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Hi. This is a long reviews but if you read it all I'm going to give you the whole story as I wish I had read the same before I went in as I wouldn't have been as nervous.
I was recommended to Dr Gerarchi by a friend who works in the industry and had seen his work. She said the results she had seen were very natural which was important to me as I was only 48 and wanted subtle work for the beginning signs of aging. It may have been a bit young to go for something as dramatic as a facelift but I have spent most of my career working as a model, and as shallow as it is I wasn't enjoying my newly drooping eyelids and slightly sagging jowl area. Going into my appointment my intention was to have a short scar face lift and upper lid blepharoplasty. After discussion with Dr Gerarchi I also chose to have laser underneath my eyes for the dark circles and fine lines that were beginning to appear there. I decided to go ahead with the procedure and when booking staff offered my a deal to also include Total FX Laser to refresh my whole face in terms of skin quality, which I took. Coming up to my surgery date I started to get cold feet/scared and my husband asked me to cancel as he didn't think I needed the work. I called and spoke to Wendy and she gave me plenty of time to talk and was so reassuring that I decided to go ahead. Leading up to the day of the procedure, on the day of the procedure and after the procedure I can't say enough about how lovely all the staff were. I was so scared and worried and they were just so beautiful, caring and comforting. After the procedure I looked a nightmare for a week, my face was so swollen, I had stitches in my eyes and around my ears, my skin was so red and I thought I'd never look like myself again. I had bandages around my head, had to sleep sitting up and had drains hanging from the bandages at my ears. Conversely I had no pain. My husband was horrified and I had to keep telling him and myself this was normal as I had been warned. The second week most of the swelling had gone down and my skin was peeling off from the laser. By the second weekend my stitches were out, I was at a Sunday BBQ and no one could tell the difference. I had to wear concealer and foundation to disguise the bit of bruising that was still there and some redness on my face but it wasn't hard to cover up. From there on it was a bit of a journey, my eye seemed to be pulling in one spot, I had a bit of pull on my cheekbones if you looked from the side and as a beach lover it was killing my to wear so much sunscreen and massive hats to protect my lasered skin. Sam kept reassuring me it would get better and best results would take a year but I wasn't sure and was slightly regretting the addition of the FX Laser to my procedure. For this reason it has taken me 11 months to give my review. Don't get me wrong I have looked so much better post than prior to procedure from week 2 but wanted to get the full results. So.. one year on and they were right. I am almost 49 and people can't believe it if I tell them. I had always looked younger than my age but this has taken off 10 years. The results are subtle no one would ever pick it but my eyes are great they have a lovely, normal looking upper lid and look fresh on the lower lid, my jowls and sagging on lower face have gone but I am not wind tunnel tight, and best of all (thank you Sam) my skin quality is lovely again (although as an olive skinned person I did have a bit of pigmentation because I didn't follow the rules and stay completely out of the sun, but it's gone now).
So I can't speak for everyone else who has reviewed but my experience was amazing from start to finish and when it all starts falling down again I will be back to Dr Gerarchi for the subtle but great results he gives. The 2 weeks downtime whilst highly unpleasant was a tiny price to pay for the long term results.
If I had to think of one negative the only advice I would give is for Dr Gerarchi to spend more time with patients on follow up. I know his time is precious and his staff do a great job in taking over but it would take my rating from a 9.5 to a 10!
After consultation with Dr Gerarchi I decided to go ahead with a facelift and rhinoplasty operation in Feb this year and am so happy with the results. I was initially very hesitant but was reassured by the caring and professional manner of both Dr. Gerarchi and all his team at Chatswood. The advise I received was comprehensive and the outcome was all I had hoped for, very natural and subtle. The care I received after the operation was superb and I would highly recommend Dr. Gerarchi to anyone.
A big thank you to all involved.
I had my upper eye lids done and they look awful. Very uneven and the scar hasn't been done well either. Judging by other reviews he doesn't do scars well. I'm disappointed and did not know he was not honest by telling me he is a plastic surgeon. I can't recommend this doctor either.
Had a rhinoplasty and septoplasty done; results not at all as discussed. Looks nothing like what I wanted or Dr Gerarchi explained and showed me it would look like. Have since heard of other very bad experiences with this doctor and have seen bad reviews. Also claimed to be a facial plastic surgeon but have since read he is not a plastic surgeon at all. Do your research or you may be very disappointed and having to seek another Dr to correct gerarchi's work. Staff were rude and unhelpful especially when things went wrong. Do not recommend.
I had a rhino/septoplasty with Dr Gerarchi and am very happy with the results. He was very understanding and informative and has a good eye for detail. Made me feel very comfortable going into surgery and also in aftercare. Would recommend
I wish I had never seen him. He seems all pleasant, but is not truthful about the results he can get for you. I spent a fortune for my rhinoplasty, and now look worse...
I had previous facelift with another surgeon, which failed and left me with a few deformities and my features altered . I chose Dr GERARCHI for revision after an extensive search , and consulted with 4 other face surgeons and one interstate. I chose dr GERARCHI based entirely on his experience, and his polite and thorough evaluation of my face.. His whole team made me feel looked after , and I am recovering really well following facelift, fat grafts, browlift, pixie ear correction, scar revision and midface lift. I had a lot of work done, and I was in experienced hands the whole time, highly recommend.
I had a facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty and CO2 laser in July last year. I had originally decided on another surgeon but after speaking to one of the wonderful girls in his rooms I changed my mind, and I'm so glad I did. Dr Gerarchi asked me what result I wanted from the surgery and that is exactly what he delivered for me. The healing process was amazingly quick and after the first few days not uncomfortable at all. I am very happy with the result and have recommended Dr Gerarchi to many people. I found him to be very personable and caring both pre-op and post-op. His amazing staff also helped to make me feel supported and in good hands.
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