Choosing your surgeon is one of the most important decisions you can make when preparing for rhinoplasty. While many surgeons offer the procedure, how do you know they’re right for you? What makes a good rhinoplasty surgeon? Let’s take a look at four essentials when looking for a skilled preservation rhinoplasty surgeon. 


Nothing is going to beat a surgeon who has done a lot of rhinoplasty procedures. Practice does make perfect and when it comes to working on your nose, you want someone with a high level of skill who has performed a lot of these types of procedures.

You’ll want to look for a surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty and who has worked in the field for years. You’ll also want to make sure they are up to date on the latest techniques, methods, and research so you get the best results.

Dr. Diktaban’s practice is well known as one of the best practices for cosmetic nose surgery, as well as liquid, open, closed, preservation, and revision rhinoplasty. His passion for the procedure helps to ensure gorgeous and functional results for each of his patients.

Actively Listens

When it comes to choosing any doctor, you want one that will listen to your concerns and that goes doubly for a rhinoplasty surgeon. In order to be happy with the final results, you want your surgeon to help you build a surgical plan that’s  based on your needs as well as what he thinks will be the most functional. A surgeon who listens will combine what you want along with what is surgically possible.

Beyond that, you want a surgeon who makes you feel comfortable. Consultations are a great way to decide whether a doctor is a good fit for you. Ask lots of questions and choose a surgeon who is willing to answer you openly and honestly.

Skilled at Different Types of Rhinoplasty

A well-rounded rhinoplasty surgeon should be skilled in all types of rhinoplasty surgery including traditional, preservation, and revision rhinoplasty. These procedures all involve the nose, but they require very different techniques and skill sets to achieve optimal results.

Some noses can have different structures and require a different technique than others. Preservation rhinoplasty has the surgeon use and preserve as much of the original tissue as possible and that can require a different set of skills than a revision or traditional rhinoplasty.

Whatever the type of rhinoplasty surgery, choose a surgeon who is up to date on the procedure and has a skilled hand so you end up with a natural-looking, beautiful result.


One of the easiest ways to ensure you are getting a surgeon with the skills and experience you need is to check if they are board certified.

The certification process is long and involved and requires a surgeon meet specific qualifications in regards to training and examination. The process is voluntary but most board certified surgeons are some of the best in the business.

The certification shows that they are dedicated to learning and caring for their patients and Dr. Diktaban is a double board-certified surgeon. He holds certifications from the American Board of Otolaryngology and American Board of Plastic Surgery

Beyond these essentials we’ve discussed above, you can also look for surgeons who are willing to provide photos of past work, have published papers in peer-reviewed journals, and are members of Rhinoplasty professional organizations. Client testimonials, awards, and online reviews are other great resources to use to determine the quality of your potential surgeon.

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If you’re considering rhinoplasty, contact us today using our online form or call us at Dr. Diktaban’s office to schedule a consultation.

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon at THEODORE DIKTABAN, MD, FACS

Dr. Theodore Diktaban, MD FACS, a double board-certified plastic surgeon with 35+ years of experience, specializes in safe and subtle cosmetic treatments, enhancing natural beauty and boosting self-confidence in the Upper East Side and New York City.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

For over 35 years, Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, has made it his life's work to enhance the natural beauty of his patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding areas of New York City. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban provides the ideal blend of realistic, aesthetic, and safe cosmetic treatments and procedures.

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