How to Choose a Rhinoplasty Surgeon–
Deciding whether to have rhinoplasty surgery, also called a nose job, is a huge decision. Rhinoplasty will permanently alter your appearance – in fact, you will see the results every time you look into a mirror. Therefore, it is critical that you choose a surgeon who is experienced, skillful, and artistic; a surgeon who will leave you with a nose that is attractive, in correct proportion to your other facial features, that is balanced, and that looks completely natural.
Dr. Azhar Ali, a prominent board certified plastic surgeon in the Troy, Michigan area, who extensive experience and training – as well as thousands of satisfied plastic surgery patients. Dr. Ali is also a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and has been rated Top Doc by Hour Detroit Magazine multiple years in a row.
In this article he discusses what to look for when selecting a rhinoplasty surgeon.
Choosing a Qualified Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Surgical skill is crucial to a positive rhinoplasty outcome. Choosing a surgeon with the right experience and training is extremely important. Less qualified physicians may use poor or outdated surgical techniques which are almost guaranteed to lead to disappointing results and in some cases, even physical deformity.
It may seem difficult to believe, but some surveys report that a major factor in choice of surgeon is that he or she be conveniently located near the patient’s home. Making the choice based on location is extremely risky. You may be lucky enough to have a talented rhinoplasty surgeon nearby, but since it is such a specialized area of medicine, you may need to venture further from home to find someone with the right qualifications.
What Types of Surgeons Can Perform Rhinoplasty Surgery
Many people don’t realize that surgeons from a variety of medical specialties may perform rhinoplasty, including general surgeons and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons. However, while they may be well-versed in the technical aspects of rhinoplasty surgery, studies are clear that the most successful cosmetic nasal surgeries are performed by plastic surgeons with board certification.
If you are solely interested in alleviating breathing problems, you may assume that consulting a board certified ENT surgeon is your best option. However, while an ENT surgeon may be skilled at sinus and functional nasal airway surgery, when it comes to altering the actual appearance of your nose, you’ll generally want to choose a plastic surgeon.
What Board Certification Means Why It’s Important for Rhinoplasty Surgeons
Board certification indicates that the surgeon has received additional training beyond what is required to hold a medical license. To be certified means that a surgeon has met the highest standards of education, training and knowledge in a specific field of surgery. Board certification is voluntary and demonstrates a surgeon’s commitment to quality patient care.
Other Factors to Consider in a Rhinoplasty Surgeon
While board certification indicates that a practitioner has surpassed the knowledge-based examination requirements for a particular specialty, it alone does not give a full picture of a physician’s technical and artistic skill, experience, ongoing educational enrichment or personal integrity. In fact, there is no completely foolproof way to assess whether a particular surgeon is the one for you. However, there are a number of factors to consider, and when put together with proper board certifications, you can get a fairly complete picture as to a surgeon’s competence and expertise.
Your rhinoplasty surgeon should also have no history of disciplinary procedures or malpractice claims against him or her. And they should make available to you dozens, if not hundreds, of “before” and “after” photographs of their satisfied rhinoplasty patients whose procedure your surgeon personally performed.
Additionally, reputation and recognition of your surgeon’s peers – including published papers, awards, lecturing, etc. – can say alot about your rhinoplasty surgeon. Finally, the surgeon should have performed hundreds of rhinoplasties – and not just do rhinoplasty as a sideline to a different type of medical practice.
Best Troy, MI Area Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Troy, Mi board certified Rhinoplasty Surgeon Dr. Ali meets all of the above criteria and more. He has the experience, artistic skill and technical expertise to help you choose a nose that will enhance your appearance and accomplish your goals, as he has done with a host of satisfied patients.
If you live in or near the Troy, Michigan area and are considering rhinoplasty, give us a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ali. He will offer you a consultation to assess your nasal structure and discuss your appearance goals.
Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men love their noses and improve their confidence with successful rhinoplasty surgery. Get the nose you have always wanted with rhinoplasty surgery, and be the best version of “you” that you can be!