With so many rhinoplasty websites available on the net it is difficult to choose a rhinoplasty surgeon in Sydney. Obviously you would choose a rhinoplasty surgeon with FRACS after their name as this ensures specialty training but even then it is difficult to know how often they perform rhinoplasty. Some Sydney rhinoplasty surgeons perform very few rhinoplasties per year.
The best way to choose a rhinoplasty surgeon is to ask someone who knows. The very best reference comes from operating theatre staff and local doctors. Dr Dunlop’s rhinoplasty surgery is based in Sydney. She performed over 50 rhinoplasties of which 10% were on staff, staff’s relatives or relatives of local doctors. People endorse people they trust.
The next best way to choose a rhinoplasty surgeon in Sydney is to ask someone who has already had a great rhinoplasty. Ask them about their rhinoplasty surgeon. They have only had one rhinoplasty experience but this is a good guide.
Next choose a hospital where you will feel safe. Dr Dunlop performs her rhinoplasties at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, one of the largest private hospitals in Australia. Alternatively you may choose Hunters Hill Private Hospital which belongs to Ramsay under the umbrella of North Shore Private Hospital.
If your only resource for choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon is the internet make sure the rhinoplasty website you choose has the following –
Choosing a great rhinoplasty website is not the way to choose a great rhinoplasty surgeon. You need someone well experienced in rhinoplasty, well regarded and naturally, someone you feel you can get along with. Rhinoplasty patients see their rhinoplasty surgeon for at least 18 months. It takes this long for a rhinoplasty to fully heal.
For this reason you need to be able to visit your rhinoplasty surgeon frequently for follow up assessment. For Sydney rhinoplasty patients Dr Dunlop would recommend appointments 1 week, 2 weeks and 6 weeks post operatively. Further visits are made 6 and 18 months post operatively. She does have rhinoplasty patients beyond Sydney such as Newcastle, North, Central and South Coast and Canberra. These patients have post op appointments almost as frequently because it is so important to assess and guide you through the healing phases.
Location is important in choosing your rhinoplasty surgeon especially when there are so many to choose from in Sydney but above all else, choose someone you trust.