Undergoing rhinoplasty surgery is a big decision…physically and financially. And when you’ve made the decision to have the procedure done, you want to feel like you’ve chosen the best rhinoplasty surgeon possible. There are many things to consider when deciding on the best rhinoplasty surgeon for you.
Training & Credentials
Clever marketing can make it difficult to cifer between surgeons and determine who is the most qualified to perform your rhinoplasty procedure. Your nose is a functional, 3D component of your face and it’s important to see a surgeon with the training and credentials to not only ensure that it looks good on the outside but that it functions well internally.
Drs. Henstrom and Thompson are both board-certified in Ear, Nose and Throat surgery as well as facial plastic surgery. Therefore, they understand the inside and outside of the nose. The training required for both specialties involved school, residency and a fellowship, which is approximately 10 years of training beyond undergraduate school. Many surgeons are “board-certified” but it’s important to check to see what they are “board-certified” in.
It’s also important to ask surgeons you are consulting with how long they have been practicing and how many rhinoplasty surgeries they perform on average. Is it a procedure they specialize in or just one they do a few times per month? The amount of experience they have had will likely increase your chances of a successful outcome.
Yes, read those online reviews as they are important. But keep in mind that reviews left online are just that…left online and can be left anonymously by anyone. Read those reviews from multiple sites, such as RealSelf, Google, Healthgrades, Facebook, etc but also ask for previous patients that you can speak to about their experiences. Look at before and after photos and make sure that you view many of them with consistently good results. Better yet, your surgeon was hopefully recommended by a friend, which is why you are consulting with them in the first place. A surgeon with a good reputation is important.
Bottom line, you have to feel right about your decision deep-down after meeting with them and establishing that trust. After evaluating credentials, experience and reviews, ask yourself if you feel this is the best rhinoplasty surgeon for you. At Utah Facial Plastics, we pride ourselves in offering the best plastic surgeons in Utah who are honest, down-to-earth, and good at what they do. To schedule a consultation in Layton or Draper, Ut, call (801) 776-2220 or contact us HERE.