After 9 years of a primary rhinoplasty I wanted to have my columella split again. 20 surgeons told me that they could nt do it but I went on a forum and a surgeon, known as a specialist, told me that he could help me and directed me to his patient coordinator/secretary. Paid 250 US Dollars in advance to reserve the operating room. Travelled all the way to Beverlyhills and while there his secretary or patient coordinator got a customer before my turn. Dr took my pictures nd told me I had a lot to be done, which in my opinion I was never bothered about or took notice-nd he could nt split the columella again. Feel that consultation was brief and Dr told me to discuss procedures nd outcomes with his patient coordinator since the office was about to close. She (patient coordinator) did nt discuss procedures etc..but how I should pay them, and she told me to ask the dr on the early morning before surgery. She said she "has kids waiting at home" and told me to hurry in signing papers. Being a Europen, not used to signing, I signed in a rush as she told me., including a paper saying that "I had enough time to discuss it". Note that surgery was scheduled the following early morning. Had trust in the dr as he is well known, in fact even video clips on youtube of happy girls I saw they praised him. I was alone, in the US:(-practically defenceless! I wanted to explore the US, mainly California not having a major Rhinoplasty:(
In a brief summary, not mentioning all other misfortunes, was ok with the nose but now has changed. He said I have a deviated septum. Did I from pics? He said had an obstruction at the left and I denied it as I never suffered from it neither have family history of nose blockage-but he did procedure. After surgery I can feel a carved small piece of cartilage at my right nostril which does not allow flaps to be fully open and as a result breathing from the right is not 100% effective. Also, cartilage and skin from nostril flaps were chopped off nd he did nt inform me of the removal. Told him I do not like particular things but he told me to consult his patient consultant but this did nt happen. They charged me 20,000K.
Now what is done is done. Am sorry, but cannot say his name on this forum.
What is your opinion-Revision surgery was done on the 8th September, 2009:
1-Was there the need for a rhinoplasty from the before pics?
2-From the previous brief summary, do you think this is unfair or they stole my money in a polite way?
4-Does the new nose look ok?
5-Doctor said the nose is still in the process to heal; revision was done on the 8th September. Do you think that it will get better?
6-He said that he can do another revision (dnt know how I can pay); should I trust him and go to him again? What shall I do? Dr said it is one of the greatest jobs he did and the one of the nicest outcomes he obtained...should I believe him?
7-Do you think a revision can help? or there is no need for a revision?