I wanted a more streamlined nose but I did NOT want to lose my ethnic identity and Dr. Rohrich understood my concerns. The original computer generated images of my nose were a little too thin and completely erased my family nose shape. My sister and mother had the same nose only mine was more exaggerated but now I think that I fit right in with the rest of them :)
The swelling was insane the first few months but gradually reduced. I was always worse in the morning and after I went to the gym. I also saw a lot of lopsided swelling that kinda freaked me out but it eventually subsided. I’m a little pass 1 year now and I still see some morning and after the gym swelling but I’m sure that’s something that only I notice. I’m still in the healing process and I the scars on the sides of my nose are still in the process of smoothing out but I’m in love with the results. It’s still healing but It looks better and better every month!
My only regret is not fixing my deviated septum. It was never a huge issue for me but while I was under the knife I wish I would have just taken care of it. It was only an extra 2k but they didn’t take insurance although that portion would have been covered had I gone to another surgeon for the procedure.
In summary, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Rohrich! I know the search for a rhinoplasty surgeon can be especially difficult for African Americans but I would recommend that you take your time, do lots of research, and listen to your gut. This is a BIG decision!