How to Choose a New York Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgeon
Rhinoplasty permanently changes your appearance. Plastic surgery to reshape the nose is extremely complex and very technique-oriented.
It takes exacting training and extensive experience to master the precise technical skills necessary to perform successful rhinoplasty. But it also takes the eye of an artist to reshape the nose in such a way that it flatters the patient’s face and looks pleasingly proportional to other facial features. As the focal point of your face, your nose defines your appearance. Patients considering rhinoplasty should take care to select a board-certified New York facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Edward Kwak who has that rare combination of technical skill, lengthy training and aesthetic talent to create the results desired.
In choosing a New York facial plastic surgeon, rhinoplasty patients should ask the following questions:
Are you board certified and what are your certifications?
Board certification is the patient’s guarantee that the plastic surgeon has obtained the required coursework, practical medical experience and specialty training required by the American Medical Association and the state in which the surgeon practices. All qualified New York plastic surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. However, when choosing a plastic surgeon to perform rhinoplasty, you will also want to make certain that the surgeon is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and/or the American Board of Otolaryngology for head and neck surgery, the governing boards of those particular specializations. Dr. Kwak is dually board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Do you specialize in facial plastic surgery and rhinoplasty in particular?
Like all medical fields, plastic surgery has its specializations. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Kwak that limit their practice solely to facial plastic surgery will have far greater experience in nasal reconstruction than a plastic surgeon who spends most of his time performing liposuction procedures.