Can'tBreathe2013

Location: CA
Member since 12/31/2012

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  • 2 reviews
  • 557 comments
  • 10 questions

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

Toriumi? Glad you went with Dr. Kim instead. Surprised you would consult Toriumi for a primary, if at all. Why didn't you go with him? Would love to see some photos! READ COMMENT

I must say most of the regret cases I read are the ones getting lower jaw advancements... which I could understand, I have the opposite issue and hate having a "heavier" lower face. It is really important to remember this surgery,... READ COMMENT

For a lot of is it already is a medical issue.... teeth breaking, falling out, sleep apnea due to recessed upper airway, etc. I am surprised to hear about the pain? Everyone I talk to (literally close to 100 over the last 2 years...... READ COMMENT

Well it's awesome that you are getting a revision and from what you explain, it will go very well Ixam sure. Ugh I hate the pinching, too... if not for that I'd just deal with the other stuff. Hope you get to breathe soon :) READ COMMENT

He seriously won't see you before then?! Even after all I have been through my surgeon made it clear I could always come see him. And first and only check up and he won't see you until a year? Red flags. Thank you so much for sharing... READ COMMENT