Do most plastic surgeons have experience in performing nose jobs on patients of ethnicity?
Not necessarily. There are certain critical facts about the doctor and practice, such as how often they perform rhinoplasty, and in your case how often they perform “ethnic rhinoplasty,” that you should know before undergoing surgery. There are also a number of credentials that a doctor must have to perform facial plastic surgery, and there are a number of specialties within the field. For more information about this, see “The Patient’s Online Guide to Rhinoplasty” on my website, www.TheRhinoplastyCenter.com See the section “Choosing Your Surgeon.”
It is important that you see examples of the surgeon’s rhinoplasty results. Many surgeons show these on their websites, and typically have them available in the office as well. This is not a guarantee of success, but it can give you an idea about the surgeon’s personal aesthetic and an idea about his ability. If you do not like the After Pictures that the surgeon has shown, pictures that he is proud of, then that is probably the wrong surgeon for you!
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