My word… it is true. I had a nose job a year ago, and it was ‘botched.’
I cannot believe this happened to me. As you all know, I have been sharing
my stories for almost two years now. However, this is one story I have been
reticent to disclose.
In fact, since I learned I would need to undergo a total septoplasty
revision surgery, I have not been able to write any articles. It has been that
upsetting for me.
Before the First Surgery
I realized I could not breathe properly through my nose for quite some time.
This posed a fairly significant problem for me, as it would for any person. About
a year ago, I was advised by a physician that elective septoplasty surgery
would enable me to breathe properly through my nose.
Yes, it was that important for me to achieve unencumbered, optimal oxygen
intake through my nose. Seriously.
To this day, I yearn to breathe properly through my nose.
To be clear, this was not a cosmetic surgical procedure. The surgeon
informed me the shape of my nose would not be altered; it would remain the
However, the surgeon told me that after the surgery, ‘I would have a regal
nose’. Upon reflection, and when I look at my reflection in the mirror, I have
no idea what that statement meant. And what I wound up with, certainly is not
And if you were wondering, the surgeon was highly recommended by another doctor.
My Botched Surgery
I will not share the ‘nitty-gritty’ details of the first surgery. Although, the
post-operative pain was excruciating.
Moreover, after the surgery, I never breathed properly through my
Despite repeated calls and office visits to the surgeon, I was told
‘everything was fine’.
I even told the surgeon that ‘I thought there was something inside my nose
that was obstructing my breathing’. The surgeon continued to assure me that ‘everything
The Truth Revealed
Two months ago, I was examined and subsequently treated by a different
physician, who not only diagnosed me as suffering from a chronic staph
infection in my nose, but also observed something that was ‘growing out of the
surgical sutures’ in my nose. This physician confirmed something was
obstructing my breathing.
Clearly, everything was not fine.
In three weeks I will undergo revision surgery and am hopeful my breathing
will be restored. In addition, corrective cosmetic surgery will ‘clean up’ the
shape of my nose, which was negatively affected from the first surgery.
My goal is to chronicle my experience through my blog. I am absolutely,
unequivocally dreading this surgery. The first surgery was simply too painful
and traumatic. The thought of undergoing this procedure is overwhelming.
However, I want to share my botched surgery experience for other people to
It is my hope that by chronicling this second surgery, I will find some
6 thoughts on “Oh No! Botched Nose Job!”
I hope you achieve success when you undergo the corrective surgery. Breathing is important and I look forward, always, to your blog. Send pictures after you heal. I think you have a few weeks to go before this starts all over again. 🤦♀️ 🍷🍷🍷
Thanks. This should not be happening.
Gay I am so sorry you are going through this. I am glad you were persistent and found another doctor because staph is no joke. Miss you!
Thanks Chris! What a mess
Oh my goodness! I had my deviated septum fixed in 12th grade and it was awful (although truth be told, it really is quite nice to be able to breathe through my nose). I am so sorry that the first surgery went so wrong and that you now have to do it all over again. You got through it once and you will do it again!! And by the spring, you’ll be breathing through your nose and smelling those lovely flowers!! Wishing you an easy and completely successful procedure followed by a complete and painless recovery! ❤️
Thanks Shari!! Hope you are well!!