Rhinoplasty

If you’re looking for a rhinoplasty specialist, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Ladner is at the top of the list in the Rocky Mountain region. Every year, he performs hundreds of rhinoplasty (nose job) procedures at his practice in Denver, CO. Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex cosmetic surgery procedures and it’s important to select a surgeon such as Dr. Ladner who has extensive training, experience, and a track record of excellent results.

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Rhinoplasty Case 2 Before & After Right Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 1 year after
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Case #2

This is a 35-year-old women who disliked her profile view. Dr. Ladner preformed an open rhinoplasty one year ago. Her results truly complement all her other facial features.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Rhinoplasty Case 5 Before & After Left Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 9 months after
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Case #5

Before and nine months following an open rhinoplasty. This young male was unhappy with the overall size of his nose and tip. He could not be happier with his results.

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Rhinoplasty Case 19 Before & After Right Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 3 months after
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Case #19

This pretty young woman desired a smaller, more feminine looking nose. Photos reveal before and three months after an open rhinoplasty.

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Rhinoplasty Case 9 Before & After Left Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #9

Before and one year after closed rhinoplasty.

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Rhinoplasty Case 10 Before & After Left Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
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Before and one year after rhinoplasty.

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Facelift / Neck Lift Case 36 Before & After Left Oblique | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
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Before and three months after lower facelift and revision rhinoplasty.

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Rhinoplasty Case 4 Before & After Left Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 5 months after
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This is a 26-year-old who disliked his dorsal hump and wanted his nose straightened. Photos reveal before and five months after a closed rhinoplasty.

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Rhinoplasty Case 3 Before & After Right Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #3

This beautiful female underwent a closed rhinoplasty to remove the dorsal hump she disliked. Dr. Keith Ladner preformed this surgery to give her a cuter, more feminine nose!

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Is It Better to Have Open or Closed Rhinoplasty?

Patients often ask which technique is better, but the answer depends on the specific reasons for the surgery. Here is a comparison:

Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty incision marks

Closed rhinoplasty: Using this technique, Dr. Ladner doesn't make any external incisions. Instead, he makes changes to the cartilage, bone, and septum through incisions within the nostrils.

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty incision marks

Open rhinoplasty: In this approach, Dr. Ladner makes 2 incisions inside the nostrils and a third incision along the thin strip of skin separating the nostrils (the columella). This provides him direct access to the structures of the lower nasal anatomy.

Dr. Ladner creates customized surgical plans based on each patient’s facial anatomy and cosmetic concerns. He may recommend combining rhinoplasty with chin augmentation, buccal fat removal, or other procedures to enhance the balance between your facial features.

What Happens During the Rhinoplasty Consultation?

The path to successful rhinoplasty results starts when you first contact Dr. Ladner’s office. At that point we gather as much relevant information as possible so we understand your specific concerns even before the initial consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Ladner listens as you describe your cosmetic goals and what bothers you about your nose.

Dr. Ladner conducts a thorough physical exam of both the internal and external nasal structures and addresses any history of trauma to the nose or breathing issues that might need correction. His attention to detail includes knowing if you are bothered more by the front view or profile view of the nose (or if it’s equal) and if you notice asymmetry when looking at photos.

How Is Dr. Ladner’s Approach to Rhinoplasty Different?

Having trained under one of the world’s leading rhinoplasty surgeons, Dr. Ladner learned the value of assessing each patient’s unique concerns through an objective scientific view and using a calculated, problem-solving approach when creating a customized surgical plan.

What does that mean?

  • Measuring all facial proportions and dimensions
  • Conducting a detailed analysis of the nose using photos taken from the front, profile, and base views

This comprehensive, thorough assessment typically takes about 25 minutes and ensures that an objective analysis matches what patients themselves see.

‘Second to None—Just Brilliant’

“Dr. Ladner is the most exceptional plastic surgeon in Colorado… He is a true artist and absolute perfectionist when it comes to facial surgery, evident in the beautiful result of every one of his patients. Dr. Ladner performed my rhinoplasty a week and a half ago, and I can already say without an ounce of doubt that this has been the best decision I have ever made…”

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Step-by-Step Explanation of What to Expect

Dr. Ladner firmly believes in educating you about what happens during and after your procedure. He explains the journey and what to expect during the recovery and the post-op care either you or your loved ones will provide. On the day of surgery, Dr. Ladner arrives early to go through your surgical plan and answer any last-minute questions that you might have.

Most important during the surgery itself is Dr. Ladner’s attention to the technical details and being meticulous and deliberate. Getting great results that don’t require revision surgery is the primary goal.

Dr. Keith Ladner

Dr. Keith Ladner

Women and men trust their faces to double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Ladner, whose world-class training includes a prestigious facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship. As a specialist focusing exclusively on the face, Dr. Ladner uses the most advanced techniques to produce remarkable, natural-looking results.

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Who Is a Good Rhinoplasty Candidate?

Anyone concerned about the size or shape of their nose can benefit from cosmetic nose surgery. Teenagers (whose noses are no longer growing) and women and men in their 20s and 30s are the most common rhinoplasty patients but the procedure can be performed for people into their 70s or 80s.

Rhinoplasty objectives include:

  • Reducing an excessive dorsal hump for an attractive profile
  • Improving the shape and definition of the nasal tip (reducing a bulbous tip)
  • Narrowing wide nostrils
  • Reducing excessive length
  • Improving poor projection
  • Straightening a crooked or previously broken nose
Diagram showing why someone would want to get a rhinoplasty with different nose shapes.

Besides aesthetic changes, rhinoplasty can help improve breathing for patients with obstructed nasal passages. Nasal passages may be obstructed by a deviated septum or because of trauma to the nose. When Dr. Ladner combines cosmetic changes with breathing improvements, the procedure is called functional rhinoplasty.

What Is a Revision Rhinoplasty?

Denver facial plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Ladner performs revision rhinoplasty to improve the results—both functional and cosmetic—of a previous surgery performed elsewhere. While an initial rhinoplasty is a highly complex procedure, a revision procedure is even more challenging because of scarring, compromised cartilage, and other issues.

What Is Septoplasty?

Some patients may have trouble breathing because they have a crooked or deviated septum—a bony structure that also includes cartilage. Surgically correcting this condition is called septoplasty. Dr. Ladner performs septoplasty by making incisions in the nose and removing crooked portions of the septum and then straightening them and placing them back in their natural position.

What Is a Nonsurgical Nose Job?

If you would like to improve the shape of your nose without surgery, Dr. Ladner can perform a nonsurgical nose job using dermal filler injections. Although this procedure cannot make your nose smaller, it can smooth out the bridge, reshape the tip, and soften sharp angles. While surgical results last indefinitely, results of a nonsurgical nose job are temporary.

What Happens During Rhinoplasty Recovery?

Rhinoplasty patients are often pleasantly surprised to discover that recovery is more comfortable than they expected. Most patients feel ready to return to work within 3 to 5 days after the procedure. A small nasal splint is removed within 7 days of surgery. Dr. Ladner typically doesn’t use internal splints or nasal packing, which is often considered the most uncomfortable part of recovery.

After a nose job, bruising around the eyes may occur but usually resolves on its own with 10 days.

How Long After Rhinoplasty Will I See Results?

The results of rhinoplasty gradually appear as the swelling goes down. While you’ll notice changes immediately, it may take several weeks for swelling to resolve. Subtle changes may continue for up to a year.

Meet With Dr. Ladner

If you’re looking for the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the Denver area, request a consultation with Dr. Ladner to discuss your concerns and goals with him. You can also call us at (303) 253-7686 to schedule an appointment.

A Reputation Built on Results

Our Patients Say it Best

When it comes to plastic surgery, you deserve the highest quality care. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional service and creating satisfying, long-lasting results. Want to learn more? Hear what our patients have to say about their experience at Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery.

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5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
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Hey there, if you were like me and looking through reviews to find the perfect plastic surgeon because of an insecurity, look no further! I got a rhinoplasty done by Dr. Ladner about 5 months ago and I seriously could not be happier! Looking in the mirror and hating what you see is the absolute worst feeling, it’s something I finally don’t do anymore. When you go into his office you will be greeted by the most kind and caring staff (also GORGEOUS, seriously they’re all stunning) you know you came to the right place. Every time I leave that office I feel so confident because everyone is so sweet and complementary that it makes me feel invincible. I could go on all day about my amazing experience! 11/10 Ps: try the tinted sunscreen!
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5.0/5
Jun 1, 2021
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As a first timer, I was contemplating the idea of some Botox and Lip Filler and was recommended Dr. Ladner's office by a friend. Everything about the process, from start to finish, was incredible. Dr. Ladner, Luciana and Tom, their Physician Assistant, made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease. They were very professional, thorough, knowledgeable, and an absolute pleasure to be around. They listened to my questions and concerns and produced results that were exactly what I was looking for. I look and feel great and I truly couldn't have been happier with the whole experience. My only regret is that I didn't come in sooner! I'm looking forward to going back again in a few months and know they will be my go-to Plastic Surgery office moving forward. I'd highly recommend checking them out, you won't be disappointed.
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5.0/5
Jun 1, 2021
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Doctor Ladner and his talented and caring group of nurses and support staff made me feel confident and 100% comfortable with my procedure—before, during and after my neck lift. I could not be happier with my results and with how quickly I have healed. I would refer and have referred friends and family to Dr. Ladner, and I cannot thank him and his team enough for all they have done for me. Greta
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5.0/5
May 4, 2021
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After meeting with Dr Ladner and discussing the rhinoplasty procedure, I felt confident and ready to move forward. He and his nurse Luciana were absolutely wonderful from start to finish. I am so happy with the outcome - I will always be thankful for Dr Ladner!!
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5.0/5
Mar 24, 2021
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Dr. Ladner and his team are awesome! They are kind, committed to communication, and open to all the questions you have. I would recommend them to anyone looking into getting cosmetic surgery.
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5.0/5
Feb 17, 2021
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10/10 !! I had Rhinoplasty done by Dr. Ladner and I could not be happier with the whole process, not to mention the result! Dr. Ladner and his staff are absolutely amazing! Since the first phone call to book my consultation I felt so welcomed! The staff is so sweet and everything is taken care of the best way possible. Dr. Ladner does amazing work! He makes you feel really comfortable and answers every question so detailed that you know he knows what he is doing! The anesthesia doctor was amazing, they all take such good care of you and make you feel at home and safe, the nurse after surgery, so sweet and great! Worth the money for sure!! I recommend Dr. Ladner 100% !!
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5.0/5
Jan 4, 2021
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The most incredible doctor and and team of nurses. Dr. Ladner and his staff go above and beyond. Highly recommend.
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5.0/5
Jan 4, 2021
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I had such an incredible experience with Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery! I have wanted a Rhinoplasty for the last decade of my life and finally took the plunge in September of 2020. I had looked into other surgeons, but the team at Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery is truly unmatched. From Dr. Ladner's knowledgable attention to detail and the measurements of my face to achieve a nose that would undoubtedly fit seamlessly, to personal touches such as the team remembering small details of my life (such as my job, etc) made for an extremely comfortable experience. Never once did I feel like "just another client" which was vital in making me feel able to ask questions, voice concerns, and make sure I had a personable and personalized experience. I was called by both my surgical nurse as well as my anesthesiologist the night before my surgery to get any final questions or concerns answered (and nerves eased), my mom was able to wait in the waiting room and was given periodic updates the entire time I was in surgery, and I was given my nurse's personal contact info to get any and every follow up question or concern answered post-op as well. Another stand-out element of this practice is the use of their own surgical facility across the same floor as their office. I showed up the day of my surgery knowing exactly what to expect instead of having to go to a different strange surgical center that I had never seen before. It was calm, private, and again, comfortable. I really have nothing negative to say about my experience here, I cannot say enough about the positive and life-changing experience I had with this team and I am beyond thrilled with the results. I am honestly sad that I will only see them for one last follow up appointment, but have already recommended them to everyone I know that is looking to have any procedure done! Dr. Ladner is top notch at his craft and the rest of the team wrapped my first plastic surgery experience into the most perfect package. Thank you Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery for correcting a life-long insecurity and helping me feel confident, beautiful, and more like myself than ever!
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5.0/5
Jan 3, 2021
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The staff is very welcoming, knowledgable, and efficient. I will definitely be back!
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5.0/5
Dec 23, 2020
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Absolutely wonderful experience for a rhinoplasty consult! The front office team is great, and Dr. Ladner really takes his time with you. He knows what he's doing - by far the best consult I had.
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5.0/5
Dec 18, 2020
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There are no words to express my gratitude to Dr. Ladner and his staff. For years I wanted to remove the puffiness around my eyes but never felt confident with any surgeon until I met Dr. Ladner. He took as much time as needed to answer my questions and settle my fears. I didn't want to look 30 years younger - just wanted to look my age without the bags over and under my eyes. He hit the mark perfectly! The look is totally natural for my age (63) and I no longer look tired all the time. I love my eyes every time I look into the mirror thanks to Dr. Ladner. You have no idea what it means to me - I'm so thankful to Dr. Ladner and his terrific staff!
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5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
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Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery is amazing!! I broke my nose when I was young and recently decided to get a nose job to correct it. Their customer service and patient care was outstanding! They made me feel very comfortable and reassured throughout the whole process! I definitely recommend their services.
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5.0/5
Dec 8, 2020
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As someone with extremely high expectations and a nurse myself, I will admit I'm critical and never post reviews unless they're well deserved! Let me begin by saying that after three previous nasal reconstruction surgeries with other surgeons (1997, 2006, 2008) that epically failed, Dr. Keith Ladner excelled and saved my nose! Dr. Ladner spent an immense amount of time during my initial consultation in October 2019, focusing on what was most important and asking what my expectations were aesthetically and functionally. We had a plan in place and then COVID hit and my rhinoplasty was delayed until June 2020. Post wave I of Covid, my surgery was finally rescheduled and the process from start to finish was with ease, minimal pain, and exceptional follow-up care with his practice. The results were better than I anticipated, my breathing was instantly improved with a rib graft placement, my nose was now straight and no longer twisting to the left. In October 2019, I decided to have a full face and neck lift with another surgeon which resulted in a second surgical revision nine months later. Keeping in mind the original surgery was 20k out of pocket with the first provider. Dr. Ladner consulted with me many times regarding my poor facelift results during the time I was in his office for f/u appts. with my rhino-revision. On 11/24, Dr. Ladner accepted the challenge of cleaning up another Cherry Creek provider's failed attempts, yes, two separate surgical attempts, which left me pixy eared, asymmetrical, gross skin laxity, and 20k in the negative. I'm currently nine days post-op and there are too many positive adjectives to describe my happiness with the outcome; I can only imagine how much better my results will get as I heal. I can honestly recommend this surgeon without reservation and attest to the factual accuracy of this review and leave you with this ... For all those other providers in the facial aesthetics lane, "MOVE OVER" Ladner is Full throttle, passing you at light speed, and leaving you in the dust!
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5.0/5
Nov 21, 2020
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I went to Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery for Botox and filler and was beyond amazed at the incredibly perfect job Maureen did for me. She really listened to me and the results were exactly what I had hoped for. She is a true professional and I highly recommend her! I will never go to anyone else.
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5.0/5
Nov 9, 2020
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Maureen is the best injector I have ever used. 10 out of 10 would recommend her for any botox treatments.
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5.0/5
Nov 9, 2020
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Maureen did my Botox and it was the first time I’ve had this done. She was very informative and thorough with explaining everything I needed to know. I plan on getting lip filler done from her and I will be having her do all my future Botox injections
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5.0/5
Oct 28, 2020
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I can't begin to express how much I appreciate Dr. Lander and his team. I got a rhinoplasty a month ago but my experience began in June with my consultation. I was greeted by wonderful staff members. Being that a rhinoplasty would be my first major surgery ever, I was very nervous. But as soon as I walked into his practice, I felt at ease. Dr. Ladner himself was kind and very knowledgeable. You can tell he is passionate about what he does. As someone in the beauty industry myself, I can appreciate that. He made sure to listen to all my concerns and explained to a science how he would work to achieve my dream nose, in a realistic sense. He wanted to make sure my rhinoplasty would fit my face naturally. I walked out of my consult knowing I was in great hands. The day of my surgery, my nurses, anesthesiologist, and Dr. Ladner took such great care of me. I can honestly say I went in with no anxiety about the procedure, just excitement! Everything went perfectly! A month later, I couldn't be happier. My new nose looks so natural. And I know that it's only going to get better as my nose continues to heal (which still blows my mind that it gets better than this). But aside from how great my nose looks, Dr. Ladner and everyone at his practice are truly what made this experience as amazing as it has been. From the day of my consult to the day of my surgery to post. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ladner and his team to anyone. Thank you Dr. Ladner and everyone I have worked with. I appreciate everything you have all done for me and making this a pleasant experience.
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5.0/5
Oct 22, 2020
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Dr Ladner and his staff are amazing! I was in a horrific accident a year and a half ago that basically left me without a nose, or most of my face. I was completely unrecognizable. Dr Ladner has done a majority of my surgeries and it is nothing short of a miracle for results. He and his staff are kind, caring, hard-working and very patient. Results of surgeries and treatments are never a sure thing and everyone heals and responds differently, but Dr Ladner and his staff work tirelessly to ensure the best possible results. Nothing but positive things to say about my long and continuing journey to recover from a life altering accident. I trust him completely with my appearance surgically and any other treatments I may need.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 28, 2020
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Doctor Ladner is very talented doctor , he did great job on my rhinoplasty I’m very happy with the results . I used to hate shape of my nose but now I’m very confident and not shy any more thank you so much doctor and all staff , if you are looking for high quality, beautiful results then go to Dr Ladner !
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5.0/5
Jul 24, 2020
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Let me begin by saying I've been looking for the right rhinoplasty surgeon for at least 7 years and I've never taken the decision to modify my nose lightly. I was looking for a natural adjustment; I wanted to remove the dorsal hump from my nose side profile. Every consultation I went to and every doctor I met with, I left feeling anxious and still very unsure. I was recommended by a friend to meet with Doctor Ladner and I'm so freakin’ glad I took their advice. First of all, HIS STAFF IS AMAZING (Especially Luciana!). They are collectively the most humble, gentle, kind, knowledgable, and capable people that I have ever met with. On top of that, I felt like I was walking into an episode of Grey's Anatomy--they're all so stinkin’ good looking! Dr Ladner's consultation was two hours - which is unheard of (most of the previous doctors I met with rushed me through our meeting and I was out the door, with so many questions still reeling in my brain, in under an hour). Dr Ladner took his time, patiently answering any and all questions I had, no matter how ridiculous they may have sounded or how in the weeds I got us. I felt important, understood, and heard by the end of our conversation. I knew I was in great hands. With full confidence in Dr Ladner, I said, “Take all my money, I want this, I want you as my doctor, I really really like you.” On surgery day, the nurses (shout out to Marie!!!) were incredibly kind, calmed all of my pre-surgery fears (there were plenty, like anyone has before going in for a voluntary surgery), and held my hand. The anesthesiologist, Michael, was so comforting and knowledgable. He knew how scared I was to be put under. He was there for me every step of the way. He walked me through everything that would be taking place, made me feel safe and fully emotionally supported. Before I knew it, surgery was over and I was home. Recovery week went smoothly (ICE, ICE, ICE!!!!) and I literally got my cast off today. I know I have quite a few weeks to go until I see something close to a final result, but with full sincerity I say this: Dr Ladner is brilliant, talented, IMMENSELY skilled and I’m so grateful for the beautiful nose I know I will have soon (It’s already looking pretty dang good with the cast coming off only this morning!). Thank you for taking such wonderful care of me. And to anyone thinking of getting a rhinoplasty procedure: DO. NOT. HESITATE. This IS your guy!
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