How to Choose a Rhinoplasty Surgeon in NYC
by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | July 28, 2016, 7:17 a.m.
If you’re looking to change the shape, size, or general appearance of your nose, one thing is for
sure—you will need a skilled rhinoplasty surgeon. This can be a tall task in New York City. There are
thousands of plastic surgeons, so how do you choose the right one for you? Follow these three tips to
find the rhinoplasty surgeon that best fits your needs.
1. Research the surgeon’s certifications
To make sure your rhinoplasty surgeon is highly qualified, do some research with the plastic surgery
certification agencies. The American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery are two of the most widely used certification boards. Certified plastic
surgeons are educated and experienced in the most up-to- date medical skills and treatments.
2. Double-check the surgeon’s experience
Has your rhinoplasty surgeon actually preformed any rhinoplasties in the past? This may sound like a
silly question, but there are plenty of dishonest plastic surgeons in New York City. They may claim to be
experts in rhinoplasty, but in reality, they’ve only preformed liposuction or—even worse—they’ve never
preformed plastic surgery. Be sure to verify your surgeon’s experience and ask to see before/after
You’ll also want to check with New York’s state medical licensing board. This agency will have records of
your rhinoplasty surgeon’s medical license, along with information on any malpractice suits or
disciplinary actions involving the surgeon.
3. Reevaluate your gut feeling
Do you trust your rhinoplasty surgeon? Make sure you’re looking beyond any guarantees or gimmicks.
You should ask plenty of questions and look out for anything that seems amiss. If you have a nagging
feeling in the back of your head, it’s probably best to keep looking for another surgeon. The right
rhinoplasty surgeon will answer all of your questions and make you feel secure in your decision.
The wrong rhinoplasty surgeon could spell disaster for your nose. Be smart about your decision! Be sure
to give yourself plenty of time to choose the right surgeon. Ask questions and do your research. In the
end, you’ll be able to form a trusting relationship with your surgeon and be confident in your new look.