Location: New York, NY
Member since 3/11/2013


  • 147 total posts
  • 3 discussions
  • 6 questions

Questions from AliEllie

What Would You Do to Correct my Bulbous Nose with Thin Skin and No Nasal Hump? (photo)

I've gone to 5 consults with each doc recommending different procedures to correct my bulbous tip. I want to maintain my overall look and subtle refinement. I like my straight... READ MORE

Dissolvable sutures in columella and alarplasty incisions? (photo)

I had open rhinoplasty done 8 days ago. The sites for my alarplasty and the columellar incision seem to be healing well. My surgeon used dissolvable sutures and I was wondering... READ MORE

Massage of Alarplasty Incision?

I've heard that massaging a scar may help improve its appearance. I had alarplasty done 10 days ago and I would like to know if it is advisable for me to massage the incision... READ MORE

Post-op follow up visit protocol?

I'm wondering what the protocol is for follow-up visits. I had open rhinoplasty 6 weeks ago. I was told that unless I was having a problem, there was no need for follow-up and... READ MORE

Would you recommend fillers for my moderate nasolabial folds? (Photo)

I'm 32 and considering Radiesse for my smile lines. Is this appropriate for my age? I've had prominent smile lines since my early 20s. I'm concerned that fillers might create a... READ MORE

Depressed scar 3 weeks after trauma. What is the best course of action to resolve this? (Photo)

I incurred a facial laceration 3 weeks ago. I went to the ER and a PS sutured the laceration, stiches removed one week later. I have been doing scar massage, applying silicone... READ MORE

Discussions started by AliEllie

How did you choose a Doc? Down to 3 surgeons

I'm having tip plasty/septoplasty/turbinate reduction in October. The cosmetic changes are minimal, only tip refinement and possible widening of an overly narrow bridge. I've... READ MORE

Is two weeks enough??

I know everyone heals at a different rate but I'm wondering if 2 weeks off of work is enough to pull off a "discreet" rhinoplasty... I'm literally the only woman amongst... READ MORE

Running/Exercise After Rhinoplasty?

I know this question has been asked a bunch of times, but I'm wondering if anyone can share their experiences... I'm wondering how soon after surgery I can get back to my... READ MORE

Recent comments from AliEllie

I consulted with Dr. Constantinides. He's a wonderful man and and judging from his thoroughness at the consult, credentials, and before/afters, an excellent surgeon. I am from NYC and was very close to using him for my surgery but in... READ COMMENT

Yea I had the same experience. The doctor went on and on about deprojecting my nose and adding spreader grafts, lateral osteotomy, raising the tip, cartilage reduction in the tip. Boy by the end I felt worse than ever! I didn't think my... READ COMMENT

It sounds like you've got dry mouth. Keep drinking, try adding some lemon to your water to cut through the mucous. Have you tried any mouth moistening sprays like biotene? That helped me a lot, especially in the middle of the night when... READ COMMENT

No one noticed mine. I thought for sure my mother or sisters would notice but they didn't. Neither did my best friend. I saw my family 18 days later and still felt incredibly self conscious about how it looked. But as crazy as it... READ COMMENT

I've heard great things about Boahene. How was your experience?? READ COMMENT