Dr. Guida was an outstanding surgeon that applied decades of knowledge and expertise into performing the ideal septo-rhinoplasty procedure. My nose was severely deviated, with an obviously crooked slant that could be spotted from a lengthy distance. When posing for pictures, I always looked to the right hand side, hoping to get an angle that would give the nose a sem-straight look for photo's. I hated doing this, and didn't like the sight of both the frontal and profile look.
Aside from the cosmetic issue of my severely deviated septum, I was not able to breathe properly, and would feel congested to the point where I was barely able to breathe, let alone speak or interact comfortably. After years of mixed feelings regarding surgery, I knew that it was time to put an end to the constant suffering that the deviation caused me both physically and emotionally.
Upon meeting Dr. Guida, I knew that I met the ideal candidate to perform the procedure. Although I've met with dozens of surgeons, I did not feel truly comfortable with getting the operation done until I met with Dr. Guida and his caring support staff that LITERALLY answered every question/concern I had.
Dr. Guida didn't boast about his previous surgeries, despite the fact that he has clearly done exceptional work on thousands of patients with an outstandingly high success rate. He allowed me to voice my concerns, and took the time and effort into addressing every question that I had, while applying his evidence based feedback on how to correct the internal and external deviation in my nose. Aside from simply making my nose look aesthetically pleasing to the eye, Dr. Guida expressed a strong desire to perfect the internal deviation for functional reasons as well. Unlike many plastic surgeons that I met, Dr. Guida doesn't simply aim accomplish beauty or better function; he strives to do both, while providing you an ideal nose, one that is natural looking, befitting to your face, and an operation that will actually improve your breathing and finally take away the congestion that was plaguing one for years.
I cannot express the happiness I felt after getting the septo-rhinoplasty done. I am 4 weeks post op. and feel amazing, both physically and emotionally. Dr. Guida has enhanced my life by providing me with an opportunity to breathe without obstruction, and a chance to finally avoid turning to the right hand side in photo's. I can face the camera straight, and remain confident, knowing that my nose will not look slanted or asymmetrical. My appearance has drastically improved, while my breathing has finally allowed me to avoid the anguish that the lack of proper airflow caused me since childhood.
Dr. Guida individualizes his approach for every patient, and applies his knowledge to give his patients the ideal nose that they have always wanted. His motto is often, " I can't make it perfect, but I can certainly make it better." I feel that Dr.Guida does much more than simply "making it better."; he truly enhances your life by performing the surgery with an ideal result that you never thought possible. Words cannot express how thankful I feel to have luckily discovered Dr. Guida's practice and his friendly office staff, including both receptionists and patient liaisons, Madel and Kate, the nurse, Jessica, and even the anesthesiologist who put my fears to rest when asked a variety of questions about the process. Most importantly, I am thankful to have finally found a competent surgeon to perform my septo-rhinoplasty procedure.
I highly recommend anybody considering plastic surgery to meet, interact with, and truly see what sort of results you can expect from a highly qualified, caring, and knowledgeable surgeon. Dr. Guida encompasses all of these qualities, and is truly golden-- both in surgical artistic ability, warm personality, and caring demeanor.
Happy with ideal results~ Alexander Kuravsky- 27 years old