So Emily recently asked me about nose jobs and the question came up “How would you really choose the right rhinoplasty surgeon?” When you really take a look at it, when faced with the decision of who you trust most to put your face under the knife, who would you really pick? So we decided to take a look at some factors to consider when choosing the right rhinoplasty surgeon.
Make sure you’re comfortable
According to Mat at Rhinoplasty Surgeons Nashville, the surveys show the number one thing that came up was that people wanted to be comfortable with the doctor that they choose. Having a light sense of humor, appearing somewhat flippant but taking the procedure very seriously, and coming across as knowledgeable are all factors involved in finding comfort with your surgeon.
You might do an initial consultation with the doctor, and this of course will give you the first impression to see if you truly feel comfortable with them.
If he/she seems like a total creep or makes you feel uncomfortable, then you really shouldn’t go through with the procedure.
For the most part the most successful surgeons are the ones that make you feel comfortable and who are also very well experienced in their craft. However, these guys will probably come with a high price tag. That brings me to the next point.
Don’t go cheap with rhinoplasty
Looking for surgery on a budget? Try saving a little more money. In life you always get what you pay for. The doctors who are charging the least are usually the ones who are the least experienced, or who have had the most accidents. You don’t want these doctors!
We consulted Mat again at his Franklin rhinoplasty location. He tells us that there are hundreds of surgeons out there, and the cheap ones are the ones that you pay the most for.
The logic behind what he said is that when it comes to getting a surgical procedure on your face, if you go cheap then you are likely to have to come back and get more work done. The last thing you want to do is remain in surgery for years to the point where you’re completely unrecognizable.
Fortunately the cheap doctors don’t last very long. But then the question comes up “How do I know if I am going with a cheap doctor?”
The average rhinoplasty procedure is approximately $3,000. If a doctor starts throwing out quotes for $800, you should probably run. However, a pretty safe bet is by searching Google for your surgeon. The guys at the top of Google pay good money to get there. They make good money because they do a lot of work. You can also check their reviews.
Go with someone who is recommended
There are lots of choices available to you when choosing the perfect doctor for your procedure. James, (who works with Mat at their Brentwood rhinoplasty location) tells us that the most common way a person chooses their surgeon is by recommendation. As mentioned in the last paragraph, reviews are a great way to pick someone for your nose job.
If you know someone who has gone through a procedure, you should reach out to them and ask where they went, and how they felt about it. The subject may seem taboo for some, but it’s really not a big deal for most. Just let them know that you’ve been thinking about getting a nose job and that you want to find the perfect doctor.
After you’ve accumulated a few potential doctors, call them and see if you’re comfortable with them and if the price is right.
At this point you’ve looked at things like reviews, recommendations, you’ve gone through a consultation etc.
A great article by Spine Health talks about choosing the right surgeons. They recommend checking things out like certifications, talk to the nurses, using the internet, asking around etc.
I would have to agree, although I don’t believe a lot of people are going to ask nurses for advice.
However, when you wanted to see some of their before and after pictures, I would highly recommend that you do so. This will give you a great idea of the work that they’ve done and what they’re capable of accomplishing for you. It’s one of the best ways to see what you’re going to get!
With all that being said, what are some things that you look out for when picking out a cosmetic surgeon? What would you need in order to be comfortable with going through with the procedure?
Please give us any feedback you might have! We’d love to hear from you