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I Hate My New Nose - Can it be Fixed?

  • yaya1582
  • california
  • 4 years ago

I hate my NEW nose-- it is shorter & much fatter & crooked. It has been 10 months since surgery & it is not getting better. I HATE taking photos & looking at myself in the mirror now. SEE photos. Can it be fixed? My nose looks huge now. So depressing.

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your old nose was so nice, i can't believe you decided to have the surgery. Wish you all the best
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HI yaya, I would love to know how things have been since 3 years. I have undergone surgurey 5 months ago and they inserted a silicone implant and used my ear cartilidge for the tip. It's made my nose incredible unnatural looking and I hate it. I know im being vain and stupid about such a trivial matter compared to whats going on in the word. But i just want to feel like me again, and it gave me hope that maybe i have a chance at my old nose. It would mean the world to me if you could reply to this post if youve done anything about your nose
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Hello Belle, I am sorry that you are not happy with your revision... but as "they" say, give it time. I did struggle with accepting my new nose, but I eventually had to face how my behavior was impacting my life: avoiding photos, avoiding mirrors, avoiding looking at people straight-on in conversation. It almost sounds ridiculous, but I had to find 'my good angle' and started to experiment with make-up & highlighting my other facial features that I considered as pretty accents: my eyes, my cheekbones, & my lips. It took me almost 3 years to embrace 'just me', as it is. This fall I am getting married, and before I would cringe at the thought of having a wedding photo album... but I have a new perspective, on seeing the possibilities of having an amazing life with or without a perfect nose. Having love (family, friends, partner) and most importantly, love for self is magical & inspiring. To be honest, I don't think I am brave enough to have a nose revision. For now, I think my 3/4, right-side view, w/ chin-down... will just have to do :) Be patient, at 5 months post surgery your nose is still swollen. As time passes, you may find a new acceptance. As for your your current 'unnatural look', be proud... it sounds very hollywood! That's a good thing. Keep me posted on your recovery.
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Thank you for your update! I've been wondering how you are as well.

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I wrote on your thread last December almost 2 years after my 1st op. I was so unhappy. About a month after I wrote my comment I was granted a free revision carried out by the same clinic but with a different surgeon. He added rib cartilage to build my nose back up where it had collapsed in the middle, straightened the septum so i could breathe again and removed a lot of the scar tissue in the tip to stop it being so ridiculously bulbous and hard. He also narrowed my bridge so i didnt look like i'd been punched and my nose was just spread across my face. He also removed the bump completely that had just been pushed lower in the original surgery. He told me it was a very complicated procedure as the previous surgeon (now gone) had made such a mess. Even the second incision (as both were open septo-rhinoplasty's) is now almost invisible. The original unfortunately is still very visible and probably always will be. I can't recommend him enough for the improvements he made of someone else's mess. I'm happy to have photos taken from most angles now as even though its not perfect, it now looks normal. I'm glad you've found happiness without surgery but for me the original surgery was such a mess I couldn't have left it as it was. I cried all the time at the mess he'd made. I've now found happiness with my revision and as scary as it was to go back under a surgeons knife, I've no regrets at all.
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Yaya, You seem like a brave and beautiful person inside and out. You seem to have such a positive outlook on life even with what happened. Thank you for your insight and taking the time to write back to me. I'm sure that the man you married is an incredibly lucky guy and wish you and your future family all the best wishes.
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So who was the surgeon who did your revision? Please let us all know, he sounds fantastic :)
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why did you gewt it done..it was so nice to begin with,,
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Why don't you sue the doctor (greedy butcher) to fix what he did ?
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dont worry you look more cuter and femine in your pics today. Your old pic is to strong for a girl... :)
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Dear yaya, Don't be sad, seriously - your nose is easily fixed. I understand you prefer your old nose, but luckily he didn't fuck your nose up completely, It is straight and small. Slimming it down is not a big deal for an experienced surgeon, I just had it done myself :) I can almost promise you that you will end up with a beautiful nose you will love again, just choose an experienced doctor! I would elongate it if I were you though - In my experience it almost never turn out perfect.. All the best!
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*wouldn't
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So sorry to see......your nose was 10/10 before....I don't know what made you want to change it.....it actually makes me sad seeing people with amazing noses change them for no reason at all...it was perfect and I mean it...
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Does anybody know what happened to Yaya? I hope she got a revision and that it went well....
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Hi Slim!

I did not get my revision.. YET! I met a doctor in Beverly Hills that said he would have to take 'ear cartilage' to add to my nose-tip to make it look long. He gave me a $20K estimate.

Then I met these docs in Hollywood "Profiles". They have a good reputation. They were very nice, & did a 'before/after' photoshop reference. They did not think I needed to add to my nose-tip, but suggested I slim nose shape & even out nostrils. Estimate $15k.

My lil 22 sis found out she was pregnant & I wonder what financial stress she will embark giving LIFE. And I feel so selfish & pathetic to be whining about "my nose", when she could probably use the extra cash.

SO, given I was recently laid-off a week ago... I think Im going to hold out-- even though getting a revision has been my obsession the past 2 years. I just feel like my sister & (young) family may need the money more than I need a skinny nose ;)
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Hi Dear - wow. Good for your sister and that you are thinking of her instead of yourself. You have a big heart!

I'm so sorry to hear about your lay off :( I'll be in touch.
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What was wrong with your nose it was beautiful and that also can just be swelling. You could try to put some cortisone cream on the outside of the nose or preparation h which removes excess water and will give you a feel of what the result will look like. I know friends who did it.
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I am suffering with the nose of a primary after 7 years because i fear revision. I think the issue is, when i see someone like ashlee simpson who had basically the same nose i had, its that my doctor should not have touched my tip. I dont mind if it pointed down. That would have left the 'length' look. And also, if i would have known i would have to sacrifice the 'narrowness' to have the hump gone, i might have really reconsidered. I might have chosen to be more proud of my heritage and ethnicity. I have the same complaints as you all, the nose is now too wide, too short, and i feel as if it looks like i just got smashed in the face by a bus for my rhino. Did any of us ask the surgeon exactly what the surgery entailed? I have now seen videos, and i dont think i would have subject myself if i had seen them. Bottom line is, we were all sold a fantasy of how lovely life would be once our little problem was taken care of, our noses, and now we suffer for our ignorance. Not being able to go back, we all look forward to possibly more surgery as a solution. Without these boards i know i would feel even more alone, vain, and shameful. I keep thinking ill write a book, but who knows...Ill probably get a revision. I have seriously considered putting back my hump, the convexity, and i did find a surgeon who will. What a crazy risk, and the cost! But there it is. This is a hidden part of my life I dont share except here. yaya, thank you for the photos, you were and are a lovely looking person, i am so sorry for your misfortune. I do prefer your original look, i say this just so you wont feel crazy. I pray for yours and my (and all of our) ultimate peace and acceptance of ourselves.
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I had a rhino and septoplasty 7 months ago. I had a deviated septum and my nose was completely crooked, so the doctor fixed my septum, straightened my nose, slimmed down the bone, and made the tip smaller. The bone looks great and is no longer crooked, but the tip is still crooked. I can tell a slight difference in the tip but I'm not pleased. Will the swelling go down in the tip?
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p.s can i just say i think your nose is lovely both before and after - try having my nose for a day then you'd see it wasn't half as bad as you thought! but i also know other peoples opinions don't tend to matter as much as your own do they - if your not happy nothing anyone says seems to change that :(
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Hey there - i really feel your pain and sympathize with you dearly! i am in exactly the same boat, i am only a few weeks post op but i HATE my new nose its wide and fatter and more rounded and has lost all its character - i wanted a small bump (caused by walking in to a glass door) filed down and paid the price big time for my vanity :( i kick myself every day that goes by when i look in the mirror, it has caused me a lot of anxiety and stress and some days i wish i'd never woke up to face the reality of what ive done to my face. I'm scared to go back and get a revision in the future incase it ends up worse. I cant face seeing people or leaving the house. If your opting for a revision ryno i wish you all the best and hope you get the nose you wanted in the first place.

All the best, from rainy England!
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Hi,
I was just wondering if you had you revision yet? If you did how is it going? I really hope your thrilled with your new result and you can begin to feel beautiful again. I know the nightmare of rhinoplasty and wish I could just wake up from it! I just wanted to send you my support!
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Hi - i just want to say that you are beautiful before and after. i understand how you feel though as i just got a revision septo-rhinoplasty and I hate my results. I'm actually devastated. I want my last nose back so bad. I miss my face so much that way, its like i have a different face. I think he took the tip in too much and something looks different about my bridge although he never mentioned he'd do anything with the bridge. I'm going to set up an appointment to talk to him about it. Let me know if you get the revision surgery and if you are happier afterwards. I said a prayer for you that you are much happier afterwards. I'm not getting any attention that I used to get from men either. This sounds so vain though and i hate to say it, but its true and it hurts. I'm about a month and a half in too so I'm hoping and praying that it really is just swelling although i highly doubt it. i just feel broken inside.
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I think its funny because your real nose was beautiful and flawless
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hey Ya-Ya1582 - this is for u.... i posted awhile back and i am going to post again - bc from someone who has had their nose down 3x's (the third time being a revision 20! years after all was said and done), i totally am going to wish u the BEST!!!! however, PLEASE PLEASE get several, if not more than that - like at least 4 - different opinions/consults! even at the cost of 100 or 200 $ per consult, it will still SAVE u a ton of money from making second mistake - and by second mistake, i do not mean the REVISION - i mean choosing the ABSOLUTE correct MD!!! my story is that i had my nose done twice in my early 20's - it looked really really good, but as yrs went by, i developed a big bossae - which abt 11 months ago, i had fixed (my 3 revision). yes, in hindsight, i am not so sure it was the best idea (i did it bc a family member basically convinced me it was a good idea). however, it is looking MUCH MUCH better as of late, and the MD was EXTREMELY careful, which i am super grateful for. another person on this blog emailed me for this MD's name and i glad sent it to her. and though i realize u prefer to stay west (and this MD is in boston), i am only putting it out there bc i would hate to see u not end with what you want... i think it is at least worth your time to explore talk to other MDs - i am myself an RN, so i clearly understand the medical field and what can possibly go wrong! trust me, i am only writing this bc i totally get what u mean abt being treated different after the fact - and it is heartbreaking to some extent. so again, although i probably should have completely ignored my family member's advice, i went thru w/ my third revision, and yes, overall it is looking tremendously better - and i am still a month away from my one year mark (and supposedly noses continue to change as time goes on, which is essentially true, as the nose is a organ and would continue to undergo changes). and yes, this MD does take out of town patients, as i recall he did people from europe! please feel free to email me personally for his name (i feel funny writing it on this blog) and in addition, i researched a couple of other names (also on the east), which i would be happy to share! and not but not least, i agree that that is a crazy amount of money - the person who did my nose in boston is not only reasonable, but he is fairly realistic in what he tells u he can accomplish (meaning i did not feel like he was blind-siding me for the most part). so that's it - if nothing else, i wish u the ABSOLUTE BEST LUCK - u truly deserve to get the best result possible - my strongest strongest advice would be that u get at least 4 (even 5!) opinions, to make sure you are almost completely totally comfortable/confident w/ the MD u choose! :)
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