Questions to Ask Your Rhinoplasty SurgeonMay 22, 2017
Rhinoplasty, popularly known as a nose job, currently ranks as one of the top five plastic surgery procedures in the US.
The pre-operative consultation will be an opportunity for a patient to learn about various aspects of rhinoplasty from the surgeon, and ask pertinent questions about the surgeon’s credentials as well as the surgical procedure. A committed surgeon will help the patient make a well-considered decision at the time of initial consultation.
Dr. Gary Motykie MD is a board certified plastic surgeon with advanced expertise in various types of rhinoplasty techniques and procedures. Dr. Motykie will use the consultation to determine the patient’s candidacy for rhinoplasty, and give them the best possible instructions and advice. Sagacious and outstanding surgeon Dr. Motykie provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
Do you have an ABPS board certification in plastic surgery?
The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is the most authoritative board to certify plastic surgeons in the US. The ABPS has a rigorous selection process, and only a select number of surgeons is awarded this certification every year. If the surgeon is ABPS board certified, it automatically serves as an assurance for the patient about their specialized training and skill in the field of plastic surgery.
Are you a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)?
In addition to the surgeon’s qualifications and experience, their professional memberships and industry affiliations also make a difference. For instance, the ASPS is a premier society, which grants membership only to the pre-eminent plastic surgery professionals in the field. Members of the ASPS will have an opportunity to engaged with peers in the industry and stay updated with the latest innovations and new developments in rhinoplasty and other procedures.
What kind of rhinoplasty techniques do you perform?
The plastic surgeon should ideally be well-versed in performing both open and closed rhinoplasty, as well as revision and reconstruction nose surgery procedures. They should preferably also offer non-surgical filler rhinoplasty technique. With a comprehensive set of procedures and techniques, the surgeon can address the specific needs of a patient in a least invasive and most effective manner.
How many years of training and experience do you have?
Surgeons with extensive training and years of experience in plastic surgery procedures would be equipped to handle any unexpected situations in the surgery room as well as complex cases of rhinoplasty. The patient should determine whether the surgeon has specifically performed rhinoplasty procedures in the past.
What would be the cost of rhinoplasty procedure?
The costs of rhinoplasty would usually have to be borne out of pocket if it is only performed as a cosmetic procedure. Therefore, the patient should feel free to ask questions about the costs, insurance and financing options, and clearly understand the total costs, including the pre- and post-operative expenses involved.
The patient should also ask questions about the potential risks, estimated recovery process, and seek access to rhinoplasty before and after photos and patient testimonials. Dr. Gary Motykie MD receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other cities and communities across the landscape for rhinoplasty.
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