Pearlman or Romo for Revision Rhino?
- 4 months ago
I am planning on having a revision rhinoplasty later this spring and have narrowed my search to Pearlman and Romo in NYC, I was hoping to hear from anyone who has recently had a revision performed by or is also debating between the two who was willing to share their thoughts and help in my decision.
My thoughts:- I have found both doctors to be professional and willing to answer questions. Romo is a little rougher around the edges (I felt like a marionette when he handed me two mirrors and had me move them to show me the different angles hehe!)- I like that Romo operates out of a hospital (Manhattan Ear, Nose and Throat) rather than an operating room in his office like Pearlman. I will somewhat more secure in the rare case that anything goes wrong.
- Romo has mentioned the possibility of using a polyethylene implant in my tip if he is unable to harvest enough cartilage from my nose and ears. Pearlman has not mentioned this as he prefers to work only with a patient's own cartilage. The doctors on Realself seem to frown upon using implants.
- I found Pearlman's waiting room to be kind of a zoo between the patients with children and the multiple admins and estheticians behind the desk at all times, but I don't know if this should impact my choice.
- Pearlman was reluctant to rely on the computer imaging for a revision because he said he doesn't know what he is going to find once he pulls back the skin to see the scarring from my previous surgery. I like that he is honest but I also worry about going in to surgery without a strong idea of what the ultimate result will be. Romo did the imaging and let me keep the pictures.
- Pearlman has way more reviews online (Yelp, here on Realself) but a lot of them are for lip injections and/or laser treatments. Romo has far fewer reviews. I am also aware that he was sued for a surgery gone wrong back in 2004, but this hasn't caused me to rule him out as I imagine this happens more often than we would like to think in the plastic surgery industry.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.