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Old 03-04-2010, 09:08 AM   #11
 
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Yes, I was referring to the deviation. A revisionist would be best to speak to about exact procedural work. The tip needs to be made smaller and the projection seems excessive (that is why there is an excess of protrusion).

Septoplasty can cause you to lose tip support and/or caving in of the nasal cavity (or cavities) causing deformities and/or unevenness. You definitely should have informed the forum members you had the septoplasty!!!
thats really too bad that a septoplasty can cause this because it turns out that I really didn't need one that badly and it is just allergies that cause me to have breathing problems. Insurance covered this procedure, but I'm wondering if it would correct any deformities that the surgery may have caused. I think the loss of tip support definitely occured after this is I noticed a difference when looking at myself in front. I doubt it and I dont expect anyone on here to know the ins and outs of those evil insurance companies lol.

Also, and please try not to laugh too hard, but is it possible that my very small lips are what makes my nose look more prominent. Do guys ever undergo lip augmentation?


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Old 03-04-2010, 11:31 AM   #12
 
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It would be difficult to get most insurance companies to cover a revision, especially if they covered the original procedure. Every insurance company and every case is indivdually dependent.

I do not think small lips are making your nose look larger. Yes, men do get lip injections. Juvederm and Juvederm Plus are amongst the best. Injection techniques and the amount of filler injected are both crucial components to having natural looking and appealing results. Trout pout is bad on women and even worse on men. I've seen it!!!

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Yes, I agree you obviously are suffering from a slight deviation, but that isn't that unusual. If you want to see a bad deviated septum, look at a picture of Ashton Kutcher's nose from underneath and you will be shocked!

Even if insurance will cover the revision, since it is so much more than a primary, count on paying most out of pocket (especially considering that you will need a revision rhinoplasty specialist which will not come cheap). When you had your original septoplasty, did you have the surgeon do any cosmetic work on it?

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Yes, I agree you obviously are suffering from a slight deviation, but that isn't that unusual. If you want to see a bad deviated septum, look at a picture of Ashton Kutcher's nose from underneath and you will be shocked!

Even if insurance will cover the revision, since it is so much more than a primary, count on paying most out of pocket (especially considering that you will need a revision rhinoplasty specialist which will not come cheap). When you had your original septoplasty, did you have the surgeon do any cosmetic work on it?
If I had a septoplasty, shouldn't there be no deviation at all in my septum? The original septoplasty was performed by an ear throat and nose doctor, not a cosmetic surgeon, and didn't involve any aesthetic work.

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The purpose of a septoplasty is to make the septum straight. There should be no deviation or highly minimal deviation. You have more than highly minimal, but sometimes even post septoplasty deviation is present.

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The purpose of a septoplasty is to make the septum straight. There should be no deviation or highly minimal deviation. You have more than highly minimal, but sometimes even post septoplasty deviation is present.
I forgot to mention that I made a follow up visit with a plastic surgeon in Providence, Dr. Goldberg, who works with septoplasties also. He noticed the deviation, but didnt reccomend any further surgery in regards to fixing my septum and improving breathing. I went on this visit because I still feel some difficulty breathing out of my nose and he said at this point, it is due to allergies. Nothing cosmetic was discussed in this meeting...

Have you heard much about this doctor? Do you know any good revisionists in the New England area, preferably Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Connecticutt? New York and New Jersey are fine too if needed.

Another food for thought, would cheek implants make my nose look less dominant?

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What is Goldberg's first name?

I wouldn't go for cheek implants if I were you.

Feel free to PM me for surgeon recommendations.

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What is Goldberg's first name?

I wouldn't go for cheek implants if I were you.

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I'm sorry, it is actually Dr. Leon Goldstein in Providence. I posted some pictures from a simulator I used if your interested in checking them out. Are cheek implants something men usually don't get or is it just not right for me like the chin implant isnt.


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Men do get cheek implants. I personally would not go that route if I were you.

My colleague Katherine Annette (name used with permission as well as a forum member) saw Goldberg for a consult and was very unhappy. He was very aggressive in his approach. He made her feel uncomfortable, as he was not willing to take her input and/or history into consideration. He was also insisting she get other procedures done that she did not want. He kept offering discounts and pressing her to book a date. I was not highly impressed with the before and after photos I personally viewed.

Feel free to PM me for surgeon recommendations. Let me know what surgery you are looking into.

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As Robyne mentioned, sometimes there is deviation even after a septoplasty. Depending on how bad it was to start with, 100% perfect alignment isn't always possible. There's no way for me to know what your septum is like inside, but judging from the photos of the bottom, it doesn't look too severe from the base. But if you are still having breathing problems, then it may very well be misaligned inside (which only a doctor looking inside your nose can see).

I would also have to agree that cheek implants are not something that will benefit you. If your nose is what you are unhappy with (and that's what it sounds like) then why not address the nose, instead of turning to chin and cheek implants which are not appropriate for your face anyway

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