Finding a Qualified Rhinoplasty Surgeon in ScottsdalePublished on September 29, 2014 by David Hecht
When most think of a rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, they think of a cosmetic change to the form of the nose. Such cosmetic changes could include a smaller size, a different shape, removal of a nasal hump or correcting a visually crooked nose.
However, such cosmetic changes can almost always have a functional effect on the nose, including changes in breathing, both positive and negative.
While you consider which surgeons you will consider for your rhinoplasty in Scottsdale, consider the following:
ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) knowledge and experience
When considering a plastic surgeon for your nasal surgery, look at ENT training and experience. Understanding the function of the nose and respecting it during any nose surgery helps guarantee good functional results after surgery. Something as simple as removing a nasal hump can affect breathing, both positively and negatively, so choose wisely.
Facial plastic surgery focus
There are many plastic surgeons who perform both facial and body procedures. While many of them are talented and well-trained surgeons, nasal surgeries require more finesse, training, and experience. While you can find a surgeon who can perform surgery anywhere on the body, many patients prefer a surgeon who focuses on facial plastic surgery for their rhinoplasty surgeries in Scottsdale.
Number of successful rhinoplasty surgeries performed
As always, go with the surgeon who has the most experience providing amazing aesthetic and functional results. Read patient testimonials, look at their rhinoplasty before and after photos and ask probing questions about patients they have seen with circumstances similar to your own.
Board Certifications and Facility Licensing
A certificate on the wall is not an indication of a good facial plastic surgeon. Before seeing any plastic surgeons, check on their board certifications to make sure they are up-to-date and in good standing.
Also find out which surgical facilities and hospitals your facial plastic surgeon has privileges with. Ensure those facilities have the proper accreditation. Doing your research now will prevent future headaches.
Contact our practice today and talk to us about Dr. Hecht’s education, experience and board certifications. We look forward to talking with you very soon.