Can'tBreathe2013

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

Many of us with bad surgeries are bullied and threatened into silence of mentioning surgeons names. I was. They can actually sue you. READ COMMENT

Would you be able to detail a bit more about how brow lifts treat migraines? I was aware of the possibilities of botox being helpful but the possibility for a brow lift to help is new to me. Glad you are recovering ok! READ COMMENT

Ps- sounds like you are still very early out. With bruises still on your face, you cannot really judge. Not everyone who ends up liking their nose, liked it from the start. READ COMMENT

My nose has not gotten better, only my mental ways of coping. That is not to say your situation will not get better. I really feel for you. It sounds like your mom really loves you, but you could have probably benefited more feom... READ COMMENT

Your e-mail is edited from your comment because realself doesn't allow posting it publicly. Feel free to pm me. I'm not doing photos for now, but happy to answer questions. When I get more recent photos organized, I will post an update... READ COMMENT