Specialization Leads to Better Plastic Surgery Results
“Is there any way to fix a nose job gone wrong?” A popular question asked by many patients who have had a botched nasal procedure. Plastic surgeons are becoming more and more concerned about a recent increase in demand for “fix-it” cosmetic procedures, commonly known as revisions. In the last decade, there has been a spike in demand for revision rhinoplasty as well. Many nose job patients are coming back for revisionary surgery following unsuccessful procedures performed by other and sometimes less qualified doctors.
People who get nose jobs from cosmetic surgeons who do not specialize in rhinoplasty carry a higher risk of complications following surgery. Some of the confusion arises because patients check for a board-certification and assume that credential covers anything and everything. While it is absolutely a mark of high quality, it is not a rubber stamp.
It is important for cosmetic surgery patients to review which board issued a particular certification and whether the doctor has an expected level of experience with that specific procedure. In Southern California’s prestigious Orange County, Dr. Kevin Sadati is a specialist in nose jobs. In fact, he has performed more revision rhinoplasties than nearly all of his colleagues. He is a highly sought after expert in the field of rhinologic and ear, nose, and throat diseases and has been featured in numerous medical journals for his work. This level of expertise is not listed on any board certification. A patient’s due diligence can go a long way toward getting a nose job right the first time. This begs the question, why is there such demand for revision procedures?
As it happens, a tough economy coupled with ever decreasing insurance payouts may be requiring doctors to seek work outside their areas of specialty. Patients concerned with surgical expense can sometimes go with a bargain basement surgeon in an attempt to save money. The problem is, and where the added expense comes in; is when these patients wind up having revision surgery, which means they will spend more money in the long run than if they had initially chosen a qualified surgeon to perform their nose job.
Simple ways to increase the chances of having a first time successful rhinoplasty includes a little research the doctor’s board certification credentials. Most doctors are happy to provide their credentials upon request. Furthermore, most legitimate plastic surgeons will have a website that prominently displays not only credentials; but, also will feature before and photos of actual patients.
So, what can patients do if they are unsatisfied with their nose job? A first course of action may be to schedule a consultation with a board certified expert such as Dr. Kevin Sadati. During the consultation, a revision specialist will examine your nose and decide what the best course of action may be for the patient’s specific condition. In the final analysis, patients should be cautioned against getting a life altering plastic surgery from the lowest bidder. In order to get great results the first time; go to a plastic surgeon who has the credentials and experience to succeed.