Posted by Dr. Anil R. Shah

It is generally considered to be better to go to a board-certified facial plastic surgeon for a rhinoplasty procedure for several reasons:

  1. Expertise: Facial plastic surgeons have specialized training and experience in procedures that affect the face, including rhinoplasty. This specialized training allows them to have a deep understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the nose, as well as the cosmetic and functional considerations involved in rhinoplasty.
  2. Safety: Board-certified facial plastic surgeons undergo rigorous certification processes, which demonstrate their commitment to safety, patient care, and ethical standards. This can provide added peace of mind for patients.
  3. Natural-looking results: Facial plastic surgeons understand the delicate balance between creating a natural-looking nose and achieving the desired cosmetic result. This helps ensure that the final result is in harmony with the rest of the face, creating a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing result.
  4. Experience: Board-certified facial plastic surgeons typically have years of experience performing rhinoplasty procedures, which can translate into improved outcomes and reduced risks for patients.

It’s important to choose a qualified, experienced, and board-certified surgeon to ensure the best possible outcome. It’s also recommended to ask to see before and after photos of their previous rhinoplasty patients and to discuss their qualifications, experience, and approach to the procedure.

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