hello. I would like to share with you my road to revision story, I need revision because of an unnecessary failed primary, I say unnecessary because the surgeon I went to is a very skilled surgeon , I feel like I m the unluckiest patient dr Cochran had. he has so many happy patients . my bad outcome could have been easily avoided if 1- we were on the same page my doctor, I expressed that I did not want to pinch my nose or reduce the size of my tip and 2- If I had antibiotics on time, infection has destroyed what ever was left in my cartilage after a cephalic trim. I did complain a lot in the first couple of weeks after my surgery , my first email was about white liquid coming out from my right nostril that has become very small and different from the left one, then I started calling 2,3 times a day complaining about this side, every single time I was told it s just swelling.. then the pain my septum felt like it was on fire,,my upper lip became swollen and I felt like there is a force inside my nose pulling my septum and columella upward pulling my upper lip to the point I couldn't put my lips together.
I emailed dr cochran freaking out, he called me that night and asked me to send a picture and explain what I see and feel. he was very reassuring stating that he "doesn't see anything to worry about", few days later I still had the symptms and even though dr Cochran said it's nothing to worry about I decided to travel to Dallas to see him. he was nice as usual , and said that I have an infection and my upper lip is bruised. I asked if I will need revision he said not to worry I will not need one, I knew in my heart that I will need one..he gave me antibiotics but I think the damage was already done or those antibiotics were not the right one because the my nose became very damaged and more painful with time. long story short my fears were true.I did ended up with a sore stiff deformed little thing on my face and a deformed upper lip. last couple of years were very hard...I have traveled to Dallas twice , dr Cochran agreed that the results are not what he hoped to achieve and said he will fix it. traveling all over to see him and may many ENT in an attempt to heal was very expensive.I have spent all my savings..lost my job ..I believe dr Cochran has the skills to revise my nose but this primary has bankraped me,he says it 's free but really it s not free..I will need travel money ( very expensive when you live in the other side of the world) hospital fees,anhestesia fees and many . meanwhile I communicate with Jeny ( she is very kind and professional, and I do appreciate her support , truly a wonderful person).
I try to send updates to dr Cochran with symptoms I still have. I have these thick scabs that smells very bad and burning pain.waiting on his medical opinion. my only hope to get my life and my face back is a successful revision, I am in a very lonely dark place right now, I am million years away from happy or normal. this little thing on my face is destroying me. I will keep you updated on how things evolve with me, sending prayers to all of those in the same situation.