I had always had a large nose and knew from a...
I had always had a large nose and knew from a young age that I wanted rhinoplasty. At 18, I found a surgeon in Palm Beach Gardens that I thought could deliver the results I was looking for. However, I believe my nose was left asymmetrical and it only continued to worsen over the following 6 years as I noticed more and more breathing difficulties and became increasingly upset by the deteriorating appearance of my nose.
Drowning negative reviews
It really is interesting to me how negative reviews are not allowed to be heard. I was too embarrassed and ashamed for years to bother writing a review about my rhinoplasty experience. However, once I get the courage to finally share my story, a whole slew of individuals who have also had the same surgeon spontaneously sign up for Real Self and write glowing reviews. Most don't even post photos of their experience which makes me a little suspicious. I'm not saying Dr. Guiloff hasn't delivered many instances of good results, I'm just saying it's odd how these people only feel the need to post in an attempt to drown out my negative experience. At the end of the day, the photos I have posted are enough to show the pain and disappointment I had to experience for years after receiving my rhinoplasty. You can write all the wonderful reviews you want, but that doesn't change the emotional and physical pain I had to experience due to my results. And my experience deserves to be heard.
I decided to upload some old photos I found of how my nose looked before surgery (as embarrassing as that is!) so that you can see the change. From profile shots, you can't tell how terribly assymetrical my nose became from the surgery, and I think that's why I fooled myself for so long into thinking my results weren't all that bad. Admittedly, the surgery did reduce my profile A LOT and made my nose smaller so whenever I felt depressed about how my nose looked after surgery, I just reminded myself of that fact. But that only helped for so long. Eventually, the realization sunk in that my surgery did not go well when I stopped looking at profile photos and started looking at myself straight-on. And then I started going through life trying to not let people see me from straight-on (which is a completely ridiculous way to live life) and always tried turning my head slightly to the left so that they could see the less messed up side of my nose. I'm pretty sure every photo I took for the last 6 years shows a slight turn to the left so that my left (good) side was revealed and not my right side with the severely notched up nostril that showed all the inside of my nose.
Also, in the photo, I included what my nose looked like 8 months after surgery and then 6 years after surgery. You can tell how much it changed. Although it's normal for the nose to drop down a bit, my nose did WAY more than that. My columella slowly started to creep downwards to a place where it never should be and my tip became more and more bulbous. And keep in mind that this is my "good" side!
I also want to add that I did finally have a revision surgery on August 8th. I think getting my nose fixed was probably the only reason why I finally had the courage to post about how awful the results of my primary were. It's only been a month so obviously I can't say for sure if this nose will last me the rest of my life, but so far I absolutely love it and plan to write a review about my revision surgeon in the near future.
Dr. Richard Davis Revision
So I'm going to be writing a separate review for my revision with Dr. Richard Davis in Miramar, FL. This man deserves a lot of credit and I don't want photos of his wonderful results getting confused with Dr. Guiloff's unacceptable results. So check that review a bit later for those photos :)