Even after you have had one rhinoplasty, you may wish to undergo a second procedure in order to improve the shape, size or breathing functions of your nose. It is important to find a revision rhinoplasty specialist with the experience, credentials and reputation necessary to help you feel safe and secure with the procedure. Here are some of the best ways to choose a revision rhinoplasty specialist.
Search for a Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
While searching for a suitable revision rhinoplasty specialist, be sure to check each surgeon’s qualifications and certifications. Along with being an M.D., they should be certified by two different medical boards. You should select a facial plastic surgeon who is certified both by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In order to obtain and then maintain both of these certifications, surgeons have to display impressive patient care, unparalleled medical ethics, excellent communication skills and the ability to stay in touch with developments in the field of facial plastic surgery.
Look for a Rhinoplasty Specialist
A truly remarkable revision rhinoplasty will take into account both the form and the function of the nose. You may wish to undergo the procedure in order to deal with sleep apnea or other breathing problems, or the surgery may be aesthetically motivated. Whatever the reason, it is vital that both practicality and aesthetics are acknowledged throughout. To achieve that, you will want to look for a facial plastic surgeon who is a rhinoplasty specialist. Each year in the United States, over 200,000 rhinoplasties are performed, and many of them are done by a select group of experts. Choose a facial plastic surgeon who focuses on rhinoplasties in order to see optimal results.
Choose a Surgeon With a Specialization in Rhinoplasty Revision Surgeries
Beyond looking exclusively for a rhinoplasty expert, focus your search in order to find a revision rhinoplasty specialist. A revision rhinoplasty can offer unique challenges to surgeons, including the treatment and handling of scar tissue from a previous procedure. Additionally, those with experience in revision surgeries may have alternative methods to deal with dips or bumps. Working with a surgeon who is talented in revision rhinoplasties ensures that you get a specialized approach to your procedure.
For more information on revision rhinoplasty surgeries, contact Dr. David Hecht, M.D., P.C., a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and revision rhinoplasty specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona.