I had a revision rhinoplasty with Dr. Dean Toriumi in Chicago over a year ago. I asked him to make minor changes to my nose. He determined that I would need rib cartilage added to the tip of my nose to lengthen it a bit because it was too short and also the bridge would be made thinner. I agreed to these changes. I was concerned that he may lengthen it too much so I brought in pictures to illustrate what I wanted and didn’t want. He agreed. Before surgery, I asked him what I should expect post-op. He told me that my nose would be very, very swollen for a year. That’s all he said. nWhat I got was very different than what we agreed on, aside from the outrageous swelling. He DID NOT tell me he was going to completely rebuild my nose with rib graphs. My nose is rock hard! It even gets in the way when I kiss my husband. It does not move when I smile or if I attempt to manually move it. He DID NOT tell me he was going to put a graph on my columella, the strip between my nostrils, that doesn’t allow my nose to move up and down AT ALL. He DID NOT tell me about the graphs he put on the sides of my nose that are so thick that they interfere with my breathing and don’t allow me to clean out my nose without the use of Qtips. nI feel that it was deceptive that he did not thoroughly explain these things to me let alone mention any of them. Those things aside, my aesthetic results are hideous. He projected my nose when he said he was going to de-project it. It is much, much wider than it was before. Finally, the tip is horrible. He made my tip an extremely wide, undefined blob, when it was supposed to be thinner and more defined. To top it off, he charges an obscene amount of money for the procedure. I was under the impression that he was one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world and based on this he could charge these amounts. nUnfortunately, my assumption turned out to be the biggest mistake of my life!! Being that he was recognized as a top Doctor, my expectation was that his practice and procedures would be of the highest ethical standard. However, I feel he relied on his reputation and was purposely ambiguous in order to facilitate his research and further his practice without consideration to his patient. nThe past year has been horrible. I cannot get used to looking at myself in the mirror even after all this time. I am making this report to warn others so they do not have to go through this. nLiedtondurham, North CarolinaU.S.A.
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