Rhinoplasty or nose surgery can be one of the most “dramatic” procedures depending on your individual circumstances and desired result. Every year, half a million people seek consultation for enhancement of the appearance of their nose. Many are unhappy with the nose with which they were born or the way aging has changed their nose. For others, an injury may have distorted the nose and in many, there is the additional goal of improving breathing. As the nose occupies a central position on the face, the size and shape of the nose has a great impact on an individual’s appearance and self –esteem.
Today there are multiple surgical techniques that can repair breathing or damage as well as perfect the aesthetics of the nose. According to Real Self (an online forum) Rhinoplasty has an 89% “worth it”* rating (*this did not include those who were “not sure”).
Rhinoplasty is arguably the most intricate and demanding plastic surgical procedure out there. There are a number of factors can affect the outcome, such as your bone structure, skin thickness, healing process, and more importantly the experience of the surgeon. When researching, there are certain critical aspects about the doctor and his or her practice that you must look into.
Your surgeon’s approach should be in line with what you want to achieve. Find a surgeon with expertise, experience, and a portfolio of positive results. To see a collection of Dr. Hricko’s work, come into our office or visit our before and after photo gallery. Viewing images of patients with a nose similar to yours is an effective way of evaluating the surgeon’s ability to correct your specific problem.
Most plastic surgeons who perform rhinoplasty are board certified. Board certification is an additional credential that certifies that the individual has met all the requirements set forth by the board. It is also a requirement for a medical license and hospital privileges.
Schedule a consultation visit and discuss alternatives and any probable outcomes. Make sure to ask your surgeon relevant questions and listen to his/her answers. A good surgeon will give detailed answers, spend time with you, so that you can envision the ultimate goal of the procedure.
Contact our office today and schedule a consultation and see if a Rhinoplasty procedure is right for you!