When I first came to Dr. Constantian I presented with a completely collapsed, deformed nose, with horrible deep red raised scarring on the tip and also outside scarring all over my nose, with a large slit in my skin. I felt hopeless and did not think anything could be done.
I previously had a rhinoplasty at age 16 for a broken nose and deviated septum. There was not an aesthetic... more
Prior to consulting with Dr. Constantian I had suffered through four major failed rhinoplasties and numerous minor procedures which all fell short in some way. During my initial surgery at a teaching hospital in Philadelphia in 1976 all of the cartilage on the right side of my nose was stripped out of my nose. There were three major surgeries after that in which supramesh and ear cartilage... more
I found Dr. Constantian through a New York Times article concerning the difficulty of finding skilled surgeons to perform successful septoplasty and rhinoplasty, and the high number of dissatisfied patients who return for a second attempt at this difficult procedure. Dr. Constantian was the main expert consulted for this piece, and for good reason. He is tremendously skilled at his craft, and... more
I had an unsuccessful rhinoplasty with a doctor in Chicago about 20 years ago which had not only caused unsatisfactory aesthetic results but also created various medical problems including collapsed valves which led to breathing problems and constant post-nasal drip.
Over the past few years I had consulted with several surgeons to see about getting my bad rhinoplasty from a doctor in... more
After my first two surgeries I still couldn't breathe well and my first doctor left my nose looking as if it were sawed off. This is something I wouldn't want anyone to go through, but especially in their teenage years as I did when appearence is a big thing.
At the age of 17 I saw a doctor locally who told me I had a deviated septum and that he could fix it. My parents and I... more
I had two prior surgeries (20 yrs ago) and did not use any extra cartilage (from my ear) for grafts so without enough support, it became crooked and droopy, and I lacked enough of a tip.
Dr. C gave me a full (in a good way) nose with a new tip, that is in the middle of my face. It had been crooked and droopy, and it was not prominent enough at the top of the bridge. I need a more... more