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Santa Monica 310 05-12-2011 10:28 AM

Advice on third rhinoplasty in LA...
 
Had my first surgery which helped big time about 12 years back to get rid of the bump, but then a second a few years after, but still think I have issues with my wide nostrils and the wide bridge....any reccomendations in LA? These were some of the names I've looked at...

Dr. Frankel
Dr. Kim
Dr. Calvert
Dr. Kanodia - did a friend of mine
Dr. Sayah - took over for my previous doc

Thanks!

TRC 05-12-2011 01:59 PM

All seem like professional choices, though I must add that Dr. Kim was very disregarding toward me about a year ago (I contacted his office, and a very polite receptionist had contact with me - however, when it came to Dr. Kim, he purposely avoided my emails and request for a phone consultation. The receptionist even told me how frustrated she was with how he was behaving!). However, the results on his page are all amazing.

Santa Monica 310 05-12-2011 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by TRC (Post 10784)
All seem like professional choices, though I must add that Dr. Kim was very disregarding toward me about a year ago (I contacted his office, and a very polite receptionist had contact with me - however, when it came to Dr. Kim, he purposely avoided my emails and request for a phone consultation. The receptionist even told me how frustrated she was with how he was behaving!). However, the results on his page are all amazing.

Thanks. I really want a doctor who is good at revisions and not doing anything crazy especially since this will be my 3rd procedure.

TRC 05-12-2011 05:05 PM

I'm on my 3rd surgery too, and I wish I could say my next surgery will be easy, but I'll have to have a radix graft, pollybeak reduction, and some graft removal/repair from the front view - so far, many, many surgeons have pretty much swept me under the rug when it comes to telling me answers and what can be done. It all puts me in a worse mindset than if a surgeon would just go ahead, put his foot down, and either tell me a realistic reason why my goals can't be done, or why they can.

At various times over the past few months, I've been trying to get in contact with Dr. Solieman & Litner, Dr. Boahene, and Dr. Spiegel, and none of them have been apt in replying to my concerns in a way that really shows interest. (Though of coarse, all the receptionists are pitching sales to the point it's annoying.) At the end of the day, surgeons are sometimes busy people, but I believe that if you take the time to send in all the professional photos, and write a professional introduction, then the surgeon should be the one to find the time to consider a case and reply in a bit of detail. Nothing gets on my nerves more than a surgeon who won't give an answer til he sees a $100 bill!

But so far, a pretty good list of revision surgeons is Solieman and Litner, Calvert, Le, Kim, Rizk, Frankel, Boahene...it probably won't give you much info to email them, but I would gather the photos and send them to your potential doctors, and just have a phone consult. Even if not much can be said over the phone, it's a great way to judge the surgeon's character and at least ask things about his practice or about the cases he handles.

P.S. Just adding that I did not mean I had surgery with Kim, I only contacted his office long ago about having a revision and tried pretty desperately to get his opinion but he oddly refused to speak to me. =/


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