Will my Doctor Fix my Crooked Nose?

I'm really nervious about seeing my surgeon who I have not seen in 3 years. I had my nose job when I was 21 and now I am 25. I was really depressed about my nose job for a while, and finally got myself to send my doctor an email. He wrote me back and told me to come in and see him. My question is will he fix my crooked nose? will he make me pay again? what should i expect. thank you.

Doctor Answers 3

Worth Seeing Your Surgeon Again

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Your concerns are understandable.  I am sure you realize it would have been best to discuss these with your surgeon during the post-op period.

Hopefully, you have learned how important it is to be clear and frank in your discussions with your surgeon: he can't help you, if he doesn't know you have a concern and what it is.

Be sure to ask all your questions: write them all down and bring your list so you'll be less anxious and have all your questions addressed.

Denver Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Fixing a crooked nose

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Fixing a crooked nose is one of the most difficult tasks in rhinoplasty.  See your original surgeon as he/she is likely also motivated to improve the problem

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 231 reviews

Will my doctor fix my nose

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Monica, the fact that your surgeon took the time and responded to your concern is certainly positive. He shows that he/she cares, is willing to address the areas that bother you. I am sure if there is some reason that your nose is not straight he will address it during consultation. The issue of whether or not you should pay an additional fee is always questionable, usually lifetime guarantees are not given by surgeons. If you had noticed this in the immediate postoperative period (one year) that should usually be covered. It certainly is worth revisiting him and having an honest discussion.

John E. Sherman, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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