Ratings for Dr. Richard Rival
I found, and chose, Dr. Rival because of the reviews on various sites and I just wanted to add to the list of great reviews. My general philosophy is that I care more about extraordinary skill than bedside manner, but with Dr. Rival you get both. He listens to your concerns and gracefully and compassionately explains his thoughts - pros, cons, and of course things you couldn't possibly have thought of because you don't have the expertise of someone who does this everyday. He is wickedly smart and his excellent surgical skills mean better outcomes, including a faster and smoother recovery -- and this was definitely true for me. I am so amazed at the difference - very subtle and balanced and --- beautiful. I never would have said that about myself before because of my unfortunate and oversized Jewish nose. I hate to admit it but it boosts my confidence remarkably and that goes a very long way in interactions with other people. Elective surgery can be scary and unreal and you need to know you are in good hands. I was 100% confident that he would do the best he could possibly do. And he did. And I'm so happy.
After years of considering a Rhinoplasty, I decided to use Dr. Rival. I spent a lot of time researching on the internet and I liked the before and after photos that I saw on Dr. Rival's website. I booked a consultation with Dr. Rival and he had excellent bedside manners. I felt very comfortable talking to him. It has been almost a year since my surgery and I do not regret choosing this doctor. He was able to achieve an even better result than I had imagined. He was also very good at telling me to book follow-up visits with him. I saw him three times after my surgery and should have had another appointment with him but his receptionist said she would call me; she never called. I didn't sweat her not calling me for the follow-up like the doctor requested, because I was pleased with the job and I was not having any complications at all. This doctor is not only excellent and talented at what he does but he is personable. Furthermore, the results he achieves are beyond natural looking. I am sincerely thankful for the job he did and very happy I chose him for my surgery.
Years of looking into the idea of having the right doctor to work on my nose, I did a lot of research. I was very afraid and hesitant to have such a procedure done. I was very fortunate to been referred to such a fine surgeon, who took me through the step by step process and also made me feel very comfortable. I am very thrilled and satisfied with the results, and I couldn't have chosen a better doctor to help me through this procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Richard Rival to anyone who is looking into having this done.
It has been a a little over a week since I had my rhinoplasty procedure done with Dr. Rival. I would highly recommend Dr. Rival to anyone. He has done excellent work on me; my nose looks natural, and beautiful; it also healed very, very well -there was minimal bruising and swelling. My nose looks exactly like the image that he had altered of me during my consultation. The procedure was expensive, $7910 with tax, but well worth it. My nose looks incredible, it gets better everyday, and I am so happy that I trusted Dr. Rival. He is kind, easy to talk to, and I felt very comfortable. He answered my questions, and he really made sure to understand exactly what I wanted. I really am so happy that I chose Dr. Rival, and I'm just writing this review for anyone else that is considering choosing to have surgery with him. You can trust him.
I had rhinoplasty with Dr. Rival in August. It’s been more than 6 months now and I’m JUST starting to like my nose. Before then it was extremely swollen. I couldn’t go out in public or even breathe through my nose. I can’t say I blame Dr. R - I may just swell more than the average person. However, Dr. Rivals aftercare has been non-existent. I have follow up appointments booked but then his staff calls me to cancel and re-schedule for weeks later because “the doctor will now be in surgery” So I will say as long as you have a good outcome, this doctor is good. However be careful because his after care is almost non-existent.
Dr. Rival did my nose job 7 years ago and I can honestly say i have not once regretted my choice. I didn’t have a terrible nose to begin with but he made it perfect! I am frequently randomly complimented on how cute my nose is. He made it just right for my face. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. In fact, I really ought to send a gift basket to his office because it was really a great experience for me. Of course i was nervous, elective surgery is scary but the procedure was fine. The healing - I barely remember. I know i was out and about sooner than expected. And now, 7 years later, seeing my cute little nose in the mirror continues to make me happy. Thank you so much Dr. Rival .
I made a consultation appointment after speaking with staff, booked an appointment only because I asked if the doctor had performed face lifts - after consulting his website and his staff, booking the consult, travelling from another city only to have this doctor tell my husband that he has only performed a handful of face lifts and he mostly does nose jobs. Website misinforms people and the office staff are not helpful at all. Sad.
I had my septorhinoplastu in 2015 with Dr Rival. Now I look way better...breath Normally..and am very thankful and glad I made the decision to see Dr Rival. The staff was good ...but some communication skills could be improved. Great Doctor overall...probably one of the Bests!
I saw Dr. Rival for a consultation many years ago for rhinoplasty and a deviated septum. We didn't do the surgery at the time, so i decided to consult with him again to see if surgery was warranted. I called his office to make an appointment and spoke with "Deanna or Deena" who is one of the most unprofessional, rude, and unhelpful people I have ever encountered on the phone. She basically accused me of lying when I told her that I had consulted with Dr. Rival as an ENT in a hospital setting flatly saying "Dr. Rival does not work at St. Mikes hospital" after I told her I had seen him there, then told me that because my issue was "medical" and not cosmetic I had to wait "with the other 800 people" that had medical referrals when I asked for his availability. Only when i insisted that I had seen him in a hospital did she offer to get my chart, and when she obviously saw that I had been telling the truth, changed her tune and said "well it was not him who did the rest, it was a technician" when he was the attending doctor, and was there the whole time. She then hung up the phone on me when I asked to speak to someone else. Completely and utterly unprofessional person, and terrible attitude! Dr. Rival is great himself; Patient, polite, and professional but I have no idea how this Deanna person works for him. As rude as they get!
Dr. Richard Rival's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
Yes, this doctor is accepting new patients
Dr. Richard Rival graduated with honors from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1989. He went on to complete a 6-year surgical training program in Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) at the University of California in Los Angeles and the University of Toronto. Today, Dr. Richard Rival is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon serving patients from two conveniently located offices in Toronto and one in Newmarket, ON. Specializing in cosmetic surgery for the face and neck, Dr. Rival is an expert in popular surgical procedures including rhinoplasty, face lift, eyelid surgery, ear surgery, and brow lift. He also offers non-surgical treatments like Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers. Please visit Dr. Rival’s website for more information and to schedule a consultation!
- University of Toronto (Grad. 1989)
Areas of Expertise
- Brow lift
- Botox injections
Awards & Recognitions
Publications & Research