Surgery tomorrow!

Hi everyone! I'm a 20 year old girl from Australia...

Hi everyone! I'm a 20 year old girl from Australia and am scheduled to have rhinoplasty and septoplasty at the end of Feb 2013. I remember always hating my nose, in particular around the age of 11 or 12 when it started going from a cute little nose to my good 'ol family nose! Why does that happen?! Haha. I'm unable to load photos just yet as I'm away on holiday but I'll try and do this as soon as I can. I don't have a problem with my nose from the front. It's my profile that I have a problem with as I have a large hump on it and it goes out too far from my face.

I met with my surgeon about a month ago and prior to meeting with him I was so nervous (even just about the consultation!) but he really knew his stuff and his before and afters were great; very natural. He only does facial plastic surgery, is an ENT surgeon and does a lot of revision surgeries for other surgeons. I basically knew straight after the consultation that this was something I was going to do and he was the right man for the job. I've always had trouble breathing through my nose so I told the surgeon about that and he confirmed that I have a deviated septum. He also kept asking if I was sure whether or not I've had trauma to my nose before as well! I guess it looks pretty bad up there as I've never broken my nose or anything like that before! First I told him what I disliked about my nose and he said that he agreed with me and would bring the nose in closer to my face, remove the hump and straighten my septum.

My mum also underwent a rhinoplasty and septoplasty over 10 years ago so she's been very helpful to talk to and very understanding about it all. I never thought I would have plastic surgery or seriously consider it and I tried hard to accept my nose but it's always in my subconsious. I avoid having photos taken from my left side as my nose looks bad from that angle and I hate when people look at me from my profile! I thought as I have the money at the moment to eliminate the problem, I may as well do it so I can forget about something as silly as a nose all the time and be comfortable in my own skin.

As the date draws closer I'm becoming extremely nervous; not really about the surgery (I've been under general anaesthetic twice before and I trust my surgeon) but about peoples reactions! I haven't told any of my friends yet; the only people that know are my mum, dad and my sister. I don't like being the centre of attention and couldn't bear it if everyone noticed and started talking about it! I live in a fairly small city where there's about two degrees of separation and news spreads like wildfire. I've heard that if you change your hair after the operation people will assume that that is what's different about you and are less likely to notice the nose so I'm going to dye my hair darker and get a fringe. I know I'm doing this for myself but I'm losing sleep over this! I don't mind about my closest friends knowing if they notice but it's my outer circle of friends who I would prefer not to know a thing. I've been away for about 3 weeks in New Zealand visiting family and I go away for work when I get back for another month so I'm hoping people will forget what my nose looked like before hand! Haha wishful thinking.

I know it will be hard for you to give a proper opinion on whether you think people will notice my nose as I can't put photos up yet but I'm wondering about your experiences. Were any of you stressed about people noticing your new nose? Did people notice? If so, who did? What did you say to those who noticed? Am I being a stress head over nothing?

Thank you all so much :)
xx

Hi again! So I had a bit of a freak out this...

Hi again!

So I had a bit of a freak out this morning again! It's so frustrating, after my consult with the PS I felt really good about getting rhino and now that I've had so much time to analyse the situation I'm driving myself slightly nuts!! I opened the morning paper today and the first page I flicked to was an article about cosmetic surgery and it kept talking about nose jobs in a negative light. I started to feel quite guilty about my surgery and second guess my decision and why I'm doing it.

I started talking to my sister and mum about it and decided to post pone it and then 10 minutes after that decided to go through with it again! My mind was in a total shambels. So I had a few sprays of rescue remedy (!!) when I got home and now I feel much better about my surgery-- see what I mean? All over the place, up and down like a yoyo! Did many of you feel like this?

Anyway enough of the freak out stuff. I've uploaded two pictures of my nose at the moment from a profile angle and a morphed image of what I would like my nose to look like after surgery. Please tell me what you think :)

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So it's finally the night before my surgery! I've...

So it's finally the night before my surgery! I've finally started to feel good about my decision and not as nervous as I was before. To be honest, this whole thing feels so surreal. I guess it won't really hit me until I'm driving to the hospital tomorrow or maybe until I'm at the hospital! Who knows! I just hope everything goes well and I'll never be self conscious about my nose ever again.

I've been following some reviews on here and you all have had such beautiful results. I'd be thrilled if mine turned out as well them! Anyway I'll keep it short and sweet, wish me luck!!

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I found the PS over the internet and they had great reviews.

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