for each of his patients.
No. 2: Listens
When it comes to choosing a surgeon, finding that one who listens is essential. You need a surgeon who will create a surgical plan based on YOUR wants and desires. There is no one perfect nose and achieving your ideal will require working closely with you. Choose a surgeon who makes you feel comfortable. Consultations are a great way to assess potential candidates before you make your final choice. Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions. You want a surgeon who is willing to communicate with you. Obviously, you also want to have your surgeon discuss different option and if something does not look harmonious or natural looking to communicate with you accordingly.
No. 3: Skilled at Both Traditional and Ethnic Rhinoplasty
A well-rounded rhinoplasty surgeon should be skilled in all types of rhinoplasty surgery, including traditional rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, and revision rhinoplasty. These three procedures might all involve the nose, but they require dramatically different techniques and skill sets to achieve optimal results. Many people do not realize that ethnic noses have a different structure than Caucasian noses and require a skilled hand to create a natural-looking, beautiful result.
No. 4: Board-Certified
Board certification is one of the best ways to ensure your surgeon has the skills and experience you need. The certification process is long and involved and requires your surgeon to meet specific qualifications in regards to training and examination. The process is voluntary. Board certified surgeons are some of the best in the business, showing a dedication to life-long learning and patient care. Dr. Sajjadian is one of only a few double board-certified surgeons. He holds certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
These essentials aren’t the only traits you want in your rhinoplasty surgeon, but they are important traits that you need. Also, look for surgeons who are willing to share photos of their work, have published papers and given professional presentations and are members of Rhinoplasty professional organizations. Client testimonials, awards, and online reviews are other great resources for determining the quality of your potential surgeon.
The results of your rhinoplasty are largely determined by the surgeon you choose. Take your time with this important decision.