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pingapid's Review of: Dr. Robert Brink

Rating: 2.52 (out of 10)
Review Date:
July 15, 2006, 1:38 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Robert Brink (My Profile)
San Mateo
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   pingapid (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   December 14, 1997
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


Years ago, Dr. Brink gave me (1) a rhinoplasty and (2) fat injections. He apparently cut out too much cartilage from the right side of my nose, and now there's a subtle irregularity/shadow there that requires a revision rhinoplasty operation.

Also, while I will admit that the overall result is not hideous, it isn't natural-looking, either. It is obvious to anyone who's familiar with facial plastic surgery that that I've had a nose job.

In addition to looking fake, this nose is completely the wrong size and shape for my face. Dr. Brink made my nose too small for my large-boned and ethnic face. I.e., he gave me a WASP-y nose, and I have a Mediterranean/Hispanic face.

I will say that I prefer this nose to the one I had. That said, it's not a result that any experienced, aesthetically adept plastic surgeon would ever deliberately produce.

Not only that, I contracted a now-chronic infection that flared up immediately after the rhinoplasty -- horrible, grotesque, voluminous nasal discharge. Ever since then, I periodically get a weird little lesion, which has been tested and is a rare form of staph, that periodically appears as a small lesion on an outer nostril.

He also gave me horrific bruising from a fat injection under one of my eyes. It lasted three weeks, was vivid black and purple, and covered my entire mid-face under my right eye.

I would never recommend Dr. Brink to anyone, for anything.

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