Choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty (or “nose job”) is no small decision. You want to trust your appearance and well-being to only the best rhinoplasty surgeon. Chicago men and women considering nose surgery have many highly qualified doctors to choose from, so thoroughly researching each one is an essential part of the process. But where to begin?
Here are a few key steps you can take to make sure you choose the right rhinoplasty surgeon for you.
Check for Necessary Credentials
Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or American Board of Otolaryngology is essential when it comes to your rhinoplasty surgeon. These certifications require years of hands-on education and reflect the highest standards of training in surgical procedures.
You may also look for a surgeon with memberships in societies such as the Aesthetic Society and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These memberships reflect peer approval and active participation in the evolving field of plastic surgery.
Strong educational affiliations—the institutions where the surgeon received his or her degrees, conducted research, or served as a professor— represent well-rounded training and an elevated understanding of the field.
Browse Before-and-After Photos
Look through potential surgeons’ online photo galleries to determine if the results you see align with your goals. Rhinoplasty results tend to speak for themselves. Looking at these photos will allow you to see how the surgeon adapts his or her technique and artistic approach to suit each person’s unique features.
To explore the rhinoplasty results you can expect from TLKM Plastic Surgery, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
Look for Dedicated Rhinoplasty Experience
Plastic surgeons are qualified to perform a wide range of procedures, but they typically have specialized experience in a smaller set. It’s best to choose a surgeon who performs rhinoplasty frequently or has performed a large number of rhinoplasty procedures. I have performed more than 2,000 rhinoplasty surgeries, and Dr. Sinno is also highly experienced in rhinoplasty techniques.
Read Patient Reviews
Verified patient reviews on sites like Real Patient Ratings can give you perspective into the surgeon’s personality, the experience of working with the practice, and how happy patients typically are with their results. You can learn quite a bit about our practice by reading my reviews and Dr. Sinno’s reviews.
Meet in Person for a Consultation
Once you have done your research and narrowed your search to a couple of surgeons, the next step is to schedule consultations with each of them. A consultation isn’t a commitment; it’s your opportunity to meet the surgeon, get a feel for his or her approach, and learn what results are possible.
Our rhinoplasty consultations include VECTRA® 3-D imaging to help you envision your transformation and TouchMD software to demonstrate what will take place during your surgery. Learn more about the rhinoplasty consultation experience in our previous blog post.
Ultimately, the best rhinoplasty surgeon is the one who makes you feel the most understood and supported through each step of your surgical experience. As you begin your research, don’t underestimate the importance of finding a surgeon who truly makes your best interests his or her highest priority.
If you would like to learn more about choosing the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Chicago, please contact us online or call our office at (312) 788-2560.