“PHENOMENAL...Dr. Lamperti is very nice, professional and takes his time. He listens, takes photos, simulates before/after, and made me feel 10000% at ease.”
Septorhinoplasty, Chin Implant and Jaw Filler Injection Dr. Lamperti Patient Review
PHENOMENAL I have detailed my cosmetic journey on REALSELF, so this will be short. After visiting 3 other doctor consults, I just felt completely confident and at ease that my money would be well spent on surgery that would give me the results that I was looking for. In one day, I had the following procedures: * Open Rhino * Chin Implant * Radiesse fillers for jaw * Restylane fillers for under eyes Total spent: $15,000+ Used Care Credit to pay for it. My monthly payment is LESS THAN A CAR PAYMENT! SO worth it! Should have done this years ago! While my experience is not the same for everyone out there, and individual results may vary, this was my post-op experience: Friday - Surgery on Tylenol and Fioricet for pain, slept for hours! Saturday - Tylenol for pain (about a 3 on a scale 1-10) up, moving around. Sunday - Tylenol for pain, no prescription meds necessary (about a 2), took a stroll in the park for fresh air (though I could only breathe thru mouth). Went to movie theater that night. My face was swollen, but there was no bruising or burst blood vessels. I wasn't black and blue--none of that happened. Honestly, the BIGGEST SHOCK/PANIC MOMENT was the instant that I woke up from surgery. The last thing I remember was being pampered in the operating room right before surgery. The next thing I knew, I was lethargic, weak, disoriented and realizing that I was bandaged up and could not breathe through my nose (obviously). The nurses were EXCEEDINGLY kind, helpful, patient and calming. I remember thinking, well, What's done is done, I can only heal from this. Dr. Lamperti called me later after surgery and the next day to check in on me. The level of care was awesome. At no point was I sad, mad, scared, suicidal, angry, or whatever. I wasn't regretful or disappointed. I didn't cry or weep or sulk. I was just thrilled that it was over and the healing process could begin. If you choose a rhinoplasty, be aware of the healing process. Consider that you will deal with stiffness, numbness, sensitivity, swelling... It's probably the biggest change you can make on your face that has relative delayed satisfaction. By that, I mean, you cannot expect the level of beauty immediately after surgery. Exercise common sense. It takes time for all the swelling and numbness to go away. Within 2-3 weeks after, you will see/experience significant reduction of swelling. The pain (for me anyway), was gone after a week. And I was only using Tylenol except for day 1, which was Fioricet. The pain, despite all my procedures, was MINIMAL. Discomfort was more annoying. ONE FINAL THING: LOCATION Don't be lured in by FANCY office locations or by doctors with 20 personal assistants. Dr. Lamperti's office is in a medical highrise (with lots of other plastic surgeons throughout the building). His office feels more "medical" than it does a lavish lawyer's office. DON'T LET THAT SCARE YOU AWAY! SHEEEEESH!!!! I couldn't care less that he's not on the 100th floor. I don't care that he doesn't have an army of personal assistants. What I CARE about is his training, certification, experience and quality of work. That's all that matters. I've been on RealSelf and seen horror shows, sadly, done by other doctors who spend more time worrying about the image of their office than the quality of their craft. Go with quality. Go with your gut. And at the very least, get a consultation with Dr. Lamperti.
You can learn more about this patient's septorhinoplasty surgery and see a set of before and after surgery photos here.