I’ve not seen many surgeons who have great before/after photos showing work on noses with large bulbous tips. Dr. Denenberg has many such photos on his web site which reveal the extraordinarily excellent results of his fine work, and which drew me to initially contacting him.
It was his beautiful before/after photos, the positive remarks by others about his work, and my personal experience with his online consult which led to my ultimately flying to Omaha to have him perform my surgery. Flying out of state for a rhinoplasty was something I initially thought was completely unnecessary, and would therefore never happen. On hindsight, I am so grateful things fell into place which opened my eyes to have me seriously consider flying to see Dr. Denenberg. As well, I now see how easy it is to travel to see him.
Dr. Denenberg took time to hear and respond to all of my concerns and requests. From my initial online consultation through surgery to post-OP, both he and his staff have worked together to make the entire process as easygoing as possible. As part of my initial consultation, Dr. Denenberg immediately provided free before/after simulations which allowed me to consider his proposed direction based on my stated goals.
I only had to stay about 10 days, which includes the days flying in/out, returning home the same day the bandages came off. I could have reduced that to 9 days by flying in on the pre-OP day, but I wanted to fly in the day before the pre-OP so I could settle in, shop for groceries, relax, etc.
I should mention his office has relationships with local hotels where they offer his patients special rates. At first, when I think of a hotel, I think of a place which is either too fancy/expensive, or requires room service (i.e., no kitchen), or where you must go out and eat or pay a lot of money to order in. One hotel they recommended, where I stayed, was very affordable, yet it had a fully ready-to-go kitchen (i.e., pots, pans, utensils, fridge, microwave, stove, dishwasher, etc.). It was truly like a home away from home for my 10 day stay. I like to cook, so I bought groceries and made most of my meals there. They even had laundry rooms where the machines were free. In other words, I wasn’t charged a bunch of fees at every turn. Staff at the hotel was very nice/accommodating. It was very easy to stick to a budget. Overall, it was a very nice stay.
Dr. Denenberg’s office also has lists of places you can go visit and eat while there (i.e., museums, restaurants etc.). I didn’t expect to go out, but during recovery, actually starting on the day after surgery, I surprised myself and went out a few times and found it refreshingly quiet and relaxing. I was quite surprised, actually, how little pain and bruising there was... my main concern was just not to bump into anything or whatnot. So I didn’t go into a lot of busy places... the museum was very quiet, cool, relaxing... perfect for recovery while avoiding being cooped up in a room all the time.
On hindsight, I almost actually even wonder if it’s a little better to sort of get away for this sort of thing, out of my element, away from home. I think it allowed me to more freely go out and about with bandages on, something I likely would not have done as freely in my own neighborhood at home.
I really didn’t believe I would finally go for it and travel on top of that. Everything went so smoothly, it just happened. I’m so very astonished and pleased with the result Dr. Denenberg produced for me. Dr. Denenberg possesses great mastery, refreshing integrity, and sincere compassion/empathy. A big THANK YOU to Dr. Denenberg and his staff!