Traumatic Experience in 2008. Closed Rhinoplasty in 2009 to Fix. Still HATING my Nose Today! :( :( :( - Canada
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Here is my story...When I was growing up I never...
- 26 Sep 2012
Here is my story...When I was growing up I never paid attention to my nose or felt self-conscious about it in any way. But, in 2008 in a really bad incident I got hit in the nose and it seemed to have shifted my nose and the bone then stuck out like a bump on the left side of my nose. I was able to get closed rhinoplasty (non-cosmetic) done through insurance coverage in 2009 and I had hoped that things would go back to normal...sadly I was wrong. My nose got straightened and the bump was slightly shaved down (and the right side for some reason too), but I am still left with a significant bump on the left side of my nose and now my cartilage (primarily near the tip) appears asymmetrical. I was initially obsessed with fixing my post-injury nose and now I am obsessed with fixing my post-injury AND post-surgery nose.
Nobody seems to understand but this has truly been traumatic for me. I hate looking at my nose in the mirror and every time I do, it upsets me knowing that my nose now is not the original nose I was born with. I was not happy with the first surgeon I went to and do not want to go back to him because he didn’t seem to care about my results (maybe because my insurance paid for it and it wasn’t cosmetic). I am willing to travel wherever I need to in order to fix this.
The main things that I dislike and want changed are that the tip seems too bulbous and the cartilage appears uneven—the right side above the tip is more rounded than the left which dips in and it looks weird especially when I smile. I also really dislike the bump on the right side of my nose which is only slightly apparent from a full side profile, but which makes my nose look HUGE from my right side profile at an angle.
I would like to know if it is possible for rhinoplasty to help me or if it might only make things worse? Also, I am not sure if this would be considered primary or revision rhinoplasty due to my procedure back in 2009?
I would also like to add that I feel a space...
- 28 Sep 2012
I need to find a surgeon ASAP. Any recommendations, particularly in Canada, would be appreciated!
I was referred to this Surgeon by my Doctor. He was very cold and rushed through every appointment. After the surgery he did not seem interested in any of my concerns.