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danistarr 05-26-2011 12:53 PM

Over 1 year after rhinoplasty, never improved...
 
Hey everyone, it's been a while. I had my nose job in late December 2009 so it's been almost one and a half years. I also had the two steroid injections for scar tissue build up last June and September I believe, and though there was a slight improvement, I still have a lump just above the tip that is mostly on the left side of my nose and I can push it around/wobble it. All in all I think it's still a bit too big for my face and since I paid 7 grand for it, I kind of wanted it to be straight...

My surgeon was so rude at my last appointment that I will never go back, nor did he offer revision as an option. I left in tears at how little he cared about my healing since he got my money, I guess he was done with me. Anyways, I've learned to deal with the lump since it's still better, but if I do decide to go down the revision route when I have the money, I want to know a few things, if anyone knows..
-how much more does the risk go up for revision?
-are they usually more expensive than the initial surgery? Should you usually go to the same doc or go to a revision specialist?
-are pollybeak revisions easier, or will the scar tissue just form again once the surgery is done?
If you want a pic to see if it's worth one day getting a revision, let me know.

KristenMarie 05-26-2011 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by danistarr (Post 10869)
Hey everyone, it's been a while. I had my nose job in late December 2009 so it's been almost one and a half years. I also had the two steroid injections for scar tissue build up last June and September I believe, and though there was a slight improvement, I still have a lump just above the tip that is mostly on the left side of my nose and I can push it around/wobble it. All in all I think it's still a bit too big for my face and since I paid 7 grand for it, I kind of wanted it to be straight...

My surgeon was so rude at my last appointment that I will never go back, nor did he offer revision as an option. I left in tears at how little he cared about my healing since he got my money, I guess he was done with me. Anyways, I've learned to deal with the lump since it's still better, but if I do decide to go down the revision route when I have the money, I want to know a few things, if anyone knows..
-how much more does the risk go up for revision?
-are they usually more expensive than the initial surgery? Should you usually go to the same doc or go to a revision specialist?
-are pollybeak revisions easier, or will the scar tissue just form again once the surgery is done?
If you want a pic to see if it's worth one day getting a revision, let me know.

A picture would probably help. I am pretty sure revision is usually more costly because it's more complex of a surgery, though I think you can find something less thn $7000

EZSL 06-06-2011 06:54 PM

HI Danistarr,
I am 8 months post op now. I was looking at my two month after rhino photos, and my tip looks a little smaller then than now, 8 months after post op. I don't know if this is normal.
Also, overall in profile view, the nose looks the same as it did 2 months post op.
I will wait and see how it heals when 1 year has passed, but i doubt it it will change at all.

I am seriously considering a second rhinoplasty.

danistarr 08-02-2011 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by KristenMarie (Post 10872)
A picture would probably help. I am pretty sure revision is usually more costly because it's more complex of a surgery, though I think you can find something less thn $7000

No way I can afford that kind of money right now. Bummer


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