Finally Doing This! - Ann Arbor, MI

I have thought about rhinoplasty for years but I...

I have thought about rhinoplasty for years but I wanted to be okay with myself and not resort to plastic surgery. I have decided I don't want to be "pretty but with a big nose" any longer. My family and friends love me for who I am but strangers like to point out that I have a big nose (as if I don't see it every day when I look in the mirror). They don't realize what their words and actions do to a person. I am super excited about the surgery but also very scared. My surgeon doesn't believe in giving before and after pictures because he doesn't want you to have a mental picture of what it's going to exactly look like. I just have to trust that he is good at what he does. He is board certified and I liked his professionalism and demeanor. I have found this blog to be so helpful. I love reading the stories and seeing the pictures. I can totally relate to how everyone feels.

One month from today!! It's becoming so real. ...

One month from today!! It's becoming so real. I'm nervous and excited!!

I had my surgery on December 4th. It was not as...

I had my surgery on December 4th. It was not as easy as a lot of people have described. I was in major pain on day 2 and 3. My surgery was open rhinoplasty and lasted three hours. I don't have a good frontal view photo yet to post but when I look at myself from the front it's like one continuous blob, no defiition in my nose, very huge. I am worried but I'm trying to be optimistic. I don't know what to think yet.

Well I am on day 12 now and my nose is still very...

Well I am on day 12 now and my nose is still very swollen. From the front it looks huge. I went back to the doctor on Thursday and they are having me tape my nose 24 hours a day for two weeks to see if it helps the swelling go down. I am so freaked out that it's going to stay this way. My profile is getting better all the time so I am happier about that. My nose will never look really small, but it seems to be more pleasing to the eye and hopefully will eliminate the shock factor that people had when they seen my nose. I am taking an extra week off of work since I have to tape my nose every day. This is a difficult process but I am hopeful it will be worth it. It's nice to have this site to communicate with others that are going through the same thing. :-)

Well today is day 12. I am still really worried...

Well today is day 12. I am still really worried about how big my nose looks from the front. I went back to the doctor on Thursday and he is having me tape my nose 24 hours a day for the next two weeks to see if that will help the swelling go down. It's just so scary because I hope it's swollen and not somehow bigger than before surgery. I do think my profile is looking a little better. I will never have a really small nose but it looks like it is more pleasing to the eye and hopefully has lost the "shock factor" of being so big. I am very thankful I found this website because it really helps to talk to others who are going through the same thing. :-)
Dr. Momoh

So far I like my surgeon...time will tell more as to whether I'm happy with the final result or not.

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