Check out this profile view: no indication of the problem of great excess width in
the tip of the nose, even in the before photo.
This is why, when you see rhinoplasty before and after pictures in a magazine
article, on the Web, or in a doctor's office, the photos will so often be like
these: a direct
profile shot of a nose that is already short enough, not too projecting, and
all it needed was removal of a small hump.
Most plastic surgeons can get those changes right once in a while. If
you have a unique problem with the tip of your nose, you need to see photos
showing correction of that type of problem in order to evaluate the plastic
surgeon you are interviewing.
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Are these enough qualifications for a Rhinoplasty surgeon?
I already met with dr (?) and feel comfortable to go with him to perform my rhinoplasty. I just want to make sure he has the right qualifications. “ABMS MOC” Maintenance of Certifcation (MOC) by the American Board of Plastic Surgery Current Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery Current Certification of Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Past Diplomat, American Board of Surgery
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Looking for these qualifications can get you in big trouble
There are lots of boards and groups that certify and evaluate surgeons who perform rhinoplasty.
But you want to know the *skill* of your doctor. The great majority of doctors who do rhinoplasty are mediocre at this operation, and the only way to tell the doctor's skill is to review his before and after photos. Board certification means almost nothing at all. Ignore the diplomas and look at the photos. See whether he has been able to accomplish for others precisely what you want for yourself.
If you find yourself looking for a revision operation later, having picked a doctor with the "right" qualifications this time will be very little comfort indeed.
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