Well, first of all, I have always had a prominent nose. I think a strong nose goes with my face shape, but as my face has shrunk with age, my nose has not , so it looks even larger. I feel like I am maybe a 7 in looks, but my nose makes me like a 5. I have researched rhinoplasty for a long time. Finally, this year, I had saved 5K. I was thinking that I could wait two more months and have 7K,... more
What can I say, Dr. Le is amazing. From my first visit, I knew he was the one as I felt at ease from the moment I met him. No need for consults with any other doctors as I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to perform my surgery. I'm 9 days out and I couldn't be happier. I love, love, love my new nose, I highly recommend Dr. Le, you will not be disappointed. more
I used to get teased about my nose as a kid and I've never really felt like it matched my face. I had a septoplasty to help me breath easier which my insurance helped to pay for and a rhinoplasty to make my nose smaller, straighter and the tip refined to make it overall more delicate and feminine. The insurance only covered $800 of the total cost but it was worth it anyway. I have a little... more
I had a bad experience with a rhinoplasty. I had a big hook nose and went in for a nose job around 2007? I'm not sure, i was 16/17 at the time. I remember waking up and in my drug state saying "Thank you sooo much Doctor" and I remember him replying "let's see how it goes" or something vague like that. I remember feeling worried but then falling back asleep.
Fast forward a week and when he... more
First I want to say DO your research and do not place location as a limitation on cosmetic surgery. I am a man in my forties and this is a surgery I considered for over
20 years. Also, get several consultations and don't base your decision strictly on cost either. This was going to be a permanent change so I did my research and found Dr. Papel who was located two hours from my home. Dr. Papel... more
I am big on bedside manner and feeling like I matter. However, my visit with Dr. Bonhene left me wanting more. I received very little direction, was rushed through the consultation, was NOT offered imaging and did not feel comfortable enough to move forward with him.
Don't get me wrong, he was pleasant but I felt the appointment was very rushed and that he really was overbooked and that I... more
I am ready to get a new nose. After all the search I have done for months. I have no doubt, Dr. Kofi Boahene is the one. Based on before and after photos, especially after the Skype consultation, I am confident he can deliver and I believe he will make my dream comes true.
I will keep you update guys.
painting the face for Privacy right. I like her nose, but I would like an higher bridge... more
Hi, everyone! So, I've been lurking around this site since I decided to have rhinoplasty and have found a wealth of info that has been helpful and decided it was time to start my own review. I have shared my decision to have surgery with a lot of people but if anyone sees this then I guess they will know. Like most of you, I have always felt that my nose has dominated my face and wanted to... more
I have always wanted rhinoplasty because I had a big, thick Middle Eastern nose that was some what masculine and I wanted a more feminine nose. I went to 2 doctors total. Dr Le was the 2nd doctor I went to after going to Dr. Naderi in Chevy chase ( which by the way is way to hyped up)- he charges way too much and doesn't listen to you. First, it took me like a month to get Dr. le's initial... more
I can not thank Dr. Le enough for my new nose! He is very caring an takes pride in his work. Dr. Le schedules plenty of time for you consultation and you don't feel rushed. He spent two hours explaining everything and answering all of my questions. He is a perfectionist so you know his work is as close to perfect as possible. I am very happy with my results and would highly recommend him to... more
Dr Papel did a fantastic job on my rhinoplasty. I told him exactly what I wanted and he delivered just that. His staff was kind, accommodating, and extremely professional. The whole process was seamless, including the post-op check-ups that I continue to have. I have never waited to be seen- sometimes Dr Papel even saw me earlier than my scheduled appointment if I arrived to the office early.... more
I'm soo excited to begin my 'Blogging' or 'documenting' phase of my rhinoplasty journey. Although the actual procedure will probably be done in a years time or a bit longer, i have found other peoples reviews, updates and progress reports soo helpful that i decided to do one myself.
I am still in the early process of saving, but i am definitely looking into the different surgeons... more
I am extremely pleased with the outcome of a recent surgical procedure conducted by Dr. Le of Baltimore-Washington Facial Plastic Surgery, and am very happy to provide a review of this experience.
As a teenager some 40 years ago, I broke my nose in a ‘rough-housing’ accident. I have never been particularly pleased with the visual effect of the break and followup surgery to realign the... more
I have a consultation with Dr Boahene on the 15 th Jan in regards to a rhinoplasty. This is a procedure I have always wanted done and at the age of 28 I have decided to give my body a major overhaul and renovation. I like to call the whole process "Project Phoenix"
I have an authentic Black Caribbean nose, which consists of a wide round nose, with little to no bridge and thick skin.
My experience was wonderful! Dr. Papel and his staff were great and made me feel very comfortable about my whole procedure. They did before shots and showed me what my nose would look like after the surgery. I was so pleased to see that it turned out exactly how I wanted it! They were very professional and I was very impressed with the whole process I went through. My recovery has been great... more
I always hated my nose as it grew bigger as i got older. i come from a family of really ugly and wide noses, and i hated it. I had rhinoplasty, and when the splint came off, it was gorgeous, but it keeps changing everyday and it looks like my old nose somedays. However, i did tell my PS i wanted a subtle change,a nd that's exactly what i got, but nosw i feel like i want a drastic change... more
I met with 4 different plastic surgeons to speak with them about my desire to have a rhinoplasty. Many of the other doctors told me how they thought I should want my face to look and what I should do. However, Dr. Schuster listened to all of my wants and concerns and we created a plan together. He was soo easy to talk to and made me feel so comfortable. The day after surgery I called him... more
Dr.Le is an exceptional doctor. I had a small procedure done to narrow my nostrils and reduce bulk in the alar region. Even though it was a small procedure, Dr. Le still took tremendous care and caution as he would have for a more intensive surgery. When I first met with Dr.Le for my consultation, we went through my goals and through his rigorous system we were able to point out discrepencies... more
Dr Capone is awesome. He understood my goals, he sought out an excellent specialist for my disfigured sinuses, and worked to make my nose looks its best and work properly. Since my surgery, I can breathe with my right nostril for the first time in my life. I used to hate my nose- it's ugly asymmetry and it's lack of function. it's amazing how much your quality of life can be improved by a... more
Very much pleased with the surgery at John Hopkins. Prior to the surgery i was having a very hard time sleeping at night as my left side of the nose get blocked all the time. I use CPAP with a mask and with the blockage i could not sleep and was suffering a lot.
Dr Kofi did septoplasty, turbinate reductions and repair the nasal valves by placing the cartlidges on both nasal valves. more