Ratings for Dr. Dean M. Toriumi
Its appalling that he is charging $895 for a book that illustrates the exact same techniques that he has destroyed many lives with: https://deantoriumirhinoplastybook.com/ The illustration of the nose with the blue grafts all over it is completely unnecessary and very harmful surgery. He has devastated and permanently traumatized people with this type of surgery. The complaints that you continually read online are all from this type of surgery. Likely this book is filled with plenty of unnecessary and harmful nasal surgery. Many people that have underwent this surgery eventually, after spending decades living in agony over it, had to have it reversed and the grafts removed because the surgery is that painful to undergo and live with. It's very hard to believe that after 30 years of patients all around the world complaining about this exact type of surgery, he still chooses to perform it and write a book about it under the guise that these are lessons learned. There is nothing to be learned from this type of surgery other than to avoid it. It's even harder to believe that he was never arrested for this type of surgery that he is continually performing. If it were up to me, this guy would be doing a jail sentence, issuing apologies to patients around the world, and writing $30,000 refund checks to the lives he has destroyed. This guy does not care about the patients that he operates on and the lives that he has wrecked one single bit; He cares about the money that he is paid and really nothing more. Without killing a person, Dr. Toroiumi has the ability to destroy and torture a person and leave them flat broke to go along with it. This is a very dangerous surgeon.
The rib grafting and implant nasal surgery that this doctor and several other doctors across the US charge patients for, and perform in the name of cosmetic, functional, and plastic surgery should be reviewed by a medical governing body and outlawed completely in the United States. The FBI and US Department of Health and Human Sevices should really step in and take a close look at some of the extreme surgeries that this doctor and several other doctors across US are performing and teaching. What this doctor and his colleagues are doing to patients is not right. I am a rib graft patient myself and am speaking from personal experience. Many of the surgeries that doctor is performing are assault and robery, far more so than cosmetic/plastic surgery. This doctor would never allow his daughters to undergo the extreme surgery that he performs.
Dr. Toriumi healed my broken heart when he fixed my disfigured nose. I will forever be grateful for what he has done for me. It's shocking what he was able to accomplish. I had a devastating surgery when I was only 18 that ruined my nose in 1990. I then had another surgery by a world renown surgeon that definitely improved it, but it was still riddled with assymetry and deformity. I am so grateful for his talent, skill and genius. I will be thankful to him for the rest of my life.
I'm a 37 year old male who originally went to Dr. Toriumi a few years ago with a botch job that had only been made worse by years of revisions (4) by "experts in the field." I arrived in his office with two silastic implants, a collapsed side, retracted, notched nostrils, thinning skin, a short nose, and poor breathing. I was at the end of my rope. Dr. Toriumi has given me a beautiful, symmetric nose that functions perfectly. He has added what seems like about a cm in length to the nose, has fixed the notched nostrils, restored my breathing, and saved my self esteem. My journey took a couple procedures, but this doctor never abandoned me, which means everything to me. I followed all of his instructions, from multiple follow-up visits from literally thousands of miles away to changing my diet post-surgery. I strongly encourage anybody to add him to their list of possible resources if they are considering a rhinoplasty, or in a bad situation after surgery performed by someone else.
Take a look at his structural rhinoplasty videos where he packs noses full of grafts on a primary rhinoplasty. You have to be absolutely insane to let him or any other doctor do this to you. I have what you see in that video and this is nothing short of torture. As far as I am concerned, this procedure should be outlawed and Dr. Toriumi should be sanctioned for performing this on many of his patients.
POSITIVE BLOG FOR DR. DEAN TORIUMI, MD I am writing this message and posting it so prospective patients of Dr. Dean Toriumi can have some insight into the scope and talent of this facial plastic surgeon. I myself am a double board certified plastic surgeon and also do open rhinoplasty. I have had the good fortune to train with some of the top rhinoplastic surgeons and have had a varied practice with primary, secondary, and sometimes three times (tertiary) patients who want revision rhinoplasty. It is no accident that when I fractured my nose and had a chronically deviated nasal tip that I would only want an expert and somebody as meticulous and as obsessive with the final result as I am. Dr. Dean Toriumi has a practice that is essentially mostly rhinoplasty. He has spearheaded techniques that are only now coming forward as long-lasting and essential in correcting nasal deformities as well as bringing out the best functional and cosmetic outcome. It is no accident that I would travel across the country to visit this surgeon who is not only gracious but compassionate for my own nasal surgery. He performed an excellent open rhinoplasty on me utilizing a rib graft and absolutely brought back symmetry, harmony, function, and excellent cosmetic appearance to my facial canvas. The experience was professional. His staff was straightforward and compassionate, and his Surgical Fellow, Dr. Eric Rosenberger, all contributed to a tremendous result and postsurgical experience. I have nothing but high praise for Dr. Toriumi, and there is no higher praise than having a fellow plastic surgeon seek out his care. It is important for anybody who desires primary, secondary, or even tertiary rhinoplasty to realize that there is a degree of swelling that happens postoperatively. The more times your nose is operated, the more swelling is to be expected and for a longer period of time, sometimes lasting for at least a year to a year and a half. Swelling can be managed without issue, but it is important to realize that swelling is part of the healing process. I would recommend Dr. Toriumi for anyone who desires rhinoplasty, and I would underscore the fact that he is worth the wait and worth every cent invested in the result! XM
Given his international reputation and exorbitant fees, the standards for patient care in Dr. Toriumi's practice are abysmal! While most doctors have realized that thanks to the internet their behaviour is open to worldwide scrutiny, Dr. Toriumi and especially his practice manager, Pat, seem to think they can still get away with disrespecting and mistreating their patients with impunity. Many people who consult with Dr. Toriumi have suffered traumatic injuries or multiple surgeries to resolve facial deformities, and often travel great distances to see him and pay tens of thousands of dollars for surgery. A reasonable person would expect his office staff to treat such patients with some consideration, compassion and a bit of empathy. I can tell you from personal experience that, above all, Pat is interested in getting your money and a positive review (not surprisingly, since Dr. Toriumi has so many negative reviews). She does not follow up on e-mails or phone calls without being chased down. If she bothers to respond, she is often cold, argumentative and/or dismissive. She does Dr. Toriumi's practice a great disservice.
Dr. Toriumi performed my revision surgery on my rhinoplasty. I have to say, that he is an impeccable Doctor! He, and his staff have truly set the benchmark of how a plastic surgeons office ought to be. They have taken exceptional care of me since my surgery. Unlike my first rhinoplasty surgery experience. I had my first rhinoplasty at the age of twenty one. This was a major transformation from my original nose; I loved it at the time. However, as time elapsed I noticed, and felt as if the work was done impetuously. For example, there ended up being more cartilage on one side of the tip of my nose than the other. About a decade later I decided to have the work rectified. After much due diligence, my decision was to go with Dr. Toriumi. I did not want another botched surgery! From time to time, I take a look at my before pictures that I had reviewed during my consultation. I compare them to the nose Dr. Toriumi gave me, and there is no resemblance, a complete renewal! Even as the swelling is abating, I am able to see the difference, and I am overjoyed with the results! Thank you Dr. Toriumi, and staff, I am grateful for all that you have done.
This Dr. has ZERO talent as a plastic surgery, in my opinion. I went to him for breathing problems, because he is an ENT Dr. as well, and is highly recommended by other Drs. for revisionary rhinoplasty. My old nose, which had one previous surgery when I was a teenager, was cosmetically fine, and was not an obstruction to my face at all. All I wanted from this Dr. was to get the breathing problem fixed. He completely changed my nose, and for the worse! It looks horrid. He lowered to bring it closer to the face, on his own and without consulting with me, and thereby created a hump in between my eyes that was not there before. He made the tip downward (I had a nice upward tip before) and added an 1/2 an inch too much of length, so I look like pinnoccio from the side. It seems that everything he did had the effect of making the nose as unattractive as possible. And the results look nothing like the digital image he shows you of what it's going to look like. What I want to know is, how could someone that has been doing this, almost daily, for the last 30 years, and is board certified in plastic surgery, be that bad!!! It is actually incredible how bad he is, and my only conclusion is that he is extremely inept at cosmetic surgery and should not be allowed within 10 ft. from someone's face. My face looks so different, and much less attractive than before, thanks to his work. As all the other reviewers, I got met with cold stares and a bullying attitude from him when I raised my concerns over his work. I paid close to $30K, to have my face ruined by him. I wish I had listened to the bad reviews (as opposed to other Drs' recommendations online, who now I'm convinced, have never seen his actual work). He is truly the worst thing that can happen to your face and I'm surprised that he is affiliated with a prestigious university like UC. Be warned.
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- Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612 (Grad. 1983)
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