Location: Bay Area, CA
Member since 4/17/2014


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Questions from kiwibird000

Is there a way to lengthen the columella?

I had a rhinoplasty 6 months ago. My doctor deprojected my nose and also shortened my columella. Now my nose looks smashed down to my face and my nostrils are wide and in a... READ MORE

Will massaging the tip of my nose actually help it heal and soften up faster, or will it make it worse?

I am 6 months post op. The tip of my nose is still very swollen and really hard especially in the mornings. I get the urge to massage it and squeeze it in hopes of it getting... READ MORE

How do you handle a Rhinoplasty patient who cannot use a cast or tape on their nose? Is a cast and tape crucial?

I had a rhinoplasty 7 months ago. I had to take my cast and tape off after only two days due to severe contact dermatitis. My nose was horrifically swollen and looked severely... READ MORE

Recent comments from kiwibird000

Also I just wanted to say that I am 8 months post op and honestly it took until the 6.5 month mark before my tip shrunk to a more normal size, but I'm still more swollen than you are now and I'm 8 months post op... You had a great... READ COMMENT

Your nose continues to look amazing. Your profile is beyond gorgeous. I have a question. Can you flare your nostrils normally? I am curious as to how having a nostril reduction affects the flaring ability. If you try to flare your... READ COMMENT

My nostrils were uneven after surgery...and are still uneven. I am 7.5 months post op. Hope you heal well. READ COMMENT

You look great now just as you are. don't risk the chance of looking worse or feeling any regret. I just wanted a minor tweek to my nose and it changed my entire face for the worse. Read some "not worth it" reviews just so you can learn... READ COMMENT