I recently got into a trauma accident in Central Park. I was riding my bicycle and was forced to stop short, catapulting off my bike seat and face-first into the back of a bus. My face (and especially my nose, forehead, lips and teeth) took the brunt of the impact, leading to multiple facial broken bones, fractures and lacerations (a word not even in my daily parlance prior to my injury).
Despite these injuries, I feel like the luckiest person in the world for two major reasons. First, I was wearing a helmet, which cracked as a result of the accident and prevented any damage to my brain. And second, I was referred to Dr. Schwarcz.
After researching him with my family members who are in the medical field, it was clear to me that he was the best person to lead the restoration effort on my face. He was trained under the tutelage of some the world’s best-known plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills and he has operated in similar type of trauma situations on some recognizable faces (not that I am the Hollywood type, but I knew I could only trust the best).