Revision Rhinoplasty by Dr Warwick Nettle = 5 stars

Dr Warwick Nettle is the best plastic and...

Dr Warwick Nettle is the best plastic and reconstructive surgeon I have come across. He is not only an extremely nice and humble man but the quality of his work is absolutely amazing. He has great bedside manner, is extremely caring (he even called me the day after surgery to check up on me) and is extremely well priced considering the quality and time he spends on his patients.

I visited him in June 2013 after two failed nose jobs with Dr William Mooney. I will give a brief recap of the experience with Dr Mooney which led me to consult Dr Nettle.
The first nose job I had back in July 2007 left me with a very long and droopy tip and two 'bumps' of cartilage on my nose. After I went back to Dr Mooney in 2012 to discuss my concerns (particularly regarding those bumps) he injected me with three steroid injections over a short period of 3 months- this as it turns out was excessive.. and I was left with large dents in nose (steroids cause atrophy of the skin and 'eat' away at the tissue) so the amount I was given eroded half my nose. I told Dr Mooney I now had three problems 1) an over elongated tip 2) those original two bumps were still visible and now 3) because of the steroids half my nose had visible dents.

Dr Mooney offered me a revision - which I accepted as my nose was no way near acceptable in the state it was in. Even though I showed Dr Mooney pictures of what I wanted done with my nose he simply informed me I would look amazing after wards. Though he never properly explained to me what exactly he was doing except by saying that he would place crushed cartilage at the bridge of my nose (the place which had been eaten up by steroids). I trusted him thinking he could correct my nose and it would be fine.
After the surgery I woke up feeling extremely dizzy - to my horror my nostrils were completely asymmetrical - turns out Dr Mooney thought it would be a great idea to make them smaller without having first informed me- the intensive care doctor even remarked that they had a 'deformity' I was horrified but I waited for the swelling to go down as advised by Mooney.

When the cast came off a week later I was horrified my usually thin nose was now extremely wide and my nostrils were uneven - to top it off my once straight nose was crooked and would bow to one side when I smiled. When I repeatedly over many consultations told Mooney of my concerns his remarks were to the effect that he could 'lift' it in a third operation or that one of his friends could fix it for me - in another consultation he remarked that he showed his colleagues my nose and they all liked it- and that it didn't need to be fixed.
The fact that after two nose jobs I still had a droopy tip (something which is easily corrected in one nose job not three) really upset me. I hadn't realised how bad it was till I visited Dr Nettle.

By the time I saw Dr Nettle about 10 months after my second nose job with Mooney, Dr Nettle thoroughly explained to me what was wrong with mine - as it turns out Mooney had chopped off the bottom half of my septum to try and repair the top half of my nose which had been damaged by the steroids. This caused my nose to completely collapse - the droopy tip I once had was now extremely more evident than before the revision, the second operation left me with a nose which was structurally and aesthetically worse than the first one.

Dr Nettle informed me that surgery with him would cost $7,350 (his fee) and that it would take approx. 2 and a half hours. It turns out it actually took 3 and a half hours to repair my nose.
Here is the best bit- because Dr Mooney had chopped off half my septum - Dr Nettle now required cartilage to rebuild the tip and base of my nose - either he had to harvest cartilage from my ribs or my ears. I chose the ear option. Dr Nettle in a typical revision told me he would use one ear worth of cartilage but because my nose was depleted of so much cartilage he had to use both my ears.

I note the ears are much more painful than a nose - however I have absolutely no scars on my ears or nose - So much work was done on my nose by Dr Nettle and yet it looks completely natural with no scars- the intricate detail in his work is remarkable . I will post more pictures in the near future but if you can see from the one I provided the left shot is a picture of my nose after Dr Mooney's revision and the right picture is my nose after Dr Nettle's nose reconstruction.

As you can see my nose was extremely broad before and the tip had collapsed - Dr Nettle with his amazing artistic ability has literally given me a brand new nose. I have no idea how he did it but the man is a genius.
To anyone considering surgery or reconstructive I cannot speak highly enough of Dr Nettle. Please note that Dr Nettle is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon - this qualification takes many many extra years of study to attain whilst many other doctors including Dr Mooney are not actual plastic surgeons rather they are 'cosmetic' - there is a big difference in qualifications and this is evident through their work.

The picture speaks for itself - only a handful of surgeons worldwide are as skilled as Dr Nettle so please always do your research before picking your doctor, not many surgeons could fix the nose I had been left with after those first 2 surgeries but Dr Nettle not only fixed the structural problems he nailed it aesthetically - giving me a nose everyone has complimented me on. I cannot thank him enough.
Awesome results! Thank you so much for sharing on RealSelf! I had an ear cartilage revision, too, and I agree that the ear was more painful than the nose. But it was all worth it in the end. You look great!
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Thanks Angie! Yeh my ears still hurt when they're touched .. Sooo sensitive .. I wouldn't have needed a graft if my septum wasn't removed in the first place .. So frustrating.. But a
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*but its worth it cause Dr Nettle did a fantastic job
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Side view - Dr Nettle reconstructed my collapsed tip after two unsuccessful surgeries with Dr William Mooney

This crazy if dr who dont studies plastic surgery can do nose job etc...So how knows where find good dr? I mean who realy plastic surgery dr and have exsperience?
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how was your swelling with revision? I'm 10 days out and so swollen.
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Hey! I was given Dexmethasone steroid tablets 4mg because I had my nose done a couple times to prevent swelling and I had no swelling at all ( the drug is not nice or gentle on the stomach) but it did work
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Before with Dr William Mooney. After reconstruction by Dr Warwick Nettle

Left: how my nose look after Dr William Mooney operated on it a second time ( it had collapsed here)
Right: after Dr Warwick Nettle reconstructed it he corrected the structural damage as well as internal blockage of my airways
Congratulation!on you new nose. It's really good to know that there're still doctors out there who can make dreams come true.This story is inspirational and mind- provoking! It encourages one to sit up and do a good research before embarking on any cosmetic procedure especially rhinoplasty which is said to be one the most difficult cosmetic procedure ever.count yourself lucky !at last as you we're given the nose you're supposed to be created with, believe me not all reconstructive/ plastic surgeons are as good as Dr nettle.Dr Sunil choudhary/ Dr prateek aurora both are reconstructive/ plastic surgeon max institute of aesthetic/ reconstructive surgery,newdelhi-india(saket)absolutely turned me into somelse and up till this moment never bothered to find out about the new creature,they created.But seriously,stories like yours keep us going and prepares us for the worst.(1st,2nd,3rd revision).This time around, I've done my research well and am praying for the best.amen!
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I wish you only the best good luck sweetheart :)
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Dr Warwick Nettle did a wonderful job on your nose! So happy for you. I foolishly fell for Dr Mooneys sales pitch & made to believe he was the top revisionist in Australia. BS of course. He also used extra strength multiple steroid shots in my nose & I watched the skin of my nose degrade over a period of a month. Then stupidly I also had surgery with him & he gutted my nose. Revision was less than an hour & I did not have much of a nose left. I think its time to share more of my story & photos so others are not harmed. Please be careful. An unethical & arrogant, uncaring, greedy surgeon can change the course of your life forever. Don't take surgery lightly....& firstly, be happy with yourself.
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New photos

Left picture : After two unsuccessful surgeries with Dr WIlliam Mooney resulting in significant structural damage

Right picture : After Dr Warwick Nettle successfully reconstructed my nose using grafts from both my ears

New photos

Left picture : After two unsuccessful surgeries with Dr WIlliam Mooney resulting in significant structural damage

Right picture : After Dr Warwick Nettle successfully reconstructed my nose using grafts from both my ears
Hi darling, beautiful results! Considering revision as well with him... It was open or close rhinoplasty? I'm a bit scared of a scar cause I had previous open rhinoplasty . Thanks
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Thanks Hun ! It was open .. It allows them to see inside the nose better .. Definitely visit Dr Nettle :) you won't be disappointed x
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thanks for your review, im really impressed with your results. Im looking for a revision dr in australia so ill definitely keep him in mind.
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Before and after

You are SO pretty! This is a really good revision.
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Thank you so much appreciate your feedback xx
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Wow, one of the best results on realself!!! Really love love love your nose!
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Before and after

You look beautiful! It's so nice to hear a successful revision rhinoplasty story even after two unsuccessful attempts! I'm wondering if he told you what Kind of grafts he used? Ex radix graft, alar batten graft And if you would mind sharing before and after pictures of your nose's profile Thank you! You are now on the other side!
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Hey ! I dont know what they are called but the grafts were from behind my ears and from the front... I posted a profile shot for you x
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You are so pretty and your doc is amazing!
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Side profile

Oh wow, what a transformation! It looks beautiful and suits your face perfectly.
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Thank you kindly for your sweet comments xx
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Wow, the before and after speak enough in and of themselves! I'm amazed and more hopeful than ever that you don't have to 'settle' and accept a rhino or revision that you're not happy with. You have a beautiful nose and a beautiful face, thanks for sharing!
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Sydney Plastic Surgeon

Words cannot describe how nice and amazingly skilled Dr Nettle is . The man is an artistic genius. Highly recommended. When you ask for something he delivers it and perfects it. I give him 11/10.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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