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Saved My Life!
GratefulBecky's Review of: Dr. Frederic Corbin

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
February 5, 2011, 11:42 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Frederic Corbin (My Profile)
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   GratefulBecky (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):   May 29, 2004
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


Please read this if you are thinking about plastic surgery. I had a very unsuccessful past with plastic surgeons and breast augmentation. My name is Rebecca and I live in Florida. I found Dr. Corbin by sure luck and I like to think destiny. I found out about him when I looked under America's top surgeons on the computer one night. I was very frustrated with my situation, and the doctors here in Florida. Two years of searching and nobody seemed to have any answers for me. I couldn't get the right help. After seeing so many doctors and getting nowhere, I knew I had to do something. I needed help and I needed the best, so I called Dr. Corbin's office and got the ball rolling. I have family in California so this looked like a possibility. I would see them and go meet Dr. Corbin. Off to California and to meet Dr. Corbin we went. The news was I needed more than one surgery. I had to go for a period of time with no implants in at all. Dr. Corbin never sugar coated anything to me he was upright and honest about everything. I was not used to this from other Dr.'s and Dr.'s offices. Dr. Corbin and his staff were always facts and honesty. This was so refreshing compared to the numerous other doctor's with a super smooth sales pitch whom often told me what I wanted to hear but wasn't necessarily the truth. I thanked God for their honesty. The last thing I needed at this stage of the game was to have my hopes built up with a dreadful let down again. From there I proceeded to surgery number one – May 2004. Out came the implants. Surgery was perfect. The staff and the Anesthesiologist – forgot his name - were amazing! What a great experience, it was comforting and professional. I was really looking forward to coming back I knew they were going to help me. Please keep in mind that having implants in and then out for sometime is a pretty traumatic thing, let alone two previous years of unsuccessful surgeries. I was scared and very impatient. The image and hope of the final result really kept me going, it was not an easy time. I called the office often and the staff always calmed me down and reassured me. Surgery number two now came. There is a little bit more to my story, of Dr. Corbin and me. I had wires left in my body from a pacemaker I had taken out sometime ago. With the second surgery I asked Dr. Corbin if he could take away some of the scar tissue that built up around these wires which always caused me pain. I also added a rhinoplasty on to my agenda. I wanted it all done at once, no more surgery for me. Surgery came August 2004. Dr. Corbin did the nose, it was great, the scar tissue around the wires caused concern to Dr. Corbin so he cultured it (took a sample so it could be tested for the bacteria) he did not proceed with the breast augmentation because of his suspicions with the scar tissue. Three days later I was in the hospital with a fever of 102.9. I had a very rare and very bad infection, 2 gram negative bacteria to be precise. This infection was living dormant in the scar tissue of the pacemaker wires and from the surgery it started to travel through me. To make a long story a little shorter I ended up very seriously sick in the hospital. I had to have the pacemaker wires removed from my heart because on them lived the bacteria's that made me so ill. They traveled straight to my heart and throughout the rest of my body. Now if Dr. Corbin did not take the culture during the 2nd operation this would never have discovered! If he would have proceeded with the augmentation the implants would have become infected and I would have had to have them removed again. I would have eventually gotten very, very sick. By Dr. Corbin being the experienced and skilled Dr./surgeon that he is and because of his intuition and conservativeness he found out what was really wrong with me. Also, I most likely would have gotten an infection in my heart that probably would have caused irreversible damage and I easily could have died from it. During all of this Dr. Corbin was there for me. He came and visited with me and sat with me when I was so sick. Things like that are priceless and will live with me forever. Dr. Corbin, and his staff are the most caring, gifted people I have yet to see in health care. They are the definition of outstanding. They are not only my Dr.'s office they are family and my inspiration. They never gave up on me. Not many people can say that their plastic surgeon saved their life but Dr. Corbin saved mine. By the way I had my last surgery May 2005 and it went beautiful. I have better breasts then I could have ever dreamed of. Every day they become more beautiful. They are worth it all. He is a master artist in his surgical skill. I really believe Dr. Corbin and his staff are magic. By the way the nose is unbelievable too. I went through so much, it's really hard to express it all but what I want people to get through this is that if you are going to trust your life and your body to someone, go to the BEST FROM THE START, GO TO DR. CORBIN! He is someone who won't give up and truly cares. I want tell you, Dr. Corbin how grateful I am to you and how I admire your selfless acts of kindness, endless patience and time that you give to us patients who take up so much of your time. You are the ABSOLUTE BEST, thanks for doing what you do and for being you!

Forever grateful,

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