I have had rhinoplasty done 15 years ago and was never happy with the out come, I had low self esteem and never wanted to take pictures especially with a smile, my nose always seemed to get bigger with a grin! I met Dr. Gorgeous oops I mean Dr. Parhiscar and I knew I was in the right place. As soon as I told him my dislikes about my nose without pointing it out he knew exactly what was... more
I recently had surgery at the San Ramon Hospital with Dr. Afshin Parhiscar as my surgeon. I am amazed with how beautiful my face looks after the surgery. I had the Dr. revise two previous surgeries; one was a facial surgery that had left me moderately disfigured and the other was a rhinoplasty.
My rhinoplasty had been done by kaiser in the in 1990's and had caused my... more
After going through two previous procedures and not so pleasant outcomes both times resulting at the end with a collapsed nose on one side, I was very skeptical and worried going in for a third rhinoplasty. I decided to do my homework this time and came across Dr. Kim on this web site. I was impressed with his credentials, experience and knowledge as well as the great reviews from previous... more
I had a primary rhinoplasty with another doctor in 2008 to fix a deviated septum and deproject my nose. This left me with an asymmetric tip. Although my nose is still prominent, I am choosing to stay on the conservative side and only fix the tip, as I am satisfied with the length of my nose (especially compared to my original nose). I am scheduled for surgery on Dec. 22 and am very anxious and... more
I had a rhinoplasty about 10 years ago for what I believed to be a too-bulbous tip. I was still a teenager and was overly focused on my nose. My family and boyfriend told me that I didn't need it, but being headstrong, I went to a surgeon in San Francisco who agreed to do the procedure--a "tip-plasty".
Hindsight is 20-20 and I have had to live with the fact that I should never have let... more
Dr. Chiu-Collins is truly an amazing physician, very warm and friendly. She is so knowledgeable, and sincerely cares about the well-being and health of her patients. Her remarkable bedside manners and her kindness put you at ease. I tend to ask a lot of questions and she was very patient and thorough in answering them all, and she took the time to educate me about everything. I had a revision... more
I had a revision rhinoplasty because my 1st surgery was so botched it left me not only physically scared but emotionally as well. After consulting with a few surgeons I found Dr. Mehta through Realself.com. A bit of advice, believe reviews and go with your gut feeling all the time. My 1st surgeon from Marine county (female) had bad reviews but I let the receptionist convince me otherwise, ... more
I had a nose job when I was 14, way back in 1971. I was devastated at the result. I got the ski-jump nose. Too short, sharp, and up-turned, so that you could see up my nostrils. I learned to live with it and I've had a fine life. But I've always been sad that I no longer looked Jewish--in fact I didn't look like anyone in my family or anyone I knew.
Has someone out there had that experience?... more
Dr. Mehta is an outstanding doctor. My revision rhinoplasty was very complicated due to a botched result of my primary rhinoplasty that I was extremely unhappy with, but Dr. Mehta gave me a great result.
I had my first rhinoplasty five years ago and hated my results from the moment the cast came off. It was a mess, both aesthetically and functionally. It was asymmetrical and too much... more
It's been a long journey, but Dr. Mehta really came through with excellent results from my surgery. Last year, I had a negative experience with a revision rhinoplasty that was performed by a doctor in S.F., who was very over priced, considering the job he did. There were so many issues with my nose afterwards.
Dr. Mehta successfully fixed the asymmetry in my nostrils- mostly. I'm still... more
I started off with a crooked nose that had a severely deviated septum but normal tip cartilage. In 2009 I had surgery with a closed approach that involved trying to straighten out my nose and septum. This ended as a big fail as my septum reverted crooked and my tip and mid vault became collapsed in on the left hand side. The surgeons' response was to suggest permanent filler bio alcamid, and I... more
It's been a year since my revision rhinoplasty with Dr. Kim and so far, so good.
Dr. Kim is a great surgeon. During every consultation with him he was extremely professional, knowledgable, pleasant, and happy to answer any questions. He fully explained what he could and, more importantly, could not do so there were no false expectations. I never felt pressured or like he was... more
I had an incredible experience with Dr Mehta. After a botched septoplasty last December in NY, I had a large perforation in my septum (1.5 x 2.5cm according to my ENT) which other doctors said was too large to be fixed. I had whistling, bleeding and crusting from the perforation and was very hesitant about further surgery.
After a consult with Dr Mehta, my fears were put to rest. He and his... more
Ever since I was a child, I was always self-conscious about my nose. I felt as a female, my nose was out of proportion and too big for my face when compared to the rest of my facial features. Even a boy in grade school commented how I would probably need a nose job when I get older and ever since, I suffered a case of body dysmorphic disorder.
I went to Dr David W. Kim for a rhinoplasty... more
From my injury in the mid-90s, and despite 2 corrective procedures by another surgeon, my nose was always a mess in one way or another. I had internal nasal valve collapse, asymmetry--that became worse after pregnancy, years of internal scar build up, and persistent breathing/smelling problems--especially with exercise, sleeping and allergies.
About 10 years ago, I had what I'd call a very botched rhinoplasty, septoplasty, turbinate resectioning and spreader grafts by a dr. no longer at Stanford. The result was an ugly mess on many levels. So much so, that no other doctor wanted to touch it forcing me to go back to the same guy for additional mess-making. I've lived with an ugly, not-very-well functioning nose for 10 years since. If... more
I went to see four other well regarded surgeons before finding and selecting Dr. Gruber for my deviated septum and secondary rhino. Three of them put me through a typical horse and pony show with high powered sales pressure, both over simplifying my case difficulty and over pushing the other services such as botox and laser stuff. The fourth, took one look at me and said…"I can't help you.... more
I had a revisional rhinoplasty done by Dr. Kim and am very happy with the results! The primary rhinoplasty surgery left my nasal tip pinched and droopy. Dr. KIm was able to correct those areas and give my nose a more flattering appearance. The recovery was not painful. I just wish I went to him for my primary surgery. more
I had a rhinoplasty when I was 20 and it looked OK when the surgeon took off the splint but over the next few weeks it started getting more and more pinched and twisted. I couldn't breathe and was always kinda self-conscious about it. I'm in my 30's now and am planning to get married this summer. I wanted my nose to look good in my wedding photos so I decided it was time to get it... more