Allentown plastic surgeon, Edward Guarino, M.D., specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is trained in all areas of the body. In addition to being a hand reconstruction surgeon, Dr. Guarino also specializes in breast augmentation, facelifts, rhinoplasty, liposuction and body contouring surgery. Having been in practice for more than 22 years, he offers the highest quality patient care and surgical excellence, and is surrounded by a competent and compassionate staff to create an exceptional patient experience.
love going there I got my surgery done 4 months ago I feel good and more confidence on my self.. thank you Dr. Guarino and his professional staff
- Anonymous / Vitals
33 Years Old,3 Kids and Extra Skin - Allentown, PA - AMAZING, PROFESSIONAL.... - - Well my journey started back in February 2016 when i had my consultation. I new right away this is what i wanted..same day i scheduled my surgery for march 31st.. Of course luck was not on my side considering i got sick 4 days before surgery with high fever and sadly had to cancel surgery and reschedule. Even tho i was upset i scheduled for june 9th but hoping a sooner day would come. AND HELLO GOOD LUCK! Got a call for earlier date may 25th of course i took it. As the days came closer i researched alot on things that will help recovery time and came across homepathic meds to take that help with swelling,bruising. One being arnica montana 200 ck, bromelain, arnicare gel. I purchased all of them online.(prices are not high at all) So get to THE day.. Got to hospital everyone was super nice i was prepped n marked by dr.guarino and away we went.. Woke up in recovery and pretty much slept with meds until next day. Pain level was pretty high but i did ok.. My advice is prepare for the ultimate worse pain ever so if you dont reach that you will be ok. The hardest part for me was urinating after catheter came out. It was very hard to go i felt bladder full but could not go. So it was bothersome. Ok so ill get to coming home part. Of course slept alot waking for meds. Took pain meds,meds i ordered, stool softener.. I cannot stress enough to take stool softeners 3 times a day while on pain meds if you do not take them you will become constipated and it hurts more than anything and happens real fast. So i started healing process and hardly had swelling due to taking the meds (i purchased) and on day 6 my drains were removed,day 9 stitches removed. And brings me to the present which is day 15 post op. I have appointment on monday 13th to get bb stitches removed. I am so happy with results. Im still very sore and walking slowly but i am standing upright. Another tip make sure you get up and walk every 2 hours just around house cuz legs become restless from being up alot. I still have some restless nights and still laying on back with a billion pillows. I can go on side now for alil bit at a time. Ps.. Prepare yourself!! Coughing,laughing, sneezing,any fast movements hurt really bad..
- K. / RealSelf
Breast Lift. Allentown, PA - I am very happy. I had waited for this a long time. I wish I could have done It sooner. It has really improved my quality of life. I could never find a bra that fit me, I was always uncomfortable. Now I can just wear undershirts. I was so nervous but the office staff were very kind to me, which is how I was able to finally go through with this procedure.
- B. / RealSelf
Best Decision I EVER Made! - Allentown, PA - After countless consultations with multiple plastic surgeons, I was ready to give up on my rhinoplasty dream. Every doctor I visited left me feeling uncomfortable by being too pushy, too expensive or oddly overzealous to change my entire face. The only thing I disliked about my nose was the droopy tip, which worsened when smiling, also classified as an "ethnic" nose (I'm 100% Italian). Every doctor I looked into had the notorious "nose job" looking nose that I was trying to avoid and beginning to accept was inevitable. However, a friend of mine recommended Dr. Guarino to me, after having a rhinoplasty herself, and I was immediately willing to see him from her results alone! Little did I know, he would be an angel that changed my life forever!! Dr. G is not only a master of his craft, but he is the nicest, most professional plastic surgeon I've ever met. He took the time to really listen to my issues and desired outcome and left me feeling SO comfortable and happy after one consultation. He stressed how he would not change my entire face and agreed that this was not needed or a desirable outcome for anyone. I specifically remember him saying that friends, family or coworkers would simply ask if something was different, without being able to pinpoint exactly what changed. That is exactly what I was going for and exactly what happened!!I could not be happier with the entire process from start to finish with Dr. G!! I've heard horror stories about pain and horrific swelling/bruising and experienced none of this. I certainly swelled and bruised, but nothing I could not handle and I was back to work fully functioning just a week after surgery. I'm almost 4 months post-op and this is the gift that keeps on giving! While my nose is still healing and changing, it continues to look better and better and I can breathe better than I ever have in my life!!I will forever recommend Dr. G to anyone interested in rhinoplasty from personal experience, he is the best!!!
- M. / RealSelf
37 Years Old And FINALLY Have A Nose That Fits My Face. Thanks to Dr. Guarino in Allentown, PA - I FINALLY have a nose that fits my face. I'm 37 years old and felt that my nose was getting wider and droopier as I aged. It gave me a harsh, almost masculine look, especially my profile. I wanted it refined but I have large, ethnic, Italian features; I was afraid to wind up with dramatic results and a tiny little nose that looked too fake and didn't fit my face. I went to four consultations before a friend recommended Dr. Guarino. My sister and I look a lot alike and both wanted our noses fixed since childhood; so we decided to go through the experience together. Within five minutes of meeting Dr. G., we knew he was "the one." Not only is he friendly and personable, he thoroughly went over the surgery, the recovery, what to expect as far as results and reiterated a few times that he didn't want our noses to look overly "done." I specifically remember him saying, "I want you to be able to stand in a room full of people and no one know that you're the person with a 'nose job." You can tell in the way he explains the procedure and answers your questions that he's an expert and master of his craft.I thought I'd be a nervous wreck on the day of surgery but the entire hospital staff from the nurses, to the techs to the anesthesiologists, were helpful, nice and comforting. Dr. G. met with me right before we went into the O.R. He went over what he was going to do one more time. He has such calm energy, I didn't feel any nerves about the procedure or the results (which is basically unheard of for me, I'm the most nervous person I know). My sister and I had back-to-back surgeries. The procedure lasted about an hour and a half (each) and we were in recovery for a few hours. Dr. G. removed the packing before we went home; I've heard horror stories about the pain associated with having the packing removed days later. There was no pain and once the packing was removed, it relieved the minor pressure I felt. Recovery was a bit uncomfortable (chewing and talking is a little difficult the first few days) but neither my sister nor I were in any real pain. My nose was was extremely wide at the top with a bump, hump and pointy, droopy tip. Now, my profile is perfectly straight, my bridge is narrow, the tip is refined but its still MY NOSE. People at work have no clue and its so fun to hear people say things like, "you look great, what have you been doing?" Or, "what's different, did you change your hair color?" I'm 6 weeks post op, healing well but still have (normal) swelling on the bridge and tip area. Even with the swelling, I'm so in love with my results. I look so much more feminine and my face looks soft (no longer harsh). I can't wait to see the "finished product" in a few months. **We traveled from NJ, over an hour to the office and hospital (next door to one anther). It is definitely worth the drive to go to a doctor that makes you feel so comfortable and can provide your desired outcome.***Also, if you wind up visiting Dr. G.'s office (which I highly recommend going for a consult), you'll absolutely love the decor. Cutest waiting and exam rooms I've ever seen!
- R. / RealSelf
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