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Old 04-16-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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If you have had these done, how did you pick your surgeon?
How was the recuperation? Did it take long?
For how long were you eating through a straw
or breathing through your mouth?
Did you like the results?
How long until you need a relift?

I am curious.
Also, I like the approach, generally, of the websites of surgeons from New York rather than the West Coast.
They seem to be more involved in telling you about a medical procedure.

In the West they seem to concentrate on telling woman how sexy and pretty they will be, appealing to a woman's emotions and vanity rather than her common sense.

I would appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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Ok, I did not have any cosmetics surgery, but I did have work done for a deviated septum and tonsillectomy. It took about a month before my nose felt normal. Having any surgery at all is major. I stayed home for 3 weeks and cleanse my nose several times daily. Because I had my tonsils removed with my nose surgery made it all the worse. I was unable to eat for about month and loss weight because of this. I was literally out of commision for 3 weeks. I discuss my deviated septum here because having your nose broke for cosmetic purposes is about the same.

Good luck and discuss with your doctor throughly.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:23 PM
 
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My friend was an OR nurse and recovery nurse for several high profile plastic surgeons and always had advice about who to see for different procedures.

Ask people who work in the industry. Also, check your states Department of Health Care Professionals website to look for any lawsuits and disciplinary actions against potential doctors.

Good luck.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I had a nose job three years ago, did very little research, and am regretting it very much. The recuperation was about 3 weeks to a month. After that the swelling lasted for about 18 months- 2 years.

Soon after having the surgery I found a website that has answered so many of the questions I should have asked beforehand.

Rhinoplasty (Cosmetic Nose Surgery) | Rhinoplasty4You.com

I've been on the board for 3 years now and am convinced that rhinoplasty is something you should travel and shell out for. In other words, do not settle for a local plastic surgeon unless he is one of the Big Names.

Some of those include: Dr. Dean Toriumi in Chicago; Dr. Rollin K Daniel, Dr. Kanodia, Dr. Nassif, and Dr. Frankel in California; Dr. Frederick Menick in Arizona; Dr. Theodore Golden in Michigan; Dr. Richard Davis in Florida, and Dr. Tabbal and Pearlman in New York.

The doctor who did my nose, Brent Kennedy, is known for his face lifts. I would not have a nose job with him though.

The Institute of Facial and Cosmetic Surgery, LLC in Salt Lake City - Cosmetic Surgeon for Plastic Surgery
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:27 AM
 
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I found a list from the New Yorker
and some other source of the best Cosmetic Surgeons.

I thought Aston or Baker, in NY.

Yes, I do not think a person should go to the guy down the block, either.

When can you take the bandages off?
How long before you look normal enough to walk on the streets, shop?
Must you really eat through a straw? For how long?
I am lactose intolerant, so I guess it is broth city.
How quickly can a popular surgeon schedule you?
If you go to one doctor for the nose and
another for the facelift,
which do you do first and
how long do you wait in between?
I will be living on the West Coast,
but probably going to NY doctors,
which means an apartment for the
entire time, rathr than flying back and forth.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL and Vero Beach, Fl
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This is a good thread which should be continued. I live in south Florida. I learned by researching that all plastic surgeons have their area of specialty - In my case I am still trying to find a facial plastic surgeon. Good luck all!!.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:32 PM
 
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I am very interested in this discussion, too, as I have actually scheduled a rhinoplasty TWICE but both times, I had situations occur the week of my surgery wh/ meant a big outlay of cash . . . so I just felt I didn't want to spend the money on myself (and elective surgery). Now, 20 some years after the first rhinoplasty was cancelled . . . I still want my rhinoplasty! I know the older I get, the more difficult the recovery . . .

I had assumed west coast docs would be the best b/c they would have the most experience since cosmetic surgery is so prevalent in CA!! So now I am re-thinking all that. Previously, since I am in the South, I was going to have surgery in Atlanta.

I notice no one has mentioned Atlanta surgeons . . . ???? I have a friend there but I do not have anyone to stay w/ in NYC.

This is a very interesting discussion - thank you, goldengrain, for posting this one!

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Old 04-18-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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I have read that, on websites, some before and after surgery pics are just that - but not necessarily surgery done by the doctor who is promoting himself on that site.

Some trade org membership make the doctor name the people shown on the site, assuring that they are not just models.

Some before and after pics that I've seen on the web actually looked better, to me, in the before versions - and this is what the doctor considered his best work.


NewYork Magazine has an annual 'Best Doctors' issue, and these were the Plastic Surgeons on the list:
You may notice that 4 are located in New Jersey.


1. Dr. Sherrell Aston, MD (PlS) - Hospitals: Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, NYU Medical Center; Address: 728 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021; Phone: 212-249-6000; Board Cert: Surgery 1974; Med School: Univ VA Sch Med 1968; Resid: Surgery, UCLA Med Ctr 1973; Fac Appt: Prof PlS, NYU Sch Med


2. Dr. Daniel Baker, MD (PlS) - Hospital: Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital; Address: 65 E 66th St, New York, NY 10021; Phone: 212-734-9695; Board Cert: Plastic Surgery 1978; Med School: Columbia P&S 1968; Resid: Surgery, UCSF Med Ctr 1975; Fac Appt: Assoc Prof PlS, NYU Sch Med


3. Dr. Anthony Berlet, MD (PlS) - Hospitals: Hackensack University Medical Center, Chilton Memorial Hospital; Address: 908 Pompton Ave, Ste A-1, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009; Phone: 973-857-7757; Board Cert: Plastic Surgery 2004; Med School: UMDNJ-NJ Med Sch, Newark 1986; Resid: Surgery, Albert Einstein Med Ctr 1991; Fac Appt: Asst Clin Prof PlS, UMDNJ-NJ Med Sch, Newark


4. Dr. Gregory Borah, MD (PlS) - Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - New Brunswick; Address: UMDNJ Medical Ctr-Div Plastic Surgery, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1928; Phone: 732-235-7865; Board Cert: Plastic Surgery 1986; Med School: Harvard Med Sch 1978; Resid: Surgery, Mass Genl Hosp 1983; Fac Appt: Prof PlS, UMDNJ-RW Johnson Med Sch


5. Dr. Stafford Broumand, MD (PlS) - Hospital: Mount Sinai Medical Center; Address: 740 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021-4251; Phone: 212-879-7900; Board Cert: Plastic Surgery 2006; Med School: Yale Univ 1985; Resid: Surgery, Mt Sinai Med Ctr 1990; Fac Appt: Assoc Clin Prof PlS, Mount Sinai Sch Med


6. Dr. David Chiu, MD (PlS) - Hospitals: NYU Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital; Address: 900 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021-0231; Phone: 212-879-8880; Board Cert: Plastic Surgery 1982; Med School: Columbia P&S 1973; Resid: Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hosp 1977; Fac Appt: Prof S, NYU Sch Med


7. Dr. Stephen Colen, MD (PlS) - Hospitals: Hackensack University Medical Center, NYU Medical Center; Address: 20 Prospect Ave, Ste 912, Hackensack, NJ 07601; Phone: 201-996-5588; Board Cert: Plastic Surgery 1983; Med School: Hahnemann Univ 1974; Resid: Surgery, Univ Colorado Hosp 1979; Fac Appt: Assoc Prof S, NYU Sch Med


8. Dr. Peter Cordeiro, MD (PlS) - Hospitals: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital; Address: 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065; Phone: 800-525-2225; Board Cert: Surgery 1998; Med School: Harvard Med Sch 1983; Resid: Surgery, New Eng Deaconess Hosp-Harvard 1989; Fac Appt: Prof S, Cornell Univ-Weill Med Coll
Website Available: Sloan-Kettering - Physician Biography: Peter G. Cordeiro, FACS

9. Dr. Court Cutting, MD (PlS) - Hospital: NYU Medical Center; Address: 333 E 34th St, Ste 1K, New York, NY 10016-6481; Phone: 212-447-6229; Board Cert: Otolaryngology 1980; Med School: Univ Chicago-Pritzker Sch Med 1975; Resid: Otolaryngology, Univ Iowa Hosps 1980; Fac Appt: Prof PlS, NYU Sch Med


10. Dr. Richard D'Amico, MD (PlS) - Hospitals: Englewood Hospital & Medical Center, Holy Name Hospital; Address: 180 N Dean St, Ste 3NE, Englewood, NJ 07631-2534; Phone: 201-567-9595; Board Cert: Plastic Surgery 1986; Med School: NYU Sch Med 1976; Resid: Surgery, Tulsa Med Ctr 1979; Fac Appt: Asst Clin Prof PlS, Mount Sinai Sch Med
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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The list is wonderful - great reference - thank you so much for sharing.
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:01 AM
 
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I have had neither, but if I were going to I would want to see examples of other women that doctor had done. You know what you DON'T want it to wind up looking like. Like, I'm sure Joan Rivers went to a top NY plastic surgeon, but you wouldn't want to look like that.
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