Messed Up My Face - Roswell, GA

He did a very bad job on my Rhinoplasty... in fact...

He did a very bad job on my Rhinoplasty... in fact I had two surgeries with him, Rhinoplasty first when he messed up big time, then Rhinoplasty revision to clean up his mess, but still did not do a good job at all (I wonder how many chances should I give him to do one nose job correclty). I still need to go for another GOOD Doctor to fix the mess.

I got uneven result with Dr. Brian, when I pointed that out to him, he said all people do have uneven nostril ( really!, I disagree with that, even if I had uneven nostril wasn't his job was to fix it), I got scar tissue which make my nose looks crooked ( when I pointed that out to him, he said no one else will see it if I don't point it out) be the judge... please don't let him do to you what he did to me, I had two surgeries with him which cost me a lot ( time, money, pain)..and now I still need to go to another doctor.

one more thing about him, he never spend enough time with the patient consider how important Rhinoplast is. and he seems that he does not even listen ...let you talk but he does what he wants!

We are sorry to hear of your experience and would ask that you contact our office to discuss this further. We never want anything short of a happy patient. As you may be aware, rhinoplasty surgery is extremely demanding and has the highest rate of revision of all cosmetic surgeries performed anywhere in the world. Dr. Howard is a highly skilled and experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, including revision surgeries referred to him from other practices all over the Southeast United States. Please contact us to discuss further. Thanks.
I have had, Allot of revision surgery's sometimes it does take 2 revisions... to heal correctly. I would advice contacting him he seems nice. I NEVER had a plastic surgeon contact me on Real self and offer some sort of revision... they normally just yell at you and threaten to sue you if you complain about your surgery and there not a good doctor. He seems nice. Try to give him another shot... I know its hard. TRUST me I know read my story. I have been threw it all girl.
I wouldn't spend anymore than 1k on a revision tho. (most good doctors will offer something like this) He should really step up to the plate, because of the money that you already spent and the emotional pain and psychical... but mostly the emotional (cause that hurts way worse).

March/1st/2013 I had an appointment with ENT...


I had an appointment with ENT doctor for a 3rd opinion. I went to ENT doctor in purpose . b/c he won't be interested in pushing me to another revision b/c basically he can't do it..

he checked out my nose, and explained to me why it's crooked and what Dr. Brian Howard did wrong. it turn out that Dr Howard took away so much cartage from the left side of the nose , that's why the left side is thinner shorter and smaller.
he advised me to see a cosmetic surgeon to fix it, he said that they need to take cartage from the right side to the left side and if there isn't enough cartage in the right side they will have to take it from my ear...
Great!!! now I have to go for a third surgery and it will cost me more b/c it more of a reconstruction surgery.

so now I will be suing Dr Brian Howard for Malpractice ...and I don't feel bad about it. I really did give him enough chances to fix and I paid him a lot for both surgery..

--Does anyone you know a good Lawyer in Atlanta Area?
--Does anyone know a good plastic surgeon in Atlanta area , specialized in Rhinoplasty revision. this time I have to do a good research before I choose my Dr.
Hey I also had a very bad rhinoplasty experience with a surgeon who messed up my nose too, but I don't think malpractice lawsuits against plastic surgeons are feasible. Its literally impossible to find a lawyer who will take on a rhinoplasty case because 80% of the time doctors win malpractice suits... and to prove malpractice your doctor has to have done something to deviate from the standard of care (like using dirty needles or something) and bad results, even horrible results that cause subsequent health problems (like what happened to me) doesn't count as malpractice. It really sucks, but I'm just letting you know what I found out when I tried to look into suing my surgeon. On the other hand, I just had an amazing revision surgery with an excellent surgeon! It took 5 hours for him to fix everything the last surgeon did to me, but it was worth it. I'm from GA too and the surgeon is local if you want his info I'd be happy to share it with you.
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I am glad to hear you are satisfied with your revision!!!! It gives me hope.

RealSelf--- can someone please recommend a good Dr...

RealSelf--- can someone please recommend a good Dr in Atlanta to do my revision with please?
it seems to hard to find some good Dr based on reviews.. most of it are done by the Dr office ( you know what I mean). thanks
I am so sorry to hear about your experience. What a nightmare. I am also in Atlanta so I wanted to let you know my story so far. I saw Dr. Del Gaudio (an ENT) at Emory who referred me to Dr. Anita Sethna with the Emory Facial Center. My surgery is next Monday so I can not speak for the results yet, and you might want to stay tuned to my page but she was the exact opposite of the experience you had. I was the only person in the office for my consultation. She sat down and talked to me extensively (about 2 hours of undivided attention) and then showed me a multitude of slides of similar before and afters to what we are planning for my nose. She is a pleasure to work with. I don't know much about her experience with revision surgery but if I were you, I would get her opinion. She knows her stuff. She also teaches facial trauma or reconstructive cases at Grady, according to the Emory website. Best of luck to you, Maggie
thank you... I will see her soon.I hope all goes wwell with you surgery, please keep us updated...
Hi Maggieatl, hope all went well with your was supposed to be Monday. wish you all the besy and I hope that you like yoru results...please let us know!

Dear friends: I just want to ask.. since Dr Brian...

Dear friends:
I just want to ask.. since Dr Brian Howard did the third surgery on me ( 1 revision) back in November/11/2012, my nose still running, very watery..and every morning my right ear is blocked, just like when we go in an airplane ( air pressure).
it's like all the time.. I go no where without tissues, sometime it drips before I even get to the tissue. very embarrassing.
the air pressure is painful and annoying.
could it be related ? I know for sure he messed up big time, but could be that ?

I never had allergy in my life even Pollen

those sympotms only appeared after the revision :(
I am worried very much
So sorry for what you are dealing with. I feel my doctor did not spend enough time with me either. I did so much research and looking back should have known better than to go to the surgeon I used, but a family friend had a great result so I was a little too excited to really do the homework I needed to with him in particular. Don't loose hope. From what I can tell your nose is not extremely different than your original nose so I don't think you are looking like a complete different person. I know how much this hurts though, it can be agonizing. Stay in touch and make sure to wait a fair amount of time before another surgery. Good luck and best wishes!
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1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
2 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 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
2 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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