Initially I didn't want to add a review. But since I was so happy with my result, I thought I'd write one for 2 reasons: first to give something back to this community, which has been a great help and secondly because I think my doctor deserves more attention here on realself, cause if you're interested in chin augmentation/rhinoplasty and you want the best, then dr Davis might be a great choice for you.
First, let me describe how I found my doctor. I think this is THE most important step. Nothing is more helpful to a good outcome than having the right doctor operate on you. I had read some advice from several websites/doctors about how to find a good doctor.
I decided these points were important to me:
* Dual board certification (the doctor must know his theory)
* Good, high resolution, photo's on his website which show what he can do
* Active in the academic community, I think a good and smart doctor publishes scientific articles
* Active in a hospital
*(and to me very important) the doctor should be specialized in the face only !! You'll want a doctor that has done thousands of facial operations, not one who has done thousands of boobjobs, that's not helpful at all.
You'll want him to have a lot of experience in the operation you want from him.
* Google your doctor: you don't want to find a history of malpractice. What I deliberately didn't mention was the amount of 'media attention' a doctor has. Let me clarify why. When I started my research for a doctor, I googled things like "best plastic surgeon" or "best rhinoplasty surgeon" etc. I found doctors in for example NYC, who wrote stuff like "voted as best doctor in the US" on their website. I thought, hmmm, voted by whom ? And after some more research I found that it was just a marketing bureau !! Man, I didn't want a do
ctor who does sleezy stuff like that to operate on me ! Furthermore I found that lot of media coverage is PAID advertisement ! So please be very skeptically there. Also, same thing goes for reviews without photo's. It's damn easy to write a fake review for yourself, so also be very skeptical there as well. I think these are the best tips anyone can give you.
Now, about my experience, I wanted both rhinoplasty and chin augmentation. Dr Davis is specialized in just these 2 operations, which I liked a lot. I flew in and met with Dr Davis the day before my surgery. He's a extremely nice man and really understood what I wanted. He added some suggestions, which I really liked and showed how it would look on the computer.
The next day, I went to the hospital (dr Davis operates in the Miramar Hospital). I remember getting the sedation, falling asleep and the next thing I remember is waking up ! I didn't feel any pain at all. However I really disliked not being able to breath through my nose. Of course I knew this would be the case but in my experience it was even worse than I had imagined. Especially since you'll need to cool both eye sockets (for the rhinoplasty) and your chin (for the augmentation), so you're buried under cooling packs, can't see because of that and can only breath through your mouth ! That was way more difficult than I had imagined.
I stayed in the hospital overnight (that's standard with Dr Davis and I really appreciated that, I think it's important a nurse watches over you the first night and you're in a hospital if anything happens, like bleeding) and was SO happy the doctor took the nose packing out the next day (which wasn't half as bad as I had read here, maybe because after 24 hours it's easier to get it out than after 3 days). All in all, I didn't feel any pain at all and didn't take any pain meds either when I got home. Bruising was minimal. I cooled a lot and am still sleeping with my head above my heart.
The second day was bit better than the 1st, the 3rd day already a lot better and after that I pretty much felt normal already. All in all, VERY VERY pleased with the results and both the rhinopolasty and chin augmentation where definately worth it.