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  • If you are considering rhinoplasty, it is very important that you choose a facial plastic surgeon (not a general plastic surgeon) who specializes in rhinoplasty. Dr. Rizk is focused exclusively on the face and neck, with a particular interest in nose surgeries.

    Your best bet when selecting a surgeon is to narrow your choices to surgeons who are dual board certified in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. These surgeons have extensive knowledge of the internal structures of your nose, as well as its external cosmetic appearance, and they are trained to surgically alter both. They are also trained to address functional issues like breathing.

    Following medical school, facial plastic surgeons receive residency training in general surgery or otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, followed by rigorous training in facial plastic procedures. They usually receive board certification in one of these areas before seeking certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. To achieve the latter they must possess medical licensure and submit a documented record of experience that includes surgical reports for at least 100 facial plastic procedures.

    While general plastic surgeons also possess advanced surgical skills, they typically divide their time between breast/body procedures and facial procedures, and they may lack an in-depth knowledge of the nose’s internal support structures. For these reasons, it is best to select a board-certified facial plastic surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty procedure.

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