San Antonio, Texas
Septo-Rhinoplasty Patient Review
I made the decision to have a Septorhinoplasty because when I was growing up I was never quite happy with the appearance of my nose. I approached Dr. Lamperti because after working for him I was confident that as a provider he would be the perfect fit. There is a finesse and elegance to Dr. Lamperti's approach to surgery that assured me that the cosmetic result of my own surgery would be something I would be very pleased with.
After discussion in the clinic, Dr. Lamperti thoroughly laid out his plan for my surgery and was realistic about his expectations and what I as the patient should expect. My nose to describe it was thick at the bridge, a little crooked with a downward slope and I had bulbous (round boxy) tip. Additionally the nostrils collapsed when I breathed in.
I had a complex surgery that involved a lot of work. The approach was an open one which involved rasping and fracturing the bridge of the nose to reset and narrow it. He also was able to correct the slope improving my projection. The most significant change was the tip where he managed to give the "family nose" I wanted with a nice narrow masculine profile. He was able to provide support to the rims of the nostril and they no longer collapsed.
After the surgery I had a nasal cast and some interior packing in the nose. With this surgery I did have some bruising as a result of the fracturing of the nasal bones. The pain was very manageable and after a couple of days I really needed no additional pain medication. After two weeks I had a follow up appointment and the cast was removed and the nasal packing came out. Even with the swelling I could see already the amazing improvement in the physical appearance of my nose. As a result of the surgery I had a new found confidence and even made a life change, lost 40 pounds and now maintain a very active lifestyle. My nose over the continuation of the 12 months that it continued to "settle in" only improved and I was very satisfied with my results. The best anecdote I can probably share is that after the surgery and some time had passed I went to visit my family and the changes where so remarkable yet so subtle that not even my parents could put a finger on what was so different about me. I eventually had to point it out.