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Old 06-04-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
 
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man after reading all the posts here and on other plastic surgery message forums I am wondering is anyone forever happy.?
Will I ever get this behind me? If I pay 20 grand or more to fix this nightmare will it last forever? Will I get only a year or three of enjoyment?
Maybe I should just take out the **** he put in my tip and shut up and move on with nothing done..
I am scared I will be unhappy forever with any rhinoiplasty. Does nose work last for a lifetime ever????????????


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I think people expect too much or just the wrong things - when I see before and after photos that look great and people are still thinking about a revision because the tip is just not enough blablabla....

It's your nose not your life. And if you make your nose your life then there is a way bigger issue than just the supposedly messed up nose...
That being said: a lot of it also has to do with the surgeon as many people still look for the best bargain. And just like shouldn't bargain too much around when it comes to food, you also shouldn't do it when it comes to any kind of surgery, especially rhinoplasty which is known to be one of the most complex procedures.

I guess it's really a mix of those and probably a bunch of other factors that make people end up unhappy. But if you look around more carefully, there are many happy rhinoplasty patients out there - they just don't post on those various forums too much and just move on with their lives.


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Old 06-04-2010, 11:05 AM   #3
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Hi Kooie,

I think that's a great question and something I am also curious about.

I've heard so many stories about noses collapsing after a few years, or grafts sticking out, etc...

Recommended, I agree that your nose is not your life, but when you have an obvious mistake in the middle of your face, and it's because of plastic surgery, it can be incredibly frustrating and have a sever impact on the quality of one's life.

I think if your natural nose is just not that great, and you never had rhino, you can learn to live with it. But when you take the risk and get a botched nose, it becomes a burden that's often hard to deal with, because when it's your natural nose, at the end of the day, you figure, it's out of your hands and you were born that way. When you choose to the the surgery and it comes out botched you basically view it as having made a huge mistake, which is much harder to swallow.

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I know many people who have had excellent rhinos 20+ years ago, and yes, they are still happy with the results. The issue with many of the aforementioned individuals is they were so happy with their post-op rhino results, that they didn't stop there. One has to know when enough is enough. If you do not believe me, google Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Better yet, google Jocelyn Wildenstein.

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Thanks for posting this KooieÖI was beginning to wonder this as well. Iím to the point where I really want to do something for myself for once and Iím tired of ďwhat ifĒ looming over my head. The fact is I donít like my nose as of right now and that will continue forever if I never do anything about it. I figure if I go through with it and donít end up loving the results well then Iím still in the same boat but at least I tired. What Iím not willing to risk is getting chopped up and have to get revision due to lack of skill or negligence. Regardless I know thereís always unforeseen risks but I want to know that I did the best I could in researching the doctor I choose and not fall for the hypeÖÖÖ..but its turned out to be more difficult than I expected. I didnít realize how many of these surgeries go wrong and how revision rhinoplasty, to fix other surgeons mistakes, is so common.

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The surgeon I selected was the only one that addressed the long-term effects of rhinoplasty. I requested a hump removal, and this could lead to vault collapse in the long-term due to the removal of support in the bridge. He addressed this by using spreader grafts to add support; he mentioned a lot of secondary rhinoplasty he sees are due to improper long-term planning. Many doctor make it look 'nice' in the short-term, but put no thought process on what you may a few years down the road.

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madrid i see v collapses sometimes and now after your post, feel better about the use of spreader grafts to maintain support. This was suggested to me by Dr. Le who said he likes to get it right the first time and said that I'm predisposed for a collapse if I get my hump taken off. Maybe it is good to go with a surgeon who does a lot of revisions--they end up knowing what works and what doesn't.

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The surgeon I selected was the only one that addressed the long-term effects of rhinoplasty. I requested a hump removal, and this could lead to vault collapse in the long-term due to the removal of support in the bridge. He addressed this by using spreader grafts to add support; he mentioned a lot of secondary rhinoplasty he sees are due to improper long-term planning. Many doctor make it look 'nice' in the short-term, but put no thought process on what you may a few years down the road.
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madrid i see v collapses sometimes and now after your post, feel better about the use of spreader grafts to maintain support. This was suggested to me by Dr. Le who said he likes to get it right the first time and said that I'm predisposed for a collapse if I get my hump taken off. Maybe it is good to go with a surgeon who does a lot of revisions--they end up knowing what works and what doesn't.
Is there a place where I can read up information like this? ...for example the risks involved with each procedure done to shape the nose and the methods used to counter them? Because I have yet to come across a doctor that gets THIS detailed in these kinds of explanations.

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I know many people who have had excellent rhinos 20+ years ago, and yes, they are still happy with the results. The issue with many of the aforementioned individuals is they were so happy with their post-op rhino results, that they didn't stop there. One has to know when enough is enough. If you do not believe me, google Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Better yet, google Jocelyn Wildenstein.
That's just plain wrong!

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It is plain wrong, kooie, and it happens every single day.

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