How to Find the Top Nose Surgeon in Your Area
There are a number of steps involved in finding the top rhinoplasty surgeon in your area.
For facial plastic procedures such as nose surgery, it is good idea to limit your search to board certified facial plastic surgeons, as opposed to other types of surgeons who do not specialize in facial plastic surgery. A good place to start is the website of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), where you can use its convenient “MD Finder” to search for a qualified facial plastic surgeon from the organization’s member directory.
Dr. Rizk believes that it is very important to choose a true rhinoplasty specialist — a facial plastic surgeon that performs a high volume of cases each year. Your nose surgeon should have extensive experience not just in plastic surgery, but more specifically performing various types of rhinoplasty procedures. He or she should perform nose surgeries on a regular basis (more than once case each week) and have an excellent track record of positive results, including with complicated cases and revision procedures.
Many leading rhinoplasty specialists, including Dr. Rizk, have received awards and designations such as “Top Doctor” from reputable publications and organizations, so look for such accolades on the websites of surgeons you are considering.
Top rhinoplasty surgeons usually have advanced equipment such as 3D technology, which allows the surgeon to view the area being operated on without unduly disturbing sensitive tissues.
Hospital privileges are another good indication. To receive such privileges, a surgeon must be approved by a hospital committee. This committee will evaluate the surgeon’s education, training and level of skill before allowing the surgeon to perform surgery in their facility. Other things to look for in a top rhinoplasty surgeon include positive media exposure, a clear dedication to patient care and safety, and a high patient satisfaction rate.