I had Rhinoplasty performed last January and the...
I wish I never had the surgery in the first place but now I am faced with finding a surgeon I can trust and have the issues fixed. I am looking for a Doctor that not only is well known for revision rhinoplasty but also will be able to reduce the size of my nose not build it up. I live in Saint Louis but I am looking at Doctors from all over the states. Does any one have any recommendations? I have looked at Dr. Andrew Frankel, Dr. Jay Calvert, Dr. Gary Motykie and Dr. C. Spencer Cochran.
I have a phone Consult with Dr. Frankel in a week and will be setting up a skype consult with Dr. Calvert soon.
Does anyone have experience with any of the Doctors I mentioned or recommend anyone else?
I really appreciate any advice!
post op pics
I have a Skype Consults scheduled with Dr. Calvert next Wednesday 10/2.
Phone and Skype consults done, in person consults set
Dr. Calvert mentioned he would most likely use Temporalis Fascia Graft. Frankel did not mention that so I looked into it and it seems like Dr. Frankel does not like to use faica grafts unless necessary since it causes loss of definition and can cause more scar tissue. Take a look at his answer to this question (http://www.realself.com/question/denver-pros-and-cons-fascia-grafting-in-rhinoplasty)
Dr. Frankels noses seem to be smaller than Dr. Calverts and I am wondering if Calverts use of Faica grafting is one of the reasons why.
Regardless I am flying in next month to meet with them both and will find out more on Dr. Calverts use of Facia grafting at that time.
In Person Consults
I was really impressed with Dr. Frankel. His approach to find out what I my issues were and ultimately what I want to achieve with the revision was great. He was very comforting and I felt like he really wanted find out what I wanted my nose to look like, but at the same time I felt that he was realistic and was not just telling me what I wanted to hear. I have a few more follow up questions for him that I am going to email today. But I have a great feeling about him so far.
I would like to get at least one more opinion before I make a decision. Still looking to book the surgery for January.
Date set with Dr. Frankel
3 weeks to go!
Surgery is done, now the recovery begins...
Dr. Frankel and his staff were wonderful during the whole process. I still feel really good about choosing him and I am hopeful that I am going to be very happy with my nose. It is still way to early to tell what how the results are as I am really really really swollen. I can at least tell that my nose seems straight at this point but beyond that I just look like I got into a hardcore fight.
In a few weeks I will update my review once the swelling has gone down and I have a better idea of the results of the revision.
almost 5 months post-op
I am just a week or two shy of being 5 months post-op. I have had and still have a considerable amount of swelling, at least I hope it is swelling. I feel like overall it has been a major improvement from my primary surgery. My nostrils are much much more even and my nose no longer curves to the left. I have some concerns the biggest being that my nose and tip is too wide which again I am hoping is swelling and will subside as time progresses. I keep reminding myself that this was a major surgery and the second major surgery in less than two years so it will probably take some more time than normal to fully heal.
I will post more later but for now take a look at the pics and give me your honest opinion on how you think it looks, I would appreciate any feedback.
By the way, Dr. Frankel has been wonderful! I think that no matter whats he will make sure I am happy with my final results. He had a big job trying to correct the mistakes of my first surgery and I really just wish that I went to him in the first place.
More Pics of after Frankel revision
I will post updated pics soon.
Having revision rhinoplasty with Dr. Frankel in Beverly Hills the second week of January and hoping for a good outcome. After much research I feel like I can put my trust in Dr. Frankel to do a great Job. He seems to be a very skilled surgeon and just a all around good person. Only time will tell if I made the right choice.