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Traumatic Experience with Dr. Yarish - Houston, TX

I asked for a simple change in my nose, as I loved...

I asked for a simple change in my nose, as I loved my natural nose. I just wanted a small dorsal hump SHAVED off. Before he even got in the room he said "Hold on let me do this real, it will be really quick"- talking about the consultation with me. I explained what I wanted (stated above) and then he immediately started saying all of these things I should changed about my nose. I said no, just the hump, nothing more. Then he had a woman on his staff create an image of what it might look like after surgery. It was a tiny button nose that did not match my face. I said no, again, I just want the hump removed. He acted like he understood. Then the day of surgery came. I told him again I just wanted the hump removed, THAT'S IT. He acted very friendly and said he understood. Healing process was fine. Then the day I took the splint off came... It was the worst day of my life. I didn't even recognize myself. He completely changed my whole nose. I looked distorted, and I still do. He broke my nasal bone, narrowed my nose, rearranged the bone on my face, took off too much tip and rounded it, and made a hanging comella. He even said "calm down, it will look more like the one in the picture with time, you are swollen". And pointed at the very picture (nose) that I said I didn't want. I can't even look at myself in the mirror. I wish more than anything that I could go back to the day of surgery and walk away.

Still miserable

I can't help but feel guilt, regret, and horror from this experience. I know that I am going to have a revision, but I also know that it won't ever look the exact same again... Which is what I want. But I pray that it at least makes me happy and confident again. I'm only 19 years old. I was so beautiful and confident before. I was just in search for perfection, really. Instead I got a monster. Thats how I feel. I just miss my face and my life. I won't go out in public or look in the mirror. I go around with white tape on my nose at all times. I even sleep with it on. Well, I fly out to Beverly Hills this Thursday to meet Dr. Litner and Solieman. So I pray that I find out some good news.

... Found out nose is collapsing

When I visited Dr. L and S they told me some interesting news. The reason why I am having trouble breathing is because my nose is collapsing due to Dr. Yarish narrowing it too much. Also, my nose is visibly crooked now. Great. More and more problems keep coming up. However, they said they are probably able to get my nose back very similar to my natural nose.

Still miserable....

Well there's nothing to really describe how I feel besides miserable. And yet even that word doesn't do my true feelings any justice. It's four months until my six month mark. That's when I'm planning on doing the revision. The only thing I keep thinking about is getting my beautiful face back. It's so weird how one decision can alter your whole life. I went from being a happy, confident, sociable, young woman with the whole world at her finger tips.. To a sad, ugly, depressed recluse. The hardest part is knowing that I might not ever get close to my natural nose. I just want to find the right doctor that LISTENS to me and has a great deal of expertise in revision rhinoplasty. I'm thinking of Dr. Siegal a lot because he really agreed with me when I first saw him three weeks after my botched surgery. I'll probably go back to him to talk next month since it's been a bit longer after surgery.

Getting more impatient as the days go by...

It's been 3 months since the day that ruined my life. I find that as the days go by I get more and more impatient. Of course there are worse days than others, but lately they have been mostly bad. I just now have gained the courage to go back and look at old pictures and videos of myself. It's so strange because I feel like I'm watching some pretty girl that I'm envious of... when its me. But I feel like its not.. its a very surreal and sad thing. I always knew I was good looking, but I never realized HOW good looking until now. I say all this and then I remember the saddest part about this whole ordeal is that I just asked for a simple change. So simple that me, nor anyone else would have noticed a difference. The only difference should have been my profile was a hint better. That's it. I didn't have some huge bump, it was tiny!!!! If I just would have chosen a better doctor.. I think any doctor in Houston would have been better than Dr. Yarish. I really want to write a book about my experience bc the more I look into all these cosmetic procedures the more I realize how careful people need to be. Also the fact that we as the patients have no legal protection. I will also expose this doctor that I went to as well. He has caused pain to more people than just myself. I also have found that it is soooo hard to find a doctor that I trust!! I guess I'm just being extra careful now as I want this next procedure to be my LAST one.
Houston Plastic Surgeon

He doesn't listen well at all. He spent a total of about 10 minutes with me before the surgery date. Also, my mom was about 30 minutes late to pick me up after surgery because of a car accident and they charged us an extra 400 bucks. They were not kind to me or my mother.

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
2 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
1 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
1 out of 5 stars Payment process
2 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Comments (6)

Ive heard nothing but bad things about this "surgeon", I think there is a reason why these doctors don't practice in the big cities and are doing their "work" in smaller communities. I had a consult with another P.S. that worked in Lake Jackson, his name is Dr. Pisarski... terrible experience from start to finish, or should I just say from finish to finish....he spent 3 minutes with me, was extremely rude/arrogant and then rushed me out of the door and I was charged 50 bucks for it. I ran for the hills...the hills being Houston where I knew I would find more professional doctors/surgeons. Im glad I researched this doctor before deciding to get my nose done because I initially ran across his page when I was considering rhinoplasty and I was thinking about giving him a call but I did more research and found a lot of bad experiences from his patients. Good luck with your revision...!
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Hi, Did you go to see Solieman and Litner and what did they say?
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Yes, I did. They said they could get it looking really similar to my old nose. But Soliman didnt listen to me after a while when I told him I wanted the bridge higher like my old nose. So that bugged me bc I want a doctor that listens this time.
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I'm sorry you had such a terrible ordeal. Would you mind posting a before and after pic of your nose?
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Thank you for sharing your experience on RealSelf!

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I am sorry that this happened to you.
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