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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. I need to have a septoplasty and also get my tonsils removed. My GP who has seen me seen I was born some 30+ years ago recommended Professor Alan Cheng. He is based out of Strathfield but also works at the Children's Hospital in Westmead NSW and is the head of department at Canterbury Hospital. I met with Dr Cheng who had a great manner, didn't speak to me condescendingly, and took his time to explain the process of the septoplasty to me. I have a bump on my nose and it is slightly crooked and have always wanted to correct it, but two plastic surgeons I saw in the past didn't sit right with me so I didn't go ahead. I am Middle-Eastern and I wanted something that still reflected my ethnicity somewhat. Dr Cheng says he can cosmetically enhance the nose, but in a modest, subtle manner - which is basically what I want - just a slight shaving down of the bump (even though as he explained, that's not how he does it). It will involve getting rid of the crookedness and bump, which will make the nose slightly narrower too. My issue is that I can't find any reviews on cosmetic work he has done, because he's not actually a plastic surgeon. But he has 20+ years experience as an ENT. He did my father's septoplasty and Dad was happy, but there was no cosmetic work done there. And there are a couple of reviews online from mums with kids who have loved his work. He also doesn't have a website, and even in clinic, doesn't have pictures. He says it's not how he operates, and how do I know that other surgeons are really showing me their work, or not showing me the bad photos. I am torn. I asked my GP again today and he said he would trust him with his own nose - medically and cosmetically. Does anyone know anything about this Doctor's work outside the typical ENT stuff? Would you go with an ENT or a cosmetic surgeon?
  5. Hi Everyone, I am trying to decided which Dr will be best suited for Septo/Rhinoplasty between Dr Robert Thomas or Perry Burstin? They both look like wonderful amazing ENT specialists whom i would be lucky to see either of them. i just would be super grateful to hear from anyone who had surgery from either one or had any similar experiences, i have a deviated septum and would love to remove the bump on my nose make it a little smaller and cuter Thanks so much for any help. M x
  6. hey! im having a septo/rhino in a months time, just wondering what kind of things i can do to prepare myself to have as fast recovery as possible as im going back to work 2 weeks later? ive heard arnica is good post op but will it help taking it before? also vitamin c? thanks!
  7. Hi! I had septoplasty in 2012 and had a revision this year. My nose is still crooked and points to the left but the whole left side of my face sits higher. I don't think the bone is crooked, but the left nostril sits higher, making it look crooked. Could I get injections in the left side to "relax" my face? I would also like to get the top lip done as it's lost a lot of it's fullness. Can you recommend anyone in Melb that won't cost an arm and a leg? Also wondering if I can get steroid injections in the left side of my nose as there seems to be quite a bit of scar tissue... Does anyone know if Greensmith does all this? Thanks
  8. I have my septoplasty/rhinoplasty and BA coming up next week. There's lots of info out there about the BA, but I'm wondering whether I've thought of everything for the rhinoplasty. I have cotton tips and nasal spray (Otrivin) for gentle cleaning. Makeup wipes for removing oil from my face. Panadol and laxatives. Is there any essentials I need to think of or advice anyone can think of?
  9. Hey everyone! I'm day 2 post op after my rhino & septoplasty and I just wanted to detail how it went for those who may be wondering. What Dr Richardson my PS did: * straightened the septum which was deviating to the left, blocking off my left nostril * reduced the hump * lifted the droopy tip * did some reconstruction of cartridge in the right nostril so they are both the same I was under for around 3 hours (the nose part took about 2 hours and the other hour was when I had my breast enlargement). I woke up pain free and have remained pain free. There is literally no pain around my nose or face at all! I had packing in my nose which the nurse took out yesterday - about 12 hours after surgery. I've still got my splint bandaged in place and that comes off on Tuesday (5 days post surgery). I've been taping a bit of tissue under my nose to catch any little bits of blood that come out which has been getting less and less. So far all I can really see under the bandage is the tip but I am so happy with it! It turns up and looks so pretty! I took this photo today after I removed the bit of tissue underneath to show how the tip looks. 😄👃🏼
  10. Hey everyone! I'm just wondering whether you could eat solid foods the immediate days post op? Wondering whether I should have some easy to eat foods in my fridge for when I'm recovering.
  11. I've had a bad nose (appearance and breathing wise) my whole life. I've had a terbinectomy (I don't even know how to spell it haha) and a septoplasty by a local ENT. In late 2013 I saw Dr Andrew Greensmith who made me very excited, but also took away any hope I had of having my nose fixed by quoting me a house deposit basically. In 2014 I saw Dr Flood who said my nose was too complex for him to fix as I have a deviated septum and I already have scar tissue from past operations. Next week I am seeing Dr Tony Holmes, and I'm wondering if anyone has any reviews/stories/opinions or anything on him? My nose apparently is quite hard to fix and I'm really worried I'm going to get quoted another ginormous figure that I'll never be able to afford
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