Dr Gonschior

  • chris272
  • cardiff
  • 2 years ago

I had rhinoplasty with the above surgeon on the 23 of june this year and believe me it was the biggest mistake I ever made and cost me £4k into the bargain I ended up with a nose like michael jackson.  despite me giving him a photo of the outcome i wanted it looks nothing like remember those words he gave in the consultation "my work is not reversable and dont I know that now!!

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After having read these negative and, as it seems to me, often untrue and unfair reviews on Dr Gonschior, I would like to share my opinion and observations as a chaperone and a clinic worker. Currently working in Patient Care at a private clinic. I have been working in the cosmetic surgery industry for the last 5 years and have seen a lot, and have always tried to stay unbiased regardless of my position. I started working as a Patient Coordinator for a big company ( prefer not to name) but a few months later, having got disappointed by the whole structure; I quit my job and decided to work directly in Patient Care within a private practice, which was "targets" free, small but better organised belonging to a Specialist Plastic Surgeon. I have worked for and observed many surgeons (whilst working for a cosmetic surgery clinic) and Dr Gonschior has always been the surgeon I respected most because of the way he treated every patient and his direct and honest approach in surgical consultations. He always made sure he understands exactly what the patient wants, explains the details of surgery and answers any questions patients might have. He gives extremely comprehensive consultations. Also, when patients are booked in for surgery he sometimes allocates 3-4 hours for open rhinoplasty and he is definitively a perfectionist. I have seen a huge amount of very happy patients and feel that it is important to realize that on this forum there seem to always be the same 3-4 patients who draw conclusions which are simply unfair and nasty. Saying to not be happy with a result is one thing and there is nothing wrong with saying that, however being rude and insulting, and commenting on the competence and integrity of a highly trained surgeon is simply nasty and shouldn't be allowed. How can you conclude form single cases on a surgeons skill who has done a massive amount of operations? I felt this needed to be said. If realself is a free forum, the other side needs to be heard too.
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Like most people, I researched having a nosejob for what seemed like a couple of years before I decided to go ahead. Most surgeons seemed to have a share of good and bad reviews which is kinda scary and I had consults with 3 of them before deciding to go with Mr Gonschior. I chose him because of his direct manner where the other surgeons seemed to be a bit too fluffy. I have just had my 6 month review and I cannot praise and thank him and his staff enough. At week 2 I was pleased but now I am delighted with the results. My new nose is even better than I was hoping for and contrary to the comments below, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
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All of you please pm me asap xxx
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I also had my nose done through MYA Leeds and I am now left with a pea size lump at the side of my nose. My tip has also dropped and is boubous and looks horrible. I went back to MYA to see the surgeon to get told to use some nasal spray to reduce the lining in my nose. This worked for a few month but the lump has come back cause my nose to look like a hook shape. I am now going to my GP to see if anything can be done as MYA don't want to know :(
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Who was the surgeon? Gonschior or another cowboy?
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well does anyone know know fo a good revision surgeon gonchoir is nothing but a cowboy
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I'm looking for a revision surgeon. I've seen another surgeon and I need two ops to fix what gonschior did. The revision surgeon said he has never seen such disfigurement before and that he has written to gonschior before about his shoddy work, and will do so again. Gutted
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Could you guys please post pics as he writes these posts off as not being credible due to lack of pictures. The patient coordinators at mya also say this during patients consultations. Please post pics to add weight to our arguments. I will post some as soon as I can. Bear in mind tho that I'm on,y two weeks post op, so my claims are not yet ready, as he claims 'swelling'. Very convenient
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Hi simone, he has ruined my nose too. I've seen a lot of unhappy people. I asked for a nose almost the same as the one I had. He was so rough in surgery that I ended up with a life threatning infection. And nostrils so narrowed with scar tissue that I can't breathe properly. I regret so much having the op done and his blase attitude is just the icing on the cake. I know he has been sued recently by a lady whose chin implant migrated up her face. Maybe we could have some success, but it doesn;t change what he has done :-(
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Hi No0108 My nose was done almost 6 years ago now. I just really hate how the tip has dropped from one side so quickly as 2 yrs after surgery and it's pretty obvious always hard and sometimes really hurts too. But Id be to scared to even go through any secondary surgery now with another surgeon with the thought of it just getting worse. When did you have yours done?
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Just two weeks ago, but I know loads from another forum who are upset and seriously regret having him. Is your nose still upturned? Have you posted any pics? Thanks
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Hi there im really sorry that he has ruined your nose too! Hes done the same to me!! And ive been complaining for five years to him about it and seriously I think he has no soul! Before the op hes so nice etc...after they've got ur money they just cant wait to see the back end ofu!! U say theres another forum with negative reviews.. Which one is this? Thank u x
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Thundershower - did you have open or closed - what work did he do? Do you have pics? Thanks for commenting x
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all he does is a quick production line job i now have to go and get filler to make my nose back up when you go back to see him with any problems he tells you there is nothing wrong with it.
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Yes, he can be quite arrogant
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Hi there sorry for the late reply. Ok heres my story.. I had open rhinoplasty back in December 2009.AApparently my surgery was quite complicated and took three hours! So anyway my nose primarily was really bad. I had a twisted tip, a hump on bridge and it was overall a big nose. So anyway when I first had my cast taken off, I was ecstatic because at the time it looked perfect.. obviously not completely straight which I can live with. But a sstraight bridge and a smaller nose! It was perfect for me! So anyway at the time my nose was swollen and it took a few months to adjust to its real state. Oh yeh, I had a major breathing problem before surgery aswell..mainly because of my twisted nose etc etc.....ok so after swelling went down.. I had a big bump on the left side of my nose..it makes my nose look bent AGAIN...ok so u may be thinking thats not thay bad considering my nose before...but...now because of the excess scar tissue or excess cartilage I am back to having really really bad breathing problems..even worse then before...I can't sleep properly and literally never breathe from my mouth..I cant even keep my mouth shut for too long. So a few months post op, I raisdd my issued with dr G, he could clearly see the bad surgery he dud on be..but totally disregarded my point and started feeling my nose and telling me what a good job hes done (something that he says to many other patients who are not happy with their nose). He told me to come back after 12 months and to decide then whether or not I should have revision surgery. So I did go back and highlighted the same issues! He dismissed me yet again and kept dismissing me...oh yeh btw he didnt stitch my nose back evenly... I have been complaining about my nose and also the problems that I have with breathing etc and he has finally agreed to do surgery and correct the issues which I was so happy about..but....then I got called in again and now hr is contradicting everything he said before and now saying he can only make my nose wide and he cant trim the excess cartilage or scar tissue which initially he said he would!!!!! HES A BIG LIAR AND A BAD SURGEON...STAY AWAY!!!
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Sorry about the spelling mistakes I wrote this in a rush! Im at work lol
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too late I'm afraid :-(. I'm already disfigured. I too was there for 3hrs, which I couldn't believe as I asked for such a subtle change. He has completely redesigned my nose - and not for a good one. It is too small, turns up like a snout, has bumps around the columella, had different sized nostrils, and a bad stitching job leaving the inside showing from the outside - it's horrific.
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yep thats what he said to be "I am pleased with the result " so go away!!
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yep its all smiles and then you hand over your cash
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yes he always says there is nothing wrong yes stay away!!!
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I had a closed rhinoplasty with him 5 years ago after a within the year I could feel and see a bump on one side which I told him about at the time of my one year review to which he said "oh it's nothing major I wouldn't mess with that I think I've done a good job" and couldn't wait to get us out of there. A year later my tip which had the graft in it started dropping from one side which made the bump even more noticeable. It looks bad and even worse in pictures my nose just looks so wonky I can't even do many facial expression cause my nose looks terrible and more twisted by it. I would never of chose this surgeon if I had read some more reviews on him back then. The only reviews on this surgeon were from patients only less than a yr or so after the op but I can say now that I bet evn they have noticed a year or so lasted that the results do not last very long with his shoddy work. He just takes off too much cartilage which makes the nose weak less support is bound to make the nose collapse even I know this. He is suppose to be a surgeon yet he messes up so badly!! I wish I had done more research. This time when looking for a revision I will find a specialist who mainly does facial plasty only and is not dentist and what not with rhinoplasty surgeon on the side. I think someone with an artistic view and and vast experience in rhinos should be chosen someone who actually cares about his reputation, career and his patients. I wish the rest of you all good luck in finding a great surgeon who can fix your noses and for the ones that are yet to have a first rhinoplasty please do your research well and I hope you never have to feel the way we do with our nose mishaps by such so called surgeons. Good luck to you all.
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Hi Simone, sorry to hear about your experience and thanks for letting the researchers like myself know about it. I was very interested in having rhinoplasty by this surgon and had the most excellent consultation wih him at MYA. i have found that the reviews of this surgeon are either very good or very bad. Could you by anychance upload some before and after pictures?
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