Hi I have disliked my nose for as long as I can remember and I've been wanting to do this for awhile. It seems as each day goes on it bothers me more and more. I was really looking for anybody who has had this procedure done and the outcome. I am looking for a doctor in the Asheville, Hickory, Gastonia or Charlotte area. If you have any suggestion on doctors who specialize in this area or who... more
I've wanted a nose job since I was a teenager but I got married young and my Hannah said he loved everything about me and certainly did not want me to get plastic surgery. Also I felt terrible about spending that kind of $$ on my self when there are starving children everywhere. Then of course you feel vain and petty worrying about your nose when other people have real troubles. With one... more
I am inlove with my rhinoplasty from Dr. KORTESIS at the Hunstad Center in Huntersville. I went to 5 different plastic surgeons having consultations and my heart just said no, no, no... But when I met DR. K i remember even though it was 3.5 years ago he said "I know you are going to LOVE it!!" And I love it! I had a smashed cartilage, deviated septum, and a huge bump on top with huge nostrils... more
Hi there! I have been following a few of the folks that have posted regarding their Rhinoplasty experience, and I wanted to share mine as well. It helps so much to read about the journey for all of you, so this is my way of paying it forward for anyone else who is contemplating surgery. I am 35 years old. I have been wanting rhinoplasty ever since I was in my teens. When I was in my 20s, I... more
Dr. Freeman did my Rhinoplasty over 17 years ago, back when he was still an ENT. It was the best thing I ever did. Staff was great and he worked around my schedule as I wanted to have it while I was out on maternity leave. I did swell and bruise a bit more than normal because I couldn't take the necessary drugs to prevent it due to that fact that I was breastfeeding. No one even knows I've... more
I've always been SO self conscious of my nose, especially from the side. It's vert straight and really just awkward looking on my face. I HATE taking photos from the side...the front isn't as bad and I don't mind it as much as I do the side.
I've searched through many surgeons simply because I know this is a bit more risky as in "it could look horrible" kinda thing. I go tomorrow (3/3/14) for... more
After 45 years of ridicule and sinus suffering, I am ready to take the plunge into rhinoplasty. During this still-uncertain financial time, I am desperately trying to get out of a dead-end job that is ruining me financially, but have not had any luck, and I feel it may be in part to my appearance.
I have reached out to several doctors here in Charlotte, NC, focusing on those with training... more
I chose Dr. Graper to perform my Rhinoplasty in December 2007. I wanted my nose to be shorter and to remove a tiny bump on the bridge. I had researched a lot on Rhinoplasty and researched a few surgeons in my area. Dr. Graper was the second surgeon I had a consolation with. I was very impatient and settled on Dr. Graper after seeing the computerized image of what my nose could look like. He... more
I went to Dr. Graper to correct a breathing problem as well as some cosmetic concerns. After visiting his office and speaking with him, I elected to have him do the Rhinoplasty. Fast forward to over a year later...my breathing is HORRIBLE (Cannot even breathe out of my nose) and the cosmetic results were VERY UNSATISFACTORY. My nose is disproportionate with lopsided nostrils that are so narrow... more
I have always disliked my face and never really realized that what I actually hated was my nose until my late twenties. I have always hidden from cameras and covered my face with my hair or my hands, and like many of you, have some emotional scars from personal and social encounters that will stay with me forever.
The funny thing is, my nose doesn’t look like anyone else’s in my family,... more
My story pretty much sounds like everyone else’s. I remember noticing that I didn’t like my profile during middle school and since then I’ve thought about it off and on. My nose itself is not that bad, in fact I like it, except for the profile. When I see a picture of myself from the side, especially if I am smiling, I am reminded of how ugly it is.
I have recently... more
Hello guys! I will be 27 very shortly and have been unhappy with my nose for as long as I can remember. I am finally financially secure enough and in a right place mentally to go through with it. I am very nervous but I believe it will be worth it. My main fear is that I will look like a different person which I don't want. I just want to look like a better me!! more
I had a rhinoplasty in 11/2012 to correct a large nose that drooped at the tip and had been broken in a childhood accident, so it was slightly off center and had a bump in the middle. The surgery involved several corrective procedures, including deprojection (making the nose smaller), removal of the bumpy cartilage and bone, straightening and narrowing the bridge, and narrowing and lifting the... more
I couldn’t be happier. I received exactly the natural-looking modification we jointly felt achievable. (Profile picture attached). With zero bruising - and most swelling down by the 3 week point - it just doesn’t get much better than that if you’ve done your homework on the complexities of nasal surgery.
I will say that I followed the pre-op and post-op instructions to the... more
I am currently 19 years old going on 20 this August, and I've been wanting to reshape my nose since my pre-teen years. It's a bit hooked down and I have a large bump on the bridge. My self-consciousness about my nose started when I was in middle school and it started growing larger out of proportion to the rest of my face. A couple of kids would point it out and make funny of me telling me... more
I had a very very bulbous, dropping nose. The bridge had (and still has) a slight bump, but nothing that needed work. I was living in South Carolina at the time of the surgery and made several consultation appointments, including one in North Carolina and an online consultation for a doctor in New York. The price I was quoted for the doctor in New York was ridiculously expensive, and I got the... more
I noticed that not too many men share their nose job experience so I thought I'd give you my experience.I'm 25 years old and previously had broken my nose 2x playing sports and had a big old nose with a bump and a deviated septum. My nose was quite big and quite crooked and I could only breathe out of one nostril. So I searched around and found a great doct more
I'm four months post-op and I really dislike the outcome. It doesn't appear anything like what I described to my surgeon. I asked for a refined tip, narrower bridge, narrower nostrils and to center my nose.He unfortunately left the original masculine ball tip. I asked numerous times for a pointer and defined tip and he would give the same argument; I have strong facial characteristics and he... more