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  1. In my previous thread I outline the series of events, you can read through this link: click here Long story short: 2016 I get a rhinoplasty / septoplasty with a highly rated Dr in Melbourne 2017 a year later my deviated septum is still an issue, I come onto these forums for advice and I'm recommended to get a revision by the same surgeon. The surgeon is particularly well known for revisions. I pay for the revision surgery. 2020 Jan 8th I go to an allergist about breathing problems, thinking the reason I still can't breathe from my right nostril is allergies. I learn that my nose STILL is deviated. I had the revision surgery just before I was going to move to the US, Dr and I made sure to book the date accordingly. I'm still living in the US and have found out the 26k+ I've spent on my nose still hasn't fixed my ability to breathe 😕 I've sent an email to their office, but honestly I don't know what to do...My recommendation for the Dr post has been up until now - but now I mean it's pretty ridiculous that this is still an issue. Any kind of idea/advice/thoughts on what I should do would be very much appreciated
  2. An update a few years on, I found out even with the revision surgery I have a deviated septum again. I'm not really sure what to do here :S
  3. oh wow, I'd be interested to see how they look as they D&F, they look really good already.
  4. No set date yet, but I'm hoping in the next 1-2 years! Just need to lose a little more weight first
  5. I would say most people don't have accounts, I lurked on this forum for a long time before I started posting.
  6. I can't help at all, but I'm curious! Why are you after the gap? To me, yours look FANTASTIC and are actually the exact look I want to go for. If you don't mind sharing what was your size pre-op and how many ccs did you go for?
  7. I drink a ton of water, and I eat very well at the moment (fitness focus at the moment). I have to admit I am a tummy sleeper, I'm willing to try anything so I'll definitely invest in a pillow case! Yeah I'm looking for something more procedural, I know there's the option of eye lift but I'd rather not go down that route while in my 20s. I'm not very educated on things like lazer or what not, so aside from creams I'm not sure what my options are.
  8. I'm in my young 20s and the lines under my eyes are starting to get really deep, I know this is heredity so I'm starting to look at options but I'm really lost. I moisturize and concentrate on the area multiple times a day & apply Vaseline but nothing is helping. It's really ruining makeup looks because putting even light makeup on totally exaggerates it. I've been told Botox would help relax the muscles around my eyes, but the issue is that the creases are very prominent regardless of whether I'm squinting or not. Does anyone have any guidance or procedures I could look into to help? I've tried tear trough filler, but that doesn't help much with the wrinkles. My under eyes look very similar to this photo:
  9. Just an update on this many months on, this forum was a great resource to me so I know it will help someone else, I'm very happy with my nose after the revision. I've had no issue and with the swelling gone down it looks fantastic, looking at my old photos I didn't even realise how bad it was before. My surgeon was very accommodating and it was clear that it's important to him that I was happy with my result, for the revision I believe I was only charged a small fee (comparatively to the initial operation) to cover the hospital and anesthetic. I've had quite a few people message me about which doctor I saw, and now that I know for sure I can stand behind him and say I'm pleased with my outcome the doctor was Dr [removed for now]
  10. Scarring is a big concern of mine when planning to get a breast augmentation, and I'm a little confused why there are different ways to insert the implant and why? I can see that a scar under the breast fold in the most common, are there any advantages to this method as opposed to through the armpit? I'd really like to avoid any scars whatsoever, so I really would prefer to find a surgeon who inserts the implant through the armpit, but I was wondering if there's a reason that more girls don't do this?
  11. I think you husband may be a little misinformed in the same way a lot of men think you get "botox" injected into your lips to make them bigger. You only notice when certain procedures are done badly, he may be pleasantly surprised after it's done. Assure him it's not permanent and it's a way for you to express yourself, lip fillers are temporary and if it's REALLY an issue you can just as easily have them dissolved the next week.
  12. Your nose is actually so lovely front-on. Size-wise my nose looked a lot like yours before I had mine done, though I had a deviated septum so it was just slightly skewed to one side. My biggest issue was also the size, my surgeon gave me a very realistic expectation of how much projection could realistically be taken off without compromising the integrity of the nose. I have the SLIGHTEST slope in my bridge now which helps reduce the projection, and have also reduced the size of the tip and turned it a little upwards...though I wouldn't recommend you go through any type of surgery at all if you're not 100% about it, as far as your nose goes it'd just be about reaching that little closer to a perfect nose. If you're on the fence, having very similar features as you I'd recommend trying lip fillers before going ahead with the surgery, in a similar way a chin implant would have a little bit bigger of a pout will make your nose look smaller/more harmonious in comparison. This is what I did before I had my surgery, I'm not an expert so I am only speaking from my own experience. As far as your concerns for it looking worse, I think it's sensible to always have the means to afford a revision if neccessary...but any good surgeon with experience should be very aware of your concerns about "piggy-ness" and wont go overboard.
  13. Just an update on anyone who was following this thread, I've since had the revision and am very happy with the results. Apparently a little bit of fat was added to my nose during the first procedure (where I was a unweight), having since gained weight since then it caused the fat to grow quite a lot in my nose. It explains a lot, my nose looked liked the swelling never went down, which makes sense because over the year as the swelling was supposed to go down it was counteracted by gaining weight. Since the revision I've being able to breathe perfectly again, and I'm much happier with the results 2 months post revision. I'll update when my nose has healed even further.
  14. I'm really interested to see how yours D&F. What did Dr Cooter say when you expressed your concerns/did you show him pictures beforehand?
  15. I think the size suits you very well, looks very natural with your proportions.
  16. Thank you for the input everyone. After having a Skype consult with my surgeon I have decided to fly into Melbourne to see them again where it is likely we'll decide what the issue is/a date for a revision.
  17. I'm not good with pain at all, but I find lip fillers tolerable. They will offer you numbing cream, and I always let them know I have a low pain tolerance and ask to keep the cream on a little longer than normal. It's definitely not comfortable, I would compare the pain to someone pinching you very hard with their nails.
  18. This has happened to me for a couple of days almost every time I've had mine done. I've even been given lip balm after the injection at one place without having asked, I don't think it's out of the ordinary.
  19. Hi there, really looking for some solid advice or some experience stories from people who have had something similar. I know there are a lot of lurkers on these forums, but I'd really appreciate some advice because I have no one else to ask History: I had a rhino/septoplasty from a Melbourne-based very popular/well spoken of surgeon on these forums, one of the only surgeons who had very little criticism. This was my first surgery, so I researched for over a year before deciding to go ahead with it and spared no expense (since I'd be saving for so long) to have what I thought was the best surgeon work on me (just under 20k, including skin graph because of the thinness of my skin over my nose) Issues: I had some cosmetic concerns straight after the removal of the bandage initially, but I was told it was just swelling. I was told it will be about a year until I see my final results, and I'm pretty disappointed, my nose bridge appears wider (which was never discussed), and my nose is still very large side-on which was the initial issue I had with my nose. However, there is no doubt it looks better, but I'm still disappointed. The biggest issue, however, is that my breathing through my right-side nostril has slowly gotten even worse than it was pre-surgery, making it uncomfortable to sleep on my right side and often making me feel short of breath. Need advice: I'm unsure of what the best course of action would be now? I've already inquired about a consult about the issue now, it will have to be a Skype consult since I've moved from Melbourne to Sydney. I was told that my nose issues would be difficult, and I'm so worried now that now that I need a revision it could go even worse. Should I try to go back to the initial doctor to go under surgery again, given he has experience working on my nose and the complications around it, or should I see a different doctor for revision? The surgeon is known for doing revisions, and has been discussed/reccomended in the revision rhinoplasty forum. Not having a revision at this point doesn't really seem like an option given I'm disappointed with the look and functionality of my nose.
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