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When a patient is considering plastic surgery, they often go back and forth on what specific procedure they want. Those who wish to rid themselves of noticeable signs of aging may opt for facelift surgery while others who are unhappy with the way their nose looks can choose to have rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty can improve the overall size and shape of the nose for those people who would like a more aesthetically pleasing facial appearance. While determining the best cosmetic approach is vital, making sure that you choose the right plastic surgeon is just as important.

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What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that enhances the appearance of the nose to restore facial balance and attractiveness. It can also improve nasal breathing abnormalities and address the following concerns:

  • Nasal size and width
  • Humps and bumps
  • Depressions on the bridge
  • Tip and nostril concerns

Things to Consider

Do Your Research

One of the first things you should do when considering rhinoplasty is to select a board-certified plastic surgeon. Rhinoplasty is an extensive cosmetic procedure that requires a lot of attention to detail. Those surgeons who are qualified to perform rhinoplasty must be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Choosing a plastic surgeon you can trust is a crucial part of undergoing any plastic surgery. To determine which surgeon is the right fit for your rhinoplasty, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Can they offer what I need?
  • Do they specialize in rhinoplasty?
  • Do I feel comfortable about having them perform my surgery?
  • Would my friends or family recommend them?

Schedule a Consultation

When choosing which plastic surgeon can best perform your rhinoplasty procedure, scheduling a face-to-face consultation is the best way to get to know them on a personal level. Establishing a relationship with your plastic surgeon and letting them know your needs and desires can help you both determine a suitable plan of action to reach your aesthetic goals.

View Before and After Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words. Therefore, looking through before and after photos on a plastic surgeon’s website or asking to view some photos during your consultation can help you decide if they are the right surgeon for the job.

Do Not Be Afraid to Ask Questions

If there is something on your mind regarding your procedure or you are not quite sure how certain aspects of your rhinoplasty experience will work, make sure to address this with your surgeon. Establishing a good line of communication between you and your surgeon is very important. Do not be afraid to bring up any concerns or questions that you may have regarding rhinoplasty. Anything that is left unaddressed can have a significant impact on the outcome of your procedure.

Those who are interested in rhinoplasty and would like to learn more about this procedure can call Dr. Clark’s office at (916) 925-3912 or schedule a consultation with us online.