Dear Dr O’Toole,
On my last visit to the Royal Free Hospital (Clinic 1), the nurse who took care of me said that during my stay in Poland I should go to the doctor for a „control” visit.
I was in control today in a private hospital Lift med in Rybnik, Poland. The surgeon said that everything is fine with my ear, that everything is healing well and that she is admirable to you because she participated in such operations and never saw such a beautiful ear effect.
The Doctor asked me about your name so I told her what your name is, she said that she would personally write to you the message how admirable she is.
I am so thankful to you Mr O’Toole, see you soon in September.
Greetings from Poland,
I’d just like to say how impressed and pleased I am with my results. Initially, I thought they were not pushed back enough but now it has been nearly two months and they are just perfect. If they were pushed back more they would be invisible from front on! You would never even have noticed that I had work done on them. They’ve healed very well and my confidence is higher than ever. Im 100% certain I made the right choice going to you for my surgery. Its worth paying that little bit extra for higher chances of it being the outcome I would have only dreamed of having. Your attention to detail and the care that goes into your surgery is outstanding. Many doctors would go too far and glue the ears back to the head without thinking of how they will look in the long run. But you executed the surgery perfectly!
The whole process was very professional and well handled. You were super atentive and helpful, especially where I (as I’m sure most others do too) panicked at the first sign of asymmetric pain and blistering! My fear of needles close to my face was handled amazingly by you and your fabulous nurse, both of which kept me entertained and distracted throughout the whole surgery. Although I must say I don’t think I’d like to go through it again, I’m glad that you and your nurse were the ones helping me through it!
I could not recommend you and your high skill set enough and thank you for completely changing my life and confidence, as silly as that sounds. I have not worn my hair down since the procedure and that is all thanks to you! Your secretary was very helpful and understanding with changing the date of the surgery to suit my payment issues and answered all of my questions perfectly.
Even my mum was impressed with you and your team and she wasn’t keen on me having surgery in the first place! Thats saying something. My agency are also very happy with my results and agree they look very natural and perfect.
Thank you again and I hope they continue to heal and look as amazing as they do now.
I hope you and your new family have a prosperous and joyful new years and I will definitely be recommending you to anyone that wants to hear it.
Thanks again Greg,
All the best,
Just to say I am 8 weeks post op and my ears have healed very well and I am absolutely delighted with the result.My ears are perfect and a very good natural look I really could not have wished for a better outcome.Mr O'Toole was an amazing Consultant who i felt totally at ease with and fully trusted him.I would highly commend him and would like my Thanks and appreciation passed on to him for his excellent work.I would also like him to know that Mr .......... at QA Hospital asked me to show him my result as he was very interested in my case and recommended me to Mr O'Toole after seeing me as my condition was slightly unusual.He said a great job and Definitely the best man for the job.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for fixing my ears. They had their first ‘outing’ the other evening and I felt so much better and more confident. Friends have also commented what a great job you did. Thank you so much!
I visited Greg O'Toole for a private consultation with a member of my family to see if he could correct a congenital ear deformity. From the outset, he was polite, realistic and honest about what he could do to improve the appearance of my ears. He explained clearly what the procedure would involve, the risks and the final outcome of the surgery. Not once did I feel pressured by him to go ahead with the surgery and I certainly did not feel he wanted my money. Throughout my consultation, he made it clear that whilst he could improve the appearance of my ears, he could not make them "perfect" - he is after all aplastic surgeon, not a miracle worker. I left my consultation feeling happy and confident with what Mr O'Toole told me, what could/could not be achieved and was clear about all the risks involved.
I recently went ahead with the surgery and met Mr O'Toole again on the morning of my surgery as well as other members of his team including the anaesthetist and all were extremely professional and discussed my procedure with me step by step. I was under no illusions as to what to expect post surgery and I cannot fault the information, honesty and professionalism which was portrayed.
Mr O'Toole visited me daily during my stay in hospital and kept a close check on my wounds and how things were healing. I then visited him twice at his clinic to have dressings and stitches removed and at all times, he explained everything to me and members of my family.
Although it is early days and my ears are still bruised, swollen and healing, I am delighted with the results so far. Mr O'Toole has already advised me that I will need a couple of pieces of cartilage shaving off (about a mm in size) in several months' time once the swelling has settled but this is quite common after such procedures. Whilst I will never have perfect ears, Mr O'Toole has significantly improved the appearance of them. I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone who required ear surgery. He is a skilful, honest, realistic surgeon for whom I have the greatest respect. I am so pleased that I saw him on Embarrassing Bodies because if I hadn't, I would have just continued to live albeit very unhappily, with my congenital ear deformity. It is good that he advertises his work otherwise people wouldn't know where to go to have deformities corrected which have a significant impact on their daily lives and confidence. Mr O'Toole is passionate about his work, cares about his patients and gives them realistic information about what he can achieve. The problem is many people who have plastic surgeryexpect perfection - this doesn't exist and yes, there is always a risk of infection after any surgery but that is not the surgeon's fault! If you are thinking of having ear surgery then Mr O'Toole definitely comes with my recommendations and I cannot thank him enough for making me feel happy on the inside and giving me ears that look normal on the outside - normal not perfect! He's a great guy and still gives people who can't afford to pay privately like I did, to be treated on the NHS.
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I can honestly say that my experience with Greg O'Toole has been very good. I have yet to actually have surgery with him but my consultation was very impressive. I found him confident but certainly not arrogant. He even suggested to me the surgeons that he thought were also good at this type of work which did include David Gault. Later, he kindly sent me some details of previous surgery that would be very similar to what I wanted.
I've deliberately held off a few weeks before writing this post as I've been waiting to see the final results before committing to a testimony for Greg O'Toole. It has been three weeks since I had earfold surgery on my left ear - which was much more prominent than my right - and I am very pleased with the results.
I'd done a significant amount of research into the surgery before I had approached anyone and made my decision to meet Mr O'Toole for a consultation having seen some of the positive results he had.
For me, the subject of my ear is quite an emotional one and something I've tried to avoid for most of my life. What I wanted from the consultation with Mr O'Toole was a realistic and non-emotional assessment and a clear indication of what could be achieved. It is exactly what he gave me: clearly explaining the risks, the procedure and the fact that perfect symmetry is difficult due to the tissue in my ear. I was nervous but he put me at ease.
Following this conversation I felt pretty confident in his hands and I decided to go ahead with the surgery in Harley Street. Despite a slight mishap on the day (he'd forgotten to take the earfold implants - but to his credit went straight home and picked them up) the surgery was quick, relatively painless and I felt that I was in the hands of a professional. He was also friendly and informative, and while supremely confident in what he was doing I saw no arrogance. I left with a slightly swollen ear but feeling comfortable that Mr O'Toole had done his job to the high standard I'd expected and paid for.
It's now three weeks on and my ear is almost completely healed and looking great. I've had my first 'above the ears' haircut in about 20 years and I'm very happy with the results.
Given this experience - and I realise it is only one point of view and it is alway worth looking at the experiences of a number of people before committing to surgery - I'd absolutely recommend Mr O'Toole for anyone considering earfold surgery and looking for a confident, professional and extremely confident surgeon they will feel comfortable with.
To Dr O'Toole
thank you for evrything you have done for me...
Have a nice time and enjoy yourself
I want to tell you "Thank you" , But it doesn't seem enough. Words don't seem sufficient. Please know I have deep feelings. About your generous act. I really appreciate everything you have done for my daughter.
Just a very quick email to attach a photo of Jxxx's ear, and to say thank you.
I took the bandages off today and was shocked at how neat and tidy it all looked, no blood, a little bit of bruising but all in all amazing. Will thank you properly but just wanted to let you have this photo now for your collection! You really are quite incredible to be able to have the vision to know exactly how things will look and what is possible..and anyone who is fortunate enough to have you as their surgeon must be really blessed!
I would like to share my positive experience with Mr O'Toole.
> After going to see Mr O'Toole in April 2013 for an initial consultation for prominent ear correction, I made the decision to go ahead with the procedure and had my first prominent ear correction surgery in June 2013. I had always wanted to get it done at some point through my teenage years but was quite scared as to what it would involve and did not know what surgeon to go to or which one to trust.
> After researching various surgeons again when I was approaching 30 I came across Mr O'Toole and noticed he had a lot of positive reviews. This is one of the reasons why I chose to book a consultation with him. After the consultation I was definate that I wanted to go through with the surgery. Mr O'Toole spent a lot of time with me explaining the procedure and the possible outcomes. Mr O'Toole advised me about the risks of which recurrence was one. He said that this happened in every 1 out of 10 cases. Mr O'Toole reassured me and was very down to earth and honest with whatever questions I had asked. He was also confident that he could improve the look of my ears.
> After my first surgery in June 2013 I went back for a few follow up appointments. It took around 4 months for the final position of my ears to be noticed. I went back to Mr O'Toole in November (5 months after surgery) as I had noticed that my right ear had moved back out more than the left (left had only moved slightly). He agreed that my ears had moved and offered to re-operate on my ears free of charge to correct this. This was arranged for January 2014.
> I am now 3 weeks post the second procedure and again everything went well. I will again have to wait to see the true position of my ears after around 3 to 6 months, however I am confident that he has achieved a good result. If not, I feel completely comfortable to go back to him and discuss this.
> Overall, I have found Mr O'Toole to be a nice guy, who genuinely cares and wants his patients to be happy with the results. If anyone is thinking about prominent ear correction I would definitely recommend Mr O'Toole.