About Our Nose Surgeons
Rhinoplasty (a.k.a. nose job) is a serious procedure. Finding a great rhinoplasty surgeon entails more than just looking at before and after pictures, reading a bunch or reviews online and calling around to schedule a free consultation. The process of locating a top notch nose surgeon can be challenging, time consuming and frustrating experience, especially if you aren't an industry insider.
To help you with this process we have identified the best nose surgeons in Michigan based on credentials and qualifications, expertise, ratings and location. The process is very simple. It takes less then 3 minutes to get matched with a top nose surgeon. There is never charge to use this service. All you have to do is fill out the form above and schedule a free consultation with the best nose surgeon in your area.
What to Look for in a Michigan Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Rhinoplasty is considered to be one of the most difficult plastic surgery procedures. An expert surgeon can help you achieve that optimal look. If you are seriously considering rhinoplasty then finding the right nose surgeon is crucial. But, where do you start?
Your rhinoplasty doctor should be Board Certified in either Plastic Surgery or Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgery). Becoming Board Certified required rigorous training and many surgeons are not Board Certified. Your doctor should understand the aesthetic and functional aspects of nasal surgery. Keep in mind that there is a big difference between a cosmetic and plastic surgeon.
Your surgeon should be able to show you what your nose will look like by utilizing a 3D modeling software program. Ask to see before and after photos. Some surgeons don’t post before and after pictures on their website to maintain the privacy of their patients but they should maintain a portfolio at their office. If they don’t then they may not be the right fit.
Experience in advanced rhinoplasty techniques such as open rhinoplasty is highly preferred. Rhinoplasty Michigan recommends nose surgery specialists with at least five years of experience in nose surgery. If seeking a rhinoplasty revision, your surgeon should have experience in ear cartilage and rib cartilage grafting.
Trust your gut. If you feel like you’re being rushed or if you don’t feel completely comfortable with your doctor then you should continue your search for another rhinoplasty specialist. Ask as many questions as you want. If you fail to find a nose surgery specialist you feel is a perfect match then maybe you should postpone your surgery and think things over.
What to Expect During Rhinoplasty
After local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, rhinoplasty is performed inside the nose or through a small external incision at the base of the nose between the nostrils. Your cartilage and the bone under the skin will most likely be readjusted. These readjustments are usually very small, often in millimeters, but can make a drastic change in the appearance of the client.
Most patients leave the same day the surgery is performed. Patients with medical conditions may stay a day or two. Rhinoplasty surgery takes about 2 hours to complete. Once rhinoplasty surgery is performed, the nose will be placed in a splint for additional support. You can expect swelling, soreness and bruising around the nose and sometimes under the eyes. These side effects will disappear in 10 days less. Results are immediate however optimal results will be achieved in 3-4 months.