I would like to know how long you have been performing rhinoplasties. I would like to know how many nose jobs you have performed over that time. Thank you.
I started my Rhinoplasty career in 2000 so about 10 years or so. My practice is 95% or more exclusively dedicated to Rhinoplasty. Just as an example, this month alone I am performing 29 Rhinoplasties while the average number of Rhinoplasties performed by the average Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in the U.S. is about 1 per month. But number and length of time is not the whole story. I consistently see patients with horribly deformed noses after they had surgery by some of the most prominent older local plastic surgeons who have been doing Rhinoplasties poorly for almost 20 or 30 years. You have to do lots of research to find the right surgeon. There are lots of pieces to the puzzle. Training, board certification, practice focus and specialization, and artistic sense and capable hands are all parts of it. I see patients who try to compare prices between different plastic surgeons who say things like “Dr. X charges this much less than you, etc..” but the fact is that you cannot compare the skill and service of Dr. X with Dr. Y or Dr. Z. While you can price shop for the exact same car or pair of shoes at different places and try to get the best deal based only on price, with plastic surgery you cannot compare apples to apples.