Okay, so you’ve decided it’s time to get a nose job. That’s awesome. Now comes a crucial question. One that can make or break your dream of getting the nose you desire. Who should you choose to be your rhinoplasty surgeon? Well… look no further as we’ve got 5 essential tips to help you make this choice.

Check Their Specialty

Just because a plastic surgeon is good at one type of surgery doesn’t mean they’re good at or even trained to perform all of them. In fact, quite the contrary is the case.

Plastic surgeons often specialize, which means that just because a surgeon is excellent at breast surgeries doesn’t mean you should trust him or her with a rhinoplasty. Check their specialization and make sure your surgeon is actually trained in and has experience with rhinoplasties.

Don’t Go Cheap

This cannot be overstated – when it comes to hiring a plastic surgeon of any kind, do not go cheap. You often get what you pay for in life, and that’s especially true in a field as delicate and, if done improperly, dangerous as plastic surgery. You’ve probably heard all manner of horror stories about plastic surgeries gone awry, leaving patients horribly disfigured for life.

While the likelihood of this occurring cannot be entirely screened out, if someone is offering bargain basement prices for surgeries which otherwise cost a great deal more with other surgeons, ask yourself – why? And would you really trust this person with your nose and your full facial appearance at that?

It is therefore essential to settle for the best surgeon in your area. A good rule of thumb is also to prioritize actual medical specialists and have your rhinoplasty performed by an ENT surgeon.

Interview Your Surgeon Beforehand

This is why you will always want to take care to interview your surgeon before hiring them. A quality surgeon should be more than happy to do this. Indeed, the best surgeons are quite proud of their work and history, and rightfully so. They have the kind of background to back up their claims and are confident in their medical abilities to help patients.

If your surgeon seems at all hesitant to answer questions or is anything less than totally transparent with you, it is highly recommended that you skip them and move on to someone else. There is no shortage of plastic surgeons capable of performing rhinoplasties. You deserve a plastic surgeon who sounds confident and in whom you can have the utmost confidence.

Experience Counts

When it comes to something as important as making sure that your rhinoplasty goes off without a hitch, you are naturally going to want to turn to a plastic surgeon you can trust. That’s why the best plastic surgeons are typically able to point to decades of dedicated experience to their credit and a fantastic customer service record to match.

What’s more, they will be able to answer any and all questions you may have and give special insight into the nature of your condition in such a way as is only possible with the benefit of great experience.

Check Before and After Photos and Online Reputation

Last, but certainly not least, you should always ask for reference photos and check your surgeon’s reputation online. If your surgeon claims to be “experienced,” but refuses to give any examples of their work, you should be cautious. If you look online and see a bunch of less-than-glowing reviews about them, take your business elsewhere.

Again, there are many plastic surgeons out there. You, meanwhile, only have one nose. Once ruined, it can be hard and costly to “un-ruin” it.

Take the time and effort necessary to review your plastic surgeon’s overall qualifications and their track record regarding rhinoplasties in particular.