Choosing the Right Surgeon - United Kingdom

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I have wanted Rhinoplasty for a while, but...

I have wanted Rhinoplasty for a while, but can't decide on the right surgeon. My nose has a hump and the tip drops when I smile, and I don't feel confident smiling in profile, so I am saving for a nose op.

I met with 2 who seemed good-but in different ways!

The first surgeon is a specialist in rhinoplasties, has worked on ethnic noses like mine, and said I won't need packing in my nose afterwards. The drawback with this surgeon though, is that I felt rushed in my three consults with him. I felt like he wanted me to hurry up, to get me out the door. I felt quite jittery after my meetings with him, quite nervous that I my concerns weren't being addressed. I felt like I wouldn't be able to come to him if I needed a revision, and that I'd be on my own. He told me he didn't need to sell himself and I would be happy with the results, yet I felt I couldn't ask all the questions I wanted answering lest I was annoying him.

The second surgeon was the complete opposite. He listened carefully, showed me lots of pictures of before and after noses, noses he'd worked on which were similar to mine. He took time to listen to me, spent a good forty minutes in the consult. When I asked him what would happen if I didn't like my nose he said it was unlikely, but that he would revise my nose. The only prob with this doc is that, unlike the first one, he is not a specialist in noses, but has carried out the procedure lots of times before. I liked the look of his before and after noses-the first doc rushed me through looking at pictures of noses really.

Help! I don't know which one I should choose! One is a specialist and one made me feel more comfortable. I don't know which one to choose.

So I had my rhinoplasty operation 3 days ago and...

So I had my rhinoplasty operation 3 days ago and it's already been a hell of a rollercoaster! There wasn't that much to actually do on my nose....I just had a bump shaved down and the depressor muscle under my lip cut. So far, my nose looks ok (although it's still bandaged, so hard to know exactly what it looks like)! When I first had the packing/gauze removed, I REALLY panicked because my nose looked piggy and upturned! I called my surgeon and he told me not to worry-the strapping and bandages distort the view of the nose. He told me he hadn't raised my tip (which I was worried he had) and he had just shaved down the hump. My smile is weird at the moment because releasing the depressor muscle makes your upper lip go slack....but my surgeon assured me that this is just due to swelling and my smile will return to normal within a few weeks which is good! It's great to see my nose straighter in the bandages, but I don't feel like myself yet. I have to say I have felt quite depressed over the past few days looking in a mirror and I think this should be mentioned more often in rhinoplasty reviews-that there is a possibility that you are going to feel low and isolated as well as in discomfort. Other than that, I am looking forward to getting my cast off and getting back to normal in all honesty. A rhinoplasty takes it out of you emotionally, mentally and physically!
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