Would Not Do It Again - Milwaukee, WI
I had a Rhinoplasty in October 2010 because I was...
I was at a charity event one day when a girl I knew said she had a nose job and how it was the best thing she ever did. I asked who she went to, did some research, made an appointment and got ready to finally do it. The surgery went well, I came out without much pain. The most discomfort I had was from the bandages and the inability to sleep with my head down. When the bandages came off I hated my nose. It looked bigger than it did before the surgery because the surgeon didn't change the length, only the width. The swelling added length and there was a slight bump that didn't use to be there.
The doctor was really into follow up appointments, so much that it got to be annoying because it was a 35 minute drive and I'd be there for 5 minutes. The surgeon actually asked me why it was so swollen, like I am supposed to know. The swelling has not gone down and it has been nearly 3 years now. I noticed I didn't really like the shape but since I have been avoiding pictures I really didn't notice how bad it really looks until I saw it a side view of it in a double mirror. There is a dent in the side, the nostrils look uneven and the tip is crooked. She mentioned that I had a deviated septum prior to the surgery but the nose job made that worse. I am not necessarily blaming the surgeon for my nose because people heal differently and I don't know whether it was her fault or the way I healed. I am going to a consultation for a revision next week. I no longer live in the same state so I can't go back to the original surgeon for the revision.
It's very frustrating to splurge on a surgery to make you look and feel better and you end up looking deformed and now have to spend even more to have it fixed. I would never have plastic surgery again if it weren't to fix a surgery that didn't go well.
Getting ready for revision
Surgery was Thursday
Very happy with revision
As for my nose, it looks great. I am really happy with it. It's swollen of course but the shape looks so much nicer than my original nose and most certainly after the last rhinoplasty. My husband said it looked so much better than he expected for this stage in the healing process. He thought it would be bigger and all bruised like it was last time. I can't wait to watch it change into it's final shape. I remember last time being so disappointed so it's great to feel the exact opposite this time. But then I've been through this so I know it changes a lot over time.
I still have that sensation of having something on the bridge of my nose and that gets worse at night, but it's so much better than it was with the splint on. The week has flown by, I can't believe it was an entire week ago that I had the surgery. My surgeon is amazing and I am so glad I did my research!
10 days post op
She was very personable and thorough. I do not like the result but I am not sure if that just the way I healed. I moved out of state so she was not able to address my concerns.