After receiving a rhinoplasty from Dr. David I...
After receiving a rhinoplasty from Dr. David I realized that he had removed a lot of bone from the sides of my nose, so that it looked hollowed out and narrow. The scariest thing is that even my eyes look different. He had removed bone from around my eyes and glabellum. I really wanted to speak with him to find out if there was anything he could do, but his front office called to reschedule for over a week out. I was willing to go in at any time today or tomorrow to meet with him, just to find out if there was anything he could do, but he wouldn't take ten minutes out of his schedule to see me. The front desk kept asking me, "What is the problem?" "Why is this a big deal?" "Why do you have to see me today?" I should have never seen him. Do not see this doctor. I regret having him work on me and I'm feeling hopeless that it can be fixed.
Dr. performed procedures that weren't requested
26 Jul 2013
2 months post
Follow up appointment with another surgeon in Newport. I found out that I have a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, and a collapsed middle vault on the right side now. I did not have breathing problems prior to my surgery and now I do severely. He also trimmed my columella even though he promised he wouldn't change anything to my tip. My tip used to be cute and bifurcated. It's flat and bulbous now and only getting worse as the inflammation goes down. Most importantly, my eyes look different because Dr. David shaved down my radix. Pleae don't see this doctor. I wanted the most minor of changes and I begged him to be conservative. He performed full osteomies all the way through to the very top of my nasal bones. The surgeon I saw in Newport said this will be very difficult to reverse, that I will never get my bifurcated tip back and that the collapsed middle vault will require grafts to fix. When I went in for my post op, Dr. David didn't even notice the collapse or address my breathing issues that I mentioned.
I did show up for my appointment. In fact, I called prior to my appointment to let the staff know that I needed to come in later and they said they were going to call to cancel anyways. The doctor didn't agree to meet with me until I said that I was so upset that I would post about the negligent service. When I did go in, he just told me it would take time to get used to. No, I won't get used to breathing problems, a trimmed columella, and a reduced radix.
Picture - will post more
26 Jul 2013
2 months post
I asked for my nose to be straighter where I had the smallest bump, which I later found out could have been handled with fillers instead of surgery. He made drastic changes to give me a less appealing nose. No, I did not want the bridge trimmed down. I wanted a bump to be smoothed, not the entire bridge trimmed. I realize that the nose will continue to change over the next year, but it is becoming less appealing, more bulbous, and wider appearing than before the surgery. My tip is nothing like it was before. I am devastated about the columella and the shaved bridgework. I loved my bifurcated tip. It was like my mom's. When I came in for an appointment, my concerns should have been addressed. I am entirely uncomfortable seeing this doctor to fix the collapsed vault now, which I meant to be on the left side and that's wrong since he did it. My nose does not look anything close to the imagined pictures, believe me or I wouldn't have had the procedure done.
In the end, it is my fault for seeing this surgeon and believing him when he assured me that he understood what I wanted and promised not to change the tip. I was very explicit on the tip and the bridge. I liked the projection I had and the tip exactly as it was. I didn't need my nose broken at all or osteomies performed.
I also posted the comment before your office called back and said they would see me. The office called me over two hours after I had already left.
I can't live with these changes. My nose changed my entire face. The doctor removed bone from around my eyebrows and radix region. I don't understand why he would do that. I look so different :( I should never have had the procedure done. I wasn't even able to make it to a pre op appointment. We just talked over the phone for a few minutes. The surgery never should have been done. I went in for my 1 week post op and three week post op. My next appt shouldn't even have been until my three month appt, but his office just dismissed me from his practice for neglecting to schedule a post op? The truth is that he dismissed me for writing this review. Don't see this doctor. He doesn't screen for BDD and the truth is that he was willing to perform a procedure without understanding fully what I wanted. It is my fault for having the procedure done, most definitely. I just wish his office had been more strict with me about their protocols. It would have changed the outcome. Please please screen for BDD doctors. My nose was fine. I didn't need the procedure. I did not have a bump or anything wrong with my nose. It never should have been done. It's too late for me to change now. I don't want to post pictures because I don't want people that I know to see them. I basically have a horse nose now. It's very long and straight with no supratip and it extends straight to my eyebrows. I can't even move my left eyebrow anymore.
This man ruined my life with a bad rhino that I...
This man ruined my life with a bad rhino that I admittedly didn't
need. I only wanted a bump smoothed and he didn't even do that. I didn't
want the bone broken and narrowed, or the tip changed at all. He also
shaved the bones between my eyes, so they look way different and shaved
down the dorsum. My eyebrows even move differently now because he shaved
the bone around them too. Then he gave me prednisone for inflammation
that caused hair growth and skin problems. I miss my eyes, I miss my old
nose, I miss my great skin. See my photos. Do I look human? Yes. Do I
look as beautiful as I was? No. Was it worth 8k? No. Has it affected the
way I identify with myself? Yes. I should have been recommended
fillers. Not a rhino.
I admittedly didn't need this procedure. He
did it for greed. Afterwards, I went in for secondary consultations with
other doctors that said they would have never performed the rhinoplasty
and would have offered fillers instead. I was also dismissed from the
practice for writing a review online claiming that I didn't come in for
follow ups, which isn't true. I came in for at least three follow up
appointments, the front desk told me that my next follow up wasn't for
another 3 months. I had a right to write a review. They treated me
horribly and my life will be forever changed.