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
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
It has been almost three months since my rhinoplasty and otoplasty surgery, and I am extremely happy with the results. My nose had a small hump and I felt it was a bit long for my face. I was also born with one ear missing the antihelical fold, which made it stick up more than the other. While other doctors had wanted to operate both ears, Dr. Karam was very skilled at matching both very... more
I had been unhappy with the bulbous tip on my nose since I can remember and finally decided to go ahead with a nose job. I saw three doctors before deciding on Dr. Kolstad. I liked the pictures of the work he had done and he was very generous with his care, attention and time. My surgery was pretty much painless (maybe because I had had no bone work done?), just a bit annoying to have the... more
MY CASE: I didn't have a bad nose to start off with -the bridge was fine with no hump- but I was always extremely bothered by the tip, it was droopy and bulbous. In person it was not super noticeable, but in photos it really stood out. I decided that I wanted a tip refinement done, which from what I researched is very tricky to do and requires a lot of skill and finesse.
WHY I CHOSE... more
I was approved for rhinoplasty by my insurance (HealthNet HMO) but of course they pretty much stuck me to one doctor who was not a plastic surgeon. He was also very young, overworked and had no before/after photos. I decided to pay for the procedure myself and did the research. I am so glad to have found Dr. Amir Karam www.drkaram.com - he is truly an artist and his staff are efficient and... more
Since I was 15, I've been wanted to get my nose done because I felt very insecure about it. I had a hump, and I hated taking pictures and didn't feel so great about being around others who didn't have a hump because I wish I never had one. Other girls would feel so great about their looks, and I didn't. Time went by, and I felt the need to make the move of finding the right doctor because I... more
I scheduled my surgery on Friday. I am starting to get really nervous. Where I am having my surgery from where I live is 5 hours. I am traveling so far because I will save about 3,000. I hope it's worth the big hassle and I have no problems. I am really excited to have the surgery but nervous about being so far away. I just have to go in for the surgery and the day after. I guess I will have... more
I finally got my nose "done" and I couldn't be happier! I passionately believe that true beauty comes from within so I decided to focus on school and work during my early 20's. As the years progressed, I continued to feel that my nose didn't quite fit my face. At family gatherings, weddings, and graduations, I would scrutinize my pictures and felt that they didn't accurately reflect how happy... more
I got my rhynoplasty April 4, 2013 done by dr roy David : I recommend to get your nose done by him, he is very professional, experience, kind, and plus he is double certified
As the day of surgery I was not nervous as I trust dr David
Staff: I love all the staffs very kind very helpful
After surgery hardly any bruises just miner swelling but that's totally normal: I'm very happy with the... more
I had been considering rhinoplasty for almost four years. Finally, I realized how badly I wanted to enhance my appearance. I was expecting a very painful procedure that would require a lot of recovery time. After a consultation, I realized that my expectations were wrong. I scheduled my surgery and I was so excited! more
I ve been unhappy with an overprojected nose/ Unsymmetrical nostrils and a weak chin since I was a teenager. I finally decided to do something drastic about it as I reached my 30's. I seeked for the best surgeon in southern california (from san diego to LA).
My criterias were skills level, degree of honesty, professionalism/customer service, attention to my wishes and desires, attention... more
Hello Everyone! My sister referred me to the site so figured id take a peek and even post information regarding my own surgery. Prior to the surgery, i have never really been fond of my nose, i have a decent size hump, my nose is wide and my tip goes down like a witches nose and also my nostrils are fairly big and come to find out one is noticeably bigger then the other- go figure! I just felt... more
Deciding to have rhinoplasty was one of the more difficult decisions of my life. Once it was done I knew there was no going back. As a 54 year old African-American woman, I wanted to maintain my ethnic look and not have a nose that was to pinched and small for my features. I also had concerns about scarring. Dr. Karam had previously done a lower lid skin pinch and blepharoplasty on me that... more
Dr. Brahme's office staff was very friendly, but friendly only gets you so far. I had a TERRIBLE rhinoplasty preformed in 2009 by Dr. Brahme and my nose is now asymmetrical, my entire bridge and tip are off center, there is still a bump in the bridge, and an abnormal crack in the bone. He left unwanted cartilage on one side of my nostril causing it to look terribly uneven! I would not... more
I had been putting off this procedure for years because it was so intimidating. I didn't know anyone who had done anything other than boobs (and who doesn't get their boobs done these days?) so I had to do a lot of research on my own. Make sure you see at least 3 surgeons, so that you can compare rates and also get a feel for different personalities. I'm glad that I landed where I did. It was... more
I'm on day 2 of my recovery, and so far, so good. I thought I could use some moral support, and I've been reading accounts here for a long time, so I thought I'd throw in my two cents worth.
I've hated my nose since puberty (at 14), and now I'm 23. It was about time. I tried the whole moral superiority thing for a while where I tried to stay comfortable in my own body, and scoffed at... more
I haven't liked my nose since I was a child. I have found ways to take photos from certain angles that are OK, but if I don't hit that exact angle, it looks too long and there is a small hump. It is too masculine for my delicate face. I am a small woman. Bottom line, I feel self-conscious about my nose. I always wonder how others see it when they are looking at it because I can't... more
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