“Where is the best rhinoplasty clinic?” or “Where is the best plastic surgery clinic?”
This is the question we hear the most from patients.
However, we consider this question to be inappropriate for plastic surgery and revision surgery.
Because surgery is performed by doctor, not by clinic.
Especially, patients who are planning for revision surgery often ask the same question.
Every time we hear such a question, we try to give them more better information.
Because we worry if they may face more harsher situations due to similar problem.
Of course, it may not be much, but it is to guide to more right direction.
First, better question you ask would be, “who is the best rhinoplasty surgeon?”
This may be vague, arbitrary question, but it is a question that can set you into the right path.
Question of “where is the best rhinoplasty clinic?” can lead to answering “Clinic that spends a lot of money in heavy advertisement and advertises itself well.”
But “who is good surgeon?” may lead to answering “surgeon who consults patients face to face and operates by him/herself”
Of course, no matter how great a doctor is, the result may not be always great.
But a surgeon that gives one’s best in surgery, studies, contemplates, and improves for sake of patient,s the result will surely be different.
One thing that you may look for when considering if a clinic is a good at rhinoplasty, it will be “before & after photos” or “selfies”.
The reason is simple and it is more intuitive in anticipating what you may look like afterwards.
However, Clinic also do heavy photoshopping or before photo was shot intentionally to look bad, it is lying to patients and may lead to wrong decision or greater disappointment by raising expectations too much.
As for selfies, in extreme cases, the selfie can be from a random person who did not take the surgery from the clinic.
Photos are good references for patients to anticipate surgeon’s surgery result and your outcome.
“But it is crucial to know for yourself if those references are objective.”
Finally, your own decision matters the most in finding a good rhinoplasty clinic.
Of course, you may get information from your acquaintances, online forum, advertisements, and before & after photos.
There is some reliable information, but false, incorrect information may blind you as well.
Therefore, you may want to not make hasty decision, take time, lean about the rhinoplasty and surgeon step by step to make final decision.
Thank you for reading this article.