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  1. Hey all I'm not too far from Sydney and have been looking at getting a rhinoplasty (and maybe a chin implant) for the last 5 or so years as I have never liked how I look from the side. I would love to know based on your experience who the best surgeon is for the job as I am willing to travel and cost is not so much a problem. I have seen Dr. Zacharia on Television and he looks pretty good so I am considering him but I haven't made my mind up yet. Who would you say the best and most consistent Rhinoplasty surgeon in Australia is? PLEASE your help is appreciated
  2. Hi - I am new to the forum and would love to hear some first hand experience from anyone who had Dr Marcells as their surgeon in Sydney. I am trying to make my decision of whether to go ahead with rhinoplasty. I have breathing issues and a bump in my nose caused by an injury years ago. I have wanted to get it fixed for a long time but have been too scared! A chin implant has also been suggested which I hadn't thought of before (but can see the need for!) Anyone have any first hand experience about rhinoplasty / chin augmentation with Dr Marcells and willing to share? I would love to hear from you!!
  3. Hi guys, I have a tentative booking with Dr George Marcells for Rhino in November this year but starting to get worried about the lack of reviews I can find about him online. Can someone please help? Has anyone had rhino with him and is willing to share? I am 24YO, based in Sydney and have a huge nose, would love to hear from ladies in a similar situation that have seen Marcells or even anyone with any knowledge of him. Thank you,
  4. I have narrowed down my search for a rhinoplasty ENT surgeon to Dr George Marcells and Dr Shahram Shahidi. Does anyone have any information on who will be best? Marcells seems to post less before and after photos, perhaps because he has a solid client base who pay good money and this he respects their privacy. Shahidi on the other hand seems to post lots of before and afters (perhaps offers patient discounts?), which I don’t see as a bad thing but it does make me wonder. I like his work however, but surgeons naturally only post their successes. I did see some people saying to question anyone calling themselves a ‘Master of Rhinoplasty’ (Marcells), however he does seem to have the most experience in Australia. He is apparently a high volume surgeon and not too many reviews can be found online, which leads me to believe most of his patients are happy and go on their merry way. Any thoughts on these Sydney surgeons?
  5. Hey Guys It’s been a while as I posted a topic 4 years ago as to who would be the best doctor to use. I am male and in my mid 30's pleased and so happy to have had this done with Dr Pincock, I have thick skin which is a lot harder to deal with. I had a bulbous tip (big fat nose) since I was 16 which i wanted to make less noticeable and had some breathing issues which needed to be resolved. In all the research and consultations with surgeons, I was happy to go ahead with Dr Pincock. It took me four years to make a decision, I had seen Dr Pincock once but was not ready to do it mentally as I wanted to make sure I was going to make the right decision. It finally came this year where I made myself another consultation to see him as I was dead set serious this time, and I didn't let anything affect my decision as I was very confident mentally knowing that this was going to be the right thing to do. I got to say as well, you should really speak to like a psychologist or psychiatrist just to make sure that your head space is right, I dunno I feel that is important because it helped me over the years prior to do any type of surgery to understanding what happiness is. I could now be actually happy for once, reading a lot of books on positive thinking and audio books has shaped me to actually be happier person, and realizing that maybe I don't need a nose job after all. Just a quick background about me. I was teased as a kid with nose jokes and took things to heart I dunno maybe I was over sensitive but still whenever I was insulted whether it was a joke or not it would remain in my mind for life eventually creating a not so confident image of myself causing me to seriously not be happy with how I looked. I put up with it for years as you get older you learn to tolerate the occasional joke here and there from friends or family and just not take it to heart or at least I try not to and just laugh with them as well. Don't get me wrong it still dwindled in my mind to having the surgery done even though I was much happier in life, In the four years prior to my surgery I made it a mission to find happiness and learn about it and got rid of a lot of the negativity in my life and actually enjoy my life even better than ever. I Still decided I wanted to do it for myself not to make other people happy it didn’t come from an emotional self (hopefully I make sense there) so I knew my head space was in the right frame of mind this time. My point is you should at least exhaust every measure to make sure your making the right decision before undergoing such a surgery. some people who think that getting a nose job will make them happy, but then realize it doesn't and then things get pear shaped, get a lot of advice first someone with experience in that area first before making decisions. I understood like with any other procedure there were risks and not one plastic surgeon is perfect and you’re going to find bad reviews or hear something from someone who did this or that. Dr Pincock did have a situation which was posted in smh which you will find on the internet but i strongly advise you read the full details in the full details not from smh in which you can really hear the sides of the stories of the doctors, there is not hiding from it. In a nutshell, It was about a situation where a patient was given local anesthetic and before any incision was made had some sort of attack while under local anesthetic and then after recovery had further complications called takotsubo syndrome, yeh it sounds scary she went into cardiac arrest requiring CPR resulting in three defibrillation. Obviously not his fault, maybe it was a reaction to the anesthetic injection or something, but the issue was that he still did the surgery 45 mins later when he thought the patient was safe and stable because some expert group then later said that he should not have continued. So that’s that me personally I didn’t let that article affect my decision. I wanted someone who was going to do my nose well and finish it, I am interested to know what the patient thought about it. If it happened to me, I don’t know I guess just finish the nose job and be done with it, maybe you’re not supposed to but I don’t know that’s my thoughts, I wanted to get the job done period. I actually am the anxious type, I suffer from anxiety and palpitations from time to time, I was really nervous I thought I was going to have a panic attack or something leading up to it. Quite normal to be nervous. But im guessing there was more to it. At the end of the day just like any other surgery you got to understand the risks and I did so automatically I was at ease with that. I Strongly believe that these surgeons are not purposely wanting to botch your nose you would think that most Australian surgeons are not out there to botch a nose job. I believed I was in good hands with Dr Pincock. And I actually am proud to say that I feel good about myself. My experience with him was awesome. In the same building where Dr Pincocks office was situated. There is also an Allergy specialist in the same building (talk about convenience) who he refers you over as part of the consultation, he actually sent me over couple times did 2 different tests, which he never charged me. I am not sure if these tests are done if your just purely going in for Rhinoplasty as I was doing both, so his doing his duty as an ENT specialist as well. I notice some kids sometimes are sent to him as well with ENT issues so it’s nice to see that kind of trust people have in this guy. He showed me before and after photos which I did not focus too much on, I have had family members putting their whole life on the morphing of these images which I don't think is the best thing to do. I believe the photos are more of a communication tool between you and the surgeon and if you read up on it most forums will tell you that not to rely on photos. I wasn't after one of those flat looking or pointed upward looking noses which is what I had seen with some people with other surgeons I don't knows maybe that is what they wanted, sure he does amazing sculpted noses for women which I have seen on these forums and in his photos, I just wanted a normal looking nose for a man. I had it done at Easy Sydney Private hospital they were amazing there, just a day surgery. I had doctors come up to me prior outlining to me what was going to happen, Dr Pincock saw me before the surgery at the hospital and after he did the surgery. His assistant is wonderful, she even rang me over the weekend messaged me after the surgery to how I was, she is such a happy camper such a lovely positive attitude. She assists with the post opp stuff. Couldn't be happier.
  6. Hello, I have had a consult for male rhinoplasty with Dr George Marcells in Sydney, Australia. He was very nice and professional when I saw him, and took the time to listen to my concerns and show me how he could fix them. I felt really comfortable in the consultation with him. There are about 10 reviews on RealSelf and 19 on RateMDs. They are all positive for rhinoplasty, however I saw three comments in total about revision rhinoplasty with him which were not so good. Such is to be expected, as you cannot have a surgeon always get the perfect result and I understand that. I wondered if any of you had experience with him? I see some comments online where people call him the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Australia. The only real evidence of this is his large body of experience, and appointments to several posts within surgery societies. He does seem to have a focus on the importance of the structure of the nose - as he is an ENT. I have not been able to find any scandalous reviews about his work, which can be found about practically every other rhino surgeon in Australia. So I am hoping most of his clients just don't leave reviews because they are happy with his work. Has anyone had any experiences with George Marcells or can shed us some knowledge?
  7. after doing alot of research I think im tempted to go to Thailand and get my nose fixed but in two minds about where to go though, ive heard great reviews on Dr. Montien but also Rungkit Tanjapatkul with MediMakover. Has anyone been through Medi Makeover?
  8. Can anyone suggest a very skilled revision rhinoplasty surgeon in Brisbane ? Does anyone have experience with Dr. David Thelie ? He does not seem to have any reviews on the internet, like most other plastic surgeons do. Is it true that to find an excellent revision surgeon, you have to travel to Sydney or Melbourne ?
  9. Hi everyone, I'm off to see my GP to get a referral for my first Rhinoplasty procedure. As you can imagine, I'm feeling very nervous! I've read bits and pieces throughout the forum, and I guess I am trying to gauge who is the more preferred surgeon. I have heard wonderful things about Dr Pham and Dr Imani, so if anyone here could please share their experiences with these two surgeons that would be most appreciated. I intend on going to see both surgeons just to be sure, but as I said, recommendations and photos would be very helpful at this stage.
  10. Hi everyone, I have been consulting with a couple of surgeons to decide who I want to have perform my revision rhinoplasty surgery. I have met with Dr Andrew Greensmith and Dr Sophie Ricketts. Both have excellent reviews, and I know Dr Greensmith has more years of experience, but I am leaning towards Dr Sophie Ricketts as she seemed to be on the same page with me about what the issues are and what needs to happen to fix them. The reviews I have read have been great, however there aren’t many. I would really love to hear from anyone who has had surgery with her. Thanks in advance!
  11. I think the first thing people see on your face is your nose and mine is quite far from perfection. the problem in too bulbous tip, even though my bridge is visually straight, nose appears too huge in relation to my face proportions. is it possible to narrow my nose just by improving the tip? can anyone share rhinoplasty experience?
  12. When is a person too young for a nose job? I have a nephew who had his nose a bit crooked due to an accident a year ago. Adding to that, he is also experiencing some difficulty in breathing. Aside for aesthetic purposes, i think the surgery will be good for his health and well-being too. Due to the purpose of having the rhinoplasty done, is it possible for us to get it covered by insurance? Your answers will be deeply appreciated.
  13. I've been doing some research on rhinoplasties because I'm thinking about getting one and I found this online. If you are an expert, and you have 5 minutes, could you help me out on some doubts I have about my nose? Any comment (really, any!) or advice would be much appreciated and would help me! I've been thinking for a long time about getting a rhinoplasty... On one hand I'm not even sure I want to go through with it because given that my nose is not that bad, it's easier for it to end up looking worse than it is now. And I know it's a fairly complicated operation. I know I don't have a massive nose, and I have to say it doesn't really bother me when I'm not smiling and from the front. The first thing is that I'd like the nose to be a bit closer to my face, so some deprojection. -The fact that I have a small chin doesn't help make my nose look smaller (but I don't mind having a small chin and I do mind my nose).- A part from that I think maybe the tip needs work in two ways: make it a tiny bit smaller (you can see the roundness of it it's a bit big specially when smiling) and turn it up a little bit so it doesn't drop when I smile. I think I don't mind too much that my nostrils get big when I smile. I think you wouldn't even notice they get big if the tip didn't drop and was smaller. What I'm scared about only changing the tip and not the nostrils is that maybe the nostrils would be too visible (even when serious) a bit like a pig, or even worse, very unnatural. I have been reading about facial proportions and supposedly the nose width should be the same as the eye width. This happens when I'm serious, so making it smaller would look to artificial with a relaxed face...? I have also seen photos like this: I think the tip has been reduced but I feel the final result looks very unnatural and even scary (Michael Jackson-like) given the width of the columella(?). I'd really just like to know if there's a lot of chances of making my nose worse if I did go through with it or seems like an easy result to achieve. Thank you, Any comments would be appreciated, I hope to hear from you given this is very important to me, but I understand if I need to book a consultation. Best,
  14. Hi everybody, I am considering having a consult with Dr patrick walsh for Rhinoplasty in Melbourne. Does any one know the cost of the rhinoplasty / nose job?
  15. Whilst this doctor advertises rhinoplasties, he is an ENT. He introduced me to one of his post op clients during my consultation to prove that enlarging a nose instead of refining it creates a better outcome. Well unfortunately it proved the opposite and I would definitely keep your $240 consultation fee and save your money for actual plastic surgeons unless you intend to thicken up and enlarge your nose, not to mention also be ridiculed by the rude reception staff, who freely interject their opinions on what should be done. Easily the strangest consultation I have ever had. I will be consulting with only plastic surgeons from now on!
  16. 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.
  17. I am currently researching Rhinoplasty surgeons and I'd like to find the best in Australia. Most seem to have mostly good reviews and then a few bad ones. I'd like to go to someone who can give me a good result both aesthetically as well as functional. Im considering Dr Shahidi. Has anyone had surgery with Dr Shahidi and can tell me about their results with him?
  18. Hi, I am wanting to get a rhinoplasty done to improve/create nice contours in my nose from the frontal view. (like what celebrities often do such as Delta Goodrem, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, etc) I do NOT want to change my nose from the side-view as it is small, concave and has NO humps/bumps on the dorsal. So what I am looking for is to change my frontal contours of my nose whilst not compromising the overall look/shape of my nose from the side view. I also have THICKER nasal skin for a caucasian, which I know can sometimes be more difficult to operate on. I have heard great things about Dr Shahidi, Dr Mooney and Dr Zacharia. However on Dr Shahidi's website there only seems to be pictures from the side view which is basically irrelevant to me. If there is anyone else who was in a similar situation but went through with rhinoplasty (i.e only wanting to improve the FRONT view of their nose) could you please let me know your experiences and any recommendations for surgeons. I would greatly appreciate it, Thanks!
  19. Hi all , I'm about 7 weeks post rhinoplasty and after week 2 my face broke out in small bumps and the skin texture on my face went crazy - not just nose my entire face . Now my face is super oily and dry in areas and lots of pimples - It's pretty much acne . This has caused a great deal of distress and regret of doing the surgery . My surgeon said his never seen a case like this whereas I consulted another surgeon who said it's common . Did this happen to anyone ? And how did you manage this ? Thanks
  20. Nikeea

    Dr robert boyl

    Hi, I'm looking to have rhinoplasty with dr robert boyl. I am finding it very hard to find photo's and reviews of his surgeries, can anyone help?
  21. Hi all, I'm kind of a newbie and very confused. I was initially looking at seeing Andrew Greensmith for rhinoplasty thanks to the lovely people on this forum who have kindly shared their wonderful experiences. I have heard nothing but good things about him. However, I have also come to the realisation that perhaps I cannot afford him as his prices are quite steep (from what I have heard from his patients that I have spoken to). Therefore, I am now looking at the option of ENT surgeons. Is this a bad avenue to pursue? Has anyone had a cosmetic rhinoplasty procedure done with an ENT surgeon in Melbourne, or does anyone know of any reputable ENT surgeons who have experience in cosmetic rhinoplasty? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Nora xoxo
  22. Hi. Does anyone have any experience with, or heard anything about Dr William Mooney, bondi junction, Sydney?
  23. Hello, I see alot of people asking about Dr William Mooney both here and abroad. I have booked in my surgery with Dr Mooney and the procedure will take place in two weeks. I plan on updating this thread with my experiences and results in an effort to help other people make a more informed decision. Bit of background; I am a male who lives in Sydney. I initially saw Dr William Mooney in 2014 (two years ago!) at his Bondi clinic. Bit of a mission to find as the Westfield is confusing but once inside greeted by friendly staff and a very nice view of the city. Dr Mooney is a lovely man- very friendly, the initial consultation was a few hundred dollars which included a range of breathing tests, a camera up the nostrils and a discussion about what my expectations were. I walked out of the clinic with a USB of the imaging we created together and a quote for the surgery. Two years went by. LOL.-- why? work, life, me thinking it was just a phase i'd get over... Fast forward two years; August 2016. I went in and saw dr mooney and booked the surgery. I decided to do it and not hesitate, wish I booked it in two years ago! So its all confirmed and paid for. Following procedures; - Rhinoplasty -Septoplasty and a few other items to help me breathe better. The outcome of my operation is both medical and cosmetic- I had a childhood injury which wonked my nose a bit, and I find it difficult to breathe there is always one blocked nostril. I had my 'pre-op' appointment today (two weeks until surgery) with one of the nurses. Went over the pre and post-operative pack which includes a range of prescriptions, nasal sprays and vitamins- some of which I have to start taking one week before surgery. The nurse outlined all the Do's and Don'ts leading upto and after the surgery and was given all the instructions on paper so I don't forget. There is also an after hours mobile number that I can call if i have questions or concerns after the surgery. Also saw Dr Mooney who answered any final questions or concerns. My next post will be from the hospital in two weeks! I'm going to St Lukes Care at Potts Point. A nice private hospital and is one of my health funds 'Members First' hospital- so better cover.
  24. QueenofSpades28

    Candidate for surgeries

    Hello, I'm looking to get plastic surgery in Korea sometime in the future and I would like some surgeons to look at the pictures I've provided and tell me what they think could be improved on my face. Their professional opinion would be good to have. As for my opinion, I think that my nose is too far out, it needs to be a bit higher maybe, and I'd like it to be more narrow and defined, like the picture of the nose I provided. For my jaw and chin, I'd like a more V shaped jaw and and my chin not to protrude so much both out and down. It looks like a witch chin to me. Lastly for my eyes, when I was a child I had eyes like the ones in the fifth picture and I'd like mine to be shaped like that since I miss them but I'd like to know if it would look natural with my current (ugly) face. Anyway I'd love some feedback. Thank you.
  25. I have had two surgerys with this surgeon. An initial rhinoplasty which I wasn't happy with and then a revision rhinoplasty that was even worse than the first surgery. Both times I gave him photos of what I'd like my nose to look like. He assured me that he would be able to give me what I wanted but completely missed the mark. I have uploaded photos of the results of the revision rhinoplasty. The results speak for themselves! I have had a large pimple on my nose since he took the cast off. I was told that it would be gone in a week, years later im still dealing with it. It constantly gets inflamed and puss comes out from it. I also have a 1cm by 1cm lump on one side of my nose that is very noticeable. It gets really sore and harder when the weather changes. Since my revision I had emailed his clinic a few times. Every time they would ask me to send photos, I would do so and then I'd get a request to send more photos or never hear from them again. I recently saw him again while I was holidaying in Bangkok to enquire about a second revision rhinoplasty. He did not acknowledge that there was anything wrong with my nose or that there had been any mistakes made by himself. He was more interested in telling me that I had put on allot of weight since he had last saw me, I was shocked when he said that and explained that I had put on weight from being depressed since he ruined my nose. He then told me wanted to widen my nose instead of removing the lump as apparently it looks feminine. I asked him if he would he use rib cartlidge, he told be he planned on using cartlidge from a donar bank. Which I can only assume would come from a deceased person. I was then quoted a ridiculous amount of money for a second revision rhinoplasty. When I told the nurse who quoted me the price that I wasn't happy with the high price she said the only way to bring it down was to have the surgery done under a local anaesthetic instead of general. I can't imagine anything worse than lying there awake while he operated on me. I told her that if I was going to pay again, I might aswell just go to another surgeon as he hadn't been at to get it right the first two times. When I was paying for the first revision his head nurse (shower cap) assured me that he would get it right this time and if he didn't that the next revision would be free. They will say anything to get your money I've realised. While in Bangkok I went to consults at two international Hospitals and with two private surgeons. No one wanted to touch my nose as they said it looked like it may be infected and they did not know what they would find when they opened it up. One surgeon said it might take two separate operations to fix it. Don't fall for the marketing like I did. I had read posts online claiming that he is the "Michael Angelo of the nose". I went in for a Michael Angelo and came out with a Pablo Picasso. It goes to show that going to the most expensive surgeon in Bangkok does not mean they are the best or does it guarantee a good result. Through reading reviews on online forums I have met two other Australians with pretty much the exact same experience as me. I brought this up to him Overall a terrible experience! That I would not wish upon anyone.
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