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Unhappy Menick patient - where next?

Unhappy Menick patient - where next?

Postby gigi70 » Mon May 15, 2017 10:16 am

It's been around 4 years since Dr Menick revised my nose. It was upturned/short from a primary but had definition on the tip. When Dr Menick took my cast off I cried, and it's got no better since. It was overly lengthened and made very very wide (he put in spreader grafts which I did not want). The tip is very masculine and wide. It's incredibly large for my face, and I hate my photos taken still.

When I take pics, I have to photoshop my nose to define it.

I had a consult with Pastorek, who agreed it was bulbous and not feminine. He said because of the grafting he wouldn't shorten it and just narrow the tip. But I have an ugly tip at the bottom, the columella is very rounded and long now. I liked Pastorek and am considering him, does anyone else know who is great for 2nd revision in NYC? I am not going to be able to do this out of town I do not think.

Any experience with Steven Pearlman?
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Re: Unhappy Menick patient - where next?

Postby chelseablue » Mon May 15, 2017 11:19 am

Hi Gigi...I know you don't want to go out of NYC...but if you could, by any chance, just get down to Maryland, I would go see Dr. Thomas Le. He really makes sure he and the patient are on the same page and he is extremely precise. His operations are generally lenghthy in time because he is a perfectionist. I had my primary rhinoplasty revised, for breathing problems, at a local plastic surgeons office, and I have regretted ir ever since. If I would have traveled an extra hour to Dr. Les' office I think I would have been a lot happier with my revision. Just a thought and best of luck with your journey.
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Re: Unhappy Menick patient - where next?

Postby Tuffluck » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:00 pm

Hi Gigi,

If the problem is it's too large for your face, would Calvert be an option? I know he's done work revising a lot of overgrafted T noses.
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Re: Unhappy Menick patient - where next?

Postby Rhinosucks » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:06 pm

you should see dr le. not far from new york in Ellicott City Maryland. can catch train to BWI and then uber it if you dont want to drive.

I just consulted with him. was considering Menick but after your review and beauty and the beast i think best I dont.

i think Le can help. I saw pics of Dr T and Mencik revisions when I was there and they were incredible results. Very natural.

I need length back and a bridge restored. I need a recreated defined tip, i think dr le is my best bet. His surgery time still scares me, but revision overall terrifies me. I cant get it wrong. I never wanted rhino and to have an over operated dissected nose for rhino I never wanted, expected or planned is maddening. Especially knowing he did so much work that I need major rib nose reconstruction.

Did menick use rib grafts? how long were you swollen?
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Re: Unhappy Menick patient - where next?

Postby gigi70 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:29 am

Hi, Sorry for late reply. No Menick used my septum for grafting. My nose is incredibly wide, masculine and has a blob like appearance from the front. The columella is hanging now (it never did with natural nose or primary nose) and overall it's very unattractive. I did meet with Le before Menick and I felt his noses were too wide and not pretty -- then I ended up with a horrible wide nose from Menick! I also didn't like the idea of a 9 hour surgery.
The maddening thing is, I never had a wide nose in the past. It was actually fairly narrow. I feel like I am wearing Grouch Marx glasses with a fake nose.

Is Beauty & the Beast still on here?
I don't think I can do an out of state operation. I'm a single mother with two children and it would be too hard for me to go away to do this and I will have nobody to watch the kids that long. I really need to find a surgeon in NY but is there really nobody?
pastorek seemed to think he could slim down the tip - but wouldn't fix the columella issue because he wouldn't touch the grafted areas he said at first consult. I would get maybe a more defined nose from him but would have to live with the weird rounded bottom of nose - unless that just might look better with a more defined tip. I really don't know.
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