Rhinoplasty: StoriesWrite a Review
- updated 6 hours ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $7,400
- Robert Kearney, MD, FACS (San Diego, CA)
Hello Everyone! My sister referred me to the site...
- 14 Dec 2012
Hello Everyone! My sister referred me to the site so figured id take a peek and even post information regarding my own surgery. Prior to the surgery, i have never really been fond of my nose, i have a decent size hump, my nose is wide and my tip goes down like a witches nose and also my nostrils are fairly big and come to find out one is noticeably bigger then the other- go figure! I just felt my nose was very masculine for my face. Anyway, I've considered the surgery for some time now but as i told many of my close friends, it always seemed so far fetched. I have talked about this with my friends and they wanted their breasts done, like i said so far fetched. I've seen my first doctor about a year ago, Tom Pousti out of San Diego, payed a 100$ consultation fee and thought i was on the path to actually getting my surgery. He seemed knowledgable however did not fit my needs and i guess overall expectations as i thought a doctor would. I seen him 3x and each time he said he would have pictures for me upon the next visit. He sat down and talked to me for about 5 min each visit- definitely not what i would've expected. He may be a wonderful surgeon so i am in no means bashing him or anything like that but i did not have a very good experience with him. I did receive a quote which was about $7,800
About three months ago my friend suggested a doctor to me, Dr Robert Kearny. I made an appointment a while ago but wasn't able to go in, however i continued doing research on him and nothing but great reviews. I finally made it in to see him this month ( no consultation fees) and he was very helpful and knowledgable, he asked me off the bat what i did not like, what he thought, and how it was going to happen. He was great. Showed me pictures the same day and altered them right in front of me and asked if i liked them if not he made changes. After that i met with one of the nurses for a quote, she told me about options for payment such as carecredit and other financing options. She also said they offer a payment plan within the company which is 60% down and payments of $300 a month thereafter. AWESOME! So then $250 to reserve a date for the surgery and 60% down prior to the surgery. They also said the price would drop another hundred or so if i was able to pay cash, and offered a discount because i was military/student so that helped out a little towards the price. Also was given the VitaMedica Arnica Montana & Bromelain Healing supplements kit and of course my prescription for pain killers for after the surgery.
Enough rambling- my appointment was this past tuesday. I wasn't excited or nervous or really anything for that matter i just wanted to get it over with. They explained the procedure again. Once i laid on the bed- they made small talk and i was out.
-Waking up everything was blurry felt like i was blind and kinda freaked myself out- (mind you I've never done any type of surgery or anything of that nature) Anyway. Nurse was very helpful assisting me get dressed and ensured i made it to the car- where my buddy drove me home.
Word of advice-
*ENSURE you have someone to take care of you for 24+ hours.
(i had no one and insisted i can do everything alone, although i managed quite alright i was miserable.)
*take care of everything you need to prior to surgery!!!!
*If you have a puppy, ensure you have a dog sitter
* Allow yourself a significant amount of time to heal and get back on your feet.
As my title says. i am 3 days post op. my face swelled up way more then day 1. I definitely went through the "Why did i do this" stage and caught myself actually tear up a few times during the first day. MISERABLE! i am doing a lot better now, i walk around my house a lot and take frequent short (elevated) naps, which suck. I have been eating soups, yogurts and i had a sandwich which was a little weird eating because i thought i was going to rip open everything so figured id stick to smaller things that done require my mouth being opened a whole lot.
Please feel free to ask any and all questions- I...
- 14 Dec 2012
Sooo I have my appointment tomorrow- assuming the...
- 16 Dec 2012
I want to apologize for taking forever to update-...
- 18 Dec 2012
Almost forgot, Dr Kearny placed 3 pieces of tape...
- 18 Dec 2012
Today, i woke up with alot less swelling- i did ice 15/20 all day yesterday since the removal. I posted pictures as well. Still somewhat bleeding here and there today, i still slept with my head elevated- I can breathe in and out but i feel like i have a cold so been sniffiling alot and not completely use to breathing through my nose although i can. Otherwise i feel good.
Thank you for reading. Hope this helps or at least gives a little insight. Good Luck!
Before/ during Revision
- 23 May 2013
My Doctor: Robert Kearney, MD, FACS
Dr Kearny was extremely helpful during the initial consultation and answered any and all my questions. It was very easy to choose him over the previous doctor i had met months prior. He is very down to earth and realistic.