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Unhappy with rhinoplasty 12 months post-op. Are my concerns valid?

  • meconce
  • california
  • 4 years ago

Hi. I'm about a year post op. I'm not sure how I feel about my result at this point. I just need some opinions as to whether my concern is valid or if I'm expecting too much. Everything seemed to be healing ok, but as the swelling has gone down, my bridge no longer looks like a straight line.

if you take a look, it seems to have these dents on both sides, and these strange lines extending outward. Now I did have a large dorsal hump removed. the procedure was done closed, and my nose was not broken, if that matters. I was told it was shaved off, and he didn't need to break it. well it looks to me as if the top part of my bridge is wider than the bottom.

My tip also looks lumpy to me, and not at all well defined and etched as I was told it would be. My tip does feel a little stiff still, so I do not know if I am still healing, but after all it's been 12 months, how much better can it get?

Obviously this is very disheartening for me. all i wanted was a straight nose that was as small as could realistically be achieved. I voiced all of these concerns to my doctor via email, and was just told that he thinks it's looks good, but for me to come in so he can feel it.

So I'm turning to everyone here for an honest opinion. are my concerns valid? would you be upset as well? Is the doctor only saying it looks good because no one wants to say their work isn't good? I don't know. I do really like the doctor, and have trusted him on everything. It's just after saying all this to him, and him saying it looks good. I mean, that was his whole reply. I think it looks good. not even addressing any concerns. Unless he only wants me to come in so there isn't a record of the conversation via email. who knows. I do want to believe him, It's just after all this stuff that we go through, all the research, all the hassle, cost, pain, it's just hard to look in the mirror and still not like what you see... Please let me know.

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hi i had my nose straightend 5 months ago to help me breathe better as it was bent to 1 side and the surgen cut some of the cartilage away and stitched it up and had splints 4 2weeks but now it looks worse it looks like 1 side of my nose has fell in and the other side chunker there is also a dent 1 side so does any 1 no how long swelling lasts as i hope this is the problem thank you
It took 1year for my swelling to go down. I sometimes think my allergies do effect my nose--because some days, I swear my nostrils/nose tip looks bigger than usual.

I am sorry you are not happy, but it is WAY too early to grasp your 'new look'.

Be patient... thats what everyone said to me.
Hi, i had my first rhinoplasty a year and a half ago to fix a hump and make it thinner, but after the year i still had a lump which i was told was my skin so i had it done again 6 months ago and still dont have a straight nose which is the skin again because if i massage the lump away it only goes for a few minutes then comes back, so although it is a big improvement i still get upset that i paid $13000 and went through pain, its still not what i want so i do know how dissapointing it is.
Yes, $13k--thats about as much as I paid.. actually 15k. Well, it could be worse right. Maybe your doc was going for the natural look. Did it get thinner?

I'm sorry you're unhappy with your results :( Did you remove your pics? I don't see them here.

I am a man trying to find recommendations for good nose job doctors, and I stumbled upon your photos by accident, while searching the web. You have every right to be disappointed in the results. I would have guessed that the before pictures were the after pictures, and vice versa. However, I can, in-all-honesty, say that you are very pretty in both sets of pictures. So relax, try not to be your own worst critic, and calmly research the best revisionist doctors if you would like to make it look thinner again. Best wishes.
Thank you for being honest with me... I appreciate it. It is truly frustrating knowing that a nose job can change your entire face.

Email me... and i will let you know, where not to go.
I had my surgery 01/01/2010: nose job & boob job. I turned 30 years old & thought it would be a great 'gift to myself'. I depended on my bf to do the doctor research & he found a guy that specializes in breasts augmentation 'to the stars'. Nose job: I wanted the "hump" removed. The doctor explained he would not break the nose & wanted to adjust my bulbous tip. I trusted him! - (Old Nose) I had told him I liked how my nose looked long & thin, facing forward. I just wanted my profile tweaked - (New Nose) Facing forward it LOOKS FAT!!! I look like a different person & not in a good way. It looks crooked too. - (Recovery) I know it hasn't been a year, but I truly hate my face now. I avoid all photos. I hate looking at myself in the mirror in the morning, makes me horribly sad. This surgery was the worst thing I could do to myself. Boob Job: Went natural-feeling silicone. Because I am a very slender girl, they were only able to fit 1size-up implant. Basically I went from a B to a B. I was told silicone doesn't ripple. THIS IS BULLSHIT. They do & I can prove it. If you are a skinny girl DO NOT GET A BOOB JOB. I have one nipple that is clearly an inch higher, it embarrassing. Email me if you want to see before/after pics. I do not advocate plastic surgery now. It ha changed my life & self-esteem... NOT FOR THE BETTER.
THIS EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME! I had a revision done on a nose I liked because a little scar tissue had built up after the first surgey. I wanted to become an actor so I went through with a revision and even after voicing all my concerns prior to surgey the doctor changed what he wanted and 5 months into healing I voiced my distaste for HIS changes and the doctor is only saying "it looks good, I believe it looks good!" So yes this is something they say. Please let me know what you decide to do as I am in a similar situation with a doctor who thinks they know what should be on our face!