I went in to him when I was 18 for a rhinoplasty to narrow & feminize my nose. He made my nose wider, bulgier bigger, hump-like, bubous, and awkward. I am so embarrassed about my nose... and it was the biggest mistake of my LIFE.... I never heard from him since the follow-up. (Pictures Below) Please save yourself heartache and pain.... more
My nose was crooked, hard to breathe. I always hated my wide waist, and wanted a more sculpted look. I have been carefully contemplating surgery for over 10 years. I never rushed into anything and had sought out several doctors in the San Diego area before deciding to move forward with Dr. Brucker. He was very nice, but has not so nice people surrounding him. And was not realistic about... more
I have always been very self-conscious of having my picture taken. So, when I recently moved to California, and wanted to join some online social clubs to meet new people, I put off joining because they required that you publish a picture of yourself, and I hated what I looked like in all my pictures.
My whole life I have hated my nose. I have always had to breathe out of my mouth because my... more
I have been wanting to have a different nose since before I can remember. Something about it, I just don't resonate with. I have this view of myself in my head but when I look in the mirror, my nose jumps out at me and I don't recognize it as well as I do all my other features. If anyone in the San Diego area has recommendations for great Rhinoplasty surgeons, and possibly Blepharoplasty, let... more
I first visited Dr Kolstad for a consultation in October of 2013. Dr Kolstad and his staff made me feel very comfortable with the entire process from start to finish. I have continued to visit Dr. Kolstad for various treatments all with the same welcoming atmosphere and expected results. I would highly recommend this practice. Very Professional!! more
I love my new nose. My dorsal hum was taken down, the nasal bones were straightened, and the tip was refined. A lot of work was done but the results fit my face so well that people rarely realize that I had it done, but I get a lot of compliments about how great I look. If you are looking for a surgeon in San Diego to do rhinoplasty I can't recommend Dr. John Hilinski highly enough. more
I've ways had a long pointy nose, and started to feel uncomfortable with it in high school. Waited a long time to have this done and so excited to see the outcome! I found Dr Kolstad and was very happy with my consult. The recovery hasn't been so bad so far. It's not a painful procedure, but if you are a nose breather like I am, this will be very uncomfortable for you. Didn't sleep much the... more
Dr. Jeff Umansky did a beautiful job on my nose, it's perfect. He is so nice and really made me feel comfortable right away. He took the time to explain all of the details and answer any questions- I had his complete attention as if I was his only patient. Dr. Jeff was the 3rd doctor I met with for a consultation, within the first 5 minutes I knew I had found my doc. He is not only... more
I had my rhinoplasty done with Dr. G and it is probably the biggest regret I have in my life. Sure he got rid of the "bump" in my nose, but literally nothing else was done, when I made it pretty clear what I wanted done. If you look at me face on, my nose looks pretty much the same as it did before surgery, except now I have a slightly crooked nose! Dr. G tried claiming that my nose was... more
Dr. Edelson has to be one of the best plastic surgeons there is! I had a revision Rhinoplasty done after 18 years. I am only 2 weeks post-op and my nose already looks a million times better than it did before. Dr. Edelson is kind, patient, professional, talented/skilled and extremely knowledgable. I went to 2 other surgeons before choosing Dr. Edelson. I trusted him to do what was best... more
I went to Dr. Karam for rhinoplasty to fix the small "hump" on the bridge of my nose. His staff raved about how meticulous Dr. Karam was and how I would be so pleased with my results. After bandages came off i still had a bump on the right side of the bridge of my nose. He explained to me that it was swelling and to give it a year to see the final results. I went back several times after the... more
I have been wanting to get surgery on my nose for years and I finally was able to do it. In addition to getting the bump off my nose I also wanted a better looking profile and more of my eye lids to show, this is when Dr. Kolstad talked to me about a chin aug and a brow lift. I couldn't be more happy with Dr. Kolstad I'm very happy I chose him to do my surgeries. He told me that I didn't... more
I had 2 different surgeries, and I am glad to have met Carlos Chacon. The 1st surgery was done by a different doctor, a septoplasty on my left side. It did help improve my breathing, but since only one side was worked on, the other would eventually need it too. Also, that doctor decided to not remove the bump on my nose because the bump was too small. Don't do what I did.
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I am 24 and recently underwent a septoplasty/rhinoplasty. I have been going through a whirlwind of emotions. First off I wasn't sure what to expect with my surgery, and had it not been for this website and all the thought out questions and answers (we all seem to have) on this site I would be lost, so thank you.
I had the option of having it done by a military doctor with partial cost covered... more
After years of struggling with my huge nose, I've finally saved enough to fix it! This has been a dream come true. I am still healing and I am only on my third day post op. But everyday has been better than the last. This office made me feel so safe and at home. The staff was great. But more importantly the Doctor had the same vision that I wanted for my nose. He was not trying to change my... more
I hired Dr. Alavi to do my Rhinoplasty 12 years ago. I can honestly say it came out worse after the surgery. Prior to the surgery my nose was straight. I asked him to reduce the size and he slightly reduced the top and bottom, but not the middle. For the past 12 years I've had a lump in the middle of my nose that wasn't there before. Furthermore, I still have numbness. I finally saved up money... more
I love everything about this surgery, it was easy going, my eye did swell but that was the only pain I had. When you take the stuffing out of your nose, it HURTS, probably the worst pain I have ever felt, yet I would do it again if I needed. It was worth every penny, and all the pain! I breath better and love everything about my new nose. more
Dr Karam is very attentive, experienced, informative and has a genuine nice persona. I got a good vibe from him starting from the 1st consultation. I saw a catalog of his past rhinoplasty procedures and also saw the great outcome on one of his staff members. I am very happy and lucky that I went with Dr Karam for this procedure. His staff is friendly and professional, they make you feel very... more
Dr. Yoo is the best! I always hated my nose and had wanted to do something about it for a long time. Dr. Yoo and his staff guided me through the process and the results are amazing. My nose is beautiful now! I really wish I had done this years ago. I could not have asked for a more caring experience. Everything exceeded my expectations. I would recommend him to anyone without reservations. more
I had been looking to get this procedure done for a couple years now and had been going to different consultations throughout. I wanted to make sure I chose a skilled surgeon that artfully performed the surgery and understood the contours of my face and only specialized in facial plastic surgery which is CRUCIAL in choosing your surgeon, it's your FACE you're dealing with. Many surgeons out... more