Over Aggressive Rhinoplasty -Birmingham, AL

My nose was fine right after Dr. Rousso performed...

My nose was fine right after Dr. Rousso performed the nose job, however over time, due to my nasal cartilages being over-aggressively trimmed during rhinoplasty, my nose is now pinched, has retraction on one side, the cartilage has an s shape and my nasal potency compromised. I have seen 4 plastic surgeons that have confirmed this was a result of the rhinoplasty.

I am overwhelmed at the cost to have this surgery...

I am overwhelmed at the cost to have this surgery revised. So far my quotes have been anywhere from $18,000 to $26,000.

I have been receiving private messages about my...

I have been receiving private messages about my surgeries and probably need to clarify. I had 3 surgeries from Dr. Rousso, all of them different.
The first was a fat transplant to my upper lip which had disastrous results. I had a revision surgery which left me still with uneveneess and lumps. Much unease has come from the way my lip looks, not to mention years of trying different methods to fix it. The second surgery was a mini brow lift which left me with such huge scars I had to have revision surgery on that as well. I was never able to wear my hair pulled up again after that surgery because of the scars. The third was the rhinoplasty.
Some private emailers have asked me if I would advise for them to go to Dr. Rousso now, considering my results. In all honesty, I feel he has certainly improved since he did my surgeries. That being said, I have spent tens of thousands of dollars with him, not including the money he gained from my referrals, and yet he has flat out refused to help me fix my nose. This is not the type of doctor patient relationship for which I humbly hoped.

To finish up that thought I would say whether the...

To finish up that thought I would say whether the mistakes we make are intended or uninteded, we only have a few chances in life to right our wrongs. Everyone makes mistakes. The question is, what do we do when are confronted with them? After all of my suffering, in the future I will make sure when choosing a doctor to ask him this: should there be complications (beyond 6 months) down the road, will you feel MORALLY and ETHICALLY responsible for your work? The AMA code of ethics says that a physician shall be DEDICATED to providing competent medical care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights. As far as I can tell, there are no time limits on that (until you bring in the lawyers!)

The most recent doctor I saw, a colleague of Dr....

The most recent doctor I saw, a colleague of Dr. Rousso's, said my nose had been "skeletonized". This doctor said he could not touch my nose, and very few people are capable of fixing it. I'm still trying to make myself believe someone can fix this nose locally, for less money.

Today is a big day! It is 2:30 in the afternoon...

Today is a big day! It is 2:30 in the afternoon and I'm sitting in dr achih chens office in Augusta ga. in about 30 minutes i will be rolled back for a 7 hour (or more) surgery. Please pray that I have chosen well! He will be doing the third revision surgery on dr rousso's lip and my nose revision from dr rousso's nose! Here comes the nurse!

Back to Sarah's question...Since I had not one,...

Back to Sarah's question...Since I had not one, but 3 out of 3 surgeries go awry with Dr. Rousso, I naively thought he would want to help me fix the worst of the outcomes, which was my nose. I asked him in a few emails, and was greeted with a letter from his lawyer, stating there was "no physician error" and he is standing by my results. Interestingly, every doctor I saw, including the best in the country via online interviews, said my nose was a direct result of Dr Rousso's surgery, one doctor even said I had been skeletonized by Dr. Rousso. We could have easily resolved my situation, but he did not feel compelled to help, but instead send me a letter from his lawyer, maybe thinking that would scare me.

On a good note, I could no longer depend on the kindness of Dr. Rousso and was so miserable, I went ahead with my operation last week. It was an almost 8 hour surgery. The doctor fixed my lip and rebuilt my nose with grafts, etc.! I am posting a photo exactly 6 days out of surgery and am very very excited about my new nose and my even lip! It's all still swollen.

My lower lip is bruised starting at the stitches...

My lower lip is bruised starting at the stitches in the corner of my mouth. I think I bit on it in my sleep the first night.

Hey Faith, My lips have stitches because Dr. Chen...

Hey Faith,
My lips have stitches because Dr. Chen also fixed a very unsuccessful fat transfer that Dr. Rousso did to me upper lip. If you look up fat transfers, I have posted a review on my upper lip. Since Dr. Rousso's fat transfer, I have had 3 revision surgeries, as well as cortisone shots, fillers, steroid injections, anything I could do to make the huge lumps dissolve. My new doctor cut open my upper lip from corner to corner and cut and cauterized big chunks of fat, then sort of "tucked" my lip under (like a hem) and sewed it back together. It is very swollen still, but will be much smaller and back to the normal lip God gave me.

Pic of my old nose!

Here is a photo of what my nose looked like....

More posts and pictures to come!

For some reason, I'm receiving notes, but not able to respond personally! I'm not ignoring anyone, and will keep you posted with new photos! I'm so happy!

New nose photo!

5 days out!

New photo!

The lumpy lip and crazy nose from Dr. Daniel Rousso are gone! I am so happy!

2 1/2 weeks after lip reduction and nose revision

still very happy

4 months post surgery

I could not be happier with my lips, and the swelling of my nose is going down even more!
Birmingham Facial Plastic Surgeon

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
1 out of 5 stars Wait times
Was this review helpful? 3 others found this helpful