How to Pick a Rhinoplasty Surgeon? After all, it is not a decision to be made lightly. Plastic surgeons are everywhere, but how do you pick the right one. A Rhinoplasty or other nasal surgery is a decision that has to be made after careful consideration of your options. We are here to help you and make this process easier. 

rhinoplasty surgeon performing surgery
The surgeon performing Rhinoplasty Surgery

Picking a Cosmetic Surgeon – Step 1: Credentials

Each state has a medical board that licenses physicians. Besides state licensing, plastic surgeons should be board certified. (American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)). 1 They should also be a member of the Rhinoplasty Society. Take the time to look up the surgeon on these websites and the state medical board. The surgeon needs to have at least one plastic surgery board certification. 

Step 2: Experience of the Cosmetic surgeon

Picking a licensed and certified physician is of utmost importance, but so is the experience. The cosmetic surgeon you choose should be well-trained and specialize in nose jobs. 2 Make sure that the surgeon has performed the procedure successfully many, many times. One of the ways you can check this – is to look at before and after photos of past surgeries. You can usually access the images on the doctor’s website or request a portfolio. Before booking a consult, you can also read the reviews patients have left online, like Yelp and Google. 

You should also consider the aesthetic the surgeon has created on previous patients with similar nasal issues. A plastic surgeon can be great, but not meet your aesthetic goals and desires. 

rhinoplasty surgeon at follow up appointment

Step 3: Personality and Care of the Plastic Surgeon

At the end of the day, you want a surgeon that cares and treats you on an individualized basis. Pick a plastic surgeon who’ll go above and beyond to make sure you get the best results. 3 You should also feel comforted and safe around the surgeon. Pay attention to the care and compassion the surgeon shows.

Never choose a rhinoplasty surgeon that doesn’t have any examples of work and his/her niche isn’t rhinoplasty.