Question: I had a nose job about 2 ½ years ago. The end result, in my opinion, is that I got more than I asked for – and not in a good way. Essentially, I wanted a noticeable bump at the bridge of my nose removed, but I feel like I really got someone else’s nose. Classmates who haven’t seen me in a few years have a very hard time recognizing me. I’m considering revision rhinoplasty. Can you explain your consultation process and how you avoid these kinds of situations because I want to make sure I don’t go through the same thing again.
Answer: You should have never had this type of drastic change without having “seen” yourself with the new nose prior to the rhinoplasty. This is the role of digital computer imaging. After I review your history and examine you, I take picture and show you on a 55” LCD screen what your nose could potentially look like after a rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty. This way your input becomes significant and you and I will be on the same page and have the same road map and goals so there should be no big surprises after your revision rhinoplasty when the nose cast is removed.