| | Dallas rhinoplasty - Need advice for tip work & other improvements
Hi I am new to the forum and so glad I was able to find a site like this one to hopefully get some honest opinions and advice.
I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and have only had consultations with two doctors. I was not comortable with either doctor and have decided to continue searching. I know we have several well known surgeons here in the area such as Dr.Byrd, Dr.Cochran, and Dr.Gunter. However, I've had a hard time finding many personal experiences or reviews for these doctors and can't say that I'm overly impressed with the work I see displayed on their sites.
I have been considering rhinoplasty for some time now. I think my nose in no way fits my face - the bridge is too wide/boxy, the dorsal hump will need to be shaved down a bit, it will need to be straightened, and my major concern is with my tip. I was told by one doctor that I have a slight ''bifid' tip where the muscle never fully formed together leaving a cleft like space in the middle. (Please see attached photos)
That same doctor told me it would be as simple as joining the two muscles together to form a rounded tip. I feel like my nose will require quite a bit of work so I'm intent on finding a very skilled surgeon even if it means traveling across the country. I have a list of doctors that I've been researching and I would appreciate any feedback or experiences that you've had with these doctors or any others that do not appear in the list but you feel are well qualified:
Dr. Steve Byrd - Dallas
Dr. Jack Gunter - Dallas
Dr. Spencer Cochran - Dallas
Dr. Thomas Le - Maryland
Dr. Calvin Johnson - New Orleans
Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants - Los Angeles
Dr. Mark Constantian - New Hampshire
Dr. Anil Shah - Chicago
I also am a little confused about open vs. closed rhinoplasty. From what I understand, open rhinoplasty involves a lot more swelling and longer healing time in most cases. Is it true that not as much refinement (especially with the tip) can be done with a closed surgery?
Thanks in advance for your help and please feel free to send me a personal message if necessary.
Last edited by ellekay; 03-18-2010 at 06:31 PM.