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~ 1.5 month update - Austin, TX
- posted 6 months ago
- updated 5 months ago
- Not Sure
- Cost: $8,000
- Austin, TX
I really want this procedure, but now im going...
- 2 Dec 2012
- 11 days pre
I really want this procedure, but now im going back and forth whether it will be worth it. I keep looking at my nose and other people's noses, wondering if mine's so bad afterall. Ive been looking at before and after trying to find my similar nose. Some after photos i like, some i dont, and some i cant tell. I want there to be a change, but now im scared the change will be so insignificant. I kind of already feel guilty for such a self-absorbed procedure. I really hope its worth it. I really debate cancelling it, and just losing my deposit.
I paid the hospital portion of my surgery...
- 6 Dec 2012
- 8 days pre
>>In the dream, they couldn't quite keep me down. There was a lot of crying before the dreamt surgery, where the doctor abruptly gave me the IV. I dreamt that my teeth and nails were being pulled - it was pretty much a nightmare. And then after the dreamt surgery, I was told that there was a complication of "elfing" due to the high amount of "parmin" in my nose- which meant I had to do a followup surgery to complete the nose job. As I'm being told this information, I'm spitting out teeth, which are falling out.
Oh! and I'm posting before pics...which have...
- 6 Dec 2012
- 8 days pre
Hospital bill... Check. Surgeon bill... Check....
- 10 Dec 2012
- 4 days pre
Day 7 since surgery (cast off): I should be...
- 21 Dec 2012
- 7 days post
I should be asleep, but I'm not because I'm nervous about my trip to Houston for the holidays. I just got my split removed, and I hope the nose blob that I see beforeme is attributed to swelling. The packing, split removal didn't hurt at all! I'm still stinging from the suture removal so it hurts to stretch my nose (which I surprisingly want to do a lot of). What I see staring back at me is this alien nose. I also still have dark bruising that my concealer can't quite cover up. So with all that, I'm so nervous about seeing the family. Only my brother knows, and I think it will really bother my mother. So I'm dreading it because I know how my mom can get; She won't bare to look at me (when I got a nose piercing years ago, she pretty much ignored me and sighed heavily). I KNOW the swelling will eventually go down- but I fear my mom will see: the suture outline, the slight bump on the bridge, and weird nostrils- and think I've botched my face. I have to keep reminding myself that it will take a year for the final result, or I'd resort to that negative thinking. I'm so worried I messed up my nose- I'm freaked out about the new bump and my uneven nostrils. I feel I may have traded one set of nose imperfections (round tip, undefined front bridge) for a new set (I at least had even nostrils and a straight profile bridge beforehand). *breathe*
I'm attaching some new pics of me in my split and after. You'll see I still have bruising. The worse part of recovery has been the sleeping. With the packing in my nose, I couldn't breathe at all. A humidifier helped somewhat, but I always woke up during the night off and on; and I would have a sore, dry throat. It was really miserable. With the split removed, I can now breathe which has made a world of difference on my mood. I still have to be careful washing my face (I use cleansing and exfoliating wipes) or I'll trigger pain.
This post has generally been a downer, and I apologize. But I've read a considerable number of these reviews, and I anticipate it will be a rollercoaster ride.
My quick and dirty recap of the last two weeks:...
- 6 Jan 2013
- 23 days post
My last post was rather dreary. But nothing but positive for this one! Family was totally accepting of the surgery, which made recovery that much better. I honestly could have gone back to work when the cast was off, but was more than happy to take extra days for the holidays.
Can you believe I still have bruising? At least they are really small and faint, and concealer does a good job of covering them up.
I had a followup two days ago, and the doctor gave me a steroid shot in my nose. The tip was rather hard and inflexible, and I have a slight bump on my bridge. Did the shot make a difference? Nose changes are so freaking subtle so it's hard to tell the degree of change. But I believe it made an improvement by comparing the loads of daily pictures I take of myself :)
I'm excited to see how my nose will change in the coming months. I don't hate it (and coming from a 'more glass empty' kind of person, that is saying a lot).
I actually made a video update for those that want to see the progress in action. I've also attached some pics.
Day of cast where I'm really swollen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PihN_FltVQ
3 week update: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBGyIsb7IUU
I no longer think about my nose every day... now...
- 26 Jan 2013
- 1 month post
I went for a followup yesterday and was given another steroid shot on the right side of my nose - luckily it didn't hurt as much as the nose tip shot last time. As well, the doctor's med spa gave me laser treatment for the bruises that are still persisting (I'm a notorious bruiser). I liked the laser so much, I'm going back for some more next month to see if it will treat the crop of sun spots that have creeped their way onto the surface.
On the nose progress: Nose is definitely improving! I've included another side by side... I can't believe it's only been 1.5 months since my surgery- for some reason it feels so long ago. I really like how it looks now, compared to before surgery... but I'm still withholding my final judgement. I'm waiting to see if my nostrils will even out and my side profile will get smoother. If those two things happen in the next year, I'll definitely say this surgery is worth it.
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