Rhinoplasty is considered to be one of the most difficult plastic surgery procedures by those in the cosmetic industry. So finding the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Tampa is important if you are considering nose surgery to correct a flaw or change the shape of your nose. There are several factors that are essential to research when you are seeking an excellent plastic surgeon. Here is a list to make it easier to find the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Tampa.
The Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon is Experienced
Rhinoplasty requires a lot of skill so you want to find a plastic surgeon that has years of experience. Request a copy of their CV (or resume) to see the extent of their medical training. Ask how many years of experience they have in plastic surgery in general and in rhinoplasty surgery in particular. Also it is helpful to look at before and after photos of work done on actual patients to get a better idea of the skill level of the plastic surgeon. If you know of anyone that has undergone the procedure, ask for a referral if he or she is happy with the results or ask your doctor for a recommendation on qualified surgeons in the area. A reputable surgeon will be happy to provide you with all the information you request so that you can make a well informed decision.
The Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon is Board-Certified
The rhinoplasty surgeon you select should be Board Certified in either plastic surgery or Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery). A surgeon that is certified by both boards is an even safer choice. It may surprise you to learn that there are many cosmetic surgeons in Florida that are not board-certified so be sure to ask about credentials. A board certified surgeon undergoes more rigorous training to get their certification and are held to the highest medical standards. It is also best to look for a surgeon that has knowledge in both the functional aspects of the nose and skill in the cosmetic aspects of nasal surgery. The best rhinoplasty surgeon should also work in an accredited medical facility with a team of well-qualified medical professionals to assist in the surgery.
The Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon Delivers Natural Looking Results
While there are many surgeons that can correct nasal flaws or improve function, not all can do so in a way that looks natural once completed. Rhinoplasty takes a great deal of training and skill in order to get consistent and predictable results. There is as much of an art to the procedure as there is the need for medical knowledge. According to Dr. Dominic M. Castellano, the facial plastic surgeon at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa, rhinoplasty requires dexterity, expertise and patience in order to get the very best results. “A good surgical outcome will often appear quite subtle, as though the nose is exactly as nature intended it to look. The key is to make the corrections in a way that provides overall balance to the face and allows the patient to look naturally beautiful after full recovery.”
Besides researching a surgeon’s credentials, experience and expertise in rhinoplasty, it is also important to find a surgeon that makes you feel comfortable. Be sure to set up a consultation with the surgeon before deciding to move ahead in order to determine if the surgeon understands your goals and expectations. Reputable plastic surgeons will understand your desires and take time to answer all of your questions in detail before scheduling surgery. If you feel like you are being rushed into a decision or are not getting all the answers you need, then continue to seek a surgeon that is experienced, respectable, honest and credentialed before you decide to allow them to operate on your nose.
If you are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty and would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dominic at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, please call 813.975-3223 or contact us for an appointment. Dr. Castellano is Double Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the America Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is an expert in the field of plastic surgery and has many years of experience in rhinoplasty. He specializes in facial rejuvenation and focuses on aesthetic plastic surgery with natural looking results.