"Dr Boccieri, thanking you for your professional expertise is the very least I can do. You cannot imagine how your operation changed my life. I still remember when we first met and your courteous, reassuring presence convinced me that you were the right person to solve my “little” problem of a hump on my nose that made me so shy and vulnerable, not to mention the constant sneezing in the morning due to deviation of the nasal septum, which was perhaps the major problem. It may seem silly but that little flaw caused me all sorts of psychological problems. I was very self-conscious and whenever anyone looked at me I thought they were just staring at my nose. I still have a vivid memory of the day of the operation, your green gown, your smile, your assistants, and my face on reawakening. My parents still laugh about how I thanked everyone as soon as I opened my eyes. I was over the moon, Dr Boccieri had made my dreams come true! Pain? What pain? I really don’t remember any. I just saw my face completely changed on removal of the tampons. It was harmonious. My nose was perfect and the most important thing was that I could breathe perfectly. In short, my shyness disappeared. I felt happy with myself, strong and self-confident. It is thanks to this operation that I had the courage to break into the world of fashion and become a professional model."
“The morphology of my nose prior to the operation of revision rhinoplasty created a condition of existential and relational anxiety, especially in the working environment, which had gone on for years with repercussions in my private and professional life. My long and tormented clinical history regarding the septorhinoplasty began about eight years ago with a catastrophic operation at a hospital in Naples. The removal of cartilage caused the collapse of the nasal wall with both functional and aesthetic damage. One year later, I underwent electrosurgery to reduce the scarring and adherence hoping in a functional improvement at least, but without obtaining any benefit whatsoever. These failures only increased my frustration (the physicians who examined me were horrified but offered no solutions) and I lived in a state of impotence and hopelessness. After several years, it had become impossible for my wife to bear my constant snoring with intervals of authentic sleep apnea. She finally overcame my resistance and persuaded me to consult an ear, nose and throat specialist in Rome, who in turn advised me (for which I am truly grateful) to consult Armando Boccieri, an authentic specialist in rhinoplasty. The long wait was finally over. The operation was complex above all because of the results of my earlier surgery. Various grafts harvested from an auricular concha were required to replace the missing cartilage. I have enjoyed a whole series of improvements and benefits since the operation in both functional terms – as regards respiratory dynamics, especially at night, with the recovery of prolonged and healing oneiric activity – and behavioural terms, with improved relations in the family, affective and working spheres. Nearly two years since the operation, I am delighted to report an authentic transformation of my everyday life, which improves in qualitative terms day after day. I cannot therefore do other than express my deepest gratitude to the operating surgeon Armando Boccieri, who has enabled me to regain both a satisfactory degree of respiratory functionality and self-confidence and assurance in private and professional life.”
“I am here to witness my personal experience. About 13 years ago I decided to underwent nasal surgery for a cosmetic problem, and as inexperienced as I was I went to a doctor that was recommended by a friend. After the first surgery, I began right away to have respiratory and aesthetic problems: my nose was completely "collapsed". In the throes of a constant desperation, I contacted again the doctor who operated on me and after a few months I underwent a new surgery that permanently worsened the situation, already compromised. The negative outcome of the operation brought about in me years of isolation and loss of self-esteem. In order to resolve the problem in a definitive way, the negativity that characterized me, both physically and psychologically, I performed much research on specialized professionals in the field of rhinoplasty reconstruction. After numerous attempts and advice, I contacted Prof. Boccieri that immediately struck me for its professionalism and sensitivity. By virtue of this, I decided to trust his competence and after six hours of surgery and subsequent monitoring visits he made me regain my natural appearance and consequently self-esteem. I will remain forever grateful to him! In fact, apart from the great professional competence, he has always shown me great sensitivity and psychological closeness, sending me the confidence that gave me the strength to face further surgery succeeded to perfection."
“After undergoing two unsuccessful operations of rhinoseptoplasty in a clinic in my town, I decided to contact Prof. Armando Boccieri on the advice of a plastic surgeon. Needless to say, I was extremely worried and anxious about the third operation, but the desire to look in the mirror once again without dismay and the need to breathe properly helped me to have new confidence in doctors. It is now about three months since the operation and I can say that I am extremely satisfied with the aesthetic and functional results. Prof. Boccieri and his team did an excellent job. Writing this testimonial to their work and above all their courage to shoulder the responsibility of a third operation is the least I can do to thank them."
"Dear Professor, I am writing to you a few months after the operation to reopen one of the two nostrils, eliminate a hump and realign my nose to express my gratitude for the perfect success of the operation. From the very first day I met you, you had my full trust for your obvious professionalism and the courtesy with which you showed it. It was even more important that these qualities of hers immediately won over my parents, who, thanks to her realistic, honest and, in every respect, balanced explanation, were definitely convinced of the advisability of surgery and of the fact that she was the most suitable person to perform it, without further research. The preliminary meetings were important to face the surgery with serenity. I felt in every moment (before, during and after the operation) constantly followed and protected. Although I still bore the signs of the operation, the most beautiful moment was when the pads were removed and I breathed with both nostrils for the first time. At the same time, my face was uncovered and I immediately sensed that the small miracle had succeeded: my nose had been simplified, lightened and greatly embellished, leaving my physiognomy and expression otherwise intact. Weeks later, my best friend returning from a long trip abroad, without knowing that I had had surgery, looked at me with admiring wonder without being able to understand what had happened. In the last visit we compared the retouched photos describing the "expected" result (which she had prepared in the preparatory phase) with the reality several months after the operation: we all agreed that the reality was even better than the result that she had proposed as optimal! When you asked me what grade I gave you, I said 10/10 and I repeat it today with full conviction, dear professor. I will always be grateful for your skill and kindness."
"Good evening to everyone, my name is Daniela and I feel the need to share with all of you my experience of the rhinoplasty surgery performed by Dr. Armando Boccieri. For 5 long years my body did not breathe, did not recognize the flavors, was deprived of the scent of flowers and was forced to give up enjoying good meals because my breathing affected my digestion so much that it led me to a series of medical visits believing to be allergic, since every day there was that knot in my throat that made me choke. Today in just 7 days my life has changed! I had the good fortune to meet on my way the best doctor, the best professional and the best human being all in one person. Yes, you won't believe it, but after this experience I want to tell everyone that there are still doctors who dedicate their lives to improving the lives of others! I had the surgery after I was found to have a three-part septal fracture, scoliosis of the back with left lobule deviation, cartilage depression and allergic rhinitis. Dr. Boccieri was able to put all of this right with an excellent intervention in all of its phases without causing me any pain or discomfort as if I were having a blood test. So what can I say: I will thank Dr. Boccieri all my life...I owe it to him that I am living again!"
"After a serious misadventure I did not know who to turn to, I consulted the best surgeons in the world but only in Prof. Boccieri I found the humanity, humility and professionalism that I was looking for. My intuition proved me right. I was lucky to have met a professional and a scholar of rare merit. Thanks again because from a disaster he was able to create a masterpiece. According to many, he is the best, but I am his witness and I will never stop singing his praises. The best of all, in every respect!"
A. F. T.
May 31, 2017 at 3:59 pm
I had a revision rhinoseptoplasty with Prof. Boccieri to remedy a first surgery with another surgeon. My situation was serious. Prof. Boccieri and his team went through 6 hours of surgery. All the staff proved to be humane and highly competent. The surgery was very successful, now I can breathe perfectly, since before my left nostril was completely occluded. Prof. Boccieri solved all the aesthetic problems of my nose that was completely deformed after the first operation. Now I have a perfect profile and even the tip and the frontal part are aesthetically harmonious with my face. I recommend Prof. Boccieri to everyone because today he works almost exclusively on this type of surgery, which is a guarantee of high specialization. P.S. When you choose a surgeon, find out if he is a member of any Italian or European association of plastic and/or aesthetic surgery.
sav702 September 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm I confirm the mastery of Prof Boccieri: I underwent a functional rhinosepturbinoplasty by him and the result went beyond all optimistic expectations: non-existent pain if not discomfort for the pads worn (5 days) , non-existent also the pain during the removal of the same ... fantastic result .... after 20 days still persists some swelling .... the shape of my nose is better than I hoped ... I breathe very well from both nostrils. I am more than satisfied ...
I want to answer you since I was operated by the surgeon on which you seek information (Prof. Armando Boccieri). Three years ago I underwent a rhinoplasty surgery in Naples by another surgeon whose outcome was very negative, with compromise of the aesthetic and functional part. After three years I decided to rely on Prof. Boccieri to repair the damage suffered. Prof. Boccieri is specialized in plastic surgery and otolaryngology and specifically in nose surgery, as well as secondary or tertiary revisions. The intervention lasted about 6 hours due to the seriousness of my clinical situation. Prof. Boccieri showed himself to be a great professional, humble and human, and of the utmost availability. The surgery was successful to perfection, I have completely regained the respiratory function, which before was limited to the right nostril and I have, now, a nose aesthetically perfect and harmonious on my face. The professor succeeded in an operation that he himself had repeatedly defined as complex. After this surgery I can only say thank you to the Prof. for the way he conducted each phase both pre- and post-operatively. I would like to say that for me, after a first surgery gone wrong, the choice of the surgeon was not a walk in the park and I came to Prof. Boccieri after undergoing several other visits with other professionals. In the end he won me over both for his humility and for his dedication during the visit and for his detailed explanations, as well as, afterwards, for the result obtained.
Hi! I am answering your question to help those who are in the situation of having to have cosmetic and/or functional nose surgery with the fear of running into the wrong hands. I was scheduled for secondary rhinoseptoplasty plus turbinates surgery. My situation was very complex: the septum was very deviated on all sides and the tip of the nose was devastated by a previous operation done in Milan that should have simply filed a small hump (which I just could not accept in adolescence). I found Dr. Boccieri on the internet (unfortunately I didn't have any connections who could advise me) and it was very helpful to read the reviews of others as well as view his website with all his work. I sent him an email with photos and he replied within a week explaining everything that needed to be done and going into technical details, which was very helpful since I had already developed a rough idea of what needed to be done (I am a medical student and with the few tools I have available I tried to get an idea). In Dr. Boccieri I found the technical competence (as evidenced by numerous international awards) and the humanity that I was looking for, he always reassured me, always answered phone calls and messages and I felt that he really took me to heart, so much so that a wonderful relationship was established. For those who were also worried about the surgery itself, I can say that for me it was less impactful than a strong cold or flu: it is not painful, just a bit of discomfort the day after surgery, I personally did not have even a bruise and the removal of swabs is an annoyance of a few seconds and then pull the first real breath of your life, for those who like me had always breathed very badly. Dr. Marianetti and Dr. Di Donfrancesco, who assisted Dr. Boccieri during the surgery, deserve wonderful words as well, they are wonderful doctors and wonderful people.
Yep, just like in the famous movie, my wife and I (Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck) spent a wonderful week in Rome. Best to explain. I had two previous disastrous functional and cosmetic nose jobs. I waited nineteen years before going to see Prof. Armando Boccieri. For nineteen years I dragged myself through a daily suffering, no longer finding courage and confidence. After this long period I was determined to face the problem again. I listened to more surgeons, sometimes emblazoned, other times attracted by bewitching sites beyond which there is the risk of running into inexperienced hands. After a year of research, studies on my case and consultations, I identified Prof. Boccieri as the solution. I presented myself to Dr. Boccieri, we could say, without a nose: a deeply saddle-shaped nose, an almost non-existent and yet deviated dorsum, noticeable pinching of the nasal wings. Not to mention the breathing. Finally I found the Professional and the sensitive man, who understands not only science, but even moral and psychological support in all phases, pre and post surgery. I am writing in favor of Prof. Boccieri because today I can breathe, I no longer have problems with rhonchopathy, my night apnea is over and my nose, only thirty days after the surgery, looks like a natural face. I have a passion for oil painted portraits and could not have imagined a better job. In spite of the removal and grafting of two costal cartilages, of auricular cartilages, I would like to point out that I did not suffer at all. No suffering even at the extraction of the dreaded tampons. The clinic is a stone's throw from Villa Borghese, so on the third day after the operation my wife and I were at the National Gallery of Modern Art. The neighborhood is wonderful. I am extremely grateful to Prof. Armando Boccieri and his staff. Dr. Vincenzo Di Donfrancesco, an exceptional person, is also worthy of praise.