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If You Have Doubts about Your Nose Job, Get a Second Opinion

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You’ve decided that a nose job might be right for you and you’ve already had your first consultation. Great, you’re on the right track! But if you left your appointment feeling more confused than when you left, you might be wondering if you should get a second opinion about your rhinoplasty. Although it never can hurt to get another professional opinion, these are some of the times when you would definitely want to seek one out.

Your Plastic Surgeon Is Inexperienced

Rhinoplasty is a delicate procedure that requires surgical skill and expertise, so you want to make sure that your plastic surgeon has plenty of experience with nose jobs before being entrusted with yours. Don’t be shy about asking how many rhinoplasties he or she has performed in the past.

It’s also important to check for board certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This credential means that they’ve completed rigorous residency and fellowship programs after medical school and therefore have had extensive training and experience in facial aesthetics.

You’re Still Not Sure If You’re a Good Candidate

One of the questions you should ask at your rhinoplasty consult is whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure. Your plastic surgeon should be able to listen to your goals, assess your anatomy and then offer his or her professional opinion as to whether or not a nose job could help you reach your goals.

If you leave your first consultation and still feel uncertain about your candidacy for a nose job, get a second opinion before trying to make a decision on your own.

You’re Having Trouble Communicating

Communication is key when it comes to getting the results you’d hoped for. During your nose job consultation, you should be able to clearly communicate your goals to your plastic surgeon, who should then create customized a surgical plan based on your need and goals.

If you’re having a hard time communicating your goals or don’t feel comfortable talking with your plastic surgeon, then it might be a good idea to look around for another opinion to make sure you get the outcome you’re looking for.

You’ve Raised Some Red Flags

If there’s anything about your experience that raises red flags and has you questioning your safety or the quality of your rhinoplasty results, move on to your second opinion. Ultra low prices, for example, that seem too good to be true probably are. And keep in mind that the number of Instagram followers a person has doesn’t make them an experienced doctor. Use your best judgment, and listen to your gut if something feels a little off.

Don’t fall for ‘bargain’ plastic surgery prices—you always get what you pay for.

You Want to Get the Best Results

Sometimes, it doesn’t hurt to get a second opinion even if you really like the first plastic surgeon you talked to. It’s better to get a few different opinions upfront and then choose the one that you think will work the best for you and your goals.

Reputable plastic surgeons will understand you’re wanting to get a few different opinions, so don’t worry about hard feelings. It’s your body, your life and your results, so take as much time as you need to find the perfect fit before moving forward with your rhinoplasty.


If You Have Doubts about Your Nose Job, Get a Second Opinion
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If You Have Doubts about Your Nose Job, Get a Second Opinion
Should you get a second opinion about your rhinoplasty? Boston board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Waleed Ezzat explains when it might be a good idea.
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