Understanding Certification

Why Search for a Rhinoplasty Surgeon on Our Site?

The Rhinoplasty Society consists of surgeons throughout the world who specialize in noses. These surgeons are deeply committed to aesthetic and reconstructive nasal surgery. Members have come together in this society to further peer and patient education through seminars and international meetings. This website also serves to provide a list of the names of surgeons from throughout the world who have seen the many benefits of contributing to this organization through their teaching and writing.

How Are Members Chosen?

Members of The Rhinoplasty society cross over several specialties. We are either certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, or the American Board of Otolaryngology. Some of our members are certified by two or three of these organizations and possess degrees in medicine as well as maxillofacial surgery. Beyond this basic requirement for membership, The Rhinoplasty Society then further examines each member’s credentials and performance to further determine their qualifications.

Are You Considering a Nose Procedure?

Prospective patients may consider a nasal procedure for a variety of reasons. It may be because of difficulty breathing through their nose, an injury that has caused loss of symmetry, or a shift in the position of the bridge of the nose. Many patients seek rhinoplasty just because they want to enhance their appearance.

It is important to understand that nasal surgery is one of the most intricate procedures performed by plastic surgeons and takes years to master. Training is acquired through a surgical residency training program in either plastic and reconstructive surgery or otolaryngology/head-and neck surgery. These are the only two specialties that provide this training. When seeking a consultation, be sure to discuss with the surgeon about their board certification in one of these specialties. Patients should research both the procedure and the surgeons that they consult.

Locate a Top Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Our website is designed to assist you in locating a top rhinoplasty surgeon to personally guide you in making the best decisions for you and your nose. We have listed these nasal surgery experts by location in the “Find a Surgeon” button featured at the top of the page and throughout the site. Photo Galleries of rhinoplasty patients are presented so that you can see the positive changes that can be achieved through nose surgery.