Revision rhinoplasty NYC -please see my updates
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I am day 13 of my first asianrhinoplasty ( also...
- 19 Oct 2011
I am day 13 of my first asianrhinoplasty ( also combined with Septoplasty and inferior turbinate reduction) . No words can described the regrets I had for going under the knife and so very unnecessary. I should done more homework and not have taken this prodcure lightly. I always been called pretty and sweet in my life even thou i have a typical asian nose with very flat bridge but it somehow just looked well with my face. Now, I just want to go back to my old self and learn this lesson of loving myself.
My nose looks so BIG super hard. My doctor used donor rib graft for my bridge and tip... he told me I am still very swollen and I still have tape on my bridge to help with swollen. I been hiding out at home but I have to go back to work very soon and I just don't know how to face this new face? I never knew a rhinoplasty will have a drastic change!
I am now 16 days post ops and the reality of this...
- 23 Oct 2011
Oct 28 consequences I look horrible and I am...
- 28 Oct 2011
I look horrible and I am still hiding out. I tried to make my once pretty face, pretty by using make up. Oh boy, it looked bad and I can't tell you how scary it is to look in the mirror and not see the you looking back. It's heart breaking and beyond what words can described. I hate some mini panic attack and taking medication. How did i get to this point? I keep telling myself it's fixable. I will share with you on the two PS consultations tomorrow as I am tired.
I just want to share my revision rhinoplasty with...
- 28 Dec 2012
Dr. Kwan was very patient with me and especially I was referred to him by another famous ps in NYC. I went to many coultations with many famous surgeons in NYC but the fee was so outrageous and I didn't get the comfortable feelings for any. I took my family to see Dr. Kwan many times and he always took the time to go thru the revision with me and very honest about his opinions. His staff is super nice as well. The thing that made me feel very comfortable was that he has many years of experience with Asian rhinoplasty. So after many visits, I finally gather enough courage to scheduled my revision surgery. After the surgery, I went back to visit him as often as I want and he never told me to go away but instead he was so very proud of his work and I was happy of the results! The nose gets better each month and it's vey natural looking. My family and friends( the ones who knew) said the same.
My revision was complicated as my 1st rhino was done with donor rib and the 1st surgeon made my bridge way to thin for my nose. The bridge was way too tall and it stretched my skin ( you can see shadow from both sides). I looked angry and worse of all... I didn't even look like my sweet self anymore. I was so depressed for 9 months and I hide from friends. It was a very dark time and not knowing who can fix it was hard. I wore glasses the first few months because I was too embarrassed to be seen that way. I didn't know how to explain to my friends how I did this to me, but the most hurtful part was I didnt know how to even explain to myself! How did I spent $10k to look so much worse than what God has given me.
Please let my first experience be your warning. My nostrils were uneven and my bridge was also crooked. So needless to say, nothing about the first rhino was pleasant. My first surgeon was inexperienced and I was inexperienced. So when you put two inexperienced doctor and patient together.... You get very bad results.
If anyone want more detail on my experiences with my revision with dr Kwan... Please let me know. I would be more than happy to share my wonderful experience with you and he is a great rhinoplasty surgeon.
He did any outstanding revision on a terrible primary rhinoplasty from another plastic surgeon