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Profile of a beautiful young womanMore than 220,000 cosmetic rhinoplasty (nose surgery) procedures were performed in the United States last year, making it one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery. Performed to improve both the form and function of the nose, a rhinoplasty can dramatically improve a person’s facial appearance as well as their self-confidence. If you are considering nose surgery, you’ve likely conducted your own research. However, to increase the likelihood of receiving the safest and most attractive results possible, below are a few helpful tips that you should keep in mind.

Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Legally, any medical doctor may perform plastic surgery. However, it is in your best interest to seek a surgeon who is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) to ensure that your surgeon has undergone a substantial amount of training, as well as written and oral testing, while being evaluated by doctors who are already board certified in plastic surgery. Finding a board-certified plastic surgeon will ensure you are in qualified hands.

Ensure Your Surgeon is a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Seal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

It is important that you choose a surgeon who is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Membership in the ASPS ensures that your surgeon has received the proper education, training, and experience needed to effectively and safely perform your plastic surgery procedure and continues to pursue improvements.

Find a Surgeon Who Specializes in Rhinoplasty

Nose surgery is an extremely complex and challenging procedure. For these reasons, it is not uncommon for some patients to undergo a secondary rhinoplasty if the first surgeon did not have extensive experience performing this procedure. When searching for a surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty, you should ensure that he or she specializes in performing rhinoplasties. Be sure to look at your surgeon’s before and after photographs to see the results your surgeon has provided for his or her rhinoplasty patients. Dr. Hiatt understands that rhinoplasty is as much an art as it is a science. His years of experience performing rhinoplasties, combined with his attention to detail and artistic eye, enables him to provide beautiful rhinoplasty results for his patients.

Review the Surgeon’s Privileges and Awards

Vastly experienced surgeons usually have various privileges and awards that they have earned over the course of their careers. In most instances, these accolades can be found on the surgeon’s website under the about the doctor section.

If you are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon in Mesa, Arizona who specializes in rhinoplasty, we encourage you to contact Dr. Karl B. Hiatt. Dr. Hiatt is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and he has years of experience performing rhinoplasties on patients of all ages. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Hiatt, please call (480) 844-1410 or feel free to fill out our online consultation form today. Dr. Hiatt and his well-trained and friendly staff look forward to seeing you soon!