I had a revision rhinoplasty in 2012 by Mr Matti,...
I had a revision rhinoplasty in 2012 by Mr Matti. He added ear grafts
onto the tip of my nose, the grafts show through my skin. It is turned
too high up and the columella is hanging down, he overfilled the sides
of my nose (where I used to have a natural supratip break), made it
bulky and uneven. The tip of my nose is sharper than my original nose,
even though I repeated on my occasions to keep the natural roundness of my nose as it was.
I feel my life is messed up. I will write my story in more detail soon. I would not recommend him to anyone.
Matti Case: Said I have a pigs nose - neglected ongoing swelling and operated on my nose anyway
In 2009, I had a septo-rhinoplasty abroad and was very pleased with the outcome.
In 2011, I had a surgery on my philtrum that caused my nose and face to swell up. Crucially, my nostrils appeared larger, even though I originally and always had small nostrils.
Only 6 weeks after the philtrum procedure, I came to see Mr Matti in distress. I was depressed that my nose was swollen and with excess nostril show. I even showed him a photo of how my nose looked before this recent procedure, he agreed my nose looked absolutely fine. I told him I was depressed, I wanted my nostrils to appear smaller like how they were before.
However, to address my nostril concerns, instead of telling me to wait for the swelling to subside, he said I had an upturned pigs nose. He repeated this on every single consultation and made me believe it. He was very keen to operate on me and wanted to book the operation in just a few weeks time.
In fact, he 'diagnosed' my nose with many faults that didn’t bother me or weren’t present. In the state that I was, I trusted him and believed he would deliver an amazing outcome. I thought he had a good plan. He was so confident and passively bulling about his plan to correct my nose. He made me believe the swelling effects on my nose were permanent.
I went ahead with surgery, 9 months after my philtrum procedure, where the swelling had not subsided. He said I needed ear cartilage graft to be able to hide my nostril show. I asked if the ear cartilage grafts that he was planning on adding onto my tip would show through the skin, he reassured me on many occasions saying ‘no’. But it clearly does. The grafts are very visible, especially in person. My nostril show is worse than before. Additionally, the columella is hanging down, which he never demonstrated he intended to do. This adds to my nostril show, and exaggerates the tip of my nose pointing up. I would have never agreed to this revision.
It is very clear now that I had lots of swelling at that time and there was nothing to correct. In fact, I saw other doctors the following year and they confirmed it was such a bad job and it was the wrong decision for Mr Matti to diagnose and operate with the swelling they saw. They said I should have waited at least 2 years for the swelling to settle before assessing my appearance. Mr Matti completely neglected the existence of swelling, even though I pointed this out to him.
He took advantage of my state and rushed me into this unnecessary revision surgery. I stupidly trusted him when I was at my most vulnerable state. I put all my trust in him thinking he knows what’s best for me. He obviously doesn’t listen to what you want, he doesn’t care how you feel, he just wants to operate on noses to suit his taste.