What do you want to look like after your rhinoplasty? Do you want to get rid of that bump? Maybe you want to lessen the scale of your nose or change its shape. No matter what specifications you have for your final look, one thing is for sure—you want it to look natural. Rhinoplasty should compliment your face and improve your overall appearance.

Can your rhinoplasty surgeon deliver these results? Plenty of nose jobs have gone horribly wrong. You can see them in the tabloid magazines and on the streets of New York City. The only way to make sure you’re not one of those cases is to choose the right plastic surgeon.

The first step in choosing a plastic surgeon is to get referrals. If your friends or co-workers have had work done in New York City, ask them about their surgeon. Did they like him? Did they trust him? Did they like their results? Many times, word of mouth is the best way to evaluate a rhinoplasty surgeon. Once you have a handful of recommendations, be sure to check each doctor’s credentials. Did they go to medical school? What other kind of training have they received? Are they accredited by the American College of Surgeons, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, or the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery? It’s easy to do this research online or with a quick phone call to the accreditation organizations.

After you’ve narrowed down your list of potential surgeons, set up meetings at each office. Most plastic surgeons offer no-obligation consultations. This gives you the opportunity to get a feel for the surgeon’s personality and medical capabilities. You’ll also be able to discuss your rhinoplasty expectations and see the patients’ before and after pictures. Be sure to take your time at this consultation. Ask as many questions as you want. The right plastic surgeon will take the time to make you feel comfortable and at ease.

Choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon doesn’t have to be a difficult process. By taking a few simple steps, like asking for referrals and double-checking the doctor’s experience, you can find a rhinoplasty surgeon that can deliver the results you want.  Please contact Dr. Vitolo by filling out the contact form or call his office at (718) 667-0890 to learn about rhinoplasty procedures he provides to his patients in NYC.