Surgery is 40 days out. I know it seems far away some days but with payment, labs, pre-op all coming up, it might fly by. I'm getting really nervous about my recovery because of the several procedures at once. But want to be done with it and can only get one lump of days off. So I will be out for 25 days. I'm pretty confident my surgeon and I are on the same page, but anxiously waiting to get... more
Dr. Joe completely turned my life around. After hearing great things about Dr. Joe, I decided to book a consult. He knew exactly what needed to be done, and gave me all of the details about what he was planning on doing. Had my breathing issues fixed along with cosmetic work. Needless to say, love my new nose, and I love being able to breath! It complements my face perfectly and I love it more... more
I could not breath though the left side of my nose due to a broken nose that I had when I was a boy. Dr Joe helped me breath again. I can sleep without waking and I do not snore anymore!
I met him at his office. Everything was explained and he has a very kind and attentive way about how he approaches medicine. I could not be more happy with him and his staff. 5 stars all the way. more
Dr. Moghaddam made me feel very comfortable from the moment I met her. She is honest and know's exactly what she is talking about. Trusting your surgeon is very important and I couldn't have been placed in better hands. She explained every step of the way, made sure I was aware and used her skills to give me an amazing end result. The overall surgery went smoothly and recovery was fast &... more
If your looking for a plastic surgeon in the Minneapolis area, look no further. I had been to almost 5 different surgeons to find a surgeon for me. The moment I walked into the office and met Dr. Ness I knew that he would be the one! He was very informative, thorough, and had a great bedside manner. This was such a sour subject for me so it was hard for me to talk about it. Dr. Ness made me... more
I did my homework and went both routes to fix my broken nose, insurance with an ENT and plastics with Dr. Tholen out-of-pocket. I was a difficult case having rosacea and early stage rhinophyma along with my deviated septum from the broken nose. To make a long story short, the ENT doctor was not confident he could fix my breathing and shape my nose correctly to look normal again. Insurance... more
I have been looking on this website everyday and realized that other peoples posts have really been helping me as I feel that this has always been a sensitive subject and I would like to help someone else who is going through the same thing.
For as long as I can remember my nose was always an issue for me. Kids used to make fun of me all the time even one of my cousins used to call me... more
I've always wanted rhinoplasty. I don't remember the first time someone told me my nose was "large", but it's happened throughout my life. In jr high....even as recently as my sister in law telling me she hopes her kids don't get my nose. Not sure why people are so insensitive? I would never think to say such a thing to anyone about a physical attribute. My brother always teased me too...... more
I am 17 years old and I am very serious about getting rhinoplasty. I have a bulbous tip nose. Some people tell me it's cute, but I never believe them. Mostly because I don't see it that way. At all... Anyways, The bridge of my nose has a pretty good small appearance from straight on. I also don't have a hump on the bridge from the side view. The problem is the tip of it though... It's wide... more
I am a 26 year old female and I am 3 months post op rhinoplasty. I am so very depressed with my results. This has been one of the biggest regrets of my life. I had a very bulbous tip and my surgeon performed a closed rhinoplasty, taking off too much in my opinion. I have already looked into revision options. My only concern is that now I have a spot on my nose that may be basil... more
Following my much anticipated rhinoplasty, I am left with a crooked nose, bulbous tip, and a visible "notch" on my nostril from a suture. Dr. Joe simply said "Noses are hard." and "I'm sorry" during my appt. to discuss my disappointment. Definitely regret choosing him. I wish I didn't buy into his staff's excessive recital of his accomplishments; they certainly did nothing to help my case... more
My nose (bridge) got broken in a fight in year 2000, and that was 2nd time it got busted... I was 19 y/o then. Since then I was thinking of straightening the bridge and narrowing the tip as it was on the larger side, so my doc offered me to do that as well "while i'm at it".
So the surgery went fine, I went back and removed the cast 8 days later. I liked what i was seeing. Few days... more
I felt very comfortable from the beginning working with Dr Tholen. The good reviews online led me to his practice. He listened, answered all my questions, explained the risks, and reassured me that we could get the results that I wanted. The staff was understanding, professional, and very accommodating. Now after 3 months, I can say that he gave me very attentive follow up care. After... more
After growing up hating my nose and feeling like I should have been born with a different nose, I always wondered what I'd look like if I had a different nose. A few months ago I broke my nose, which caused some breathing problems. I decided to get my nose fixed to improve breathing and improve the look of my nose. I am a little nervous because I have never had surgery before, so I don't know... more
I just turned 40 and I felt it really was about time! Ever since I was in my mid-teens and finally saw what I looked like with contacts, I was never really happy with my nose. I just dealt with it, thinking that "someday...." Each day that I looked in the mirror I really wished for a change! Well, life escaped me and now I felt the time was right, and I couldn't believe how... more
It was a procedure I always wanted to get done because i felt my nose was to big. After my rhinoplast surgery I very little bruising, swelling, and no pain. I had my surgery in July, 2011 and I think my nose looks great! more
There are many things in life that cannot be changed, but have the courage to change what you feel will help you be your best self.
My procedure was performed on December 2, 2010. I am 100% convinced this was one of the best things I ever decided to do. more
Rhinoplasty with bilateral turbinectomy as well as vaser liposuction of upper/lower abs & flanks. I was only looking for aesthetic improvement - my nose had a dorsal hump and a bulbous tip. I've never had any breathing issues whatsoever. My surgeon said he would also "take care" of my enlarged turbinates (actually just one was enlarged).I'm about a week post-op at this point.... more