Hello, Everyone, I had my surgery this morning, 730AM June 17th. I had a large, protruding nose with a dorsal hump and a deviated septum that restricted right nostril breathing. I researched for almost 2 years the best facial plastic surgeon here is Columbus Ohio, talked to previous patients and had several consultations. I didn't care how much it cost, I wanted the best. I ended up opening up... more
I felt it was about time I made my very own contribution to Realself as I have found the help of others so useful! I am booked in with Mr Ion in London next week and I'm beyond excited!! I think since it hit 7 days I've gone a bit crazy with impatience so starting my story now on here seems like something good to fill the time!
I, as with everyone else on here, have spent the best... more
I wish I had a dollar for every time someone asked me if I have ever broken my nose. The answer is no. I usually joke, "the only time I may have broken my nose was in the birth canal." I also wish I had a dollar for every time my nose bleeds. In the winter it is at least 3x/week. I am having my surgery Dec 1 which is a little more than a week away. I'm no stranger to plastic surgery. I had... more
I'm really glad I got the surgery and it was totally worth it. My advice to anyone that's going to have a rhinoplasty is to buy a humidifier before the surgery. You'll have to breathe through your mouth for a few days so your throat will be pretty dry. But other than that there wasn't any pain or major bruising and the recovery was really quick. more
Dr. Bapna performed my septorhinoplasty and turbinate reduction and I could not be any happier with the results. He is not only an artful surgeon, but has an incredible level of compassion for his patients and his work. I've never met a doctor who is more willing to answer any questions or clarify any details during the entire process. Dr. Bapna made me feel like I was an active participant... more
Of all the changes I've desired to make over the years, my desire to slim my nose has been the most consistent, since adolescence. I finally made peace with my desire to make this change and WENT FOR IT. Dr. Sullivan was WONDERFUL--very patient and supportive. I am 7 days post-op but am pleased with the results. I feel the beauty of my various facial features and my individual look can now... more
Dr. McMahan is definitely the best plastic surgeon in Ohio- probably even one of the best in the U.S.! I would trust him to do ANY procedure on me! He made my nose look even better than I had anticipated, and I couldn't be happier! He was very professional and confident about what he needed to do to fix my nose, which really helped me to feel at ease about the surgery, and when someone is... more
I married later in life and made a pact with myself that IF I was unable to have children I would have rhinoplasty. For various reasons I wont go into...I am hear at the door step of a "nose job". I live in Alaska but my Mother lives in Worthington OHIO so I decided to look for a Dr there for the anonymous recovery as opposed to attempting it in my small Alaskan town. I started looking for... more
I had so much anxiety over getting this done but I finally decided to go for it. For a long time I never thought I could go through with something like this but as the years went on my nose looked worse and worse. I'm so glad I did. As you can see in my before picture my nose was very wide and asymmetrical. One side was lower than the other and my profile was very long almost witchy. I only... more
Dr. Mike was recommended to me by a friend who knew I was interested in rhinoplasty. The staff was so helpful and professional from my initial consult thru surgery and post surgery. Dr. Mike is an artist! My nose looks so amazing but not fake! I have since returned to Dr. Mike for Botox and filler. He keeps me looking young and natural. I recommend him to anyone interested in plastic surgery... more
Prior to surgery my nose had a slight hump that I was never very fond of. For years, I had contemplated undergoing plastic surgery but was always hesitant. By no means did I want to end up with a "Michael Jackson" nose in an attempt to fix such a small issue. I eventually decided to begin the search for a reputable plastic surgeon. After much research I decided to schedule a consultation with... more
I was referred to this office by a friend of mine who had a "boob job" by Dr. Heck. I will be meeting with Dr. Wakelin on Feb. 19th and I'm so nervous!!! Have any of you had a nose job done by him? When was it? Are you happy with the results? I am hoping to look natural, but better/improved with minimum to no scarring.
Today, I decided to move my consult up and now will be heading up... more
I have always hated my nose. It is a mixture of my grandpa's and my dad's, whom I both love dearly, but hate the nose they so kindly passed on to me! The tip is just too big for my small face and body. After feeling self conscience about it for years, I finally decided to do something about it! I had my first consultation last month and immediately booked the surgery the same day. I felt great... more
I've always hated my nose and finally have the money and time off to do it. I'm super extited! I'm already had my breast done by this surgen and I totally trust him! That's why when he suggested a chin implant would really improve my profile and give me the look he thinks I'm looking for, I beleive him. But I cannot decide what to do about doing the chin also.
I feel... more
I am exactly 5 weeks out from having just my tip worked on. I wanted it thinned out a bit.
I am very upset and paranoid as I am extremly not happy with my results thus far. The nose looks big still. My doc told me by three months that I will see the final product.
Anyone else in the same boat that has gone thru this and with time it looked better? Also how much swelling do you... more