Rhinoplasty - Montreal, QC

I had been thinking of doing this for a while, my...

I had been thinking of doing this for a while, my nose always bothered me. Now more than ever it made me very insecure..so much that i would cry about it. It just made me miserable. I don't think it was that bad, some angles my nose looked cute but the profile is what really bothered me. It was curved and big and it just did not fit with my face. I had been thinking about it (seriously) for about a year and i finally decided to do it. I really did this for myself because my boyfriend and family didn't really think i needed it and mostly thought i was crazy. My mom was really supportive and so was my boyfriend. I only told 3 people, (mom, boyfriend and best friend). I don't feel comfortable others knowing and I'm kind of freaking out about everyone's reaction. I don't really know what to tell others...I guess i'm scared of people judging me.

I got it done on October 24th and still have my cast on. I'm so depressed right now because I'm still not sure about how i feel about my nose. I can definitely see the change even with the cast on but i'm scared of the results. My doctor told me i would be amazed by the results since my nose was droopy, curved, had a bump, was large and was deviated..and that it wasn't all that anymore! I'm getting the cast off Tuesday morning, i am swollen but don't have that much bruising.

This week was veryyy lonnng and i feel all i did was eat..it was very emotional for me ups and downs..i just can't wait to see my results and i hope i am happy with my new nose.

Day cast came off : cried so much..it looks like i...

Day cast came off : cried so much..it looks like i have no bridge and a huuuudge tip i know i feel i look ridiculous..

Ok since i stopped the pain meds (about three...

Ok since i stopped the pain meds (about three days) i have really bad headaches all the time..its really strange i didn't talk to my dr about it yet..does anyone have this problem also ?

Ok so im starting to kind of like my nose :) yeah!...

ok so im starting to kind of like my nose :) yeah! the profile is great but i steel feel strange when i look straight in the mirror! it really changed in just 3 days ! cant wait for next week!! :)

For thoe who want to know more about my...

For thoe who want to know more about my experience:

So overall i would say my experience with Dr. Samaha was okay! For some reason i was kind of expecting more from him but was happy with him after all. I went there for a first consultation and i though he was a bit cold not too welcoming or understanding..or reassuring. I then went for a second consultation with him to make sure what he told me was really what i wanted and he showed me for a second time my picture on his imaging system. It made me happy to see that he took the time to do that and make me feel more at ease and ready. ( But i did not feel the connection and that complete trust...i would have wanted). I was happy that he took the time to awnser my questions and took my pictures and everything was done by him. The other Dr's consultation would take 15 min and the rest was done with the assistants ( thats fine). But i was happy to know that he stayed with me for a whole hour..for the consultation, imaging, paper work, pictures...He isnt as busy as others maybe because he specializes in face,the other dr dose everything and is older.. I went there and asked for a prescription for anxiety and he gave them to me because i was really nervous the week before the surgery. The day of the surgery i had a nervous breakdown i was crying before the surgery but the nurses took really good care of me and everything was fine.

The operation overall went well. I think i woke up during the surgery and heard people talking , i couldnt feel anything of course lool, but the doctor told me it was just in the beginning when the doctor was talking to me

while i was falling asleep due to the anesthesia. He called me the next day to ask me how i was feeling ! That made me feel good because with Dr.F it was the assistants who called the patients and not the dr.

himself. He told me the outcome was going to be amazing and everything went really well and the final result would be stunning. The day i took of my cast i was terrified, he saw there was aloooot of swelling so he injected
steroids (i think) to the tip of my nose and told me it was going to make the swelling go down. I cried all morning and then decided i was going to put make up on and fix my self up and it made me feel better because it was that bad i was just shocked! The profile looked great but the front looked extremely swollen. It was very natural nooo

one noticed even my mom did not see a difference..wich is good but not good at the same time haha! But i see

the difference. I took arnica and had no bruises so i was happy about that. At this moment im at 3 months and im

not amazed with my results... the profile seems like it took its original shape ( curved a bit instead of being

straight like in the beginning, it isnt as short as i would want it to be, one of my nostril has taken a shape and the

other one not really, maybe its just uneven swelling, there is a tiny dent on the top of my bridge, i find the bridge is

way too thin for the tip at this point, some angles i like my nose, overall i dont regret it because i still have hope its

going to get better, but right now its not great as other seems to say they are happy with their nose at three

months... When i took off my cast the doctor gave me a follow up appointement for 6 months later! I think that is too much, it should have been at 2 months or something? i dont know thats another point that did not reassure

me... But overall i think he is a good dr and i hope my nose will get better.

Unhappy..

Hello ! To be honest with you i am not satisfied with my nose it looks the same almost except the curve that was very pronounced from the profile isnt as bad but its still curvy. As the swelling went down the tip of my nose did not get more narrow but the bridge is so it looks strange. I went back to the dr to explain to him i was unhappy because there is also a little area on the bridge which is uneven its like a small bump on the side and its is very noticable... I had to show him so many times what i was talkinh about before he finally admitted that what i was saying was true... He made me feel really bad. He then told i could get a fillet injection for 600$ !!! and would have to get it done every year since it isnt permanent... I still didnt go to get it done.. No one ever gave me a comment and everyone who knew about my operation never even mentionned a difference or anything at all. It basically looks the same but worse from the frint now since it looks like i have a bump (whole) ... Im very disapointed... He couldve at least given me the injection for free.. Any way maybe its just my case which turned out bad but if i had to do it again i would choose another doctor. Try dr. Fanous maybe... Good luck i will try to find old pictures and take new ones..

Picture 2 year post op

You can see its uneven on the bridge and also have uneven nostrils

2 year post op

Weak bridge with unevenness. Uneven nostrils as well. Wide and big tip compared to bridge..

View from top-2 yrs. post op

Looks awful..
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Post pics pls! I have a comsultation with dr samaha coming up!
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If you're going for a revision, I wouldn't put any fillers in your nose. I've heard they can complicate surgery and are tough to scrape out. Any surgeon using them in the nose is using the product as an "off label" use, meaning they're not intended to be used in the nose....personally I think that its better to wait to see the long term effects of fillers considering they're new in general, and haven't been used in noses for more than a few years.....
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Im so sorry you had to go through this. Its hard enough to go through this surgery and the recovery process but to not like your results after all this pain and trouble is even worse. I know how you feel since im not too happy about my results either. I really hope you can find a good revision doctor who specializes in revision rhinoplasties, it will probably cost a lot but it is your face and you deserve to be happy :) keep us posted!
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hi does anyone with asan decent has done business with de. samaha. since asian has different bone structure. should i go with one that has more experience with asian nose
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Im sooooooo sorry for you, i Will have mine with dr. Samaha 22 august so I really need to see your nose pics b4 and after...im so scared with your new post... Thank you
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Don't be scared! Im sure everything will be fine!! Im sure you will love your nose, maybe my nose was just a difficult case. Good luck let me know how it went! Xxx
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I think I have a pollybeak difformity now (supra tip fullness and no definiton of the tip...so ugly! I try to ask him if steroid would help by showing him new pictures by email and after 4 days, semeone from his office called me saying that he did everything he CAN for my nose and refer me to psychologist....I feel so depressed...I dont know what to do at this point... :\
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Hi faith1112. ,, :((sorry for ur bad rhino experience, the worst part is their reply after your email I am scared by reading your post, as i'll be consulting the same doctor, can you post or send me more of your before and after pics, ( if not full face, you can just show the nose) thanks And also do you recommend this doc. after such a bad exp.
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Sorry you are going through this, but you have been very brave for two years!! Some people freak out and start bad-mouthing the surgeon as soon as the cast comes off (or before)! Are you thinking of having revision? Do you think maybe Samaha's surgery was just a bit too conservative or do you think he actually messed up? Good luck and please keep us informed!
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I don't think he messed up, i think maybe my expectations were to high and at the same time maybe ge was too conservative, i know tge dr has done great work on others abd i'm happy for them..im just not pleased with my results..hopefully the injections will make it look better
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U should be patient about it
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After 2 years ?! I should still be patient ???
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After 2 years ?! I should still be patient ???
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I think you could only expect someone to be patient for so long. My opinion is is you dont like your nose after 6 months post op your not going to like it 2 years post op. Like most of the doctors on this site say almost 90% of swelling you be gone 3 months post op!
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Sorry i didnt notice the date of ur post!
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Thats totally not true! It depends on ur skin first and the final results will take about one year! I had mine 2 months ago and im still not very satisfied about it but yea i should be patient!
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yea but Mtlchiki has had their surgery 2 years ago. I just dont think u can expect anyone to be more patient after 2 years of waiting. And after 6 months the changes are so small that most people wont see much of a difference.
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Hi i read whole of your post, i have the same problem with my nose, and am planning to get a nose job, (from same doc)can you pls. let me know how are your results now, after a year, and is he the best in montreal? Thankss
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I had mine a year ago. Mine was long with a bump and the tip was pointing down. I felt like I looked like a bird or a witch. Dr. Samaha changed my life! It sounds cheesy but its true. My only regret is not doing it sooner. This guy specialized in nose jobs ( unlike other surgeons) he studied at Harvard and has magic hands! I had ZERO bruising only 1 week after the surgery when I came to take off the cast. At first I got dissapointed and even cried, cause I found my tip to be big. Big mistake! DON'T THINK it will stay that way. I wish I was less dramatic and just waited instead of driving my family crazy with my talks of corrective surgery etc only weeks after. Today, 1 year after the surgery I can tell you for a fact : it looks amazing, all the swelling is gone, there are no scars and people don't even notice I had a nose job, they just say " Oh , something changed" or " wow, you look better with time unlike others" :))) So its my little secret. And he does such an amazing job that it will look natural, not like those fake looking noses you often see on TV. Samaha is an artist and has hands of gold. If you go with him, you will not regret it! If you still have questions, mail me, or we could Skype so you can see it. I know how nerve-wrecking it is, I was freaking out too. Thank God I gathered my courage and I feel so much prettier and happier now :))) Good luck! xox
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Hello ! To be honest with you i am not satisfied with my nose it looks the same almost except the curve that was very pronounced from the profile isnt as bad but its still curvy. As the swelling went down the tip of my nose did not get more narrow but the bridge is so it looks strange. I went back to the dr to explain to him i was unhappy because there is also a little area on the bridge which is uneven its like a small bump on the side and its is very noticable... I had to show him so many times what i was talkinh about before he finally admitted that what i was saying was true... He made me feel really bad. He then told i could get a fillet injection for 600$ !!! and would have to get it done every year since it isnt permanent... I still didnt go to get it done.. No one ever gave me a comment and everyone who knew about my operation never even mentionned a difference or anything at all. It basically looks the same but worse from the frint now since it looks like i have a bump (whole) ... Im very disapointed... He couldve at least given me the injection for free.. Any way maybe its just my case which turned out bad but if i had to do it again i would choose another doctor. Try dr. Fanous maybe... Good luck i will try to find old pictures and take new ones..
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:( I am sorry to hear that! When I was doing my research at first I was gonna go with Bensimon until I met Samaha.. you might want to get a consultation with him then. He is straight forward .
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M sorry:( ,, i understand after two years!! it wont change anymore,, and above all you spent lots of money with no visible results,, my nose is just not human in my view:(,, sometimes i avoid people, ( its just a fact that some people never stop judging ))Can you put some before and after photos,
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I wish i could see your pics! I had a consultation with Mark Samaha and he seems to really understand the natural look...i am still rihnoplasty shopping, do you think he's the best in Mtl? I hope you are feeling better about your nose, keep us posted!
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can we please see pictures?
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Moonus85 i updated my review with more info on the dr. hope that helps u a bit! Good luck and wish you the best.
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