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My Rhinoplasty Experience with Dr. Denton - Vancouver, BC
- updated 8 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,500
- Andrew B. Denton, MD (Vancouver, BC)
My surgery took place on August 8th. My...
- 15 Aug 2012
My surgery took place on August 8th. My consultation being several weeks prior at which time Dr. Denton queried my desires and examined my nose and took some digital photographs. Together we determined that my nose wasn't particulary unappealing in overall appearance nor were there any functional problems.
Dr. Denton convinced that a fairly discreet alteration was suitable given that a small nose wouldn't suit me. A matter of removing a small dorsal hump and otherwise providing me a slightly concave profile along with raising the tip slightly.
All of it quite plain to me courtesy of digital before and after images. Images that so surprised me that I asked if what I was seeing in the post-operative image was in actuality realistically achievable. I was assured that it was.
The targeted result was hugely pleasing to me. A truly stellar appearance compared to what nature had provided me. A stark difference even though fairly discreet compared to some rhinoplasties.
My surgery was entirely successful and my recovery entirely uneventful. No pain nor bleeding. Able to nose breath from day one. Improving day by day thereafter. The facial swelling and bruising resolving quickly such that only remnants remained one week later at cast removal. My nose definitely noticeably swollen once it was revealed to me and such is certainly to be expected. But the swelling wasn't and isn't excessive. The targeted shape of the nose clearly visible despite the swelling.
Said shape being precisely in line with what was desired. Dr. Denton having performed a flawless surgery. I couldn't be happier at this point and despite the swelling I find myself feeling changed. A feeling of improved confidence. Of being less self-conscious about my appearance. Viewing myself as being more physically attractive in general. Wanting to smile more than previously.
A very definite palpable change.
I'm now at fifteen days post-op and all is going...
- 23 Aug 2012
Additionally, the feeling in the tip of my nose and the supratip area has already largely returned. My upper lip having been fine from day one. Nostril swelling has also resolved significantly though both outermost edges are still somewhat firm to the touch.
To date I've only ever touched my new nose very gently and only in applying daily a small amount of Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend both externally and internally.
Overall Dr. Denton performed a flawless surgery. No complications whatsoever with a resultant shape and size that met expectations precisely. I always liked the tip of my nose and my new nose perfectly accentuates that tip. I wasn't interested in a straight nose profile but, rather, in a slightly concave profile which Dr. Denton targeted in digital format without hesitation. And the fact that he was thinking the same way I was was hugely pleasing to me.
I couldn't have asked for the whole of the situation to have proceeded any more smoothly nor more satisfactorily than has been the case.
Just and simply could not have been better.
Will update again soon.
Now at three weeks post-op and all continues to go...
- 29 Aug 2012
All family members and friends and associates, et al. who have commented to date having had nothing but praise for Dr. Denton's expertise in sculpting my new nose. Compliments no end. My own opinion unchanged. Loving my new appearance. Feeling more confident. Amazed that recovery has been as uneventful as it has. The swelling and discoloration resolving rapidly.
At my next follow-up in a couple of weeks I'm hopeful of taking a moment out to consult Dr. Denton on a couple of additional minor procedures including a conservative augmentation of my upper lip. To bring it more into line with my lower.
My having complete confidence that in Dr. Denton I made absolutely the best choice per my rhinoplasty procedure and will be making the best choice per any/all additional procedures I desire to undergo.
More to come.
The mentioned post-op redness and swelling on my...
- 3 Sep 2012
I anticipate the redness and swelling being completely resolved over coming days.
What I wanted, and what Dr. Denton targeted, was an uninterrupted smooth, slightly concave, sweep to my nose from top to tip and it is now very obvious to me that such is indeed going to be the final outcome.
Grinning broadly once again!
More to come.
Next week I'll be overall updating my review. At...
- 14 Sep 2012
In the mean time I just wanted to submit a new photo that more clearly demonstrates just how truly great my newly sculpted nose actually looks. The degree to which it suits my face. Looking like I was born with it.
The photo is a slight bit out of focus but overall is a great shot. My original nose having sported a sizeable and lengthy hump on the bridge and the tip was lower.
The photo was shot 31 days post-op and so some minor redness and a slight swelling on the bridge can be seen [at the point at which my hump was removed].
Dr. Denton did a truly outstanding job of providing me the nose I've always wanted.
My having no regrets whatsoever.
Just extremely grateful and happy.
Now at six weeks post-op. Have added a new...
- 19 Sep 2012
Have added a new photo depicting my newly sculpted nose as it appears as of this writing.
Noting also my upper lip augmentation. One syringe of Juvederm [with Lidocaine] having been injected six days ago in order to bring it into balance with my lower lip. An outcome that has entirely succeeded at this point as can be seen. Symmetry and all. My having experienced only very minor swelling and discoloration overall.
I'm again extremely pleased with the outcome of my two procedures to date and I once again wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Denton's surgical skills and abilities.
Absolutely first rate.
Him and his staff.
And I'll likely update again.
Perhaps at the two or three months point for my rhinoplasty.
Ciao for now.
My Doctor: Andrew B. Denton, MD
Dr. Denton was thorough and confident in his ability to get the job done which I liked a lot. There was no hesitancy on his part. I detected nothing in the way of tentativeness. And I should note at this point that I had been to one prior consultation with another surgeon. And on that occasion I wasn't even remotely convinced that I had made a good choice. Inclusive of the fact that we were talking an open procedure whereas Dr. Denton was going to, and did, perform a closed procedure which I much preferred. Overall Dr. Denton was professional and pleasant to chat with. His leaving me feeling confident that in him I had made a good choice and the best, in fact, as it turned out. Dr. Denton's professionalism and confidence and surgical skills and abilities I would recommend highly to any interested party/parties. Definitely first-rate. And I don't anticipate any change of sentiment on my part as my nose continues to settle into its final appearance over the next year or so. If the day comes when I'm considering any other cosmetic procedure I won't be consulting any surgeon other than Dr. Denton.