Location: CA
Member since 12/31/2012


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Reviews by Can'tBreathe2013

Disappointment - CA

I will try to update with pics as soon as possible but right now it is hard for me to take one without crying. I had my procedure a few weeks ago with a double board certified ENT/ Facial cosmetic surgeon. I decided on him after meeting with two other cosmetic surgeons. I had an open... READ MORE

Never Thought I'd Be Looking for Revision After a Primary.... – Northern California

Well, I have an unfortunate experience documented over in the rhinoplasty category, so now I need to start gearing up for a revision. I am about 5 months out, so I can start getting a little more active with consults and planning. I will have to wait close to a year from original surgery and I... READ MORE

Questions from Can'tBreathe2013

Outfracture During Revision?

Is outfracture during a revision too risky? I have read mixed things on the good ol' internet and would prefer hearing opinions of professionals. If bones were over-narrowed... READ MORE

Internal Lump on Septum Wall Post-rhinoplasty?

I'm awaiting exam of an ENT. My nasal bone on one side was narrowed too much. Below that bone internally is a half-pea sized lump on my septum wall & feels like it's on the... READ MORE

Ear Cartilage for Revision?

How dependable is ear cartilage? I come across in web searches that it warps/shifts/migrates/dissolves.... Is this more or less common? I need a revision and am scared of,... READ MORE

Can a Poorly Placed Columellar Strut Graft Make a Nasal Tip Appear Overly Rotated?

Surgeon says nothing was done to my nasal tip (per our agreement). We no longer speak. I see in my notes he placed a columellar strut graft. I say it's poorly placed because... READ MORE

Rib Graft Concerns?

There's a chance I'll need rib grafting (my own) for revision & I keep reading conflicting information. I'm wondering the general opinions of surgeons on here. My concerns... READ MORE

Deviated Septum As a Result of Primary Rhinoplasty?

My septum deviated after rhinoplasty. One surgeon I consulted said that my septum could not simply be repositioned because then it would cause the other side of my septum to... READ MORE

Strut Graft Making Nose Look Too Short? Recently Realized It's What is Making my Nose "Click". About 1 Yr Post?

1 yr post; tip swelling mostly resolved. Believe strut graft is causing nose to be upturned. Could it resolve with removal? It's poorly placed- it clicks over the spine of my... READ MORE

Outfracturing nasal side bone in revison. Would packing for a bit longer help it heal correctly?

Told in a visit w/ a revision dr. that outfracturing is possible for narrow nasal bone. Second visit it was stated the bone would want to drift back. Would packing for a bit... READ MORE

Success of mid-vault collapse repair on both sides?

I know success heavily weighs on a surgeon's skills and techniques.... but talking about the average success of using ear or even rib for mid-vault collapse on both sides, what... READ MORE

Necrosis.... when can a post rhino patient feel "safe" from this?

1 yr post. Looking into revision, you come across freaky stuff. There are a few issues with my results, one being my tip still gets white and splotchy with a bit of cartilage... READ MORE

Recent comments from Can'tBreathe2013

Just lovely. Was your own rib used? Rib may be in the cards for me if I ever muster the courage. I'd love to hear more about the rib experience itself... aether as an update or private message. If not, no worries... I totally understand... READ COMMENT

Right now, Dr Kim in SF. Pretty sure rib will ultimately be needed and he is the only one around with real experience in that. READ COMMENT

And p.s. do not rush into fillers as they can really damage your nose. READ COMMENT

I know just how you feel. Stay strong as it is an emotional rollercoaster. READ COMMENT

You look beautiful!!! Always were. The confidence really shines through, now :) READ COMMENT