Ever Regretful, Never Forgotten Rhinoplasty - Richmond Hill, ON

I find myself questioning the validity and...

I find myself questioning the validity and authenticity of this web site "realself.com" at large when I read the reviews and ranks for which are being granted for a surgeon whom I consider to be the industries ever lasting shame! To my continued regret, I had a Rhinopasty done by Dr. Conrad in 1999. At the time he was considered to be at the pinnacle of his profession, teaching at the University of Toronto (not sure if he was speaking the truth), and practicing in both of his privately held clinic's in the Richmond Hill and Yorkville area. I recall him as the man with a full head of Grey hair, boasting with confidence in his lavishly Marilyn Monroe decorated private quarters of his office. Despite his age he insisted on doing the surgery in the evening (past 10 pm) as his days were committed to gaining new clients. My surgery, which needless to elaborate on was an absolute disaster, was redone again after 6 short months! Of course a third surgery was suggested as Dr. Conrad was fully aware of the fact that I was one unhappy client. But see'ing as how he failed to address the small problem that existed with my nose and gifted me with an unshapely nose that makes me resemble a retired UFC fighter...I think he understood why a third surgery was out of the question. You'll take notice after a simple first visit to Dr. Conrads office that second and third surgeries are the most common of factors in his practice! As he never gets it right the first time. I would like to also inform you, the reader, that the girl who had a rhinoplasty the same evening as myself ended up doing a total of four surgeries! She is one of many patients who has filed a lawsuit against his for completely destroying her face. Its an unfortunate truth that is baffling to say the least when I read the below reviews.

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So sorry you had to go through this. I was mutilated by Dr. Solomon in Toronto. See my photos and what he did to my face :( Fortunately, this website publishes negative reviews of these doctors. It's actually the vague, amazing (!) positive reviews and no photos of one-time-only reviewers that makes me wonder and disbelieve whatever they say. You are correct though: some dishonest doctors are using this website to advertise their businesses faking positive reviews. I wish there were more accountability in the plastic surgery market. I guess some of these surgeons count on the shame and embarrassment of their victims to speak up and tell the truth about their shady business. It took me 3 years to speak up.
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I would like to know too. Sorry
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Thank you for sharing your experience on RealSelf! The integrity of the stories shared on RealSelf are very important to us. All reviews go through a moderation process, which includes both automated (software) and manual (human) moderation. This helps to ensure that only real consumers are writing about their procedures.
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Wonderful. Thank you for sharing. I was quite pleased to see that my story was posted! As I initially assumed that perhaps the site would not approve it
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But how does Realself make money? Does it accept payments to remove negative reviews?
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That was a rhetorical question
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Wow! a surgery at 10 pm! Unbelievable. Have you had your revision with the same doctor? Are you happy now? Thanks for sharing your experience. Photos will also help other realselfers.
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Hi there I had two surgeries done by Dr Conrad as mentioned in my story. And unfortunately the fear of things getting worse through a third surgery has always left me looking the other direction. But I'm happy to say that after almost 15 years I am now considering to have another rhinoplasty done by a surgeon whom I consider to be the master if his craft. I have taken my time (as you can imagine) researching and interviewing him. And luckily he's humoured my constant visits for years now! But fortunately he empathizes with my circumstances and has been accommodating. I have not booked my surgery date yet...but I will definitely do so once it's all done with. As for pictures I must kindly decline. Perhaps I can send you private photo's if you are really interested. I'm simply not comfortable exposing myself otherwise All the best M
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Thanks for your response. I am happy that you already found a surgeon to fix your nose. I pray you get excellent results this time. It took me also more than 10 years to have my second rhino and finally did it last month. I posted a review here. I totally understand your hesitation to post pictures. Thank you for offering to send them to me. That's very kind. I just wanted other prospective patients to see the photos as I already had my revision. Good luck and please keep us posted.
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If you don't mind me asking, who is the surgeon you will be using ac
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