Nose Job and Under Chin Lipo -Beverly Hills, CA
Dr. Kotler performed surgery on my nose and had...
Re the lipo under my chin:
Under my chin there is a long scar (much longer than I had been told it would be, and noticeable enough that I have been asked what happened) and there was a piece of skin that was pinched in the way it was stitched up. Immediately after the surgery when I asked Dr. Kotler about the pinched skin he acknowledged it and I was told this would go away in time. That pinched skin never did "fix itself" after I healed and it literally hangs down a little now and looks absolutely terrible. I'm extremely self-conscious about it and will be going to another surgeon to get it fixed when I can afford it.
The lipo under my chin didn't end up covering a wide enough area, and when I put on some weight a year or so after the surgery there were sections to the side of where he did the lipo (basically where the jowls are) that got bigger and made me look horrible. When I went to go see him about it I reminded him that I had specifically asked him about this possibility and he had told me that it wouldn't matter if I gained weight because the fat cells would be gone. Instead the result was that I looked worse than before I had the lipo done because of this odd shape my face had with the weight gain.
I am now 25 lbs lighter than I was when I had the surgery and I'm still very unhappy with the look because the area he didn't cover still doesn't look right in comparison with what he did cover.
Regarding my nose:
Within 5 years of having the surgery done the appearance of my nose started to change. I had a deviated septum before the surgery and something had gone wrong and the septum was shifting and appeared deviated again, and there was a feeling of slight pressure on the bridge of my nose. I went in to see him about it and he said "there's just some cartilage that has broken off" and that this happens sometimes, but was unwilling to do anything to fix it. He said that if it had been within a year of the surgery that MAYBE he would have done something, but not 5 years.
I was extremely surprised and upset by this and told him that I was under the impression that his work would last the rest of my life. My car manufacturer stands by their work longer than Dr. Kotler did!
It's now 10 years after my surgery and I have uneven nostrils due to the cartilage breaking off, and the tip of my nose has sunk a little bit, creating a small bump where the cartilage was not smoothed evenly on the bridge (which I also drew to his attention right after the surgery and he said that was normal).
Not only has the appearance of my nose changed, but I also can't breathe as well because of the way my nose is changing. I'm extremely unhappy with Dr. Kotler's work and that fact is that I'm likely going to have to pay another surgeon to fix both things that he did for me.