Cosmetic surgery insiders know that the most gifted, talented cosmetic plastic surgeons are also the busiest.
In medicine, some surgeons go through extra training and become Specialists. A few others go through that same training, have yet more training, perhaps at the side of an older, more experienced plastic surgeon and then have a ranking as Superspecialist. That is not a marketing buzzword, but strictly a medical term.
(A middle ranking, Subspecialist, offers slightly more training than the Specialist.)
In India and a few other nations, a Superspecialist surgeon would hold an actual degree marked “Master Surgeon.”
(Read the actual training of a rhinoplasty Superspecialist.)
Potential patients with the most difficult rhinoplasty cases would then beat a path to the door of the Superspecialist. That, in turn, also means that surgeon would operate a very busy surgical schedule.
His or her patients would have additional success because the more the surgeon operates, the better he or she operates.
You can easily find out if the surgeon you have in mind is a Master Surgeon who superspecializes in a particular procedure like Rhinoplasty or Revision Rhinoplasty.
The minimum number of surgeries should be two weekly. Some rhinoplasty Superspecialists perform two nose surgeries daily during a typical week.
Look at it from the viewpoint of the manual trades: Any electrician, carpenter or car repairman who works in a technical function uses repetition and consistency to generate excellence and a good outcome. The busier that worker is, the better the hand-eye coordination becomes and stays at a peak.
The world of cosmetic plastic surgery is no different. Over the last 40 years, we have observed that the most accomplished, successful and important surgeons are those that do a high volume of surgery.
The key? Not doing 100 operations once, but performing one operation 100 or more times.
For the best, most natural outcome, search for a cosmetic plastic surgeon who is focused on only five to seven procedures and maintains what is known as a “boutique practice.”
Otherwise, you may find a plastic surgeon who is a jack-of-all-trades but a master of none.