I've had 2 open rhinoplasties & I'm unhappy. I'm a year post op from my 2nd rhinoplasty. I wanted a very sexy "hollywood" refined look. Unhappy with the 1st result, I saw the same doctor again for a revision. I was detailed, taking drawings and pictures of noses I liked (in particular Karissa Shannon). Again, I requested a feminine nose that shadowed nicely & again ended with a boring plain nose. I've wasted time & $30,000. Why has my experience been frustrating? Was I misled? Can I fix it?
Unhappy Patient. Did I Have Unreasonable Rhinoplasty Expectations? (photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Rhinoplasty revision issue
Sometimes it is difficult to achieve what patients' want in rhinoplasty. It is difficult to see your photos well to see what is actually bothering you, but I would caution against further rhinoplasty without potentially causing some irreparable problems especially with the skin envelope which looks very thin even now.
Matching patient and surgeon expectations
Your nose has achieved quite a bit of refinement, especially from the frontal view. At this point it is definitely feminine, and I wouldn't call it a "boring, plain nose". There is a fine line between a pretty, refined nose and one that is over-resected and pinched. If you do decide to have another revision, it's important to seek a revision rhinoplasty specialist who is experienced in maintaining your breathing while further refining your nose.
It's very difficult to say from the pics you sent. It's possible that you and your surgeon had a misunderstanding as far as results go. You should consider computer imaging to see what your results can look like.
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