Revision Rhinoplasty after a botched nose surgery

My nose job surgery was a nightmare, and it isn't over yet. My former doctor somehow managed to make the bridge of my nose disappear, while doing nothing about my nostrils, making my entire face look out of proportion. I've been so devastated by the results that I barely go out anymore. I'm always afraid of being seen in public by someone I know. I know there are doctors that specialize in fixing other doctors' mistakes, but how can I trust anyone now? Besides pay for the most expensive surgeon money can buy, what can I possibly do to influence the outcome?

katevenus

F, 36, Georgia

It is unfortunate.  How long ago did you have the surgery?   Rhinoplasty is a challenging operation.  You may/may not need revision surgery.   It is hard to tell without photographs and a physical examination.  It would probably be helpful for you to see your original surgeon and go over your concerns.   All surgeons want happy patients.  IF you are not comfortable seeing your surgeon, then perhaps you ought to seek out other opinions, but certainly give your original surgeon a chance to help  you.  AFter all, you did research to select them to be your original surgeon. 

Dr. Jonathan Berman has 1 Nose job, Chin implant before & after:

Nose job, Chin implant before image performed by Dr. Jonathan BermanNose job, Chin implant after image performed by Dr. Jonathan Berman

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It would be helpful to have some before and after photos of your nose.  Secondary rhinoplasty procedures may involve redoing the original surgery and may require cartilage grafts from the septum and/ or ears.  It is helpful to choose a surgeon who specializes in nasal surgery and is a member of the Rhinoplasty Society. 

Dr. Robert Walton has 5 Nose job before & afters:

Nose job before image performed by Dr. Robert WaltonNose job after image performed by Dr. Robert WaltonNasal Reconstruction before image performed by Dr. Robert WaltonNasal Reconstruction after image performed by Dr. Robert WaltonNose job before image performed by Dr. Robert WaltonNose job after image performed by Dr. Robert WaltonNose job before image performed by Dr. Robert WaltonNose job after image performed by Dr. Robert Walton

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I'm sorry your having such a difficult time. You can and should definitely see someone to address your concerns. Also always keep in mind that money does not have anything to do with quality when discussing plastic surgery. When you go for a consultation you must feel comfortable and that you are able to trust your surgeon to deliver the result your looking for. Good Luck!