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I selected Dr. Le for my revision rhinoplasty based on patient reviews posted on this site and similar forums; thus, I am returning to post my own detailed experience with Dr. Le as a method to guide potential patients.
I had a primary rhinoplasty in June, 2005 with a surgeon local to my hometown. As a 20 year old student, I did minimal research and essentially scheduled surgery with the first surgeon (and only) surgeon I consulted. Unfortunately, it was a rather impulsive decision that left me with a very unnatural looking nose. Aggressive cartridge removal left my tip completely crooked. Moreover, my nostrils were severely notched and asymmetrical. I had developed significant scar tissue inside my nostrils and it was very difficult to breathe through my nose. I relied heavily on “Breath Right” strips at night. Over the years, these deformities worsened and I was extremely dissatisfied. I would often consider a revision but had essentially lost all faith in the possibility of having a satisfactory outcome and feared it would actually make things worse.
About two years ago, I got up the nerve to consult with two facial plastic surgeons in my area that had significant experience with revision rhinoplasty cases. The first surgeon, affiliated with my place of employment, felt as though my case was too complicated and politely turned me away. The second surgeon was willing to add some grafts to make my nose appear more symmetrical but would not be able to address any of my breathing problems. I then stumbled across Dr. Le via online feedback from previous patients.
The initial consultation with Dr. Le lasted nearly three hours and every aspect of my previous surgery, aesthetic and functional problems, and goals were addressed. Based on his extensive experience and the plethora of before and after images he shows you in office of patients with similar deformities and goals, I become more confident that I might actually end up with a positive outcome. Dr. Le also offered to put me in contact with previous patients (with their consent), if I wanted to have a more frank discussion about their experience with the surgery, follow up and outcome. I declined to do so; however, I did arrange for another mini phone consultation to go over some further concerns/questions prior to scheduling a surgery date.
I had my revision rhinoplasty in June, 2013. The surgery lasted 10 hours. I was initially concerned because other online reviewers mentioned surgeries lasting at least 8 hours but I realized that Dr. Le was going to spend as much time as he needed to give me the best results rather than rushing through and putting a “band-aid” over everything. I went home the same evening and despite extensive grafting (no rib used), I had absolutely no pain. I basically felt like I had a terrible head cold and intense congestion for the week after the surgery. Dr. Le followed up the day after surgery via telephone and was quick to get back to me with any questions I had after surgery.
My immediate follow-ups with Dr. Le consisted of weekly appointments for about three weeks and then every two to four weeks. Within the first week after surgery, despite the swelling, I could tell my nose was completely straight and natural looking. This continued to become even more evident as the swelling decreased. Moreover, my breathing was (and still is) perfect! I am so thrilled with the results, even nearly a year and a half later, my nose is perfectly symmetrical, my nostrils look much more natural, and I can breathe through my nose without any problems.
I also want to mention that I tend to form very thick scar, something that I made Dr. Le aware of before my surgery. Dr. Le has significant experience treating hypertrophic scars and keloids and did not shy away from my complicated history. I still visit Dr. le every 4-6 weeks for steroid injections just inside my nostrils where I had significant scarring from my first rhinoplasty. Eventually, the steroids should do the trick but it is worth noting because Dr. Le will truly considers you a patient for life and he has spent countless hours ensuring my nose continues to heal and stay the way it is now. He also does not charge for follow up visits (just a minimal fee for the steroid).
I am so grateful to have found Dr. Le. Not only is he a skilled surgeon, but he is passionate about his work and is one of the kindest healthcare professionals I have ever met (I am a nurse so that says a lot). It is the best feeling to find a surgeon who you can trust completely, especially if you have had poor experiences with other providers in the past. His office staff is also great. They are quick to follow up, help with any insurance issues, and are very pleasant. I cannot tell you how great it feels to finally have the nose I was meant to have!
As a revision patient (4 surgeries), I was very anxious to find a doctor who I would trust for another surgery. It took me over a year of research and a huge leap of faith to decide for another operation.
When I met Dr. Le, I knew that he is the doc I have been looking for. I was impressed by his commitment, perfectionism and the time he spent to jointly formulate the goals for my surgery (revision rhinoplasty and addressing breathing issues) and map out the plan in detail. As I waited for my surgery, he was available and promptly answered any questions over email, so when I went into the surgery I knew I was in the best hands.
Now, over a year since my surgery, I am very pleased with the results. Dr. Le did an outstanding job, fixing all my aesthetic and breathing issues in a 12-hour session.
I am so grateful to have found Dr. Le, for his commitment, kindness, time and high-quality care. It is good to know there is a doctor out there who truly cares and puts his patients first.
I am one year out from a facelift from Dr. Le and could not be happier. He made significant improvements to my neck line and got rid of the turkey gobbler thing under my neck. I continue to see him for botox and fillers to keep me looking my best and youngest. He is a very thoughtful and thorough doctor and I would recommend him highly.
I get fillers and Xeomin regularly by Dr Le. He is always so patient, conscientious, and meticulous. He certainly does well with making me look younger, because I tend to attract men half my age!
HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE RESULTS. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE, Dr Le is a liar, a con-artist, and a fraud. The entire team at Northwest Hospital and Baltimore Washington Facial Plastics including Darlene Skinner, Sharon Hendricks, Sheri Waters, and Liz Lyons will ruin your life and could care less. Medical Malpractice at its finest. Dr. Le is the true definition of a sick man.
I went to Dr. Le for my primary rhinoplasty and I'm so glad I found him. He was a great listener throughout the consultation/planning phase and very professional for my surgery and post-op follow-up appointments. The recovery from the procedure was minimal (way easier than having wisdom teeth removed) and I actually breathe better than I did before. Most importantly, I love my new nose and love that the changes he made are subtle and harmonious with the rest of my features.
I have been a patient of Dr. Le's for many years and have the utmost faith and trust in him. He is dedicated, compassionate, highly skilled and one of a kind. My initial surgery was for a breathing problem with a much improved result. Dr Le has provided me with botox and fillers for years. Every question and concern is always answered with such care and detail that I feel like I'm his only patient. My next procedure will be to lengthen and correct my nostrils to reduce dryness and improve appearance. I know in advance that I will be thrilled with the outcome. Dr. Le's work ethic is above reproach. I would highly recommend Dr Le to anyone considering improvements to the face or for corrective facial surgery. He is Renown....Dr. Extraordinaire :) Makes me wish I was a Millionaire......So Dr. Le from Me to You...I love everything You Do. Do you "Nose" who sent this?
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