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Dr. Rival is truly amazing! I came to him from a different country, and he was very, very helpful and accommodating. I'm a month and slightly over a week post op and I can already see big changes in my nose, while still remaining extremely natural, which I love! I had a closed rhinoplasty, with tip reduction (even though I have slightly thick skin I still see major changes) and truly I couldn't be happier and cannot wait for the results to keep getting better! I would recommend him a 100 percent. He is also always there for questions about aftercare and is prompt with his responses when needed, etc. I don't feel worried about being far away during my recovery because he has made it very easy for me to reach him with my enquiries. I am quite pleased that I did my research and chose him!
I am extremely impressed with Dr. Rival. He did an amazing job! My nose looks natural and well-proportioned to my face. He had a great understanding of what was best suited to my facial structure and was sensitive to what I wanted achieve. He was realistic with expectations and answered all of my questions without hesitation. I had my nose thinned, hump removed and tip shortened through a Closed Rhinoplasty with absolutely no scarring. Another doctor encouraged and Open Rhinoplasty even though I made it clear that is not what I wanted. Dr. Rival’s expertise was apparent from the initial consultation and I am so pleased I waited to meet with him as he exceeded my expectations!!
I could not be happier with my entire experience with Dr.Rival. He carefully and realistically explained the Rhinoplasty results that he could give me, listened to and addressed all of my concerns, and made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease about the whole process. The staff and his team were also extremely professional, kind and welcoming; and helped the entire procedure go very smoothly. I was fully aware of exactly what to expect on the day of the surgery, and when I went home that day I experienced very minimal pain and bleeding. During the week following the surgery I did experience a very normal about of swelling and minor bleeding, but I felt almost no pain whatsoever. After a week when I got my cast off, I couldn't believe how perfect the results were! My old nose had a large bump, drooped at the tip and looked unproportionately large for my face. My nose is now perfectly straight, the ridge is thinner and the tip is lifted and shaped. You can see a MAJOR difference, however it suits my face and I still feel like myself, only an improved version. I was surprised that it only took me a week after the surgery to be able to to go out and resume my regular life, I thought it would take much longer but I had no bruising around my eyes and looked completely normal. It has now been a year since my surgery, and my nose has only gotten better with time. Although I did see the initial results right after the surgery, it still took a couple of months for the swelling (especially around the tip) to go down entirely, but ever since it did I can honestly say my nose is perfect, and exceeds the expectations of what I wanted. It looks even better then the digital photo alteration that he originally showed me, and it has changed my life and my confidence forever. My nose was always my biggest insecurity, and I am so thankful that I chose Dr. Rival because he truly knows what he is doing. If you are considering Rhinoplasty, I wouldn't go to anyone else!
Being a patient of Dr. Rival's has been an absolute pleasure! Ever since my first consultation, I knew he was the right doctor to perform my rhinoplasty. When shaping my nose on the Dr. Rival app, he knew exactly what I wanted and what would look good on me. He answered every question I had and not only is he knowledgable, but he is extremely kind and compassionate as well. My surgery was just this morning and while I was waiting in my assigned room, he came in and talked to me about the procedure, making me confident and reassured that everything was going to be fine. I was extremely nervous, but he made me feel so much better. I would 100% DEFINITELY recommend going to him for surgery. He will put your health first, as he did with me seeing as I have a bleeding disorder. He kept in contact with my haematologist in Thunder Bay where I live, proving that he truly cares about the well being of his patients. If you're in Toronto, don't hesitate on Dr. Rival because he is amazing. And might I add... He is very easy on the eyes ;)
I have been considering a rhynoplasty for a long time. But I was worried about choosing the right doctor. Dr. Rival took the time to see me as a person and not just another person who was considering surgery. He made me feel comfortable and told me what to expect. I am one month post operation and I could not be more happy. Thanks Dr. Rival
I had my rhinoplasty by Dr. Rival 8 days ago. I had an ethnic nose: a very pronounced bump/profile and a droopy over-extended tip. I'd say my bones and skin were quite thick, and it was an extensive open septorhinoplasty. I cannot say enough good things. I travelled 6 hours each way to see him and it was worth it. He is empathetic and kind, not at all intimidating like some medical professionals can be. His team is excellent, from the nurses to the anesthesiologist. I was generally VERY anxious, but everyone was friendly and welcoming. I also often wake up thrashing from anesthesia, and they listened to and addressed all my concerns thoroughly, and the whole thing went very smoothly. I barely bled, I didn't need packing in my nose, and (especially given adequate medication) the pain was (and is) minimal. I didn't even need all my pain medication. It's more like pressure and throbbing than acute pain. I was pleased to see that the results are comparable to the photo reference I was given.
Though I am still considerably swollen, I have a good idea of the result. My only issue - which I didn't foresee pre-op and did not specify I want changed to Dr. Rival (as he did everything I asked/we discussed) - is minimal, and when I contacted Dr. Rival's office, I was offered a very reasonable solution. This makes me feel like if I do end up dissatisfied I will not be hung out to dry, and is very reassuring.
I would recommend him to anyone considering rhinoplasty.
Dr.Rival has strong expertise knowledge on rhinoplasty and chin augmentations. He does not pressure you to go with the decision. I would recommend him to those who are considering a rhinoplasty procedure.
I'm from Alberta and had my first two surgeries with a Calgary surgeon. I was still not happy so I flew to Ontario for #3 with Dr. Rival. My nose was complex-crooked, pointy, indenty, nostrils flared. My surgery was 12 days ago. He did grafting and tip was narrowed and reduced. I could tell how straight it was and how much better my nostrils looked even with the cast on. All staff were excellent ie Nadia. It is a very scary thing to go through – even the 3rd time because it’s your face and you want a nicer nose but one that still suits you. Dr. Rival is very calm, knowledgeable and realistic about what is possible. His skill level must be very high after addressing my gnarly nose and how pleased I am already even with the swelling still present. It is all about improvement not perfection and my nose has been hugely improved. I highly, highly recommend Dr. Rival. I felt he understood me and I understood him. I felt he was very sincere, caring and wanted to do his best for me.
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