| | Best Revision Rhinoplasty surgeons in Los Angeles area?
Hi, I am new to this site, and am looking for any information on the best revision rhinoplasty surgeons in the Los Angeles area.
I had a septoplasty done about 7 years ago, and have not been very happy with the results. My nose also never felt "solid" and has been broken about 5-7 times since (It breaks very easily).
I visited Dr. Chiu (a regular plastic surgeon--not specializing in revisions) for a consult, but upon further thought decided to also visit a revision specialist. Today I visited Dr. Calvert, the specialist, and was informed that I would need a rib graft revision with fascia taken from above my ear. My nose does not look that bad, so I never anticipated this would be the case (granted, it is not solid at all, and if you push on certain areas along the bridge, it's squishy, and you can hear clicking noises). Also, I love my tip, and don't want any work done on it. My breathing is decent, but I still breathe through my mouth quite frequently.
Because fixing my nose in this manner would be a much larger undertaking than expected, I want to make sure that I go with the best surgeon possible. I'm also looking to get a chin implant, and some chin liposuction, so regardless, I know the bill isn't going to be cheap. Has anyone heard anything good or bad about Dr. Calvert? Also, who else should I see in LA for further opinions? And finally, some people on this site seem not at all fond of the rib cartilage revisions... Are there significant complications w/this type of procedure (This whole thing is very new to me, and was pretty much thrown at me out of the blue during my consult, so I didn't think to ask this question).
Thank you for your help!
Last edited by Porscha; 12-16-2010 at 01:29 AM.