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My Nose Has Turned and the Nostrils Are Two Different Sizes After Rhinoplasy!

I had Rhinoplasty 6 weeks ago to remove a bump on...

I had Rhinoplasty 6 weeks ago to remove a bump on my nose and to straighten the nose out. The Surgeon said he might also reduce the size of nostrils. I think he over corrected my nose it's so short, the nostrils are two different sizes and shapes and my nose is turned to the left (b4 surgery it was turned to the right). I look like a pig after 6 weeks. It looks horrifying. I"m in tears everyday because of this. I would have my original nose back any day. What should I do? What should I ask the surgeon, every time I bring it up to him he says the nose looks fine. Take a look?

How can my nose be fixed now? I know I need to wait a year, but What options do I have for revision???

Should I allow the same doctor do it again?

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I wanted something natural and I had very realistic expectations. I didn't want a barbie nose or anyone's nose but my own. I just wanted my nose improved and now my nose is deformed!!! I wanted a bump taken out and the nose straightened. Now I have a snout, one large nostril, one small, one nostril turned up and short while the other is round and pulled down.

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How are you doing now?? If after the year things are still the same or worst. You should get your money back and consult a revision specialist...

Best Wishes,
Chi-G
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mariacos82 - I highly doubt that it was Grigoryants. He does not charge anywhere near 16K. This user noted that he/she paid 16K for the procedure.
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Having exactly the same problem 4 weeks post op. One nostril looks like its collapsed!!!! Really upset about it to. Wait for the swelling to go down though before you make any more decisions about surgary. From the amount of replys apparently this is quite common because of swelling. Good luck and hopefully in a few weeks we'll both have the results we want.
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MissUK2009 can I ask who performed your rhinoplasty? Was it Dr.Grigoryants? I hope things are better now :)
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I think that we all need to take a look at our noses and see if we should risk losing them and never getting it back! Thank god i didn't have rhino, i started using the nose huggie and it gave me a smaller nose for a couple weeks and i hated it! thank goodness the results weren't permanent.
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oh my. really sorry. sue that doc! get the money and get it fixed properly.
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Hi, please try not to worry. I have just had corrective surgery on my nose after a year. Your nose still looks very swollen - my swelling did not go away until about 6months because of the amount of work done. The pic taken from below your nose shows that the bones are in fact straight, which is a good sign, so i would suggest that it's probably just swelling making it look crooked from the front. If you want to post your email, i will forward you my pics and you will see what i mean! xxx
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please this is my email can u add me cause i have same problem and thanks in advance

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HOney, you are a gorgeous girl. I can see you're crying when you take the pics and i want to give you a massive hug. I hate my nose, but i have different size nostrils naturally, they are a lot worse than yours. I would just leave your nose as it is, it will settle down a bit and further surgery may make it worse.
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I have the same issue!... I got mine done 3 and a half months ago.. ( Hump removal, deviated septum) I still have a slight hump and my septum is still deviated as it was before. Not only is my septum still crooked, my tip is crooked now too with one nostril bigger than the other. It hurts when your own family say their was no change and that it was only made worse.. esp when u saved everything u had to do it... :(
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atleast you got beautiful eyes! well, im kind of unhappy with mine too at the moment. God the procedure costs a lot and you have high expectations and I know how it feels when they're not met. But as they say, its still healing. So try to relax, and see your surgeon. Talk to him.
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Unfortunately for you and all patients, you are nowhere near done with your swelling. As a rhinoplasty surgeon the biggest complaint I hear from patients lies in the look of the tip in the early phases of healing. The tip has the worst blood supply on the nose and this causes it to swell for the longest amount of time. I usually instruct my patients in tip taping techniques and massage to help them get a handle on the swelling. As far as your asymmetric nostrils go, the left side of the human face typically stays swollen longer than the right. This is most apparent on midline structures like the nose. When the left side of the nose is more swollen, the nostril will typically have a different shape. I would not rush out and get a lawyer to sue as one commentor suggested. What you need is time and attention to your nose. After one year, you can honestly see what your nose has become and then can make a decision on how to proceed. If your first surgeon is at a loss on how to help you, seek the assistance of a specialist in revision rhinoplasty. You had elective surgery. The reality is that things don't always work out the way we want the first time. With a positive attitude and a caring physician, most problems in the rhinoplasty spectrum can be conquered. Good luck. Dr. Shah
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My surgeon also told me how the tip has the worst blood supply! :). How does taping help and how is it done. I'd like to try.
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When I instruct patients to tape, the first piece of paper tape (1/2") is used as a sling for the columella and tip. Each free end runs up a side of the nose. The next pieces go upward from the tip to the radix (area between the eyes.) These pieces lay across the dorsum of the nose. The tape keeps compression on the nose while in the flat-lying position. My patients typically only tape at night before bed. Good luck. Dr. Shah
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Nice job doc. Having mine (rhinoplasty) done tomorrow, Jul 20th... printing out your recommendation. Sounds like a good idea after the splint comes off. Have an incline pillow (from previous procedure). I think it helped me heal faster. Thanks for the good advice. If you could post pics of tape placement... that would be helpful too. Be sure to put in a disclaimer.. too many damn lawyers in this world :)
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OMG i had kinda the same problem it's been 7 weeks since my surg and my nostrils look diff sizes...i'm freaking out...i keep reading that it takes time, everybody tells me it takes time..but it's not the swelling that scares me it's that my nostrils are diff sizes...does anybody think it's gonna get better...i really dont wanna get revision surg :(
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hi,dont allow the same doctor to perform on u.especially if u live in some area where u can easily find revision specialists.start saving up and go to dr nassif or others listed here.i have somewhat same prob but i dont have many doctors in my country who do revisions...in fact non at all!!!
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Hi you should sue that sob! Your nostrils should not look like that. Get a lawyer and get your money cause it will cost money to repair that. I know cause I had my nostrils reduced slightly no amount of swelling going down will fix the nostril size.
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I don't have the money for an attorney :( I know they cost a ton and what if I loose, I really don't want more expenses.
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hello, i had the same rhino as you 6 weeks ago. i had a bump removed and it straigtened out. My results are pretty similar to yours! it now leans slightly to the opososit way and seems shorter than before. The main problem is that one nostril is a different shape and size to the other and it really shows!! So i know how you must feel. I think your front photo looks nice and you are still a pretty girl. I know why your upset though. At 6 weeks there may be more swelling to come down. what has your doc said? i a seeing mine on monday. x
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He blames it on the swelling and he blames it that my nose use to look like that. NO, I have pictures, my nose never looked like that. And lets pretend he is right and it did, doesn't him cutting through the nostrils to qualify for FIXING it? He over corrected and he messed up. I just don't know what to do from here. I don't have the money for an attorney or a revision.
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