Looking for rhinoplasty surgeon - BEYOND FRUSTRATED.
By laureneliz on 10 Mar 2011
I am a white female with no breathing problems or health conditions, looking to make my rather big roman nose smaller. I am willing to pay basically anything, travel basically anywhere, and am prepared to have the surgery very soon - so WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO FIND A SURGEON?! I hear all the "top" NY surgeon names, who charge $$$$, and then spend a couple of hours researching them to find countless online forums where people say "He botched my nose, I need revision, it looks terrible, I have nerve damage" etc. Now I know there is a degree of dishonesty online that has to be taken into account, but how can I pay $200+ to consult with a surgeon after reading multiple reviews that say "Whatever you do, don't... it ruined my life"!? I am BEGGING someone to PLEASE send me a referral of a rhinoplasty surgeon they went to who did an excellent job and can show before/after pics or speak to me for a couple of minutes on the phone/through email. That's it. I just want to have a short list of doctors who I know do good work so I don't waste 50% of my surgery budget on consults. How does one sift through so many positive and negative recommendations to find trustworthy referrals? :(