18 Oct Ioana I., Los Angeles, CA
My name is Ioana Ionescu and am an actress/photographer. I had a rhinoplasy that went wrong in 2000 and have worked on rebuilding the nose that had been destroyed by a certain Dr in Beverly Hills. My first surgery was somewhat of a success and my bridge was built back up with gortex implants. Over the years I have had 7 surgeries to get my nose in the aesthetic place I desired but after my 6th surgery I began to have several issues with my health which soon developed into excruciating pain. I did a ton of research and wanted to find very best Dr, not the next “Who Is Who” Dr. I came across Dr Rawnsely’s name and went in for my consultation. I found everyone in the office to be so personable and kind, welcoming and helpful. Dr Rawnsley and I spoke in great detail of my history in regards to my nose and we came up with a plan to remove my implants that were causing a significant amount of pain. We discussed what the possibilities were in regards to removing the implants as well as maintaining a natural structure. We assumed that we could build my bridge back up with a piece of rib cartilage. I went in for surgery and was assured I was in good hands. Dr Rawnsley is caring and it makes you feel safe, not just another Dr looking to turn a dollar, which are the majority of most Drs I had dealt with in the past. When I woke up from surgery I felt for my rib cage and Dr Rawnsley came over to tell me that my surgery was a success and the implants had been removed and I didn’t require a rib graft. I was a bit concerned knowing that the only support I thought I had were the implants that had been removed. As time went on and I began to heal I realized that I didn’t mind not replacing the implants and really could see there was no real need. My nose has healed beautifully. I had very little recovery time and healed fast. Today I am not in the same pain I had prior to my surgery with Dr Rawnsley and was even more astounded that the aesthetics of my nose wasn’t compromised. I am truly grateful to Dr Rawnsly for his wonderful talent and intelligence in the field of reconstructive surgery. Thank you again and again and definitely would refer anyone considering augmentation of any kind. I am grateful and blessed to have come across such a terrific Dr who cares about the livelyhood of each individual.