Not Happy - Now I Have an Upturned Nose and a Low Columella

Wish i had not done this, My nose is now fat...

Wish i had not done this, My nose is now fat upturned and i have a low columella, i need corrrective surgery asap when isthe earliest that i can have this done as i am ashamed to leave the house

This is 5 weeks after surgery my nose is awful and...

this is 5 weeks after surgery my nose is awful and i smile like im in shock even my eyes a different, alll my friends have sommented on the fact i look strange

dr paganelli hospital group weymouth street london wc1

no before/after pictures shown no discussion and no contact with surgeon since operation

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It looks waaaay better post op. It looks normal,which is very nice. You just have to get used to it. Terrie
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It looks waaaay better post op. I
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So sorry you don't like your nose, though I do not see the issues you describe. I do notice in the after photo that you provide, you have your head tilted up quite a ways. If this is the view you are inspecting the tip of your nose from, it is kind of to be expected that your nose will look upturned from such an angle. What matters is that you are not happy but I will just say this, as far as your revision goes you will not be able to get your old nose back. So just proceed with caution and much consideration and wait until you are close to a year out so you can really see what you do not like about it. Your nose will change, and change some more before then. You may even adjust to it being that you are really early! You have tons of swelling to go down, no joke. I am sorry that your friends are so insensitive.
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..... annnnd I am just noticing this review is from a few years ago! It showed up like it was new, lol. Well? Are you liking it now? I really hope so! Would love to see an update or if you had a revision :)
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How are you doing now? Your after photo wasn't very clear, but you were so soon after the operation that it would be impossible to tell what your result would be like. Hope things are going well now and that you are satisfied with your outcome. Please let us now how you are getting on and good luck
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I think you look great! Five weeks is not enough time for your smile to return. It can take way longer for that. I actually think you look good with that new nose.
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I think your nose looks great for 5 weeks, You should be patient, its all in your mind, your nose is beautiful..
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Actually I think you look better! I would!!
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i am not sure if the photo you provided doesnt show the issue you have, but i think your new nose looks great?! you are bound to be really critical (and also to get all sorts of comments from people, it is weird how attached other people believe they are allowed to be to your looks - i am considering having a rhinoplasty done, and i find my family's and friends' reactions quite selfish to be honest). you also have to get used to your new look and the overall look of your nose can change due to swelling up to a year, i am being told, so i would really suggest for you to try to relax, not obsess too much about it for now (from what i see in your pic, the problem really is more in your head), and take your mind off it and blank other peoples comments out - you can always get it redone in a year or so if you then still feel it needs a revision. ps from woman to woman, you also look a lot younger in your new pic!
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I m in the same sort of boat. think you look good anyway...try to live with it as after you miight reggret it..a plastic surgery is not a natural thing,,,plus you dont have any disfiguration that needs to be operated,,you r fine,,,however,I do understand yr urge and want and if it will make you feel happy go for it,,,but at least do it only for the columella
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I was wondering how lynn smith is doing considering she went with the same company and had the same proble of having a upturned tip....
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There is good improvement on your look after the procedure. From the above picture I can not see why you are dissatisfied!
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I went with the hospital group in bromsgrove and my nose is turned up too! I hate it! They wouldnt let me see the surgeon either but i kept requesting it i hope its just swelling. That company does suppose to have a good reputation though.
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It seams that you turned up your face in new photo, I would like to see your face in front. It looks different, but not bad at all, you look much junger.
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You nose seems to look different. I understand that you wanted correct some irregularities of your original nose (hanging columella etc.) but probably you didn't want to achieve quite different appearance. It is difficult to say that you now look better or worse than before. It depends on what you expected from your surgery. Personally, I don't like drastic rhinoplasty and "small, cute, upturned" noses. I am also disatisfied with my rhinoplasty result. My nose was longer but I looked much better "an face" before. I don't think that overdone nose can be a beautiful. However, don't rush and define your goals. Take your time and find good surgeon if you decide to correct your nose.
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You look great, give it a few more weeks....I'm in the same boat right now, but give it some more time....
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I think your nose looks great. It definitely makes you look younger. I had surgery the 1st of June (mini face lift) and it has taken me some time to get used to a different look even though it is a younger look. I guess we are so familiar with the look we had before that it is difficult to see someone new even if the someone looks younger.
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I am wondering if it is because you are not used to it yet. I personally think it looks nice. It looks more youthful to me.
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Hi there, from the photo you've posted I don't think you look bad at all. I'm almost six weeks post my rhinoseptoplasty and dealing with a lot of mixed feels too. I think it is a hard thing to have your face altered when you are a bit older. I'm 32 and as much as I disliked my old nose I was so used to seeing it in the mirror, I'd really gotten past obsessing over it in my early 20's and now I'm back to obsessing over my new nose. Mine is wonky too and i spend time questioning whether I should have touched it at all. Keep telling myself I did it to help my breathing and it has, figured I'd do the rhino whilst they were there. I'm wondering whether I'll want to have it done again when the year is up and wonder like you whether to go back to the same surgeon. Good luck.
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Unless there is a particularly dangerous situation with how the nose is healing, most of my colleagues and I would suggest waiting between 6 and 12 months post-op before proceeding with a revision. This allows the nose to settle into a more stable configuration and allows the inflammatory response to subside. Patience can be difficult, but it's usually the prudent course. I'm curious why you've not had contact with the surgeon. Is he/she not available?
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i am visiting the surgeon on saturday to talk about this, he wasnt going to see me but i insisted. Im now on the fourth week and it now looks like it is also going to be wonky. i also have a bad smell that is inside that i am also worried about. Would you think i should use the same surgeon or steer clear. I have now cried myself out
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i have now spoken to the surgeon and he wanted to give me steroid injections which i was even more concerned about. I also visited another surgeon who agreed the tip wa too hihg but said it will drop and that i have to be patient, and that if necessary they can correct this in a year. would this be possible by a surgeon wh has already messed it up before ? Please advise me
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I not uncommonly see patients who are seeking a revision while they're still relatively early in the post-op period. As eager as they are to have things corrected, I still recommend that these patients wait a least a year from the last surgery. A lot can change over a year...some for the better and some for the worse...but at least at one year there's something stable from which to plan a revision surgery. And yes, tips can drop with time. Hang in there, --DCP
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Speaking through my own experience with a corrective rhinoplasty, the earliest time to consider it is from 9 months to a year after the initial surgery, depending on your rate of healing and the extensiveness of the procedure.
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well i am on week four and there is no great improvement do you think that the nose i now have is roughly what i am inteneded to expect it to stay like
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