Please, Please, Please do not use Dr. Brosto!! Read this first!, September 7, 2010, 12:35 pm
I am writing this with the hope that I can warn people before they make a huge mistake. I used Dr. Brosto in April 2009 for rhinoplasty. My boyfriend and I flew to Argentina together to have cosmetic surgeries. When I first met with Dr. Brosto, I thought he was very nice and pleasant, but didn't quite seem to listen to what I was wanting for my nose. I wasn't all that unhappy with my old nose, just wanted the bulbous tip slimmed down. After explaining this to him, I decided I felt comfortable and he acted as if he understood my requests. Well, mine turned into a horror story to be honest. Surgery in the hospital was so scary, when I woke up from surgery, my bandage on my nose needed changing and I was bleeding all over my shirt. I was at the end of a corridor of the hospital where no one was at, and I actually mean no one. No nurses, no other patients, no foot traffic, nothing. There was no light bulb in my room, no lamps, so it was complete dark except for opening the blinds to the street lights. Laura, Dr. Brosto's assistant, was suppose to be at the hospital at 5:30 p.m. to pick me up and drive me back to my hotel. It was 6:30, she still wasn't there. After calling her several times on the cell phone we had rented, she finally sent a friend of hers to pick me up because she said she was unavailable. Yes, this is all true so far. Unfortunately. Well, skipping to the results of my surgery... When Dr. Brosto took the bandage off in the next week, I had a small bump on the left nostril, right at the tip. He said this would go away, it was normal. Laura checked in with me over the next four to five months after I was home. I kept telling her how misshaped my nose was. After five months, I sent her pictures showing how deformed the tip and bridge looked. Well, I never heard from her again after that. So, now what was considered a "garden" procedure by plastic surgeons is now going to cost me roughly $6000 US to correct. I've since visited with 3 different plastic surgeons in the U.S., all of which state that Dr. Brosto basically butchered my nose tip and bridge. It was aggressively overcorrected, to the point of collapse. I have a bossae, collapsed nostril and a scooped bridge at the same time! It is horrible. I have contacted Dr. Brosto and Placid Way and they both deny that I was ever a patient. Also, Dr. Brosto or his office staff would not respond to any of the U.S. surgeon's request for my medical records, so that they could see his medical notes, etc in order to correct all the mistakes he made. They asked that I pay them in cash, $2900 US, and obviously keep no records.
I am going to try and set up a photo album on here so you can see my nose before and after Dr. Brosto butchered it.
Please, please, please do not have your surgery here. In fact, I would not do it abroad at all, because if something goes wrong, you are stuck in another country with no leverage whatsoever. They can't be held accountable for when things like this happen. I hope this saves at least one person from going through what I did.