Poughkeepsie Residents Ask: Why Should I Choose a Facial Plastic Surgeon for Rhinoplasty?

Any surgery should be considered a serious matter and a decision not to be made lightly. Rhinoplasty surgery is no exception. The decision to have the procedure done is the first of several highly important decisions you’ll need to make before you ever get to the surgery itself.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly sought after plastic surgeries for both men and women. Let’s look at some of the questions you should be asking yourself to assist you in making decisions after choosing to have rhinoplasty surgery.

Who Will be the Surgeon?

Once you’ve made the decision to move forward with rhinoplasty surgery, the next step will be choosing a surgeon you trust completely with restoring, repairing or reshaping your nose. The most important key to getting optimal results is choosing an accredited facial surgeon.

Why is it Important to Have a Facial Surgeon for Rhinoplasty?

Not every cosmetic surgeon has the training and skills required to become board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Surgeons who choose to specialize in that area are certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

These surgeons must also complete five years in a residency program focusing solely on performing operations on the face, head, neck, nose, and eyelids. During this residency, they perform many cosmetic procedures, including facelifts, eye lifts, and rhinoplasty procedures.

Following that extensive training, they also complete another year of Fellowship training, specializing even further by becoming proficient in the most up-to-date techniques available for facial and reconstructive plastic surgery.

What Will I Look Like After Rhinoplasty?

When your choice has been made as to who your surgeon will be, it’s important to schedule a consultation to discuss what you want to have done. You need to be honest about your expectations and what you hope to accomplish so your surgeon can help you determine what’s realistic for you to expect.

One of the best ways to do that is to spend some time looking through the before and after photos that every experienced surgeon will have and be happy to share. Some doctors may even have digital programs that allow you to see even better how a particular change might look on your face.

The doctor should be patient and take as much time as needed to hear your concerns and respond to any questions you may have, as well as discussing the risks and benefits of the rhinoplasty procedure you’re considering.

To schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with our office, call us today and we’ll be happy to help.