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Dr. Aaron Shapiro, Philadelphia

Dr. Aaron Shapiro, Philadelphia

Postby survivingrhinoplasty » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:16 pm

Words cannot express my gratitude to Dr. Shapiro for fixing my past rhinoplasty fatalities by Dr. Daniel Becker. After undergoing two horrible revision rhinoplasties by Dr. Becker, I vowed to find another ENT rather than allowing him to operate on me for the third time. Through a recommendation, I consulted with Dr. Shapiro at his Chestnut Street office in Philadelphia. From the moment I met Dr. Shapiro, I was convinced that he would be able to fix my nose problems. These problems included a wide crooked nose, mismatched nostrils, collapsed graphs, shifted graphs, and short upturned nose. These problems were the result of Dr. Becker.

At my appointment, Dr. Shapiro took the time to listen to my concerns and request, explained to me what looked wrong and what he could do to help me and was very professional, compassionate, understanding and helpful. Additionally, he truly wanted to help me and didn't place a dollar sign on his work. Rather, he was very reasonable and truly placed my concerns in front of his wallet.

I scheduled my surgery for yesterday and am truly amazed, already, with his work. I returned to his office today and had the dressings removed. My nose is straight, the tip has been brought down, my nostrils have been made slimmer and less noticeable from the front view and my overall nose is more feminine. I can't believe it is one day post-op and I already see the difference.

If you are contemplating rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty, don't be fooled by talk and an inflated ego. I have been through a huge mess the last two years and have finally found the perfect ENT surgeon. It's sad that some doctors only think about the money and not their true talent. Believe me, you will not be disappointed with Dr. Shapiro!
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Re: Dr. Aaron Shapiro, Philadelphia

Postby Evablue » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Hello and congratulations on finding the right doctor for you. I have heard things about Aaron Shapiro, but have never seen photos of his surgery results. Does he have a web-site, or do you need to go in the office to view his results. Does he do extensive revision work? How did you find him and did you consult with other doctors? Hope you continue to feel great and positive and things heal.
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Re: Dr. Aaron Shapiro, Philadelphia

Postby survivingrhinoplasty » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:32 pm

Evablue wrote:Hello and congratulations on finding the right doctor for you. I have heard things about Aaron Shapiro, but have never seen photos of his surgery results. Does he have a web-site, or do you need to go in the office to view his results. Does he do extensive revision work? How did you find him and did you consult with other doctors? Hope you continue to feel great and positive and things heal.


Hi,

Unfortunately, Dr. Shapiro does not have a personal website. I learned of him via co-workers and after speaking with a girl who had revision surgery from him. I tried to find information about him online, but didn't find much. When I consulted with him, I felt different than when I met with Dr. Becker. He actually seemed sincere, listened to my concerns, and apologized for asking for a surgery fee, which was over 80% cheaper than Becker. After my meeting with Dr. Shapiro, I felt at ease and confident that he would be able to help me. Even though Dr. Becker would not decrease my nostril size after messing it up, Dr. Shapiro had no restraints with helping me in every way. The surgery took 3 1/2 hours and he stated that there was a lot of scar tissue. Another thing I liked was that he offered to use cadaver cartilage rather than using my rib. Becker used both my ears, without offering me this option. At first, I was a little uneasy about using another person's cartilage, but am happy I selected this option.

It doesn't cost anything to meet with Dr. Shapiro. If you have insurance and the problems involve breathing, he will utilize this method. Dr. Shapiro is very reserved and does not need to sell himself. My problems were definitely extensive and he fixed a great deal of them. Even though I am still only two weeks post-op, I see such an improvement. Dr. Shapiro has a few offices. I visited him at his Chestnut Street office in Philly. Additionally, his staff and surgical coordinator, Marlene, were very friendly and helpful.

Hopefully, my nose will continue to heal and revision will not be necessary. I am really trying to be positive. If you meet with Dr. Shapiro, let me know what you think. I truly think that Dr. Shapiro does not want to market himself as an overly-self-loving surgeon. If only I met Dr. Shapiro prior to falling prey to Dr. Becker.

Good Luck.
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Re: Dr. Aaron Shapiro, Philadelphia

Postby njpatient » Fri May 07, 2010 12:37 pm

I have also had two surgeries with Dr. Becker. The worst mistake of my life : ( I would do anything to have my old nose back. My nose was so fat and misshapen after the first surgery I felt I had no choice but to have a revision although I was terrified of more "scar tissue" and an even worse outcome. The revision was/is an improvement but I really went from a trainwreck to simply looking odd. The second surgery was a year and a half ago and have regained the courage to look try and look somewhat normal yet another time.
After reading your post I made an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Aaron Shapiro. I am wondering if you are still happy with your results and if you could share some photos. Thanks!!!
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Re: Dr. Aaron Shapiro, Philadelphia

Postby Chris01 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:43 pm

I was wondering if njpatient went to see Dr. Shapiro, if you liked him and are using him for your revision. I was all set to make an appt. with Dr. Becker after e-mailing my photos until I saw these postings and got scared to death. Has anyone used Dr. Scaccia for revision.
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Re: Dr. Aaron Shapiro, Philadelphia

Postby binky18 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:20 pm

I know this thread is ancient but I'm scheduled for a revision with Dr. Shapiro in the spring and also cannot find much on him. Wondering if chris01 and njpatient ended up going to him? Also do you have any before & after photos you can share? Thank you!!
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