Dr. Nassif: Nadia is a primary rhinoplasty complaining of nasal obstruction and also of a very big bulbous tip. So she saw me and came in looking for a softer nasal appearance from the front with a smaller tip, and also a better softer profile.
Nadia: The procedure that I’m having is septo-rhinoplasty and bulbous rhinoplasty. They’re going to internally repair my deviated septum so that I can breathe better and then also make it look pretty on the outside. Actually when I came into my consultation with Dr. Nassif he sat me down and he explained everything as far as what to expect and what not to expect. He has a lot of confidence and that helped in my selection of my doctor.
Dr. Nassif: The biggest thing that’s going to be difficult with your nose is you have very thick skin and also your cartilage is very asymmetric. I mean when I look at your tip one side is completely different than the other. My goal is to try and take your cartilage and make it as symmetric as possible.
Nadia: I’m pretty confident but I just think that it will help improve my confidence.
Dr. Nassif: Alright well let’s get ready to go.
Nadia: I’ve always wanted to have it done. I just feel like my nose doesn’t fit my face. I don’t necessarily want him to give me a new nose I just want to improve the nose that I already have. I am about to go into surgery but I’m not nervous I know I’m in good hands so I haven’t been nervous at all.
Dr. Nassif: For Nadia’s surgery we performed an open setpo-rhinoplasty. I harvested cartilage from her septum and removed the deviated bone and cartilage. I did a turbinoplasty where I’m cauterizing and fractioning the nasal turbets to give Nadia more air. This was followed by an open rhinoplasty where I removed a lot of soft tissue over her nasal tip. I also reconstructed her tip to try to make it as symmetric as possible. After I placed all my grafts in the nasal tip we ran out of cartilage and this is what I told her that we may need ear cartilage. As a matter of fact I ended up using both ears to reconstruct Nadia’s nose. So after I was finished doing the tip work we injected 1.8 ccs of diced cartilage along her whole dorsum and we’re going to see how that looks from there. We’ve just finished her rhinoplasty and it went extremely extremely well. So I think Nadia’s going to be extremely happy and I’m very happy with her result.
Nadia: Now that I’m seven months away from my surgery and can see the results a lot clearer I am a lot more confident. I carry myself with a lot higher self-esteem now; I can feel it in my interactions with people and my daily activities. And just looking at myself in the mirror I feel a lot more confident and I love taking photos. It’s a very noticeable difference but since he did such a natural job most people do not notice at all. I wanted something that was natural that would look good with my face so Dr. Nassif did a perfect job with that.
Dr. Nassif: Hi Nadia.
Dr. Nassif: Nadia’s breathing is better her septum looks nice and straight; and that was the majority of the problem was that deviated septum. She still has some swelling and she has small irregularities and asymmetries of her nasal tip which is absolutely to be expected especially with that thick thick skin.
That’s a perfect profile. And the breathing is good I like to hear that.
Nadia: Yeah the breathing is great.
Dr. Nassif: With me putting in spreader grafts to widen slightly the middle part of the nose, it also really added to the increased air that is flowing in her nose. So she’s very happy and she’s breathing a lot better.
Nadia: Dr. Nassif made me very comfortable from day number one. He’s very sensitive towards you and your feelings and he makes sure he takes the time to make sure you understand the good sides and bad sides. It was really important to me when I met Dr. Nassif how he presented himself and how his staff was very respectful towards the patients was the main reason why I decided to come to Dr. Nassif. I’m looking forward to the future months and the swelling going down and seeing the results. My nose has always been something that has made me self-conscious about myself and now I’m not as self-conscious as I used to be. I’m just really happy with the results.