after responses on RealSelf, I had to meet Dr. Ciardullo for myself. besides the 2 silly negative comments, all the positive comments are Very Very True! From the moment I picked up the phone to contact Dr. Ciardullo's office to scheduling the surgery date- I have had the Best experience ! Bobbi who works at the front desk is so calming, genuine, and knowledgable and is always there to answer questions. Vera works at the front desk as well every so often, and when a scheduling conflict in my personal life arose, she did Everything in her power to help me change my surgery date. Dr. Ciardullo's team is so patient and personable. they treat each individual with so much care!!
Ok so let me tell you my thoughts this far on the man himself, Dr. Robert Ciardullo. I had recently gone under a fairly intense sinus surgery that really changed my life... however, I was/ still very unhappy with the appearance of my nose. (I had Balloon Sinuplasty, Sinus Turbinectomy, 4 Polyps removed and a deviated septum straightened out) I was hesitant that doing something cosmetic could alter all the work that was done. The average person wouldn't say my nose is horrible, but I have a hump that drives me crazy, and it also droops slightly downward. when I first told my boyfriend he was upset since he couldn't understand why I spend thousands on something that's not wrong. he still thinks it looks fine, and wants me to know he likes the way i look now. but after taking time to digest that this was something I was serious about, he took a step back and understood it was really important to me and he had to be supportive. now he just wanted to come with me to any consultations to make sure we both liked the surgeon and he could have any of his questions answered too. So, about a week ago my boyfriend and I made the journey to White Plains to see if I would like Ciardullo as much as I thought, and if cosmetic surgery would affect the results of my sinus operation.
From the moment I first saw him in the waiting room he was greeting a patient and waved and said 'Hi' to me. if you've met surgeons or any doctor really that have such an Incredibly High reputation, it is very rare that they'll be so sweet and friendly!!!!! AND that they'd spend the time to come out into the waiting room to greet clients! So right off the bat we felt good about him. When we sat down, he introduced himself and gave us a brief history of his background. He then asked if I would mind if he could show me what he thought about why I wanted rhinoplasty. He nailed it right on the head! ( or nose, if you will :) ) As I was mentioning about the sinus surgery-I explained it to him and came with my notes from the ENT so he took me into his exam room to take a look. he explained exactly what he would do, and where the challenges would lie- because of my nose structure. he was honest...answered all my questions and SO patient!!! we then got to see the recovery room which could had two beds, and the surgery room. So, his office had a full exam room, recovery room for two, and a surgical room! he would do the surgery with a nurse and the anesthesiologist- who he frequently does surgeries with.
Oh.. incase anyone questions his experience, he's done over 3,000 noses!! I'd say he Nose What he's doing! Most Plastic Surgeons typically do Breast augmentation and liposuction as their number one performed operation, and although Dr. C does a lot of these as well... his number One surgery is rhinoplasty. We were with Dr. C for a good amount of time and Never felt rushed. When I showed him my packet of about 15 papers from my ENT surgeon he looked through Everything and then spent the time to read all 3(NON double spaced) papers of surgery notes. I think that was the moment I was sold on Dr. C. He valued the fact that i did not want to affect my previous surgery and wanted to know what he would be working with. I'm so so so happy I met with him!!! I'm also going to be out of work a week after and figured I'd be bored so ill keep everyone posted on the post operative!
Ps- the next day I thought of something quick I forgot to ask him so I left a message about 7pm and heard back from the office around 11am the next day and got to speak to him!
**sorry this is written while watching a movie- so it's not organized/written too well.
ill figure out how to blur my eyes and post 'Before' pics, or send me your email if you are really curious.