I Hope This is It!! - Media, PA

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I had a rhinoplasty done by a surgeon in the...

I had a rhinoplasty done by a surgeon in the lehigh valley area about 2 years ago and lets just say I am far from happy with the results. I wish I would have done more research the first time around. After wasting so much time worrying about my nose and I finally found the strength to go on many consultations. I feel confident in the doctor I chose to help fix the issues with the appearance of my nose. The first doctor left me with an upturned nose, the left side of my tip is higher than the right, and there is a bump on the bridge of my nose. There also appears to be a dent in my nose, which is seen better in different types of lighting. My surgery is only a couple days away. I am soooo nervous and I am praying the second surgery is positive experience. I know it takes a lil longer for the swelling to go down after getting a revision rhinoplasty, so I plan to be patient and hope for the best.

Just had my revision rhinoplasty surgery yesterday...

Just had my revision rhinoplasty surgery yesterday. I feel that everything went well. The doctor said I had a lot of scar tissue and it was a bit challenging, but from what I see so far it is a big improvement than my last surgery. The doctor and staff at the surgical center were all great. My throat is really dry and my voice is a bit hoarse, so I'm drinking a lot of water and sucking on candy to help with the dryness. A little bit of tape on the tip of my nose above the stitches is sticking out on the right side of my nose, I'm not sure how it happened. I look forward to seeing the doctor tomorrow so he can see how my nose is healing. Wishing for a speedy recovery and a great outcome.

What a great experience. I highly recommend Dr....

What a great experience. I highly recommend Dr. Pontell to those of you that are considering a rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty. He is worth traveling to see!

For those of you that are curious as to how I am...

For those of you that are curious as to how I am doing 3 months post op, I must say I am still very happy w/my results. I had to cancel my appointments for post op visits with Dr. Pontell due to my work schedule, but I plan on going into in his office soon just to make sure everything is healing nicely. I don't foresee much more swelling to go down in my nose. I can breathe great and you would never know I had any issues with my nose in the past. My nose does not hurt any longer and I am not having any problems at all w/the appearance of it. I hope I can say the same months from now, and I'll make sure to keep you all updated :)

Update on how I'm doing

I've been thinking a lot recently about my rhinoplasty experiences since watching the show botched on E. I feel for these people because I can understand what they have been through. I am so happy with my revision rhinoplasty. I have no issues 4 years later. Praying it stays that way! Thank you again Dr. Pontell! you truly are an artist.
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon

Updated on 26 Jun 2012:I consulted with five reputable facial plastic surgeons in hopes to find someone who could fix the sloppy mess my first surgeon did to my nose. After consulting with Dr. Pontell, I knew right away that he could fix my nose. He is a true artist and great at what he does. He was great throughout the whole process and overall he is a kind man that takes interest in knowing his patients, rather than some doctors that don't spend much time with you. Although I'm a bit swollen, because the cast just came off, I can say that Dr. Pontell gave me my self- confidence back. I now have a nose that fits my face and looks like a nose I was born with.

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