If you’re new to this blog and have taken the time to browse, then you already probably know that it is all about rhinoplasty information, rhinoplasty advice and rhinoplasty tips. One question that probably comes to your mind as you explore this site is: why should I trust what this site has to say? To be more specific, why should I trust the author of this site? What are her credentials and qualifications?
It is true that I am not an expert rhinoplasty surgeon, but what I am is something more valuable to readers like you—and that’s an expert rhinoplasty patient. So what in the world is an “expert rhinoplasty patient”, you ask? It means that like you, I am also a rhinoplasty patient who dreamed of getting the nose I’ve always wanted. The main difference is that my journey started in 2007, totaling to seven years of intensive research, consultations with dozens of rhinoplasty surgeons and talks with hundreds of rhinoplasty patients. I have undergone not one, but two rhinoplasty operations to get to where I am today. Despite my meticulous research and preparation, my first rhinoplasty surgery unfortunately turned out to be a botched operation. I lived with the consequences for years until I was blessed with a second chance, in the form of my current surgeon, Dr. Anil Shah.
Below are several reasons why this website can help you.
Rhinoplasty, along with other plastic surgery procedures, is a business. In fact, it is a huge business that earns billions of dollars every year. Few rhinoplasty patients realize this when they make the decision to get on the operating table. Just like any business, rhinoplasty requires plenty of marketing in order to attract potential customers. Thanks to numerous TV shows and our modern celebrity culture, rhinoplasty’s popularity is at an all time high and countless surgeons are looking to get some of the profits. Most of them hire marketing companies to help them advertise their services and increase their sales.
What does this mean to patients like you?
It means that while the Internet is a great place to look for information, not everything you read is true. Some of the surgeon reviews that you read may not even come from actual rhinoplasty patients, but are the product of a little bit of creative writing of savvy marketing firms. Even popular third party review sites are not all that reliable. For example, did you know that Yelp filters many of its reviews? I know this because I have tried submitting reviews on that site multiple times.
So unlike “expert” websites that are actually full of advertising content, my information comes from my own research and experience. I receive no money from rhinoplasty surgeons or marketing companies. In fact, I’m a paying patient just like you, and it’s one of my goals to help you get your money’s worth.
I’ve always been the kind of person who spends a lot of time doing research before making any decision—no matter how minor that decision is. So you can just imagine the amount of time and effort that I spent before going in for a rhinoplasty operation the first time around. I was just like you and any other rhinoplasty patient. I did most of my research online. This means reading extensive information about rhinoplasty surgeons and how to pick the best one, going to rhinoplasty review sites and joining forums where I can chat with other patients. Despite my fastidious research, my first rhinoplasty experience turned out to be a disappointing experience. It wasn’t until my revision rhinoplasty that I realized how crucial it was to speak to patients in the real world. For five whole years, I was a patient of Dr. Shah for routine botox treatments to the jaw. It wasn’t until I had
chance encounters with his other patients in the waiting room that I learned he also performed rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. Not only did I get the chance to talk face to face with real patients in a real and unrehearsed environment, but I also saw the fantastic results with my own eyes.
Of course, all the information I learned and the research I conducted will mean nothing if I didn’t go through the actual rhinoplasty operation itself. Honestly, how many writers of those socalled expert review articles can actually say that they went through a rhinoplasty surgery themselves? Not many, I bet!
So there you have it. If you’re wondering why you should listen to my advice and tips on rhinoplasty, then the above article pretty much sums up my credentials. When it comes to rhinoplasty, I haven’t only watched the show—I’ve been backstage and I’ve seen the strings and I’m willing to share what I’ve learned with you.