I've always wanted to get my nose done. It hooked and had a bump. I realized my chin was weak as well and would always stick it out. I would be in social situations with an aching jaw from sticking it out and trying to stand at favorable angles. Ugh! Such effort! Every year I said I'd do it but never did. I finally said "This is the year!". I took money I'd made from my business and saw 3 or 4... more
Everyone who worked at the office were all very kind and reassuring. Dr.Portuese was great at informing my mom and I, anwsering all our questions before we even had to ask! He had me sit in front of a mirror and really examine my nose as he gave his ideas on how to improve the appearance. Overall, I'm happy I chose Dr.Portuese and I'm very excited for the procedure. more
I was looking for a soft more feminine look and very subtle change. My results are incredibly pleasing and very happy. My surgery was a breeze and my recovery was even better. I had no issues other than having to sit up propped up with pillows while sleeping for the first week. I would recommend asking Dr. for tape to help change the gauze. I followed all his and the nurse’s... more
My septum was torn in a paddle boarding accident. Gradually over two years the tip collapsed. Surgery was needed to repair the septum and re-align and revise the tip. The cost of the procedure was fully covered by insurance.
My feelings have been mixed. The swelling was hard to deal with, but gradually it got better. Six months out there is still swelling on one side that makes the tip... more
So I had rhinoplasty 2 days ago. I have been thinking about it for a long time and I came to the US with the intention of having a couple of procedures. Right now I am 2 days post op and concerned that my nose looks short and upturned.... Will it really correct itself so much that it looks like the simulation??
I consulted with a couple of doctors including Ashkan Ghavami and Vladimir... more
Beware of Philip Young! Please check his credential on Washington State Department of Health website -- his medical license is pending to be REVOKED due to so many complaints of medical negligence and unprofessional conduct!! You can actually read the charges against him when you do a Provider Credential Search with his name.
I was foolish not to do any research and regrettable had... more
I had rhinoplasty on Dec 19 with Dr.Naficy. I did quite a bit research before deciding a doctor and every time I searched "best rhinoplasty doctors" his name kept coming out. Finally I made an appointment and flew from Canada to Seattle to meet him. I felt very comfortable during the appointment, he was very caring, knowledgable, listened to me, understood what I want and do not want and... more
In the last three years, I have broken my nose three times playing basketball. Twice this last year. After my third fracture, I was having some nasal breathing problems and was somewhat displeased with the deformation of my nose. I decided to address these issues with rhinoplasty surgery. After having the procedure done to my nose, four months later, I couldn't be more satisfied. I am... more
30 days until my surgery! So I guess it's time to finally post.
The journey up until I made my final decision to do this was pretty intense with lots of second guessing. Ultimately I have decided that it is an a-OK choice for me. I feel like it will help me reach my potential, so ultimately it will be worth the cost. My boyfriend is completely supportive as are the few family members I have... more
I was in really ruff shape. I couldn't breathe very well at all. In fact getting air through the right side was almost impossible. It was completely collapsed on my right side. The left side wasn't that much better but was the better side for sure. The rest of the nose was very badly broken and misshapen. My day to day life was drastically affected and my over all appearance was shot, as... more
Whatever the reason, I was not born with either of my parents' noses. As I grew up, any roughhousing or nasal manipulation probably did not help this fact, and I ended up with a deviated septum and a hooked shape nose. I went to Dr. Naficy's office earlier in 2014 for a consultation for a rhino-septoplasty. My appointment was with one of the lovely patient care coordinators, Vivian. She was... more
Since the 4th grade, I was always extremely insecure about how wide my nose was. I used to get teased constantly or people would agree with me if I brought up how big and wide I thought my nose was. I always wanted to have my nose done, but figured I could never afford it. Finally after a few years or randomly looking up rhinoplasty and continuously always ending up on Dr Naficy's website, I... more
I had a weak chin and upturned nose, which gave me a more feminine look than I wanted. Dr. Naficy suggested a rhinoplasty and a chin implant, which turned out great!
The procedure took only a few hours and the initial healing took less than expected. I was back to work within ten days. I was worried about a reaction from coworkers, but most of them couldn't really point out what changed and... more
I just wanted to thank all of you who have written reviews! You have been very helpful and it's nice to be able to relate with others who have similar insecurities. So I'm 18 years old and I've finally decided to go through and get a rhinoplasty. This has been a very hard decision in my life because of the controversy with getting plastic surgery and I didn't want people to judge me. But I... more
I'm writing this review about 9 months out from my rhinoplasty. I had always wanted to fix my nose, but was hesitant to pull the trigger because I didn't know many people who had the same problem of having a bulbous nose tip, as I did (many before and after photos I researched showed the correction of a bump or bony nose, rather than tip refinement). After being referred to Dr. P by a friend,... more
I am a 25 year old single mother of one. I have wanted to fix my nose for at least the past ten years, but have constantly been talked out of it. Family members have told me that I might change my mind with age, or that the results could leave me worse off than I started. Well, here I am many years later, still hating my nose and wanting change it. I'm ready to do something for myself, because... more
I think support groups are so awesome and to have this where only us folks with imperfect noses knows how we feel is such good relief. I am glued to this site more than anything. So grateful to those who I have communicated with and are the only ones that know what I am going through.
I've been wanting to get my nose done ever since this guy said at age 14 that I'm tucan sam. I... more
I've always been disgusted with the weird bump on my nose, and I'd been teased about it into my adulthood. All my coworkers assumed I had broken it at some point because it was "so messed up looking." So for my 21st birthday in the fall of 2013, my mom took me to an ENT in Poulsbo. My family had already seen him for various things over the years.
We decided I needed septoplasty and turbinate... more
My rhinoplasty is schedule for June 26, 2014. Dr.Portuese in Seattle will be performing it. So very nervous, but excited to do something that I've wanted to do my whole life. So far his staff seems very welcoming and my surgeons expertise has been very comforting. Although I do have many fears- my biggest fear is that it won't look good. I'm also nervous about the bruising afterwards and the... more
I had broken my nose several times had a dorsel hump I wasn't born with I had looked for a doctor for about 3 months knew immediately doctor L was the one. I would have paid up to 11k and even insisted he charge me more god honest but 8,700 was what it cost. I also had a boxers ear from another injury Dr Larabee did it for free said it wasn't much! I love this guy man of few words but his... more