Hating my New Nose!!! - Washington

I wanted a nose job since I was a little girl well...

I wanted a nose job since I was a little girl well finally Feb.21,2004 I got my wish. Well I am far from happy. My nose is very upturned and I asked my doctor and as they all say give it time I dont believe no amount of time will ever make me like this nose. This experience has made me really depress but since theres nothing I can do now, I just try to make the best of it. But in a year or sooner there will be a revision.

So my doctor emailed me back today I asked him...

so my doctor emailed me back today I asked him about revision and he said "Let me tell you that it takes around 12 weeks to see the result of a nose surgery. Never can you have a revision before knowing your results, and before the healing phase ends which can take as long as a year post op."


I really hope he is right

So I was officially 8 weeks post op yesterday and...

So I was officially 8 weeks post op yesterday and my nose has improved since my last posting and I will post pics today hopefully. One thing Ive learned and Im still learning is that time is the only thing that will help honestly, I am not in love with my nose at this point but I can live with it. But a tip for any ladies going through the healing phase such as myself keep your hair and makeup done lol. It will help with your self image until your nose heal. Nobody understand what you are going thru but you and it can be very depressing to look in the mirror after spending thousands of dollars and not like whats stirring back at you black eyes, swollen tips, and up turn noses I made a decision early in my recovery to not get to depress any more. Makeup helps a lot, being an african american the healing process is even longer due my thick skin and having sites like realself is great too!

So I have finally released my doctors name as...

So I have finally released my doctors name as promise by the way I found my doctor through a company called First Impression Plastic Surgery an American based company.

So I just schedule my consultation with Dr....

So I just schedule my consultation with Dr. William Portuese for steriod injections to help with my swelling for next Wednesday Im so excited!

So I'm in tears right now I was suppose to have my...

So I'm in tears right now I was suppose to have my consultation with Dr. William Portuese today when I called before I left the house I had called to check and see how much the consultation would be that's when they had informed me my appointment had been canceled because the doctor doesn't see other doctors patient. WTF why didn't you tell me this when I made the appointment I was on my way out the door I'm so upset right now but one thing I know for sure I would not recommend anybody to this doctor the way they handled this was very unprofessional and I'm just to upset right now to even say how disgusted I'm m with this doctor.

I figured it was time for an update being that I...

I figured it was time for an update being that I am almost 6 months post op. First thing I have noticed is that the swelling on one side of my nose is going down while the other side is still swollen. I have decided to go for a revision after my year is up to have my tip lowered . I'm really am not satisfied with the company that handled my procedures because I emailed the coordinator to let her know about some of my concerns and she never emailed me back instead the doctor did.. I'm over that now but I promised myself to let anybody and everybody know not to do business with First Impression Plastic Surgery. The lady name is Beverly who handles everything and I'm not happy with her services.(http://firstimpressionplasticsurgery.com/index.php/home) so spread the word don't do business with this company. I got a nose job because I felt that my other nose was to big well my new nose isnt that much smaller and it is pissing me off, plus I told the doctor he raised my tip too much. I only have 6 months left and then hopefully I have the results I was looking for.

My nose has changed a lil since the last time I...

My nose has changed a lil since the last time I posted I put new pics up for you guys to see. In regards to a revision I will get one somewhere down the line but my nose isnt that bad were I cant bare it for a while longer lol. Im excited that my one year mark is approaching soon.

Hello guys my one year mark has pass and I was...

Hello guys my one year mark has pass and I was very excited when I look back on my first pics and how my nose started out and how it has improved so much from there but it also made me realized I couldnt of made it without the kind and honest people I met on this forum, Thank you. I'll post my one year pics up soon!!!

New pics

Omg its been 2years/Revision?

Re: update
From Fernando Guerrero
To Takia Martin, Beverly McCarter
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 12:32 PM EST
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I much appreciate your contact once again Takya.

It is my believe, that I should only have happy patients, and yes I did ask
for some time for some time improvements to happen. Normally this is in
between 6 and 12 months post op. You are 24 now, and have come to the point
were you need a re touch.

Unfortunately, no surgeon in the entire world, or a type of surgery, can
give you a surgery free of any re do's.

I wish you could manage to come back, and I will be more than happy to thin
out your nose, and make it more of your desire.

Let me know either directly or through Beverly.

My apologies for not being closer these post op months, but in fact I told
Beverly to do the follow up and see for any concerns of all our patients.
But more over I did tried it myself too, and most probably the e mail did
not go through.

Anyways, I here to help, and I look forward to hear from you soon.

Best Regards.

Sincerely




*Dr. Fernando Guerrerosantos*
*Cirugía Plástica Estética Certificada*

www.guerrerosantos.comfernando@guerrerosantos.com





2014-02-12 3:16 GMT-06:00 Takia Martin :

> It's been 2 years since you operated on my nose and you said give it time
> as I did however 2 years later the results are the same enclose are more
> update pics were my nose tip is very raised and my nose is still big I
> might just been another patient to you but in entrusted in you to give me
> the results that I desired furthermore you never followed up with me when I
> expressed concerns and US doctors won't touch my nose because they didn't
> do the work if you happy with an unsatifed

2 years post op

My last update was from mysurgeon that I reached out to explain my concern and I copy and paste his response to my post. Now I have to make the decision on weather to go back and let him fix it or keep trying in america to find another doc which many will not work on another surgeons work. Will keep you posted I've added some more recent pics

pics

Dr. Fernando Guerrerosantos

My doctor is located in Guadalajara, Mexico so I couldnt do my follow up in office instead we communicated through emails and pictures. I had plastic surgery done before with the same company about 4 years ago with my rhinoplasty surgeons father who did my tummy tuck, which I'm satisfy with. However his son was not very good at replying back to my emails in a timely manner and I didnt feel as though he actually cared or understood what I was going through in my recovery.

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I think after it all, you look great! I would love results like yours. Very impressive. But to each his own! If a revision is what you want, go for it! Have you decided if you're going abroad or staying in the US? I admire your patience btw!!
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Im actually going next week I was going to write a review when I got it done
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Thats exciting, I hope everything goes well for you girl. Good luck!
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Thank you for ur review. Ur nose defiantly improved.. u look very pretty...good luck with ur revision. Pls keep us updated
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I just had rhinoplasty 2 weeks ago, and I cannot say I'm thrilled about my results just yet. I stumbled upon your post while re-searching how the nose changes after rhinoplasty, and I have to say the changes that your nose has gone through from week 5/6 to 2 yrs, is just night and day!! You honestly look great at 2 years, and I know you've already booked a revision, so I wish you all the best... Your post has given me so much hope that I will eventually like the nose that I believe is too upturned and "fake" looking at this point... Thanks for sharing your experience, it's honestly helped me feel a little less stressed about what to expect. :) All the best. - J
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Thank you I will def keep updated Supoort is an essential in recovery
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I had my rhynoplasty 3 months ago... Do you ever have the feeling of when someone calls you pretty... Its not about the real you anymore?? I feel that and i dont enjoy compliments as much as before i got my nose done:( i only had a tiny bump shaved off btw like megan fox... But to mee i look alot better but duo to a nosejob i cant enjoy the feeling of me being really pretty.... Did you have that and did it go away?
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You are early in your recovery so your emotions will be on a roller coaster for a while lol don't feel bad about looking beautiful period
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Thank youuu so you felt similair and the feeling wentt away??? It gets a bit better but i want it to go faster:( it feels awful to feel like youre fooling people or something
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i think it took a couple of years for your swelling to go away and your tip to drop. you look really pretty.
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wait...not so fast. i think your nose has improved since your procedure...it's looking kinda cute. i just might hold off on that revision.
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^ageeed.
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Agreed*
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Agreeing with nosy111. Your nose looks so much better
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Stop lying!
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@nosy its was ok but I just went to back to Mexico to have a bbl with Dr Manuel Gutierrez and I already have a date for Oct. I'm so excited because he is very good with ethnics noses.
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http://www.rhinoplastyonline.com/images/african-3ba.jpg What that Dr. in Mexico did to you is a crime. If he could practice in the States, he would be doing it. He is in MEXICO at the border because he can't bring his behind over here and pass the test. That is a big reason to STAY AWAY, just to save a few dollars. The picture above is how it should be done. Please seek a revision from a qualified doctor and file a complaint on this incompetent fool, maiming people. Okay, I'm done...
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Sue him!
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You and T.I.'s wife Tiny both look like you went to the same surgeon. Save your money for a revision and this time Do Not Cut Cost!
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