Ask a doctor

Unhappy Patient. Did I Have Unreasonable Rhinoplasty Expectations? (photo)

I've had 2 open rhinoplasties & I'm unhappy. I'm a year post op from my 2nd rhinoplasty. I wanted a very sexy "hollywood" refined look. Unhappy with the 1st result, I saw the same doctor again for a revision. I was detailed, taking drawings and pictures of noses I liked (in particular Karissa Shannon). Again, I requested a feminine nose that shadowed nicely & again ended with a boring plain nose. I've wasted time & $30,000. Why has my experience been frustrating? Was I misled? Can I fix it?

Doctor Answers (3)

Rhinoplasty revision issue

+2

Sometimes it is difficult to achieve what patients' want in rhinoplasty.  It is difficult to see your photos well to see what is actually bothering you, but I would caution against further rhinoplasty without potentially causing some irreparable problems especially with the skin envelope which looks very thin even now.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Matching patient and surgeon expectations

+1

Your nose has achieved quite a bit of refinement, especially from the frontal view. At this point it is definitely feminine, and I wouldn't call it a "boring, plain nose".  There is a fine line between a pretty, refined nose and one that is over-resected and pinched.  If you do decide to have another revision, it's important to seek a revision rhinoplasty specialist who is experienced in maintaining your breathing while further refining your nose.  

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Revision rhinoplasty

+1

Hi,

Its very difficult to say from the pics you sent. Its possible that you and your surgeon had a misunderstanding as far as results go. You should consider computer imaging to see what your results can look like.

Best,

Dr.S.

Web reference: http://www.rhinoplastysurgeonnewyork.com

New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 198 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.

You might also like...