I just recently underwent revision rhinoplasty with Dr Sam Naficy and want to share my experience with you all.
My primary rhino took place on 30 April 2010 in Sydney, AUSTRALIA (This is where I live). After a few weeks went by, I could tell the primary surgery hadn't gone to plan as the result was far less than ideal (but not absolutely horrible when I consider what other patients have had to overcome and live with). Yikes ?
My nose was scooped, I had a collapsed left valve and my tip was pinched on one side and very angled on the other. I also had a left deviation in my septum. Overall there were several defects that needed to be addressed.
I had consulted with the top rhinoplasty surgeons of Australia countless times and still wasn’t feeling confident about having a revision. That is when I decided it was time to seek out a revision guy in the USA.
After researching surgeons from all areas of the United States for two (2) years, I finally found the surgeon I believed could make a big difference. Dr Sam Naficy.
I went through a list of questions with Dr. Naficy which I put together in effort to find out all there was to know about a potential revision and what I could expect prior to, during and after surgery and throughout the healing process. I was so happy and confident once Dr Naficy answered all of my questions... Finally, my mind was at ease for the first time in a long time! That was a big deal to me!
My surgery took place on 1 August 2013 (I am now 20 days post op). I was very anxious as I was along was from home but I was very close to the clinic so this made things easier for me. Dr Naficy and several nurses would frequently check up on me after surgery so that made me feel much more relaxed.
The cast came off on 6 Aug 2013 (5 days after my surgery). To be honest, I didn’t look at my nose straight away… I wanted to wait until I got back to my hotel in Eastgate to analyse it on my own.
Once I got back to my hotel, I looked in the mirror and….. WOW! I couldn’t believe how much straighter my nose was. Symmetry was the biggest factor for me! My nose was very crooked before so this was most immediate. Dr Naficy explained that there was still quite a bit of swelling (which was very evident to me) and that it would take up 12 months for my tip to gain more feeling and definition.
Dr Naficy used my rib cartilage to strengthen my nose and to soften the defects that resulted from my primary rhinoplasty. Dr Naficy doesn’t use artificial fillers for grafting work which is fantastic!
Now that I am 20 days post op, the swelling has gone down so much and my nose continues to become more defined each week.
I really couldn’t be happier with my decision to go through with this and I believe that has a lot to do with my surgeon of choice.
Thorough research, having a selection criteria and maintaining superior communication between surgeon and patient really is so important when it comes down to it and Dr Naficy… you tick every box.
Thank you for being so humble and caring throughout this whole process. You and your team are just wonderful and I am blessed to have found you!
A special mention to Julie Legman from the Naficy team… Thank you for holding my hand just before I went under anaesthetic … You are so beautiful and wonderful! ?
Best decision ever! :D