my rhinoplasty story ..drama

  • nothappy111
  • casablanca
  • 2 months ago

Dear realselfers.Just like many of you ,I need revision rhinoplasty to fix a bad primary. I'm writing this to share and to get advice as well. this is the hardest worst experience on my life. I am crying as I am writing thiS. I can t get over the fact that I lost everything I used to love about my nose. I have many sad feelings, fear,guilt, pain, hurt, insecurity, anxiety , depression...I cry everyday, I pray everyday. I still don t know how things turned bad very quick, I did my research ,and I went to a well known "rhinoplasty specialist " in the US just to avoid the problems i m having now. I m not from the US and I took 3 flights , drove 8 hours to dallas to see this surgeon. my friends in my country went with a localsurgeon , she paid 1600 $ and her surgeon managed to make her very ugly nose naturally beautiful. I did not want to take the risks so I was willing to spend more to avoid one thing That i was afraid off, : I WAS AFRAID THAT A DOCTOR WILL PINCH MY NOSE AS I HATE PINCHED NOSES. so i set a budget of 20.000 $ to travel all the  way TO DALLAS  and stay i hotel just to have a natural nose. I meet my surgeon for consultation ,I asked for very subtle change to the bones ( 1mm off each side) and add little support to the tip , that s all nothing else as i had a pretty nose that fit my ethnic face very beautifully , I did not want to change my nose, i wanted to improve it. the first thing my surgeon suggested was to pinch my nose..I said "no", i love the width of my tip and i hate pointy small noses it would kill my look, plus i have a fragile ethnic cartilage that will not stand ant trimming! so we worked on a subtle change and we did computer simulation that didn t have any cartilage change . I was happy with how subtle it looked. the day of the surgery. i tell my doctor to remember how i hate pointy pinched noses as long as he doesn t givem e that i ll be happy. waking up from surgery was hard but i was happy i was alive, recovery was hard but i tought it would be worth the pain. cast removal , my nose was swollen, i woke one day after the second week , in look i the mirror i see this pointy pinched little nose !!! I had to look very hard ,,i was so confused ,I looked at my op report for the first time, after surgery , I started to google what my surgeon has done, he pinched my nose. I took my report to the closest surgeon ..he narrowed pinched , trimmed my cartilage and sutured to make it pointy !!! I had a major nervous breakdown, i felt raped, I m not a doctor but i knew that if you trim a small  nose like mine it will collapse . and it did collapse .:( PAINFULLY COLLAPSED, my surgeon said i had an infection, but i didn t like my nose before the infection. it was trimmed!! and the infection made it worst:( so to those who are thinking about rhinoplasty ,,think twice ..just keep your natural nose it s much better than a deformed nose.going into surgery i had a nice natural nose with no deformities.her are the deformities i have now :1-pinched pointy tip2-tip ptosis3-external valve collapse(collapsed nostriils)4-internal valve collapse( can 't breath)5-invetred v deformity6-retracted columella7-short nose8-upturned nose9-narrow nose10-contracted collapsed septum11-nerve damage that is causing me alot lot of pain and that is most likely permanentmy face has changed,i don't look the same anymore. i become so depressed , i couldn t work, i spent all my savings on doctors and meds, i lost my pretty face, my money, my carriere, my fiance, my friends ..basically my life went down hill. and i am in a very bad position right now. i lost faith n surgery and surgeons but i can t live like this anymore:(if you have had a revision rhinoplasty for a pointy pinched tip , collapsed nostrils, retracted columella,, please share your experience with me.

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You're not alone! Am writing to you with tears streaming down my face because we've all being botched by these amateur doctors.i used to be a very social girl but all is gone just in a twinkle of an eye. But believe it or not!At the end of every tunnel comes light which could brighten up the whole universe.After my bad nose job, I cried, prayed and called onto GOD. And surprisingly he sent me a rescuer / savior/ deliver. Check out his web-site(www.kofi boahene . Com)He has seen my before/ after pictures.He felt very sorry for my surgery and called it a cosmetic -deformity.GOD loves us!And he'll help us in times of trouble, don't give up because of a deformity which can be fixed, is not as if you two legs has been amputated.seriously think about those who we're better than(health-wise)W're lucky GOD is given us another opportunity to correct things and perhaps accept ourselves the way we are physically instead of looking for perfection. Pls do write me privately so we can be friends at this dark hour.GOD blessings!
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Thank you so much Hope7, I have a long ways to go before I can trust any surgeon anymore, mine was a rhinoplasty specialist and had many amazing reviews on realself ( I learned not to give any value to reviews raving about the surgeon but not giving any pics or details about the surgery itself). all surgeons are nice but dr Kofi is genuinely nice, he added me on his skyp and called me we had a long talk on skyp and he answered many emails without charging me . I show my before pics to doctors and they are surprised and feel sorry for me as my surgeon really messed my nose up. some of them tells me I have to accept it because the risks are even higher in revision. I m so scared.good luck to you.I pray fro you. keep us posted.
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Hey why don't you look for Dr. Paul Nassif. I just saw him in a show called Botched and he fixes people. You should give him a try. Good Luck. I'm actually looking for a surgeon as well, I'm from Dallas so I'm planning to meet with Dr. Cochran Soon. Good Luck to you and search for Dr. Paul Nassif he is highly recommended. Who did your surgery BTW?
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dr Cochran did mu surgery.
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Ok Thanks, I guess I know where not to go.
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We are in the same boat but don't worry! We have seen very amazing results in some before and after pictures. I have faith that either Dr. Boahene, Le or Frankel can save me. They can probably save you too! Sorry about your fiancé. I didn't know that part of your story... That must be very painful but don't worry because when you get your nose fixed you will get an even better one!
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thank you Roze you are so sweet, yes we are in the same boat and when I pray , I pray for me ..you and all other s like us. XX
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