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05-01-2011, 05:38 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
| | Board Certified in Facial Plasic Surgery vs. Doing a whole lotta noses!
After 50 years of hating my nose, I'm finally looking into rhinoplasty. I live in Southern California and have been pretty diligent in taking notes on doctors (the comments here have been very helpful =), calling offices, setting consult appointments (only been to one so far--2 more next week), and had a couple of telephone consults. Having a real difficult time finding that doc who is board certified (facial ps), does a lot of noses, like the before and after, and is in my price range (Thinking I may have to go out of state to get a quality doc at $7,000 or under). There seems to be a positive buzz about Grigoryants and Rollin Daniel, but I cannot find either listed through the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgeons. I'm almost willing to compromise for someone who seems to "know noses", but a little voice inside is telling me that I'll have this nose for the next 50 years and not to compromise.
Anyone have any thoughts on docs who specialize in rhinoplasty, but are not board certified in Facial PS...only general PS?
05-13-2011, 08:36 PM
Status: Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Originally Posted by Rskull
Lisa- I personally would prefere the east coast rather than Ca, etc... Prices are less (although there is not a big diff) in the east plus I feel that they are more patient oriented. This is my opinion. Although I m sure that you ll find good surgeons in Ca too.
Thank you TRC for the info about the Board of PS.
Agree! I think prices will naturally be higher in CA because of the location. The same would go for NYC. Have you checked ENTs? They are sometimes also plastic surgeons and are usually a little cheaper. I used an ENT and felt more comfortable with that since I knew they would care more about the functionality of the nose post-surgery (and I wanted to be sure my nose was functioning at 100%!!)