Hi Dr. Naderi,
I had my first rhinoplasty overseas three years ago in order to get rid of a hump that had been bothering me for years. Eventually, it turned out that the hump was gone but the nose was looking very wide and irregular, still bad but in a different way. I went back to the same doctor and he explained that the problem was in the way my body responded and the healing. He did a second surgery but the improvement was minimal and I still hated the look of my nose. Just recently, I started seeing plastic surgeongs in the DC area, desperate to fix my nose once and for all. I just got my third surgery two weeks ago by a reputable Bethesda doctor. I know it’s too soon to conclude on the outcome but I’m already seeing the old problems that I’ve been trying to fix for years. I’m totally freaked out as you can imagine. Please, let me know what I should do. Should I do something now before it heals incorrectly again or wait?
Sorry to see you are having so many problems with your nose. Unfortunately, while irregular healing does contribute to unhappy Rhinoplasty patients, often poor surgical diagnosis and improper surgical techniques cause patients to end up with multiple surgeries until the proper diagnosis and proper surgery is done once and for all.
For now, don’t panic! You are only 2 weeks out. Don’t judge a dish until its fully cooked! But discuss this with your surgeon. Unfortunately many very well known plastic surgeons who may be good at lots of various other plastic surgery procedures, are often not as skilled in Rhinoplasty ot Revision Rhinoplasty. Hopefully this is not the case with you and your surgeon. Let things heal and then take a look. Once you are further along, I would be happy to see you and give you my opinion if you like since I have an office in Chevy Chase as well.