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heavensabvus 04-10-2004 08:53 AM

Dr. Nicholas Tabbal
I am interested in having a primary rhinoplasty and went to Dr. Tabbal for a consultation. I was very pleased with the consultation but concerned that no before and after pictures were available. I have heard by all accounts that he is wonderful doctor and I do not question his abilities. However, my concern is this: every person has a different aesthetic taste, so what may be beautiful to most people might not be beautiful to me. I certainly prefer a natural looking nose to a perfect nose and would rather have a bad natural nose than a nose that you can tell has been done. But it's also a combination and just personal preference so I'd like to find a surgeon whose aesthetic sensibilities match my own. I will not have resources for any revisions so a good first time result is a necessity and something I have saved for years for.
To this end, is there any kind soul out there who be willing to share their "before and after" pictures of the result they achieved with Dr. Tabbal? I would assure you that your pictures will be handled in the strictest of confidence and you would have my undying gratitude. Many thanks!

blu_eyes11219 04-10-2004 12:19 PM

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I totally agree with you. I had a primary that went wrong for many reasons and not directly cause of the surgeon. I am considering Tabbal since so many have mentioned him but he does not give before and afters which I dont't know why. But I was wondering....does he give you an idea of what he is going to do using a computer imaging or by drawing etc. ? Did you have a good feeling about him competency wise? Were there any other surgeons that you have consulted with and if yes, who were they and what did you think about them?

heavensabvus 04-10-2004 11:03 PM

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i didn't consult with anyone else because he was very highly recommended by a celebrity pal. She has not used him but has seen people who have. That doesn't mean here taste is the same as mine, however.. Dr. Tabbal sends you for medical photographs which he then draws on.

Nayna 04-29-2004 08:32 AM

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Are any of you bothered at all by the new rule at Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat (where Tabbal operates) saying that you must be under general anasthesia (i.e. intubated in the throat) for all surgeries? Are you still going forward with your rhinoplasties with Tabbal even though you'd have to be totally under?

blu_eyes11219 04-30-2004 07:28 PM

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[QUOTE=heavensabvus]i didn't consult with anyone else because he was very highly recommended by a celebrity pal. She has not used him but has seen people who have. That doesn't mean here taste is the same as mine, however.. Dr. Tabbal sends you for medical photographs which he then draws on.[/QUOTE]

Almost all doctors who don't show before and afters send you to get medical photographs and then they draw on them to give you an idea.

heavensabvus 05-20-2004 06:09 PM

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I didn't know that they even did rhinoplasties without you being under general anesthesia. I would not consider being awake for such a surgery. I've had both jaw and dental surgeries. For me, dental has been ok to be awake; I'm even awake during colonoscopies, but for the breaking of bones - no way.

Liz12 05-28-2004 03:53 PM

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I had a revision Rhinoplasty with Dr. Tabbal recently. This was my fourth surgery as I was in an accident that caused severe damage to my nose. My surgeries have taken place over many years but no one has been able to fix it until now. It has been two months since my last surgery and I am so happy with the results. Dr. Tabbal is unbelievably talented and he has fixed everything that no one else could. For revision surgery this is definitely the doctor to go to.

neillebo 07-02-2004 07:07 PM

Does tabbal do lipo?
I am scheduled for a Primary with Tabbal late July and am also having him do some stomach lipo. does anyone know of any results from Tabbal or links?

milkshake 07-05-2004 02:49 AM

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Does anyone know what celebrities he's done? I want to know who did J Lo's and Sarah Jessica Parker's noses. They both look really natural and you can't evern tell they had them done. Also who's the best in LA?

milkshake 07-07-2004 05:02 PM

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oh my god, are you serious??? I am so so sorry to hear that. Would you mind telling me a bit more about your experience? It will be my first and of course I'm praying my only surgery. I need very minor work, so I'm trying to find the best doctor.

AK47 07-08-2004 05:07 PM

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I had a primary with Tabbal last year.I'm very unhappy with the result.My advise to you is at least consider several surgeons before making a choice.Tabbal does do digital imaging if you request it.

milkshake 07-08-2004 06:06 PM

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Hey AK,

but if you do digital imaging, how can they possibly duplicate it? I don't imagine that they can. It's a guide, but I'm wary of that Why were you unhappy? Did you have a revision? Would you say his aesthetics aren't great? Would you recommend any other docs, in NY or LA?

milkshake 07-09-2004 01:44 PM

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I'm so terribly sorry to hear your situation. It sounds awful and it makes me question whther or not I'll do it. I need very subtly changes and god forbid someone ruined me I would be a mess. You've convinced me not to go with Tabbal. I hear Nassif and Kanodia in LA are very good.

nygal 07-09-2004 09:12 PM

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I had a primary done by Dr Tabbal three weeks ago. I had a lot of bruising and swelling from my eyes down to my chin. However that is gone now but I still have trouble breathing through my nose. I hope the breathing problem means there is still some swelling inside. Does anyone out there know? Aside from all that, my nose looks much improved and very natural. It is basically my nose without the bump. I think Tabbal is noted for very natural looking work.

milkshake 07-10-2004 11:46 AM

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why did you decide to go with Tabbal? Who else did you have consults with. I am trying to find a great doc for a primary. For minor work, just some refining

milkshake 07-10-2004 06:06 PM

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Hi Whonose! I live in LA. But I have family in New York. That's why I was looking at both though I would prefer to do it in LA. My only fear is that the LA doctors are very aggressive since everyone and their mother has work done here, so I'm just a little skeptical. I tend to think that if the doctor is a little conservative then it's better. Do you know any great doctors in LA. I've been searching the board and there seems to be a lot of praise for Dr. Nassif...but it could be from someone in his office...

nygal 07-10-2004 08:20 PM

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I went to Dr Tabbal precisely because I had heard from others that he does not attempt to change your face but just refine your nose. That's what I wanted. Most people do not seem to even recognize that I had a nose job because mine is not a drastic change. I had a bump on my nose which is now gone.

AK47 07-19-2004 05:21 PM

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Speaking of Dr.Pastorek,I consulted with him recently and found him to be very honest and thorough.I believe the patient of his who died at Manhatten Eye actually died before he even touched her.

niceperson 07-20-2004 12:24 PM

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The patient who died wasnt it Olivier Goldsmith? i am from uk and too am desperate to find a surgeon for revision surgery just on the tip of me nose and to stop the bleeding ive had for 3 years from a botched primary nose job with dr Michael Sachs(dont know how he earnt the title cosmetic surgeon) HES RUBBISH.Ruined my nose.Do u think John Shermans any good? im so confused!

misspeach 07-22-2004 09:35 AM

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Speaking from experience, I had three procedures done with Tabbal at ear eye and throat including rhinoplasty. I was nervous about going under but the chances of anything going wrong are so slim. usually there are other circumstances that aren't talked about in the news when something does happen to go wrong. Using Tabbal was the best decision I ever made. I was a little taken back by his reluctance to show pictures but after going on 6 consultations and seeing his work on someone else I went with him. He is an artist and doesn't give the same nose to everyone. he gives you a nose that looks like you should have been born with it if you had a great nose! (if that makes any sense). Anyway I highly recommend him.

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