Location: Abbotsford, BC
Member since 4/3/2011


  • 255 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 4 questions

Reviews & Stories

Bad Primary, Looking for Revision - Vancouver, BC

After there failed attempted by one surgeon, I've been left with less than satisfactory results. My nose is extremely wide, bulbous tip and just crooked. Those things I could almost handle - it's the fact that I can no longer breath through my nose or smell anything. It's honestly detrimental to my well-being. I can barely kiss my boyfriend without feeling like I'm suffocating, and I can't... READ MORE

Bad primary by Dr Portuese - Seattle, WA

I am nearly 23, and I have absolutely hated my nose since I was 13. It is something that I think about daily so I am excited to finally start feeling better about myself. So I am less than 3 weeks away from my surgery. I am getting so anxious - now that I know it's finally happening, I just want to get it done now. I think about it every single day!!!!! My surgery is only 2 days away... READ MORE

Questions from Surrey7110

Is is Normal to Have Lots of Mucas/snot Post-op Rhinoplasty?

I am 4 days post-op and have a yellowish mucas/snot continuously coming out of my nose. Is this normal? I feel like I have to hold a tissue up to my nose all day. READ MORE

If after two full rhinoplasties, and one minor fix up by the same surgeon with awful results, is it him or me? (Photo)

I've gotten two full rhinos and a bumped shaved down and my nose looks worse than ever. I've lost 90% of my sense of smell, my nerves were clearly damaged as my nose goes white... READ MORE

Is the bump on my nose scar tissue?

I've had three closed rhinoplastys by the same surgeon. Is the bump scar tissue or just an extremely botched rhinoplasty? Are my nostrils uneven because something collapsed?... READ MORE

Why does the tip of my nose and upper lip go white after I work out really hard? (photos)

When my heart rate is really high for longer periods of time (the picture is 15 minutes after a 5km run so the extreme white in the tip has gone isn't as extreme as while I was... READ MORE

Recent comments from Surrey7110

"Psychological turmoil" oh man, do Drs not understand the effects of their poor results? It's insane to me. READ COMMENT

I agree. I was shocked that they asked me to take it down also, and I actually did for a while. READ COMMENT

It's so hard, I think we are always our own worst critics. To re train my brain to not obsess about my nose is difficult. :( READ COMMENT

Thanks for sticking up for me - I agree, I don't think what I have is BDD. My issues are apparent (mainly the functionality) and I think it's pretty clear that I did not get a desirable result with my surgery. I'm thankful that it just... READ COMMENT

Thank you so much for the kind words. It's hard to be confident with myself when I don't feel attractive. I'm praying for that day too. READ COMMENT