Now that you’ve decided you’d like to get Asian rhinoplasty, it’s time to choose a surgeon. This isn’t like deciding what color you’d like to paint your walls; it requires careful research and inquiry. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
All surgeons are required to go to medical school and then spend additional years learning and practicing in their specific field. While education is important, it’s not the only thing that you should be looking at. You need to find a surgeon who is also board-certified, preferably by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. To earn this qualification, doctors have to receive their medical training and education at an approved institution, complete a five-year residency in a plastic surgery related area, and pass multiple examinations given by the board.
Most doctors make their resumes available through their websites, giving you access to their education and training history. If it’s not online, don’t be afraid to ask.
General vs. Specialty Plastic Surgeon
There are many surgeons who are capable of performing all kinds of plastic surgery procedures, but some surgeons go on to specialize in certain areas or types of procedures. Dr. Nassif, for example, specializes in all forms of rhinoplasty, including revision and ethnic rhinoplasty. A doctor with a specialty is recognized for their work and results in that area. Generally, most of their practice will also be dedicated to that specialty. When looking for an Asian rhinoplasty surgeon, it’s best to look for one that at least has experience with the procedure, if not a full specialty. Asian rhinoplasty is different from general rhinoplasty and even other types of ethnic rhinoplasty.
Previous Patient Experiences
The internet has made it really easy to find information about doctors from previous patients. Most doctors have patient reviews about their experiences available on their practice websites. There are also web forums like RealSelf where patients go to leave comments about the doctors, facility, and their procedures.
You can also ask to see some before and after pictures of the surgeon’s work. They should have some on hand in their office and probably have some to look at on their website. These can give you an idea about the quality of their work and decide if you like the end result. A patient with a similar facial structure might also give you an idea about what kind result you want.
Go With Your Gut
Remember, you are the patient! You should feel comfortable and secure in your choice of doctor to perform an Asian rhinoplasty. Nothing says you have to go with the first doctor you see. Some patients will go to several doctors before they make a decision. Find someone who puts you at ease and who communicates well with you.
The Asian Rhinoplasty Specialist
Dr. Paul Nassif is a plastic surgeon who specializes in Asian rhinoplasty and has performed the procedure on hundreds of patients over the last 20 years. He is well known among his patients and colleagues for his personable attitude, natural and artistic results, and overall patient satisfaction with his work. If you would like to make an appointment for an initial consultation with Dr. Nassif, call our office in Beverly Hills at (310) 275-2467 today!