Meet Your Scottsdale Rhinoplasty Specialist Dr. David A. Hecht

Published on February 3, 2017

If you’re unhappy with the look of your nose or are looking to correct an unsatisfactory rhinoplasty, it pays to work with a highly credentialed and respected facial plastic surgeon. Rhinoplasty is the most complicated plastic surgery procedure and one that is botched so often that a special procedure called revision rhinoplasty exists. It’s crucial that you choose wisely when selecting a Scottsdale rhinoplasty specialist. Scottsdale facial plastic surgeon Dr. David A. Hecht, M.D., P.C., is the name to trust.

Scottsdale Rhinoplasty Specialist David A. Hecht, M.D., P.C.

Rhinoplasty is the most complicated plastic surgery procedure, and revision rhinoplasty is even more complex. With so much at stake, it is important to select a specialist who has proven their mettle. In the Phoenix area, Dr. Hecht’s reputation as a rhinoplasty surgeon is so well-known and respected that he is often the first referral for patients seeking a revision rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Hecht’s reputation as a Scottsdale rhinoplasty specialist and revision rhinoplasty specialist means he performs more rhinoplasty surgeries per year than most other plastic surgeons in the city.

Advanced Education, Training, and Testing Scores

All too often, people who are interested in rhinoplasty procedures rush into working with plastic surgeons who lack the proper credentials. Given the complex nature of this type of plastic surgery, it is crucial to work with someone who specializes not only in rhinoplasty but in revision rhinoplasty as well. More importantly, it is essential to work with a rhinoplasty specialist who has the right credentials. Patients should always look into a specialist’s education and training to ensure that they are qualified for the job.

Dr. Hecht, our Scottsdale rhinoplasty specialist, has achieved a lot during his training and career. Following is a quick rundown of his most impressive credentials.

  • graduated summa cum laude from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. He was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • obtained his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine
  • completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
  • earned the highest score in the U.S. on the annual in-service training exam, demonstrating his in-depth knowledge and understanding of the subject matter
  • completed basic research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD
  • was selected for a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, which is one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind. While completing his fellowship, Dr. Hecht worked with world-renowned
    facial plastic surgeons Drs. Eugene Tardy and Dean Toriumi
  • served as a clinical instructor at the university, sharing his knowledge with others and training the next generation of facial plastic surgeons
  • earned the highest international score on the written board certification exam by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • has written and published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters
  • has made numerous presentations at local and international industry meetings

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist

Dr. Hecht also has the distinction of holding two highly respected board certifications in his field. Patients who want a rhinoplasty specialist with extensive credentials can breathe easy with Dr. Hecht as he is one of the few double board-certified rhinoplasty surgeons in the Phoenix area.

The first board certification comes from the American Board of Otolaryngology. Otolaryngology refers to a surgical subspecialty that focuses on conditions of the ear, nose, and throat. The American Board of Otolaryngology, or ABOTO, provides board certifications to facial plastic surgeons who are able to successfully complete and pass two rigorous certification exams. To earn primary certification from this body, a surgeon must complete a computerized qualification exam followed by an oral certification exam.

The second board certification, from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, is only available to those who have achieved certification from one or both of the basic boards in this field. One of these is the American Board of Otolaryngology board certification. Additionally, recipients must complete an accredited residency training program following medical school that focuses on facial plastic surgery training and an additional two-day examination that focuses exclusively on facial plastic surgery as well as present at least 100 surgical cases for each of the previous two years for peer review.

Local and National Recognition

Another important thing to consider when seeking a Scottsdale rhinoplasty specialist is the types of recognition that they have achieved throughout their career. It is always best to work with facial plastic surgeons who have been recognized for their outstanding service as it demonstrates that they routinely go above and beyond the call of duty and achieve exceptional results for their patients.

Through the years, Dr. Hecht has been fortunate enough to receive a number of prestigious awards and other types of formal recognition. In 2007, 2009, and 2010, he was named Top Doctor by Phoenix Magazine. This distinction is reserved for the “most influential people in Valley healthcare,” and there is no question that Dr. Hecht is highly influential in his field.

In 2007 and 2008, Dr. Hecht was listed among the Best Doctors in America. This recognition is bestowed by American Business Awards, which focuses on recognizing the most talented doctors and medical professionals in the country.

In 2010, Dr. Hecht was listed in the Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. Developed by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, this guide lists plastic surgeons who are selected based on their experience including how many years they have been practicing, their training, their professional associations, and the board certifications that they hold. Dr. Hecht was also listed in the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons 2009 and the Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2008, which are also published by Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Additionally, Dr. Hecht was part of Ranking America’s Best of Arizona Business in 2009 and named the People’s Choice Doctor by 101 North Magazine in 2006.

Rhinoplasty Results

For the best rhinoplasty results, it pays to work with a facial plastic surgeon who has dual training in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology. Scottsdale rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Hecht holds these credentials and much more.

Rhinoplasty is the most complicated and difficult cosmetic surgery procedure for many reasons. Chief among them is the fact that it is used to address form and function. Ideally, rhinoplasty is performed with cosmetic and functional results in mind. In particular, care should be taken to preserve and reshape cartilage whenever possible as opposed to excising it. All too often, too much cartilage is removed, and structural support is negatively impacted. Outward results may be unnatural looking, too.

A talented rhinoplasty specialist like Dr. Hecht considers the shape of the nose as a whole while keeping facial balance in mind. He is particularly focused on achieving natural results. As you can see in our rhinoplasty before and after gallery, this procedure should result in a more attractive and aesthetically pleasing nose, but it should not be obvious that surgery has been performed.

You can easily find numerous positive reviews regarding Dr. Hecht’s rhinoplasty results. For example, here’s a positive review from Yelp:

“[Dr. Hecht is] by far the most qualified surgeon in the valley for the rhinoplasty procedure…Dr. Hecht delivered as promised, and I’m SO excited about my results…”

If you want the best, most natural-looking rhinoplasty results, both aesthetically and functionally, choose Scottsdale rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Hecht.

Revision Rhinoplasty: Why People Choose Dr. David Hecht to Correct Their Botched Nose Jobs

Also known as secondary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty is a procedure that is performed to correct an unsatisfactory previous rhinoplasty. Due to the complexity of this procedure, it is sometimes performed incorrectly, resulting in functional or aesthetic issues. Needless to say, this is extremely traumatic for patients who understandably want their problems to be corrected as quickly as possible.

When the problems are minor, the original surgeon who performed the procedure can sometimes make slight corrections or tweaks. More often, however, the patient is referred to a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in revision rhinoplasty. Dr. David Hecht is one, and area surgeons routinely refer patients to him for this complicated procedure.

Botched rhinoplasty procedures most often occur due to technical errors and miscalculations. Incisions may be placed incorrectly, or an excessive amount of cartilage may be removed. Patients are sometimes left with an unnatural looking appearance. Other times, they suffer from functionality problems including difficulty breathing through the nose.

Even if you’re looking for a primary rhinoplasty and not a revision, you should feel assured by Dr. Hecht’s expertise in this area. Given that he specializes in correcting rhinoplasty errors, he is particularly adept at primary rhinoplasties. Take a look at our revision rhinoplasty before and after gallery to see his handiwork. You will quickly understand why Dr. Hecht is regarded as an artist of unparalleled talent in his field.

Ready to Schedule a Consultation With a Scottsdale Rhinoplasty Specialist?

Now that you are up to speed regarding Dr. David Hecht, our highly experienced, extensively credentialed Scottsdale rhinoplasty specialist, you may be ready to move forward. The first step to getting this procedure performed is sitting down for a consultation with Dr. Hecht. With his extensive experience and long track record of success, you will feel reassured that he will know how to correct whatever issue you are dealing with, whether it is aesthetic, functional, or both.

During your consultation, Dr. Hecht will have you explain the precise nature of your problem. Once he understands what you would like to have corrected, he will carefully examine your nose including the bridge, nasal tip, underlying structure of the bones and cartilage, septum, and more. Because he has performed so many successful rhinoplasty procedures, Dr. Hecht should be able to map out a plan of action to help you achieve your desired results.

If you have experienced a botched rhinoplasty, Dr. Hecht is also the ideal Scottsdale rhinoplasty specialist to speak to regarding revision rhinoplasty. In this case, you will sit for an initial consultation. Dr. Hecht will assess how the original procedure was performed and how it went wrong to ensure that he can correct the issue effectively.

Are you ready to schedule a consultation with our highly esteemed Scottsdale rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. David Hecht? He is prepared to assist you, and we look forward to serving you. Please contact us for a consultation today. Before you know it, you will be on your way to achieving the attractive, well-functioning nose that you deserve.

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