Its been said that cost is what you pay-and value is what you get.
Costs for nasal surgery will vary widely depending on a combination of knowledge—experience –skill and training. Also, the city is important. LA and NYC will be more expensive—but not necessarily better.
The best Rhinoplasty surgeons are able to deliver the most consistent results for both primary and revisional cases.
We must always keep in mind that Plastic/Aesthetic/Cosmetic
Surgical procedures are improvements of the preoperative condition and not perfecting it. The satisfaction rate for all Plastic Surgery procedures is high and most patients when asked—will happily do it again without hesitation.
There are identifiable personality traits associated with patients seeking a specific procedure.
There are several anatomic facts, such as skin thickness-cartilage structure-bone thickness-previous trauma, that ALL influence the final outcome.
Value is measured by several elements. Observing more experienced surgeons, simulated training activities all contribute to the skill level achieved by the Surgeon.
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE. Experience creates the ability to make adjustments in the planning and performing of the procedure to maximize the opportunity for success.
This is the immeasurable and intangible concept of VALUE. Also,
the human body is UNPREDICTABLE. Even when the planning and performance is perfect –THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOME LESS THAN ACCEPTABLE RESULTS BASED ON THIS UNPREDICTABILITY.
The experienced Surgeon will find a way to arrive at the best resolution of these types of situations.
I would ask the pertinent questions and review the gallery of before and after photos. The performance record of the surgeon is in my opinion more valuable than computer imaging.
Take your time and select your Rhinoplasty Surgeon carefully..
Seek VALUE secondary to cost.