I had my first rhinoplasty surgery about a year...

I had my first rhinoplasty surgery about a year ago and i was not satisfied with my results at all. I told my first surgeon that i wanted a pointer tip and of course he told me that could all be done yet he did not do what i asked for! I impatiently waited a year and now the day is almost arriving where i will finally have my second and hopefully last surgery!! I want my tip way more pointer less bulbous, i hope i fall in love with my nose!!

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Good Luck!!! Keep us posted I think I might have finally found my guy. :)
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Thank you, I most definitely will! And that's great news to hear :)
Good luck.  Thank you for sharing with us!
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24 more hours!

I am so excited that 24 hours from now i will be in surgery, i cannot wait! I am currently making a list of things i can be doing while I'm in bed rest for at least three full days

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Good luck!!!!!
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Thanks much :))
Wishing you the best of luck!!! I hope you LOVE your new nose!
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surgery done! now time to rest

My surgery went very smooth. I arrived to the surgery room and promptly after I was already ordered to change out of my clothes and put on a gown, slippers, and cap. I talked to my surgeon before my surgery then they gave me the medicine so I could relax. Then, they took me into the actual surgery room. I knocked out and woke up about 2 hrs later and it was all done!! Everything in regards to the surgery process was perfect an I hope ALL is!

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Good to hear from you and thank god everything went well. Now you have to rest and start that healing process all over again. You are so brave I am still unable to think straight when it comes to having this surgery again. I honestly do not know how I will be able to make it even to the surgery center let alone into the surgery room. I think they would have to give me some meds before I arrive because I am so terrified. But I hope that watching you heal helps me get some strength for my surgery that probably will be around September-November time. Crossing my fingers you will love your nose. Any idea what he did? Did he break your bones, added cartilage, etc...?
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Thanks for all your support it means a lot to me, and cannot wait to hear about your future surgery as well. I hope that by September-November time your nervousness of having surgery fades. I am crossing my fingers as well! He did not break any bone because I was happy with my side profile and only concerned with the tip of my nose. Since my surgery was only a a tip refinement rhinoplasty he actually removed excess cartilage from both sides of my tip and i believe he did some suturing as well to make my nose more pointy. He did mention to me about shaving little bit of bone, only where my nasal bone and tip first meet, to lessen the roundness of my tip

day 4

Still resting!

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Brave girl! How does this recovery time compare to your primary, emotionally? You look great so far!
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thanks so much! My recovery time is going as smoothly as my first time, i do feel a bit more pain in this recovery then my last but i just take my medication and it all just goes away. Emotionally, i have an overall better feeling and attitude about this surgery then i did my last :]
Your nose looks good so far even with the tape on. I have a feeling you will love your new nose. Still crossing my fingers for you but somehow I don't think you need it. ;) Happy resting!!
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tomorrow!!

I'm so excited and nervous to get my cast off tomorrow. I've been guessing what the tip of my nose will look like for days. I reallllllllly hope everything goes well in my eyes.

I'm on day 6 of my recovery and my cheeks are becoming less swollen as the days go. I was so surprised that for this surgery there were no bruises!

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i am in love!

I cannot even form the right sentence that could possibly reflect how happy I am about my results. I love my nose! This is exactly what I wanted, thank you John Diaz!

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cast off!

Day 1 with cast off, still swollen

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Your nose is so cute now! He did a great great job! I know when mine is finally fixed I'll be unbelievably happy. His price was reasonable. Where in CA is this doc? Did he have to add any cartilage from rib or ear? One last question, do you have a pic of your nose before the first surgery? Thanks so much for all the pics! This is the kind of sharing that truly helps.
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wow yeah, and day 1 looks great already so it'll only get better! i'm interested in getting my tip less bulbous too after my first rhinoplasty /: how much did you pay for this tip revision at a different doctor??
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Yeahh thats the best part about it :) i payed 6,950 so rounded up 7,000. I had the same issue as you and i could not have made a better choice to have gone through surgery again!

i adore my nose

I could stare at my nose all day

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Feeling very relieved for you!
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wow you look incredible!!!!! please keep updating! I'm so happy for you! when did you realize you werent happy with your first rhinoplasty??
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thank you Katerina25!! I realized I did not like my first rhinoplasty as soon as my cast came off, at least the tip part I was extremely unhappy from the start. My surgeon was telling me that I needed to be patient since I was still swollen. I was patient and the swelling did decrease significantly however the tip was still not up to part with what I really wanted.

swelling :(

At least I hope it's the swelling that has caused my nose tip to enlarge significantly, I want the nose that i saw when my cast off to come back!!

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Your nose looks really pretty and you're lucky the revision turned out so smooth. Do you have any pics of the original?
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thanks girl! I don't have any photos up of my original post but I will put some up right now because I have been asked quite a few times for what my nose originally looked like. Check back in a few!!
Its obviously swollen, but even with the swelling you look SO good from the front! Your nose from the front before looked a bit 'sausagy' to me and now you look soooo good! You've been through this before so you know how much swelling can suck, and last time, you can see from the beginning you didnt like it, so now you must realize its all swelling! btw - your profile picture is hard to see because of the light but I can tell it look great :)
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my ORIGINAL nose

Since a couple of people have asked me I wanted to share with you guys what my nose originally looked like prior to any primary and secondary rhinoplasty.

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How are you doing? How is your progress? I hope all is well and you are loving your new nose.
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I can imagine it will take the longest for the tip to Not be swollen probably a few years if your like me.
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how long did it take for you? Did u get jusst a nasal tip refinement surgery like me? How long did u wait till it wasnt swollen and you could see defintion in the tip?

almost one month post op!

It will be 4 weeks post up this upcoming Wednesday. I have been seeing small subtle changes in my nose day by day. It is so exciting to see the progress that has been occurring! If only it could happen faster

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Your nose looks great - it will only get better I can see from your pic that you still have a lot of bridge and tip swelling . It take a good 6 months to really go down especially with a revision .congrats you look amazing already
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Yeah it still feels very numb. I get so excited when I see slight improvements! Did you have revision rhinoplasty before? And thanks so much for your reassurance it means a lot a lot!!
Yes I have had a few revisions so I can really see see swelling in a pic .

1 month & 5 days

Still making slow progress day by day. My mom came into town yesterday after not seeing me nose for 4 days and she was able to notice a change...so exciting!

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How are you doing? Can you update us? I hope you are still loving your nose.
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Your nose looks so cute! I love it! I'm already thinking about revision..but i'm only 2 months post. It's just not turning out quite how I wanted. I was wondering, did the same doc who did your primary do your revision? And when did you know you were going to need a revision? Was it easier to recover the second time around? Thx!
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its really swollen right now looks very different from what it looked like when I originally got my cast off..:/ I say give it time for sure, what does your doctor saying about the way your healing right now? From everything I hear I would say that 2 months post op is to soon however I was able to tell right when i go my cast off, for my FIRST surgery, that I did NOT like it. I knew immediately i was going to get a revision. Overtime my motive to get a revision increased because no change was happening to my nose. It was way easier to recover the second time around because I only had a nasal tip refinement surgery so nothing was done to the base of my nose only tip. I had no bruises just cheek swelling that lasted for about 2-3 weeks. I refused going back to my original surgeon my whole motto was you should have gotten it right the first time. My original surgery tried to defend himself by saying many people undergo a second rhinoplasty however he did not do anything to my nasal tip at all he, i believe, left it undone cause it looked the same and actually even worse after my first surgery.

bad bad bad news

I went to see my surgeon today for my follow up appointment. It has been been a little over 6 weeks from my surgery and my concern was that my nose has changed dramatically, not in a good way, from how I initially saw it when my cast came off. Upon my cast removal my nose was PERFECT my tip was pointy and sharp exactly. It was exactly how I wanted it to be and exactly what I asked for. Over the course of a couple of days my nose inflated and although the tip size has gone done my nose still does not look like it did when I initially got my cast off. I explained my worries to my surgeon and he said that my cast had compressed my nose which could have possibly mislead me in believing that that would be my nose in the long run. He went on to say he is not sure how my nose will end up looking and it is "all up to my body to how its going to heal." I am feeling extremely hopeless at the moment and so upset that the nose I saw when I got my cast off will most likely NOT be the nose I will end up with in the long run.

I was in love with my nose and now, although it has improved, it is not pointy nor tiny in the tip as I wanted its still rather bulbous and undefined.

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i have the same thing, i love my nose after the cast off, but after that swollen, now i'm 7 weeks post op still swollen so much esp tip, look bulbous. i think your nose look great compare to my nose :( mine is revision too
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If you want send me your email and ill send u pics often swelling - no I never got injections but some drs I saw for revision said they can be helpful
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yes im going to private message you my email!

7 weeks post- op

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Try not to worry, love! You are really soon out and though he is not making promises to you, have some faith that your swelling will decrease significantly! I had no tip work done and just from the act of my nose being cut through, my swelling did not start truly going away until six months. I am positive your tip has a lot of healing to do!!! Worst case scenario, at least he did not take out too much and more could be done. But I have a real feeling that your nose WILL go back down to what you saw! At least you are not deformed and I think it still looks nice. You really are fortunate to look so great so soon out :)
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awww thanks SO much, you have no idea how much your words mean to me!!
Your nose look great. Stop while you're ahead! I've had 3 revisions and can tell you that perfection can never be achieved. Plus, with each surgery more scar tissue forms. You are gorgeous!
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Comparison Photos

to get better visuals I created some before and after shots to make it easier on the eye to notice the difference in my nose ( its hard to note any change by going back and forth from photos and is much easier, i think, when the photos are right next to one another)

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before & post-op 7 weeks

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Girl it looks awesome... what a great idea to do side-by-side views so you can see how truly nice your outcome is. No "bad bad bad news" about that result! Enjoy it, you waited so long for it :D
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thankyou thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Can you post updated pics ?

2 months post op

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I came across your pictures, your results are wonderful. Did u only do the tip this time?
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thanks so much! and yes, for my revision my surgeon only focused on my tip, in other words, i just had a tip-plasty surgery.
You look great. Big improvement no question about it. And this is only 2 months post surgery. Congrats and enjoy ur beatiful nose.
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2 months and 1/2 post op

My nasal tip gets smaller as the days go on!

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You look gorgeous, girl - I'm glad you're happy
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thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Honestly you are beautiful and I would normally not scrutinize your face or nose like that even from the beginning. But since I have also similar issues I understand why you wanted to get the revision, what did he do to lift you collumelar area because it seems like its dropping again? Also it will take probably a good two years for final final result depending on your body but it took that long for my initial surgery and stuff that no one would notice but me.
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3 months

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Very beautiful. I hope you are happy with the results.
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so sweet, thank you!
You look great! Your nose is so cute. What do you think about it? Do you like it better now?
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5 months & some weeks

I can not believe that it has already been 5 months since my revision rhinoplasty! I am going to see my surgeon this upcoming Friday for a check up. My nose is still swollen because sometimes I will knock my hand against it and I still feel pain. For the most part I am able to wash my face with ease just any slightly hard hits or brushes again my nose still hurts. The only problem with my nose is that one side of my is more bulged out than the other I hope this is just swelling and that it will eventually fade away, but that is the only concern I have so far!

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@ 5 months

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love love love ur new nose! When i was going through your pictures after the surgery i was worried that your nose will be huge from the top as your bones before were smaller. now its so tiny! congraaats! I hope I'll feel like you do after my revision surgery. May I ask what is your ethnicity ? you look like an arab to me as I am haha
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thank you so much!! I am hispanic and 1/4 turksih. Although my turkish ancestry is minimal, visually, I feel like it has dominated my physical features.

@ 6 months!

(my last post was supposed to be @ 4 months but I, by mistake, put 5 months)

I am still very pleased with my nose partially because I no longer wake up in the mornings thinking as I look at myself in the mirror how ugly my nose was.

Still, in the mornings my nose is the most swollen because as the day goes on I notice the shrinkage that occurs. I still have the bump on the right side of my tip that I can palpate which i feel makes my tip appear a little bit bigger than it should be. Besides that, still loving my results thank you John Diaz!

Also, thank you to everyone who has supported me through my whole experience and being able to speak to people who are going/have gone through the same thing I was is the BEST support group anyone could have

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Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I certainly enjoyed following your journey. I hope you'll continue to be satisfied with your results. All the best.
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Thank you for your update. You look great! Glad you love your results. Its always good to hear about a successful revision. Happy further healing! Still update us time to time. :)
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picture combiner ( before & after)

After photo, of being 6 months post open, are on top. Before photos are on the bottom. I always find it helpful to see them side by side!

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Your nose looks good! I'm glad it turned out well for you. I'm having my revision next week!
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Still looking so lovely! Remember when you were worried for no reason? ;) That should really help people who are concerned right after surgery- just give it time and things can all work out! Glad you are so happy!
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waiting is the hardest thing in the entire process i believe! And thank you so much xxx

ALMOST 7 months post-op

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You look great. I have to say I liked your birth nose too. However, your result is looking so good. Can't wait for an update. You are such a pretty girl with a natural result. :)
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thank you xxxxx
hey! i hope you will answer this. first off youre gorgeous. second did doctor shorten your nose? did he put cartilage grafts in ur tip or bridge? ur bridge seems less scooped
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11 months later!!!!!!!

its 11 months later and I cannot believe that it is almost going to be a year since my revision. I love my nose more and more everyday day. Random days I wake up and notice STILL subtle but significant changes in my nose. Overall SO HAPPY. Thanks again for everyone's support through my journey

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Can I ask if he put any implants in you? Did he use kenalog for definition, or just time? You look great.
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no implants at all just suturing to create more definition in my nose but honestly I did not even begin to see definition in my nose until last month!! My nose looks more defined everyday and its been about 10 months later!
You look beautiful! I had a revision about 7 weeks ago and can't wait til I'm 11 months post. The swelling sometimes drives me nuts. Thanks for the update.
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ONE YEAR & 3 MONTHS

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Wondering if anyone has an opinion on the following...It has been almost 2 years. It seemed like my nose in the beginning was perfect after surgery but as time went on I liked the side view but not the front view...one nasal is lower and one side is a little fatter. My nose surgeon said that he can't do anything about this issue of mine. I went to another doctor and he basically told me the risks are not worth it. I have a 3rd appointment scheduled. I am super afraid now of messing with it but I just want a perfect nose. Has anyone had this happen to them and what did you do? Thank you.
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Where is this doctor located? I had my nose done and the side view looks nice but I am not happy with the front view. It looks a little wider than my original nose because he thinned out the top part making the lower part appear wider. Plus my nostrils are uneven. I went to one doctor and he said to leave my nose alone. My surgeon said that there was nothing you can do in my situation. From my research I need a great doc that can do revisions on the lower part of the nose. Any info would help. Thank you.
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My doctor is located in Beverly Hills; if you google John Diaz the address and all his info will show up. For my revision, like you, I was not happy with the tip of my nose so he performed only a tip-plasty procedure- only focusing on the nasal tip area for refinement.
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