Revision Open Rhinoplasty-Lucian Ion

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I went to see Mr. Lucian yesterday because I am...

I went to see Mr. Lucian yesterday because I am not happy about my rhinoplasty results. I have a small dent on the left side and the right side is caved in. He examined my nose internally and took photos. He thinks my rhinoplasty was done by a good surgeon and my nose is healing very well so I have no major problems. He did a simulation and showed me how the bridge would become smooth. I was happy about it but he said he might need a graft to support the right side specially if too much of the septum was removed in the previous operation. He also mentioned that 100% result is not possible specially that there are already asymmetry in both side of the face. I complained in my previous review about my nose trills in which one is higher than the other so they are not on the same level. He told me that is not a result of rhinoplasty. It is assymetry that originally present but was not notable before shortening or having surgery on the nose. He generally thinks my surgeon did a good job and he can help me to smooth the bridge. I feel relieved that my operation did not result in damages or disfigurement though I am not happy about the shape of my nose at all. I am planning to do a revision next summer.


Photo from 1-8 months
Still not satisfied

It is done!

I done my surgery on 30th June. Everything was perfect. So tired to tell details now or post photos!my face is swollen and this include my eyelids although I have minimum bruising and skin discoloration. I can't wait till Friday I am trying to be optimistic but I was thinking that If I don't like the results will be my last revision because I don't want to go through all this again.

Cast on!!

I can't breath!! I really wish to remove it as soon as possible just to breath. I have no bruising but the swelling is horrible


I went to Weymouth Street Hospital on Friday at 12:00 p.m. Waited at the reception just to sign a paper and pay the anesthesia fees. Then a nurse came to take me up to my room where I changed into the gown. Shortly, the anesthesiologist came in to see me and just made sure all ok. After that Dr. Lucian came to discuss the plan with me: he said will smooth the bridge, shorten and rotate the tip and if needed will use a rib graft but at the end, I did not need it. I went downstairs to get the anesthesia and I don't remember anything after that except trying hard to open my eyes in the recovery room. I had blurry vision and felt fighting to see around me but I remember Dr. Ion face and he said all went ok. They took me to my room and felt nauseated and dizzy for at least 2-3 hours. When I felt Ok they brought a dinner and the tablets I needed. I was discharged next morning around 10 a.m

Today (5th day) I removed the internal splints I felt I have my life back. I finally can breathe and have no runny nose. This will be the first night to sleep while breathing normally. The external cast does not annoy me and don't feel it at all.

To compare the recovery to the primary:

with Dr. Lucian I had no bruising just slight discoloration that took 2 days only
My breathing was much better and surprisingly I was able to breathe from my nose the surgery night but it was blocked the night after and got worse till 3rd-4th nights.
I had no pain, nausea lasted for 2-3 hours with no vomiting
The swelling was horrible for 2 nights and I was shocked to find it migrating to my eyelids and felt I was looking to someone else in the mirror which terrified me but started to decrease after that

The overall recovery is great and much better than the primary that was done under sedation and closed.

Now, waiting to see my nose on Friday. It is already big under the cast so I am preparing myself for a big swollen nose especially at the tip but as long as I can see straight nose then I don't care about the swelling.

Good luck to everyone who is waiting for a primary or a revision

Nostrils comparison

So happy

I am speechless!! My face is swollen and my nose is tender but I'm just over the moon. I need someone to tell me I am not dreaming and if it is a dream I don't want to wake up

16 days post op

I am generally ok. I have no bleeding or secretion that has blood, my breathing is perfect and the tenderness is less now. The swelling is in the tip area and started to feel worried about developing tip fullness again. My nostrils are different and wish this is only related to the amount of swelling in both sides. So worried that my nose would bend again
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