Complicated Case of Rhinoplasty Went Above All Expectations! - Italy

I have never liked my nose. I always thought it...

I have never liked my nose. I always thought it was too big and that the tip was bulbous and masculine. I also had long nostrils. On two different consultations in my home country (Norway) I was told that the result would not be flattering. I gave up for a couple of years, but finally decided that I would give it one more try. I found Pietro Palma online and was off to Milano for a consultation a month later.

He truly is an artist. He had a clear vision of what he would have to do to give me the result I wanted. Still, he was careful to point out what could go wrong in the surgery, especially regarding scarring from the alar base narrowing I wanted (as big nostrils was my worst fear). I do not remember all the medical terms, but the operation was extensive: He gave me a radix graft, he deprojected the tip, he took the tip back and made it smaller and narrower, and reduced my nostrils. It is now 8 days since I had the surgery done, and I got to take my cast off yesterday. I have no bruising and the swelling of the nose is hard to spot if you didn't know that I had rhinoplasty.

This might sound corny, but I feel as though 10 kg has been lifted from my shoulders with my new nose. The nostrils are still a little bit big due to swelling (I think), but there is no denying that it is pretty! I like the fact that I still look like me. Me and Prof. Palma decided that I should keep my tip somewhat rounded, as it is what makes me cute. The photos are, as said, 8 days post-op, so still early, and the tip is swollen.

Complicated Case of Rhinoplasty Went Above All Expectations!

Complicated Case of Rhinoplasty Went Above All Expectations! - Italy

Prof. Pietro Palma

He is warm, honest and professional. On the first consultation he several times said that I was to tell him not what I thought, but what I FELT. Seemed interested in getting a full picture of what I didn't like about my nose and what I wanted from a possible surgery. On the operating day and afterwards it felt like he cared about my well-being. He has been a plastic surgeon for many years, but now he only does rhinoplasty, which is a testament to the respect he has for this complex branch of plastic surgery. He calls rhinoplasty the "final destination" of esthetic surgery. Which is pretty cool.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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