Choosing a Rhinoplasty Surgeon in NYC

rhinoplasty-thumbRhinoplasty is a complex and demanding surgery and to achieve optimal results it requires the skilled hand of a facial plastic surgeon with years of experience performing this particular procedure. Finding a qualified nose job surgeon in NYC is far more complicated than simply locating the plastic surgeon nearest you.

So how do you select a nose job surgeon in Manhattan? When you begin to research possible plastic surgeons for your nose job, consider choosing a facial plastic surgeon who:

  • Specializes in Rhinoplasty

When you trust your nose to a facial plastic surgeon, you should be assured that the surgeon has a particular interest in rhinoplasty. Any plastic surgeon you consider must be board certified, but if he or she spends a majority of their time doing breast augmentations or tummy tucks, that plastic surgeon may not be the best choice for your rhinoplasty. Look for doctors who have specific certifications for this area of practice and who place a special emphasis on facial plastic surgery and nose jobs. Also pay attention to the surgeon’s track record and before-and-after photographs of his or her rhinoplasty patients.

  • Has Advanced Rhinoplasty Training

All plastic surgeons go through rigorous training and education to become certified. However, those doctors who specialize in nose job procedures will also pursue additional training that focuses exclusively on facial procedures such as rhinoplasty, septoplasty and other techniques specific to the nose.

  • Performs Both Closed And Open Techniques

While neither technique is superior to the other, different nasal structures and correction requests require different approaches. Be wary of a plastic surgeon that performs only one technique or the other. An experienced rhinoplasty surgeon will recommend the right technique for your specific circumstances.

  • Offers A Comfortable Personality and Bedside Manner

The most amazing rhinoplasty doctor in the world will not be the right fit for you if you feel uncomfortable in his or her presence and do not feel that your concerns or wishes are heard. No matter the level of technical proficiency, your rapport with the surgeon will directly impact the success of your experience and recovery period. While your surgeon doesn’t have to be – and really shouldn’t become – your new best friend, you do want a surgeon who is accessible, patient and addresses all your concerns.

How Do I Know I Picked The Right Surgeon?

There are hundreds of plastic surgeons in the NYC area, so how do you know when you have found the right one for your nose job? Once you have narrowed down your list, be sure to verify the following:

  • Research Your Surgeon’s Credentials

A doctor may have an impressive array of education and awards, but take a moment to verify these certifications. Two important places to check are the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

  • Verify Your Surgeon’s Experience

There is no better way to predict future performance than by studying past results. Make sure the surgeon you select has experience performing rhinoplasty procedures and that nose jobs are a key part of his or her daily practice. This is not the time to be the “first” nose job in your surgeon’s book. Ask to see “before and after” photos of actual nose jobs your surgeon has performed.

  • Trust Your Gut Feeling

At the end of the day, once you have done your due diligence and it comes time to select your nose job surgeon, it all comes down to trust. If you have any misgivings whatsoever about a surgeon, keep looking. Your experience, recovery and final results will only be enhanced if you select a surgeon that gives you security and confidence.

How Can I Learn More About Rhinoplasty With Dr. Miller?

You can meet Dr. Miller and find out more about his skill and experience by scheduling a consultation with him in New York City. Simply fill out our convenient Contact Form or call us at (646) 791-3112, and one of our friendly Patient Advisers will help you start the process.

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