Rhinoplasty Adelaide, SA

I turn 35 this year and for my birthday I am...

I turn 35 this year and for my birthday I am giving myself a new nose!
I have quite a big dorsal hump on the right side of my nose - more so than on my left side. I find my nostrils are particularly long as well, especially when smiling. What I'm hoping for is my hump shaved and my tip slightly smaller - so it is more feminine for my face. I have a typical Italian nose. It has given me grief for many years. I avoid taking photos on my right side. Even driving alongside someone is torture! It's given my quite low self-esteem.
I have my first consultation with Dr Peter Sylaidis from APSA in the city tomorrow and hoping for surgery in early September this year.
I have downloaded a plastic surgery simulator to get a rough idea on what I'm hoping for!
Any suggestions would be much appreciated. I'll update photos as much as I can :)

First Consultation!

Had my very first consultation yesterday at APSA with Dr Sylaidis. Consultation was $160 - but if you bring in a doctor's referral Medibank will reimburse quite a bit back. Dr Sylaidis told me to look in the mirror and tell him what I didn't like about my nose. Front on, not much at all. I like the shape. It was the protruding dorsal hump and the length. We took some photos - he told me he didn't feel my nostrils were a problem at all and convinced me I didn't need work on them.
This was a great sign - a doctor who was genuinely honest and could have made more money for himself, but didn't! I looked at his before and after photos and they were amazing. Very skilled doctor. He has been doing rhino's for at least 20 years.
I had a computer generated image of my side profile taken and he started "fixing" it on the screen - straightening the hump, narrowing the bridge and lifting the tip just a fraction. My procedure was a stock standard one and would take just an hour to do.
Dr Sylaidis then went through what to expect with recovery and told me that revision surgery is always an option.
I was then taken to his Personal Assistant, Ali, who was lovely (we had been corresponding through email prior) and she told me the rough price of it all - even looking at the cheapest hospital to do it at. It would be approximately AU$7k including surgeon's fees, anesthetist fees and hospital fees. I was beyond delighted - I was expecting at least $10k. They also encourage payment plans with MediPlan for those who need financial assistance.
Overall I left feeling quite over the moon! I'm so ready for change and feel very confident after this consultation. The second one in a few weeks will be free!
I'll update my progress upon my second consultation!
Feel free to ask any questions :)

2nd Consultation

I had my 2nd consultation at the APSA this morning. It was a free consultation to see if I had any further questions. I asked about revision surgery - Dr Sylaidis doesn't charge for revision, but there are costs from the hospital and anaesthesia which could be around the $1500 mark.

Dr Sylaidis showed me my 3d image again - and told me exactly how he would remove my dorsal hump through incision. I will be going to the Burnside hospital and booked to go in September. I like how Dr Sylaidis does natural nose jobs - he likes to just refine the nose. This is what I wanted - I did not want a completely different look.

After the consultation I met up with his personal assistant, Ali, who is just lovely! We booked in the hospital and went through all the forms and guidelines with me. I don't need further consultations - If I have any more questions closer to the date, then I can make one but it's all booked in. I will be the first 7am patient :)

More photos

Surgery scheduled for the 17th September. Just adding some more pre-op pics of my nose. I hate taking side profile pics but I can't run from it :(

Photos, photos, photos

Photos pre-op

Dorsal hump pic

Dr Peter Sylaidis

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Good luck with your op. Im 4 months post revision op. Best thing i ever did. I went with Dr Mark Moore for first op - he didnt do a great job. For my revision surgery i went with dr stephen floreani (ENT) , he has done an amazing job. I have her sylaidis is also good.
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Thank you! There's two Dr Moore's - is that right? Where does Mark work? There's one at the Cavalry and one at APSA. I've heard about Dr Floreani! I don't have any sinus problems, so mine is purely for cosmetic reasons. Do you have any photos? :)
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I saw dr moore from calvary hospital. I do not recommend him at all! It was recommended to me to only have rhinoplasty done by an ENT, so thats why i chose floreani the second time round. I do have photos, i could email them to u if u like??
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Really? I've heard the opposite - don't use them if it's for cosmetic reasons haha. Too much conflicting information, isn't there!! Oh wow - I have heard of the one from Calvary. Not good :( I'd love to see pics - inbox me :D
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Yes there is way too much conflicting information. How do i inbox you??
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Congrats on your upcoming surgery! You really are already beautiful, and I'm sure the new nose will just enhance that and boost your self esteem! Good luck! It can be nerve wracking waiting those last few weeks/months. You will do great and be so happy you made this decision!
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Thank you so much!! Very sweet thing to say :) I'm so nervous and I'm still 2 months away!! Your post op pics look absolutely stunning!! you must be so in love with your new nose! I see stories like yours and it gets me excited!!
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Yay congrats on giving yourself a new nose for your birthday!! What a great birthday present! Youre very pretty I look forward to seeing your results! I totally relate to even driving next to someone being torture lol. At stop lights I could always feel people looking at my huge nose even if they really weren't. I'll definitely keep updating my review with the progress of my incision. I haven't seen too many reviews that really talk about it and I know it would've been helpful for me to see other people's experiences.
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Thank you!! :) Haha driving is the worst! And also have to take pictures on my side profile only!! i'll rearrange everyone to make sure i'm on the left haha!! Yes, I am really interested in the open surgeries. Because i am getting my tip slightly shortened it was turned into open surgery! Loving your pics, absolutely stunning x
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You are lovely to begin with!!! Your simulation is nice, very natural and surely attainable in capable hands. Best wishes! xx
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Thanks hun xxx oh I just read your ordeal :( i'm so sorry. The feelings you expressed is saddening. Are you still with your fiance? Has he been supportive? xx
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Thank you for reading. Yes, he is very supportive- always has been, thankfully. I know I'm a lot to handle with the stress I get over this situation. He doesn't see it as being the disaster I see it as. It doesn't help my esteem that he is gorgeous, I want to be attractive again, too! Lol. I have an amazing support network at least :)
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That's encouraging at least! I guess no matter what compliments are given to us we don't feel it. But always remember we are our own worst critic. We see ourselves differently to how other people may perceive us. I get told all the time I have body dysmorphia. And being beautiful and attractive is so subjective! I'm still single (after 9 years!!) so feel blessed :D xx
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Well don't let unqualified people diagnose you. But yes, a perceived bad surgery can trigger dysmorphia for sure. I agree we are our worst critics... when people who don't know I have had surgery (strangers, new neighbors etc) tell me they think I am attractive, I either think they feel bad for me and are being nice or are plain crazy, lol. Being single can be a blessing as well!!!
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Totally agree!! Haha, I'm exactly the same! I say to get your eyesight checked ;) I love being single. A guy from work told me if he was my boyfriend and I went ahead with surgery he'd dump me!
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Haha, well guys say that for many reasons. One, they think plastic surgery equals ugly because those are the only highly publicized cases-bad ones. Yet they are attracted to many celebrity women- Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Scarlett Johanssen, etc. who have good rhinoplasty, but they don't notice, and if you point it out they either think nothing of it or that it was a good choice. And for him to think that you are doing it for male approval is ridiculous. I'm sure he meant no harm, but please. I have a friend who's gf got a nose job and he made her cry throughout recovery, probably insecure of the positive change, and she looked great. You'd never know. I wouldn't want to be with a guy like him or your coworker, lol.
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Oh I totally agree! They're such visual creatures and comment on women's looks all the time! And you're right - your friend was probably insecure that she'd look good and leave him! And most of the time, these guys who are obsessed with women's looks aren't exactly lookers themselves!!
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You're so pretty I'm also Italian and got my nose from my Italian dad lol good luck to you!
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Thanks hun!! Haha Italian noses - of course! Aren't we blessed hehe!! x
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Good luck :) you're a pretty fellow Italiano! Your turn is coming ...
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Thanks love! 2.5 months! Hope it comes quickly - time for a change! Your results are amazing! You must be soo happy!!
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Hi I had an operation with doctor sylaidis last year and although the result wasn't perfect he fixed it for free and I couldn't be happier
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Hello! Was this a revision surgery or did you get it fixed after he did your rhino? What didn't you like about your first rhino? Would love to know. I'm undecided whether to make another appointment to see the 3d image again and if I'm 100% happy with it!
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Hey revision surgery cos there was still a small bump left on one side of my nose that he admitted he left it, you should go for it if you want the surgery cos he is a really good surgeon
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Hey, I've just read your posts and i'm so happy to hear that you're booked in with Dr Sylaidis! I am extremely happy that I chose to go with him, he gave me the nose I always saw for myself and now when i'm driving next to someone I feel great about my profile! ;) You are absolutely beautiful the way you are now and you have nothing to be self conscious about, but if doing this is something that will improve your self esteem and overall happiness then I am super excited for you and can't wait to see your results! Please feel free to ask me any questions you might have about the procedure xx all the best
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