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  1. Hi ! Have a consult coming up with dr Patrick Walsh in September to fix a deviated septum, with one of my main concerns being symmetry. I have read many amazing reviews of him online however it is really hard to find examples of his work. Just wondering if anyone had any examples they are willing to share
  2. Where a surgeon has no negative feedback online, I question it. No matter how experienced a surgeon is, there will be patients not happy or even surgery's requiring revision. Unfortunately, it's way to common and we don't hear about these patients stories as surgeon's threaten them if they speak out. It's a common practice and unfortunately women are venerable as they don't know there legal rights. I'm only bringing to light for those voices whom gave been silenced by surgeon valuing their reputations rather then their own patients health! it needs to stop!
  3. Hello, I have had a consult for male rhinoplasty with Dr George Marcells in Sydney, Australia. He was very nice and professional when I saw him, and took the time to listen to my concerns and show me how he could fix them. I felt really comfortable in the consultation with him. There are about 10 reviews on RealSelf and 19 on RateMDs. They are all positive for rhinoplasty, however I saw three comments in total about revision rhinoplasty with him which were not so good. Such is to be expected, as you cannot have a surgeon always get the perfect result and I understand that. I wondered if any of you had experience with him? I see some comments online where people call him the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Australia. The only real evidence of this is his large body of experience, and appointments to several posts within surgery societies. He does seem to have a focus on the importance of the structure of the nose - as he is an ENT. I have not been able to find any scandalous reviews about his work, which can be found about practically every other rhino surgeon in Australia. So I am hoping most of his clients just don't leave reviews because they are happy with his work. Has anyone had any experiences with George Marcells or can shed us some knowledge?
  4. Hey all I'm not too far from Sydney and have been looking at getting a rhinoplasty (and maybe a chin implant) for the last 5 or so years as I have never liked how I look from the side. I would love to know based on your experience who the best surgeon is for the job as I am willing to travel and cost is not so much a problem. I have seen Dr. Zacharia on Television and he looks pretty good so I am considering him but I haven't made my mind up yet. Who would you say the best and most consistent Rhinoplasty surgeon in Australia is? PLEASE your help is appreciated
  5. Hi, I recently went to an ENT and they recommended Dr Stewart Lee here in Melbourne. I can't find much on him online except that his google ratings are all 5 stars (Good sign!!!). I was wondering if anyone had undergone a consultation/surgery with Dr Stewart Lee, and if so what were your thoughts.
  6. For those of you researching doctors to perform your elective surgery, have you checked their conditions on AHPRA ? The one below is shocking !! Conditions: View definition of 'Condition' The Medical Council of New South Wales has considered it appropriate to impose the following conditions on Dr William Wall Warner Mooney’s registration under section 150(1)(b) of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) for the protection of the health and safety of any person or persons, or because it is satisfied that action is otherwise in the public interest. These conditions will have effect until the matter about the practitioner is disposed of, or the conditions are removed by the Medical Council of NSW. 1. Not to perform any paranasal sinus procedures including the following procedures: - External fronto-nasal ethmoidectomy (MBS 41731) - Radical fronto-ethmoidectomy (MBS 41734) - Intranasal operation on the frontal sinus or ethmoidal sinuses (MBS 41737) - Intranasal operation on sphenoidal sinus (MBS 41752) - Catheterisation of frontal sinus (MBS 41740) - Trephine of frontal sinus (MBS 41743) - Radical obliteration of frontal sinus (MBS 41746) - External operation on the ethmoidal sinuses (MBS 41749) - Transorbital ligation of the ethmoidal artery or arteries (MBS 41725) - Intranasal operation on or removal of foreign body from Antrum (MBS 41716) - Removal of nasal polyp or polypi (MBS 41662 and 41668) - Antrostomy (Radical) (MBS 41710) - Antrostomy (Radical) with transantral ethmoidectomy or transantral vidian neurectomy (MBS 41713) - Proof puncture and lavage of maxillary antrum (MBS 41698) - Proof puncture and lavage of maxillary antrum, under general anaesthesia (requiring admission to hospital) (MBS 41701) - Lavage of maxillary antrum (MBS 41704) a. If a patient is undergoing a paranasal sinus procedure being performed by another doctor, the practitioner must not perform any other procedure on the patient in same episode of surgery. 2. To practise under category B supervision when in the operating theatre, in accordance with the Medical Council of NSW’s Compliance Policy – Supervision (as varied from time to time) and as subsequently determined by the appropriate review body. a. The terms of the Council’s Compliance Policy – Supervision are varied so that: i. the Council-approved supervisor must have Specialist Otolaryngology registration and be in active clinical practice. ii. the practitioner must have a Council-approved supervisor at each location where he performs surgery who is accredited at that location iii. except as required by condition 2 (c) the Council-approved supervisor is not required to be onsite at all times when the practitioner is operating. iv. before conducting any operating list, the practitioner must meet with his Council-approved supervisor at least 7 days prior to the list. v. The practitioner must meet on a monthly basis with each Council-approved supervisor who approved any operating list in the preceding calendar month and is to authorise each supervisor to provide reports to the Council (in a Council-approved format) within 7 days of the end of each calendar month vi. The practitioner must not undertake any operating list until it has been approved by the Council-approved supervisor who is accredited at that location. b. i. At each supervision meeting prior to an operating list, the practitioner is to review and discuss with his Council-approved supervisor the suitability of his forthcoming operating lists with regard to patient selection, indications for surgery and time management. This discussion and whether or not the supervisor approves the list must be recorded and submitted with the monthly supervision reports. ii. At each monthly supervision meeting after any operating list, the practitioner is to review and discuss his operating practice with his Council-approved supervisor with particular focus on surgical outcomes and issues arising from completed operating lists. c. Each calendar month, the practitioner is to have at least one full operating list observed by the Council-approved supervisor who approved the list. A list must be observed in each location at which the practitioner is supervised, at least every three months, unless there is no list scheduled. i. When observing the procedures performed, the Council-approved supervisor is to pay particular attention to: - the time taken for each procedure - patient selection - surgical technique ii. When reporting to the Council, the Council-approved supervisor is to include details regarding the practitioner’s performance during the observed procedures. d. To authorise the Medical Council of NSW to provide proposed and approved supervisors with a copy of the decision which imposed this condition. e. To be responsible for all costs incurred in complying with this condition. 3. Within 7 days of the end of each calendar month, the practitioner is to provide the Medical Council of NSW with a record of all procedures performed in the operating theatre in the last month. The record must include the following: i. each operating theatre list, signed by the supervisor referred to in condition 2 ii. the full name and date of birth of each patient iii. the name of each procedure iv. Medicare item number v. the date, and start and finish time of each procedure vi. any complications arising during and/or as a result of the procedure, including any unplanned return to theatre and/or any post-operative infection. 4. To practise under category C supervision for all other non-operating theatre practice in accordance with the Medical Council of NSW’s Compliance Policy – Supervision (as varied from time to time) and as subsequently determined by the appropriate review body. a. The practitioner is to have review meetings with his Council-approved supervisor each month for at least one hour and to authorise the Council-approved supervisor to provide reports to the Council (in a Council approved format) on a 3 monthly basis. b. At each supervision meeting the practitioner is to review and discuss his practice with his approved supervisor with a particular focus on: i. boundaries with patients ii. appropriate prescribing practices iii. clinical outcomes iv. medical record reviews v. work load and work related stress vi. Overall patient care and management c. To authorise the Medical Council of NSW to provide proposed and approved supervisors with a copy of the decision which imposed this condition. d. To be responsible for all costs incurred in complying with this condition. 5. To practise no more than a total of 35 hours per week 6. Not to possess, supply, administer or prescribe: a. Phentermine b. Orlistat c. Liraglutide d. Topiramate e. phentermine/topiramate combination f. altrexone/bupropion combination g. lorcaserin 7. To submit to an audit of his medical practice, by a random selection of his medical records by a person or persons nominated by the Medical Council of NSW and: a. the audit is to be held as required by the Council; b. the auditor(s) is to examine and assess the following aspects of his practice including: i. a general medical records audit of his practice ii.an audit of operative procedure records, including the indications and compliance with conditions c. to authorise the auditor(s) to provide the Council with a report on their findings; d. to meet all costs associated with the audit and any subsequent audits and reports. 8. To authorise and consent to any exchange of information between the Medical Council of NSW and Medicare Australia for the purpose of monitoring compliance with these conditions. This registration is also subject to other conditions. These conditions are not publicly available due to privacy considerations.
  7. I have narrowed down my search for a rhinoplasty ENT surgeon to Dr George Marcells and Dr Shahram Shahidi. Does anyone have any information on who will be best? Marcells seems to post less before and after photos, perhaps because he has a solid client base who pay good money and this he respects their privacy. Shahidi on the other hand seems to post lots of before and afters (perhaps offers patient discounts?), which I don’t see as a bad thing but it does make me wonder. I like his work however, but surgeons naturally only post their successes. I did see some people saying to question anyone calling themselves a ‘Master of Rhinoplasty’ (Marcells), however he does seem to have the most experience in Australia. He is apparently a high volume surgeon and not too many reviews can be found online, which leads me to believe most of his patients are happy and go on their merry way. Any thoughts on these Sydney surgeons?
  8. Hi everyone! I’m looking at getting my nose done. I had a consultation with Dr Shahidi last year and wasn’t completely comfortable with him. I have breathing difficulty and a deviated septum so I will need an ENT Specialist. Wanting to book a consult soon and have narrowed it down to Dr Marcells and Dr Choroomi. Can anyone give their advice, share their experience and reviews with these surgeons? Or recommendations for others. Thanks
  9. Hi I am trying to decide on a surgeon and am leaning towards Dr Callan in Geelong, Victoria as I have heard incredible things. I am willing to travel anywhere in the country, I just want to see the best. Has anyone ever had work done with Dr Callan? Before and afters would be greatly appreciated if anyone is willing? Thanks for the help guys
  10. Hey guys, just wanted to ask all the people that have undergone Rhino about their scarring and if anyone had any bad scarring? I have had hypertrophic scars in the past so I am very worried however from everything I read, this area apparently is not very prone to it? I'm also concerned about hyper pigmentation. Most docotors seem to only do open Rhino so it is making it difficult. I have my heart set on Dr Peter Callan, does anyone know if he does both open and closed and if his scars heal well? Lastly would it be accurate that you will get much better results with open especially if you need tip work? Thanks for the help guys!
  11. Has anyone had a rhinoplasty with Dr James Earnshaw in brisbane.. ?
  12. Hi there, really looking for some solid advice or some experience stories from people who have had something similar. I know there are a lot of lurkers on these forums, but I'd really appreciate some advice because I have no one else to ask History: I had a rhino/septoplasty from a Melbourne-based very popular/well spoken of surgeon on these forums, one of the only surgeons who had very little criticism. This was my first surgery, so I researched for over a year before deciding to go ahead with it and spared no expense (since I'd be saving for so long) to have what I thought was the best surgeon work on me (just under 20k, including skin graph because of the thinness of my skin over my nose) Issues: I had some cosmetic concerns straight after the removal of the bandage initially, but I was told it was just swelling. I was told it will be about a year until I see my final results, and I'm pretty disappointed, my nose bridge appears wider (which was never discussed), and my nose is still very large side-on which was the initial issue I had with my nose. However, there is no doubt it looks better, but I'm still disappointed. The biggest issue, however, is that my breathing through my right-side nostril has slowly gotten even worse than it was pre-surgery, making it uncomfortable to sleep on my right side and often making me feel short of breath. Need advice: I'm unsure of what the best course of action would be now? I've already inquired about a consult about the issue now, it will have to be a Skype consult since I've moved from Melbourne to Sydney. I was told that my nose issues would be difficult, and I'm so worried now that now that I need a revision it could go even worse. Should I try to go back to the initial doctor to go under surgery again, given he has experience working on my nose and the complications around it, or should I see a different doctor for revision? The surgeon is known for doing revisions, and has been discussed/reccomended in the revision rhinoplasty forum. Not having a revision at this point doesn't really seem like an option given I'm disappointed with the look and functionality of my nose.
  13. Hi everyone, I'm off to see my GP to get a referral for my first Rhinoplasty procedure. As you can imagine, I'm feeling very nervous! I've read bits and pieces throughout the forum, and I guess I am trying to gauge who is the more preferred surgeon. I have heard wonderful things about Dr Pham and Dr Imani, so if anyone here could please share their experiences with these two surgeons that would be most appreciated. I intend on going to see both surgeons just to be sure, but as I said, recommendations and photos would be very helpful at this stage.
  14. Hi everyone, I have been researching clinics and surgeons for over a week now and although i have narrowed my search down to 3 doctors, i am really curious to see if anyone in Perth can recommend further? Any suggestions/discussion on experience with surgeons, whether you only consulted or followed through, as well as the cost that you had would be amazing! I cant find much information like this on Perth Surgeons so further discussion would be amazing and extremely helpful - as well as comforting Thank you in advance and look forward to chatting xoxox
  15. Hi, I have seen Dr. Chow a few times and she is very nice and knowledgeable but I was hoping to hear some first hand experiences before I book myself in for actual surgery. I cannot find an reviews on her so anything would be much appreciated!
  16. Hi Everyone, I am trying to decided which Dr will be best suited for Septo/Rhinoplasty between Dr Robert Thomas or Perry Burstin? They both look like wonderful amazing ENT specialists whom i would be lucky to see either of them. i just would be super grateful to hear from anyone who had surgery from either one or had any similar experiences, i have a deviated septum and would love to remove the bump on my nose make it a little smaller and cuter Thanks so much for any help. M x
  17. Hello. I want to share my surgery experience in Korea. I had nose surgery in Seoul at Topface plastic surgery clinic. It's almost 9 months since my nose surgery. Swelling fully disappeared and now I am very satisfied with my result. Thanks to doctor Shim I feel beautiful and confident now.
  18. Hi guys, This is my first post here, and I'm looking for some general opinions & feedback. I'm planning to get chin surgery & rhinoplasty combined, but I'm not entireley sure about which option I'll be going with yet: Sliding Genioplasty, or Implant? I've been researching both for quite a long time now, and been given conflicting information by the various doctors I've contacted about it. Some are saying Genioplasty, for it's benefits of controlling projection and/or length, while others are saying Implant for it's easier operation, cost saving, and acheiving more of the square shape I'd prefer - my chin is currently more rounded than square. I think I'd prefer a genioplasty if possible (for it's extra strength & stability), but I'm still open to an implant if someone can quash my concerns on them - complications, infection, etc. With adequate surgeon research beforehand, I'm also planning to get it done in Thailand to save a little bit of money. Thanks in advance - D ?
  19. Hi all, I am hoping for some reviews regarding rhinoplasty in Canberra. I am looking to have a nose size reduction (bulbous, pointy nose) and also fix up a self diagnosed deviated septum (you can quite visibly see the bend and one nostril is a lot smaller). I've booked consultations with Dr Milovic, Dr Tonk and also at CAPS Clinic. I will likely be able to get a GP referral at least for the deviated septum side of things. The surgery wouod.he mainly for aesthetic reasons as the deviated septum doesn't cause medical problems. Has anyone had any experiences with these doctors for something similar? It's my first foray into this surgery world so I am quite apprehensive! Also, I am willing to travel to Sydney if there are better doctors upon recommendation. I have no idea of cost, imagining around the 12k mark but if anyone can share their costs that would be great to get a ballpark! I know it all depends! Cheers.
  20. Hello I require a septorhinoplasty due to a deviated septum but am also wanting the shape changed as well. I'm in Brisbane. I have had an appointment with Maurice Stevens and he was very nice and seemed very experienced. But I have also heard good things about Dr Scott Comen as well. Does anyone have experience with either of these doctors? Thank you
  21. Hi - I am new to the forum and would love to hear some first hand experience from anyone who had Dr Marcells as their surgeon in Sydney. I am trying to make my decision of whether to go ahead with rhinoplasty. I have breathing issues and a bump in my nose caused by an injury years ago. I have wanted to get it fixed for a long time but have been too scared! A chin implant has also been suggested which I hadn't thought of before (but can see the need for!) Anyone have any first hand experience about rhinoplasty / chin augmentation with Dr Marcells and willing to share? I would love to hear from you!!
  22. Hi guys, I have a tentative booking with Dr George Marcells for Rhino in November this year but starting to get worried about the lack of reviews I can find about him online. Can someone please help? Has anyone had rhino with him and is willing to share? I am 24YO, based in Sydney and have a huge nose, would love to hear from ladies in a similar situation that have seen Marcells or even anyone with any knowledge of him. Thank you,
  23. Hey Guys It’s been a while as I posted a topic 4 years ago as to who would be the best doctor to use. I am male and in my mid 30's pleased and so happy to have had this done with Dr Pincock, I have thick skin which is a lot harder to deal with. I had a bulbous tip (big fat nose) since I was 16 which i wanted to make less noticeable and had some breathing issues which needed to be resolved. In all the research and consultations with surgeons, I was happy to go ahead with Dr Pincock. It took me four years to make a decision, I had seen Dr Pincock once but was not ready to do it mentally as I wanted to make sure I was going to make the right decision. It finally came this year where I made myself another consultation to see him as I was dead set serious this time, and I didn't let anything affect my decision as I was very confident mentally knowing that this was going to be the right thing to do. I got to say as well, you should really speak to like a psychologist or psychiatrist just to make sure that your head space is right, I dunno I feel that is important because it helped me over the years prior to do any type of surgery to understanding what happiness is. I could now be actually happy for once, reading a lot of books on positive thinking and audio books has shaped me to actually be happier person, and realizing that maybe I don't need a nose job after all. Just a quick background about me. I was teased as a kid with nose jokes and took things to heart I dunno maybe I was over sensitive but still whenever I was insulted whether it was a joke or not it would remain in my mind for life eventually creating a not so confident image of myself causing me to seriously not be happy with how I looked. I put up with it for years as you get older you learn to tolerate the occasional joke here and there from friends or family and just not take it to heart or at least I try not to and just laugh with them as well. Don't get me wrong it still dwindled in my mind to having the surgery done even though I was much happier in life, In the four years prior to my surgery I made it a mission to find happiness and learn about it and got rid of a lot of the negativity in my life and actually enjoy my life even better than ever. I Still decided I wanted to do it for myself not to make other people happy it didn’t come from an emotional self (hopefully I make sense there) so I knew my head space was in the right frame of mind this time. My point is you should at least exhaust every measure to make sure your making the right decision before undergoing such a surgery. some people who think that getting a nose job will make them happy, but then realize it doesn't and then things get pear shaped, get a lot of advice first someone with experience in that area first before making decisions. I understood like with any other procedure there were risks and not one plastic surgeon is perfect and you’re going to find bad reviews or hear something from someone who did this or that. Dr Pincock did have a situation which was posted in smh which you will find on the internet but i strongly advise you read the full details in the full details not from smh in which you can really hear the sides of the stories of the doctors, there is not hiding from it. In a nutshell, It was about a situation where a patient was given local anesthetic and before any incision was made had some sort of attack while under local anesthetic and then after recovery had further complications called takotsubo syndrome, yeh it sounds scary she went into cardiac arrest requiring CPR resulting in three defibrillation. Obviously not his fault, maybe it was a reaction to the anesthetic injection or something, but the issue was that he still did the surgery 45 mins later when he thought the patient was safe and stable because some expert group then later said that he should not have continued. So that’s that me personally I didn’t let that article affect my decision. I wanted someone who was going to do my nose well and finish it, I am interested to know what the patient thought about it. If it happened to me, I don’t know I guess just finish the nose job and be done with it, maybe you’re not supposed to but I don’t know that’s my thoughts, I wanted to get the job done period. I actually am the anxious type, I suffer from anxiety and palpitations from time to time, I was really nervous I thought I was going to have a panic attack or something leading up to it. Quite normal to be nervous. But im guessing there was more to it. At the end of the day just like any other surgery you got to understand the risks and I did so automatically I was at ease with that. I Strongly believe that these surgeons are not purposely wanting to botch your nose you would think that most Australian surgeons are not out there to botch a nose job. I believed I was in good hands with Dr Pincock. And I actually am proud to say that I feel good about myself. My experience with him was awesome. In the same building where Dr Pincocks office was situated. There is also an Allergy specialist in the same building (talk about convenience) who he refers you over as part of the consultation, he actually sent me over couple times did 2 different tests, which he never charged me. I am not sure if these tests are done if your just purely going in for Rhinoplasty as I was doing both, so his doing his duty as an ENT specialist as well. I notice some kids sometimes are sent to him as well with ENT issues so it’s nice to see that kind of trust people have in this guy. He showed me before and after photos which I did not focus too much on, I have had family members putting their whole life on the morphing of these images which I don't think is the best thing to do. I believe the photos are more of a communication tool between you and the surgeon and if you read up on it most forums will tell you that not to rely on photos. I wasn't after one of those flat looking or pointed upward looking noses which is what I had seen with some people with other surgeons I don't knows maybe that is what they wanted, sure he does amazing sculpted noses for women which I have seen on these forums and in his photos, I just wanted a normal looking nose for a man. I had it done at Easy Sydney Private hospital they were amazing there, just a day surgery. I had doctors come up to me prior outlining to me what was going to happen, Dr Pincock saw me before the surgery at the hospital and after he did the surgery. His assistant is wonderful, she even rang me over the weekend messaged me after the surgery to how I was, she is such a happy camper such a lovely positive attitude. She assists with the post opp stuff. Couldn't be happier.
  24. after doing alot of research I think im tempted to go to Thailand and get my nose fixed but in two minds about where to go though, ive heard great reviews on Dr. Montien but also Rungkit Tanjapatkul with MediMakover. Has anyone been through Medi Makeover?
  25. Can anyone suggest a very skilled revision rhinoplasty surgeon in Brisbane ? Does anyone have experience with Dr. David Thelie ? He does not seem to have any reviews on the internet, like most other plastic surgeons do. Is it true that to find an excellent revision surgeon, you have to travel to Sydney or Melbourne ?
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