I had the most incredible experience beginning with the consultation. Dr hirschfeld and his staff are warm and welcoming. The office environment is clean, neat, fresh, and organized. Dr hirschfeld asked appropriate questions related to my surgical requests, listened to me, explained thoroughly and kindly, and made me feel safe and secure from the very beginning. Surgery was performed in office... more
BACKGROUNDI was told by my doctor about 4 years ago that I had a severe deviated septum that was interfering with my breathing. It got worse over the years to the point that I could only breathe through one nostril and it was affecting my sleep; even my insurance company was ready to pay for the sinuplasty. I've never had surgery before and was terrified of the idea, but after reading the... more
Hi everyone! i was born with a unilateral complete cleft lip nose and palate on the left side. i have had over twenty surgeries to date, including bone grafts, jaw distractions, lip revisions and rhinoplasties- the whole five yards! although i have all of the surgeries necessary to make life livable, i am still not quite done yet! i still want to fix many things about my appearance, but most... more
I've never liked the shape or size of my nose. After having several consultations at different times in my life, but ultimately never going through with it, I finally decided I was ready to do it. All I can say so far, is that I look much worse than I feel. When I first got out of surgery my throat was extremely painful from the tube and dryness, but my nose really didn't hurt. I have... more
Dr. Greenwald is the best. I do not regret my procedure at all, and would do it again if I could. I was definitely scared to get the procedure done, but the Doctor was very upfront and honest with me. He told me exactly what to expect, he did not give me any unrealistic expectations which is really important these days to me at least. You don't want to go and get something done and think the... more
I broke my nose when I was 17 and had always wanted to get it "fixed." I knew Dr. Ruas was the doc for me when he addressed in great detail the importance of maintaining a strong masculine nose for me. I described my concerns about the bump on my bridge and he went from there. Surgery went smoothly as did recovery. I was comfortable throughout recovery and my briusing and swelling was minimal... more
So I've finally decided after years of hating my nose that it's time to do something about it. I think as we age our nose changes. It starts to droop a little more, and if you have thin skin like me, all of the humps and bumps underneath the skin starts to show a little more.
I didn't really have a problem with my nose until high school even though my older brother used to tease me about... more
I am very pleased with my result. I went to many consultations in my area and I noticed that some doctors have a "nose" that they give everyone. It was a similar nose on very different faces.
I always hated my nose and knew I will get it done in the future. I had my surgery right after high school. The surgery went great, except for some nausea after the surgery. I was very bruised... more
Went to get a consultation for RHINOPLASTY. So he scheduled me for just that. However, he also performed deviated septum while I was under. Saying he didn't realize I had a crooked septum. I'm sorry, a good surgeon would notice that PRIOR to surgery.
He tried to make us pay him for it. My nostrils came out crooked. I can't breathe right. He's a terrible surgeon. Do yourself a solid don't... more
I had preOp 2 weeks ago and surgery today. It has been a positive and calming experience. I will have the splint on for 3 days. I fully expect to see a lovely harmonious nose in the days to come. I did have unbelievable shivers upon awakening, the op room was THAT cold. I had a friend drive me and pick me. He won't operate unless you have a ride and also 24 hour home care for first night. I... more
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