African American Rhino
- updated 3 months ago
I am an African American female that had a car...
- 31 Mar 2013
I am an African American female that had a car accident in 2010 and suffered injuries to include deviated septum and my nose looked sligtly slanted to one side from front view and i had a dorsal hump from side view. Rhinoplasties are not very common where I come from. I've never personally known anyone that has had one, even to this day outside of my own surgery, so I was apprehensive to say the least. Apprehensive mostly about my outcome, I didnt want a western/european slimmer nose look I just wanted the dorsal hump corrected where I looked like a better version of my old self (prior to my accident) and that goal was achieved w/ Dr. Harris.
I was an out of town patient and upon arrival I was greeted w/warm hellos and important information to prepare me for the surgery and the days after. I experienced the most pain the day after surgery but pain killers and rest took care of that. The first 6 mos after surgery took some getting used to my new nose and the swelling to subside but as time passed. Some days, I kinda felt like mrs potato head trying to get used to a new nose but 6 mos post +, me and my nose are family again lol.
Its been a year since my surgery and I can honestly say I'm pleased w/ the results of my rhinoplasty. I did not incur any hypertrophic scars like some of the ppl I've read about post surgery and my nose looks natural, its not obvious I had a change on my nose. Friends and family who don't know about my nose job dont look @ my face in suspense and say, hey somethings different, did you have a nose job? My goals were achieved and now on to the next chapter, thanks Dr. Monte O. :-) (my pics on are his website)
African American Rhino 15+ mos
- 22 Sep 2013
To my surprise the lighting showed different shadows and angles of my nose I hadn't noticed prior to. Come to find out, after all the swelling went away the new/true shape of my nose was like an hour-glass. I didn't want to accept this because of all the trouble I had went through to have this surgery. Needless to say I contacted Dr. Harris for revision and after I sent him the pics he agreed I should come in person for a look. During our Skype he mentioned it was possibly due to my healing and after a second consult w/another dr he said same thing. Unfortunately, I live many states away from Dr Harris' office and it already cost enough $$ for the 1st surgery and lodging so Im unable to travel again for another unpredictable result. Now I'm in the same boat with those who miss their old nose.
dont like how I can't just update what I just wrote, dmn
- 22 Sep 2013
I found Dr. Harris after searching the internet for about one year. I didn't take into consideration the realistic possibility of a revision, which is what I need now after my surgery with him. After looking @ his website again I noticed there is limited information and no pics provided in regards to revisions that he has done so I will have to find a new doctor now that has a successful/proven track record in revisions. I pray this second time around (revision) will be the final one especially since a new doctor means I'll have to pay as if it were a primary rhino.