Remove minimal scar.
In July of 2010, my nose was fractured in two places due to an accident. After receiving sutures my primary physician suggested I see a specialist to insure that no permanent damage had been done. His personal opinion was that the minor fractures would heal, and that short of a scar, which would fade in time, I would be fine. Nevertheless I scheduled an appointment with a specialist he had recommended. At that point the nose was swollen, yet in no way noticeably crooked, and I had no problem breathing through it either. I met with Dr. S three days after breaking my nose.Dr. S took one look at my nose, ignored the x-rays, and exclaimed that my nose was “smashed” and that unless I wanted to be disfigured for life I was in need of immediate surgery. Speechless, I asked him to review the x-rays, and I lamely relayed to him that my primary physician had a different opinion. He countered that he was the specialist, and why else was I paying to see him, but to seek out his expert opinion.
His manner in no way improved, he stated that he needed to operate before my nose bone fused back in an unstable fashion. When I mentioned that I was breathing through my nose he made it clear that I would shortly be unable to do so, unless he operated.
That same day, after the unpleasant appointment with Dr. S, I had the good fortune of getting in touch with Dr. Persky’s office and hearing directly from him. I found it rather appealing and unique that he would contact me directly. I briefed him on the situation, and summarized the events of the last three days. Based on my summary and observations, Dr. Persky assured me that I was in no danger, and that I should see him early the following week to confirm. After that initial conversation with Dr. Persky which was as different as night and day with Dr. Stein, my weekend was far less stressful.
The following week I met with Dr. Persky and found him to be as pleasant and informative in person as over the phone. He was patient, and took the time to review my information, and x-ray. The staff as well as Dr. Persky had been fantastic and helpful in regards to my situation. He confirmed the original diagnosis of my primary physician and explained that no surgery would be necessary. My nose was not smashed, I would not be disfigured, and I would breathe literally and figuratively much better with him as my doctor. Dr. Persky suggested that if I wanted he could treat the scar with some laser treatment and alleviate the scar. We agreed that in the next four weeks I could begin laser treatment for scar removal.
Since August I have been in treatment for scar removal. My nose has healed, and after several treatments the scar is all but gone.