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Got a revision rhinoplasty 9/18/2012 hope it looks better than my botched one

Ever since I was a kid I've hated my nose. I love...

Ever since I was a kid I've hated my nose. I love the shape of it and I've been told that it's actually a pretty "cute" nose...but the thing I hate about it is that it's TOO big for my small face. My profile is the WORST. I kind of have a bulbous tip and my bridge projects out way too much. I've been looking around the denver area for the "perfect" surgeon but haven't found one yet! It's frustrating because when I think I've found the right surgeon to perform my rhinoplasty I find a negative review online about them, they're not board certified, they don't specialize in rhinoplasty, etc. I'm really scared to get the procedure done but I'm thinking within the next month (latest mid November) I will have gotten it done! I just really don't want a botched nose job because I cant afford (as of right now) to fix it. If anyone has recommendations or opinions on the doctors I've listed above PLEASE LET ME KNOW! I have 4 more surgeons I am going to see and hopefully I will have made up my mind! I see Dr. M Shah this Friday, Dr. Paul Zwiebel next week, Dr. Saber next week and Dr. Raval on the 20th. Wish me luck!

Hello everyone! So it's day 6 of my rhinoplasty...

Hello everyone! So it's day 6 of my rhinoplasty surgery and so far I LOVE IT! Tomorrow I get to take the cast off and I am super excited. Even with the splint on I can see a significant change. My bridge is narrower, my tip is more refined and my profile is shorter. So far this has been the best decision I've ever made!

So it's been a month and a half since I got my...

So it's been a month and a half since I got my surgery and I'm still very happy about the results! Even though my nose is still swollen (as expected), my nose is a lot smaller than my old nose and it's pretty much picture perfect. It's starting to look exactly like the digital image he made for me prior to surgery. I actually had an appointment with him yesterday (Dec 1st, 2011) and he said that everything seems to be going smoothly. I can breathe perfectly out of my nose, I have no pain, and the shape of my nose is what I wanted. He and I both agreed that the nose I have now fits my petite face much better. AHHHH! I'm stoked to see the end result 6 months to a year from now considering the fact that he assured me that the swelling will continue to decrease and my nose will get smaller. So...I've come to the assumption that...if i like my new nose now, I'll LOVE my new nose a year from now. I'll keep updating you guys! I'll try to post some pictures up here within a couple days - just been sooo busy. Cheers!

I'm starting to really dislike my nose. It's still...

I'm starting to really dislike my nose. It's still bulbous - been 7 months - and my nostrils are uneven and look strange. Disregard my old post.

So I just had a consultation with Dr.Raval today....

So I just had a consultation with Dr.Raval today. I literally broke down and was hysterical when I viewed pictures he took of my nose job. Luckily I'm getting a revision done by him in two weeks. I have faith that he will fix my nose. He has great reviews and really seems like he knows what he's talking about. I really wish I never got a nose job. My nose was fine before my first doctor completely ruined not only nose but my face and quality of life as well. - I choose to get a nose job impulsively and nobody supported it. Not one single person. I really hope I can look better after my revision! I'll keep you updated. Fingers crossed people!! Please!!

So I just had my revision rhinoplasty last Tuesday...

So I just had my revision rhinoplasty last Tuesday (9/18/2012) with Dr.Jeffrey Raval and so far so good. Even though I still have my cast on I can tell my nose looks a lot better. Very optimistic and hopeful that this nightmare will end thanks to my new doc! He said my old doctor really screwed up my nose and I was an extremely difficult case because of it. My old doc even admitted that he ruined my nose. Makes me feel better to know I wasn't just being delusional or overreacting. Well...I get my cast off this tuesday the 25th! Hope I like it! Fingers crossed!

So I just got my cast off today and my new revised...

So I just got my cast off today and my new revised rhinoplasty was revealed!! I absolutely love the results! Thus far! Crossing my fingers it stays this way (bad experience from last nose job)!!! Dr. Raval is absolutely amazing and he exceeded my expectations. He is definitely a pro at cosmetic surgery and a definite perfectionist. Just hoping my results remain this way minus the swelling. Pretty satisfied this time around and glad to know my nightmare may be over. Wish me luck with recovery! :) will post pictures as soon as possible
First rhino doc - bad...revision doc (Dr.Raval) - Good

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Hi yes, I was super happy with the results right after I got my surgery. BUT, unfortunately, 8 months later, I absolutely despise my nose. My immediate goal was to eliminate/alter my masculine nose (inherited my dad's nose) since I have a petite face. Well, long story short, my nose looks even more masculine and I pretty much look like a gremlin now. My doctor PROMISED me he would do a good job and that my nose would be feminine and fit my face. Totally not the case. I am so insecure now and so self-conscious that I barely leave my home. Let's put it this way, I've been out of my house once in the past 2 1/2 weeks. I don't really have the money to get a second nose job since I'm a broke college student (fyi - take online classes so i don't have to go to campus and be in public). I feel totally stuck and my life has turned into shambles. I am trying to find a doctor who could possible use injections on me to make my nose look more symmetrical. Though, haven't found any luck. It's a terrible situation and don't recommend my surgeon AT ALL. I wouldn't even recommend him to my worst enemy.
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Wow, that is horrible news. You were so please originally. Why do you think you changed your mind? Is it because you don't feel all the swelling is going away as thought. You had posted that your new nose looked just like the digital images, so just wondering when you started disliking the new nose?
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It's been a couple of months since your last post and just wondering how things are progressing? Do you still like your nose and will you be posting pics? I am scheduled for a 2nd consult with your doctor before making my final decision between him and one other doc.

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Hooray! Glad you're so happy already. Will you be posting photos?

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Hey, Im glad youve been looking into research. I posted on my profile because You asked who my dr from colorado was and just wanted to tell you your good, my doctor was Dr. Henderson from Montrose Colorado.
Best of Luck!!!!
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Good for you for doing your homework. I hope one of the doctors you consult with will click with you. Keep us updated!

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