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ms90210's Review of: Dr. Frederic Corbin

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
April 7, 2011, 12:24 pm


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Frederic Corbin (My Profile)
City:
Brea
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   ms90210 (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 8, 2003
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

I am a very happy patient of Dr. Corbin’s. Over the years I have aged gracefully with a little help from the plastic surgery expert, Frederic Corbin M.D. There are a lot of plastic surgeons to choose from, but I felt the most comfortable with Dr. Corbin and his office staff. He is very straight forward, honest, experienced and knowledgeable about medicine and surgery. When I finally decided to have my eyes and nose re done, I researched more than one surgeon. I went to an ENT, another plastic surgeon and Dr. Corbin. Each consultation had something different to offer, but by far Dr. Corbin’s knowledge and experience surpassed the other consultations I went on.



My nose was a difficult surgery because I had a previous Rhinoplasty done by an ENT in Beverly Hills and I had an infection followed by an unsatisfactory result, a collapsed nostril that caused my nose to go crooked , breathing problems and major scarring where the cut was made across the outside of my nose. When I returned to the ENT to discuss revision options he suggested injecting silicone in my nose to fill in a big dent on the right side. This would have done nothing to correct the deviation of my nose and breathing problems. He wanted to refer me to another surgeon who does corrective surgery, but it was going to cost me over $7500.00!!! Even though The ENT screwed up my nose he was very eager to talk about my eyes and he had no problem using his sales pitches on me to also try and get me to do laser and other cosmetic fillers and Botox! Total smooth salesman, with a medical degree.



The other plastic surgeon I went to was young and looked good on paper, but lacked experience. He had very few before and after photos and minimal experience with corrective surgery. He advertised that he did revisions, but he didn’t have photos for me to look at or patients for me to call. Even though my first nose job was a TOTAL failure, I didn’t want to be discouraged. I also wasn’t going to get angry with the surgeon as he probably did his best, but he lacked the surgical skill to perform a surgical result that I would be happy with. I didn’t want to make the same mistake I did with my first surgeon so I asked a lot of questions, wanted to see a series of multiple revision examples and even speak to other patients who went through what I did.



I was not getting plastic surgery to change my life or make me a happier person. I am a healthy, self respecting, emotionally stable woman and plastic surgery was something I wanted to do to improve my appearance and help with the natural affects of aging.



I am very happy after my surgery with Dr. Corbin. He told me right from the start that my nose was going to be difficult because of my previous surgery, but I love the way it looks now. After my first surgery with the ENT my nose looked fake and turned up. Dr. Corbin fixed that and also improved my breathing! It is so nice to look in the mirror or at picture of myself and like the nose that is in the middle of my face. Dr. Corbin took his time and I was in the operating room for two and a half hours to create my new nose. Dr. Corbin took a piece from the back of ear to straighten and give extra support to the nose. Right after my surgery my nose didn’t hurt, but the ear was very sore. I felt anxious about how my nose was going to come out, but once Dr. Corbin removed the splint I loved my new nose. I wasn’t expecting perfection, but that is what I feel I got with Dr. Corbin. I also had laser around my eyes to get rid of some fine lines. I am also very pleased with the way my eyes look. I wouldn’t say I look younger, but I feel like I look more refreshed and natural. I don’t thing people look at me and think I have had plastic surgery. People initially asked me if I lost weight, if I changed my hair they couldn’t pinpoint what was different about me they just thought I looked better.



I will always be a grateful patient of Dr. Corbin’s and I have referred many of my friends and family to him who are also very happy with their surgeries. I am happy I took my time the second time around and went on more than one consultation. Comparing the other doctor’s photos and Dr. Corbin’s thousands of examples only made me more confident in his surgical ability.
 
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