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I am a 50 year old woman and I had a septorhinoplasty done two months ago (July 2015). Dr. Rival did an excellent job! My nose was crooked and I had a bump on it. He made it look natural and many people commented on how great it looked. It really suits my face much so that one would never even know that I had it done. I was concerned about the recovery but I healed quickly and with very little bruising or pain. I was surprised and excited with the outcome. I still have some swelling but it does take months until it goes down. I would highly recommend Dr. Rival to anyone who is deciding on a rhinoplasty procedure. His professionalism , kindness and expertise was what made him the top choice for me. If I had to do it all over again, he would be Dr. I would choose. Thanks to all his staff as well, especially Nadia , his secretary. She was informative and pleasant to talk to at any time. I am very happy with the results!!!!
So far I have been extremely happy with the results of my rhinoplasty. After thoroughly researching different doctors in Toronto, I made the decision to go with Dr. Rival. Once I consulted with him it was relatively clear that he was the right surgeon for me. He made me feel very comfortable and informed, and he understood all of my wishes. He exceeded my expectations and I could not be happier with the results and with him!!!!!!
I completed my rhinoplasty procedure just over 3 months ago with Dr. Rival, and let me say that Choosing Dr. Rival for my rhinoplasty procedure was THE BEST decision that I could have EVER made! I had been contemplating having this procedure done ever since I can remember. I went to a few different doctors at first and there was not a doubt in my mind that he was the one! Dr. Rival’s personal communication with me was realistic, honest and up front. He answered all my questions (and there were MANY), and made me feel comfortable every time I went to see him. He was empathetic yet confident and capable.
I was very nervous because I am of African Canadian descent and performing ethnic rhinolpasty procedures requires a skilled and experienced surgeon who can keep the nuances of their patient’s individual appearance while maintaining my heritage. Dr. Rival was able to achieve this and more. I absolutely am in love with his work, my nose is significantly different however no one notices that I had something done. I also felt that he took the time to answer all of my questions and that he was never judgemental or pushy. Nadia his secretary was VERY helpful and kind. She was always available via email or phone for any questions and she made that clear from the beginning. This procedure has definitely changed my life for the better and again I thank Dr. Rival and his staff for making it the best experience ever!
I am very pleased with the outcome and would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Rival for rhinoplasty. I was overall impressed with Dr. Rival’s office staff and also the hospital staff. My experience and outcome could not have been more positive overall, for this I am extremely thankful.
I had a consultation with Dr. Rival today at his Newmarket office and it was a very pleasant experience. The building was easy to find, staff was all very friendly and helpful. I waited for about 5 minutes, then Dr. Rival himself came and got me from the waiting room. He was very friendly, patient and answered all my questions. He listened to my concerns and offered suggestions. I didn't feel rushed at anytime throughout the whole experience. I am going to see one more Dr. for a second opinion (Dr. Rivals suggestion), but I've read so many good things about him that I already know I want to choose him for my rhinoplasty revision.
Finally went through with rhinoplasty after years of looking into it. Dr. Rival had always been my top choice for rhinoplasty but was honestly looking for a good Dr. for a bit cheaper (as I am a student). In the end I realized I didn't want to take a risk with another Dr to save money and I am completely glad that I didn't.
Dr. Rival's secretary Nadia was extremely helpful throughout the whole process and responded to emails quickly and never made me feel like I was being a bother (even though I had MANY questions). We were able to set up a phone consultation as I am from out of town and Dr. Rival allowed me as long as I needed on the phone, didn't feel rushed, and came off as very kind and caring.
Then to the main event - the procedure went very smoothly. One thing to point out, if you do have your surgery scheduled at Forest Hill Plastic Surgery Clinic just keep in mind that it may feel a bit rushed after the operation is over. The staff here was great but they need the beds for the next patients for the day. I was under at 10am and out of there before 1pm, very quick but like I said everyone was kind and made sure you were comfortable.
The finished product - I love it. Dr. Rival had done exactly what was discussed I didn't have a feeling of horror when the cast first came off which apparently is common with this surgery. Dr. Rival seems to take great pride in his work which was clear when he had took the bandage off and talked about what he had done during surgery (I didn't want to know before hand and still turned grey when he explained it in his office).
Another thing to know - after the cast comes off your nose seems to expand all day. Can't wait to see the difference in a couple weeks when the swelling goes down. So happy and relieved I went with Dr. Rival and that the waiting is finally over. Thank you Dr. Rival!!!
Absolutely everything about my rhinoplasty was perfect. I had it done little over a year ago. Dr. Rival did a superb job! There is a big difference yet no one can tell what I changed. I had my bump removed and my tip altered, I had a droopy tip before. I'm 100% glad I picked Dr. Rival. He made me feel cared about unlike the three other surgeons I met with. No regrets!!
I had a septorhinoplasty with Dr. Rival just over a week ago. It's only been a week and I can already say that this was the best decision I have ever made. I went in for a consultation with Dr. Rival after finding him through patient reviews and just felt that he was the right guy. He makes you feel very comfortable and his approach is always to give you the most natural looking results. He really listens to your concerns, and for me even offered some of his own. At my first consultation he took some initial pictures and gave me a quick idea of results using his app. He talked me through his thoughts on what he would change and answered all my questions. There is also a ton of information and awesome before and after photos on his website. Honestly, most of my questions were answered there. I went to speak with his receptionist right after my appt and lucky for me there was a cancellation! I decided it was now or never and booked my surgery for three weeks later, ah! I think I've probably gone through his process the fastest! The next step was to make a second appt to do the computer imaging and talk finer details of exactly what I wanted. That appointment went well, I made my final payment, got my surgical package and waited the two remaining weeks. I was SUPER nervous as I've never had any kind of surgery before. I took everyones advice and started taking arnica tablets a couple days before the surgery. The day of went really, better than I could have imagined. The staff at the Newmarket hospital were incredible. SO kind and so attentive. Dr. Rival was ready for me just under two hours of my arrival at the hospital. I was shaking! He talked to me right before and answered all remaining questions making me feel much better. Once I entered the room and lay on the table, I was asleep. It was so fast! When I woke up they gave me something to drink, some morphine for the initial pain management and let me sleep for a couple hours. Dr. Rival came in to check on me and let me know it was successful. I filled my prescription and got the T3's and took only one every four hours. The pain was not bad at all, I just really wanted to sleep the first couple of days. After the first day I used the hydrasense and polysporin and changed the "moustache" gauze. By my follow-up appointment a week later my eyes were no longer swollen, my bruises faded and I was off the meds. I got my cast removed and AH! I now have the cutest side profile - he removed the bump on my nose, corrected the droopiness and over-projection and narrowed the tip just a little. Now, it's still a bit swollen from the front but I look totally (well better than) normal. I could not be happier, I just want people to take photos of me from the side every time - such a weird feeling. Anyways, I know I made the right choice, my nose is perfect for me and that's what matters. It is not a tiny "done" nose, it is natural and refined and I know it was because I chose Dr. Rival. Honestly, he is the safest bet and you will 100% be satisfied like the rest of his patients.
I had a septo-rhinoplasty done almost two years ago. I'm not kidding when I say he is an artist when it comes to noses. Mine looked so natural when it was done it was amazing. People, except those who knew I was having it done, didn't notice until I brought it up. Even my sister didn't notice when she came in from out of town. But I noticed the change and I couldn't be happier. I should have done it a long time ago but I am so happy I waited because I had Dr. Rival. He is so down to earth too. I found my nose changed even after the 1 year period and for the better. I was always happy with it but I found after a year it looked even straighter because I still had a touch of swelling on one side which made it look a little off-centre. Now it's perfect. Try not to obsess when you first see your nose. Trust the process and Dr. Rival. His skills are truly phenomenal.