Ratings for Dr. Kristina Zakhary
I was in serious need of a nose job and had a rhinoplasty done by Dr Zakhary. She told me up front that she could not totally guarantee the result because a lot of it depends on how I heal, but in the end my result was outstanding. It changed my life. This is what I learned that can hopefully help the readers - so many rhinoplasty surgeons claim to be the most talented, the best way to judge is to ask to see before and after pictures. However, the "after" pictures have to be at least 6 weeks after the procedure. By then, a lot of swelling is gone and you see a real result. I visited 3 plastic surgeons in Calgary, and none of them were willing to show me as many pictures as Dr Zakhary. She has done so many rhinoplasties. I chose her and I was not disappointed at all. I Highly recommend this doctor if you are looking to get a rhinoplasty.
Dr. Kristina Zakhary's response
Thank you for your kind review. We are always happiest when our patients are happy and pleased with their results. It is my goal to try to give you a positive experience from initial consultation to final follow up appointment. I agree with you that viewing before and after photos is a key part of your decision making process since it will give you an idea of the surgeon's work and results. It is also encouraged to ask as many questions as you can in order to feel confident and comfortable when you are making your decision to proceed with surgery. Thank you again for your kind words.
Submitted April 29, 2016
I had my revision rhinoplasty with Dr Zakhary, and I have never actually gone through the effort to write a review on anything, but I had to after this experience. Dr Zakhary is an amazing surgeon!!!!! She is a true artist. This was my third surgery on my nose, and I wish I had gone to her the first time. I had my first surgery with another plastic surgeon in Calgary, who I DO NOT recommend for rhinoplasty. I did years of research for my revision rhinoplasty. I would spend hours and hours reading reviews on all kinds of doctors, and even contemplated travelling to the US. Thank God I found Dr Zakhary! Price was high but the outcome was well worth it. My nose was twisted and long, and now it is short and straight!! I am so happy to take pictures of myself now, even from side profile, something I avoided like the plague in the past. I have been waiting 10 years to do this, and I'm so glad I did. I know how important reviews are, and I think Dr Zakhary deserves this one! Don't hesitate! Book the consultation if this is something that has been on your mind!!
I had rhinoplasty done just over a year ago and was very unhappy. It took a long time for me to make the final decision to book the surgery and upon reading endless reviews I felt confident in Dr.Zakhary. She preaches about subtle, natural looking changes which is exactly what I wanted. I liked the way I looked before but my nose always held me back from loving the way I looked. I had a bump on my bridge and that's all that I wanted fixed. The day of my surgery she came in rushed and frantic as usual, which really stressed me out. She drew on my nose and it seemed like we were on the same page as there wasn't much to even change! I became extremely worried after because things were not looking good at all. I noticed right away that the bridge was taken down much further than we discussed and my nostrils right off the bat were asymmetrical (they were very symmetrical before). I was patient with the healing process because I understood that it takes time. But as time went on things got way way worse. Soon enough, the bridge of my nose was no where to be found and where bone used to be was a soft dent. At my 6 month appt she came in and said everything looked great (don't know how she missed how horrible things had gotten). But as usual everything was so rushed and I didn't have the courage to say something to her. When I finally let her know how unhappy I was and how bad everything looked she then had the odasity to add in that my bone had collapsed (why wasnt this mentioned sooner???) and that the only way to fix it was with a revision surgery. I was so upset. My self confidence was worse than it was before the surgery but I knew I had to go through with a revision because I needed to feel like myself again. I am a few months post op from my revision and already things are looking crooked. As usual she assures me that it's just swelling and it'll go down. I regret getting surgery in the first place because even with the little self confidence I had before, its way worse now. Here's to hoping I'll feel better soon. I'm not saying that Dr. Zakhary is not brilliant and knowledgable but she needs to slow down and focus on her patients one by one. Every imperfection is looked past and covered up by the same "it's just swelling, it'll look better soon" line. When you're in the line of work dealing with the most vulnerable and insecure people it's important to make them feel secure, cared for and confident. None of those areas were met in both of my experiences with Dr. Zakhary. Be very careful with who you choose, you never know who is actually writing all these "amazing" reviews.
Dr. Kristina Zakhary's response
I am very sorry to hear that you didn't have a good experience in our office and we take your comments very seriously. Not all aspects of the surgery and healing are in the control of the surgeon, and unfortunately risks do exist for all surgeries, and particularly for rhinoplasty surgery there is a risk of needing a revision surgery. This is why the risks are discussed with you in detail both at your initial consultation and at your pre operation appointment. If any complications do occur, DrZakhary will work with you diligently and sincerely to improve the result since it is her goal to give you a nice and good final result. Dr. Zakhary is fortunately a very sought out Facial Surgeon and some days may be quite busy in our office. Dr. Zakhary is always very honest and will only proceed with surgery if she feels there would be a benefit to the patient. Dr. Zakhary is also surely following up with you to ensure good healing and result. We are always more than happy to follow up with you and help you. We all would like you to have a more positive experience in our office and a good final result.- The staff of Dr. Zakhary
Submitted February 21, 2017
I had a Botox and lip fillers done by Dr. Zakhary and she did an amazing job. I couldn't be happier with my appearance -- I look and feel much better now, and it looks natural! Dr. Zakhary was very friendly and willing to answer any questions I had, so I felt very comfortable and prepared, and all of her staff were wonderful and made me feel right at home. I could see that Dr. Zakhary is very passionate about her work and that she truly cares about her patients and her results. Highly, highly recommend!
I found, and chose, Dr. Zakhary 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. Z you get both. She listens to your concerns and gracefully and compassionately explains her 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. She is wickedly smart and her 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 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 she would do the best she could possibly do. And she did. And I'm so happy.
I am very happy with all of my visits with Dr. Zakhary and the overall outcome from my rhinoplasty surgery. Her staff is so professional and courteous. I always felt welcomed upon my arrival and Dr. Zakhary always addressed my needs and concerns. I never felt rushed with our time together and always felt well Informed. I would definitely recommend Dr. Zakhary to anyone seeking rhinoplasty. She changed my life and the surgery was well worth the cost. I sincerely thank you.
Dr. Zakhary is an extremely skilled surgeon. She listened carefully to my concerns and delivered exactly what I wanted with respect to my rhinoplasty surgery. I had a crooked nose with a bump that she straightened and made smaller. During the consultation it was obvious that she is the expert in rhinoplasty surgery, as she took the time to give me a detailed explanation of her surgery plan, and showed me many before and after pictures of noses similar to mine. She also explained all the risks of this surgery, which was a bit scary, but in the end I'm glad I went ahead and did it. I am impressed with my result after my surgery. I would highly recommend her and her team to anyone looking for a truly qualified and skilled doctor.
I chose Dr. Zakhary as a result of a referral; I saw first-hand the outstanding results of the facelift. There was no 'overdone' or pulled look - it was very natural, with a refreshed, improved look for the patient, who is my friend. When I had my surgery, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The doctor was also thorough when it came to explaining the 'before, during, and after' details – what to expect at each stage. She and her staff gave me good tips for a speedy recovery. When I see my before and after photos now I am still amazed and it's been a year since my surgery. I am so much happier now when seeing myself in the mirror, especially when I see my turkey neck is totally gone! Many thanks to Dr. Zakhary and her staff. I would have no hesitation in referring anyone to her office.
Dr. Zakhary is a true artist and expert in her field. She performed my Rhinoplasty to straighten my crooked nose (that I got from gymnastics injuries) and then I was so happy with the result, I returned for a chin implant and chin liposuction. I am so happy with my results, that I do not even look at my old before pictures. She was very patient with me in my pre operation appointments and after surgery she was always available to me day and night by phone or email whenever I needed. Her staff is helpful and fantastic too. I would highly recommend Dr. Zakhary for any plastic surgery.
My doctor referred me to Dr Kristina because I was having trouble breathing because of the way my nose was shaped. She looked at me and said if you want me to do your surgery it will be $9000. I was surprised because I was going there for a breathing problem not to cosmetically change my nose. Afterwards she prescribed me medication and told me she can't do anything unless I pay. It should be covered by healthcare. Why should I pay? What a waste of time.
Dr. Kristina Zakhary's response
To Answer Your Question: 1. The Outside Shape of your nose does not cause difficulty breathing. Your nasal breathing could be reduced because the wall Inside your nose (the nasal Septum) could be crooked (deviated) or the skin inside your nose (mucosa) could be swollen (from allergy, infection, trauma, or combination of these) 2. Surgery for the Inside of the nose to help with breathing improvement (Septoplasty) will not change the Outside appearance of your nose, and is covered by Alberta Health Care, and you do not pay for this surgery. 3. Surgery for the Outside Appearance of your nose (Rhinoplasty) to reduce a bump on the bridge, change tip shape, straighten a crooked nose, etc, is a cosmetic surgery, and is not covered by Alberta Health Care. 4. The cost for any cosmetic surgery is individualized for each patient based on the surgical complexity of the case, patient's request, patient skin type, time needed to complete the surgery, etc. This Part of the reason is why a consultation is needed prior to surgery booking. 5. Dr Zakhary is a Surgical Specialist and a Medical Doctor (M.D.) and she will try to help any of her patients to the best of her ability. So even if no surgery is scheduled, she will prescribe the appropriate medications to help you if it is needed and if she feels it will be helpful to you. I hope this clarifies your questions. Thank You.
Submitted September 11, 2016
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