Hi. After years of being unhappy with my nose, i...
For as long as i can remember i have been picked on because of the shape and size of my nose, this has really affected my confidence, i walk around with my head down and avoid eye contact with ppl and hate going out on my own
I thought that as i got older it would get easier and i would just accept my nose, but sadly peoples comments have just got worse and i really dont understand why people have to tell me! I know , i have lived with it all my life.
So this spring i decided i had to do it, as i didnt want to live the rest of my life being so unhappy.
I went to 3 clinics and decided to go with the hospital group . The DR said my nose is really wide and boxy but dont have any bumps on my bridge, so i will just need open tip rhinoplasty.
Im a bit worried as he said my skin is thick and oliy, and i know its hard to work on this skin.
I know the next 2 mths r going to go so slow , but reading other ppls stories is really helpful.
I dont want a tiny perfect nose, i just want to look normal, so i can go out and hold my head up and not have ppl laughing at me or saying things.
Will write some more nearer the time.
7 weeks to go
Just a quick post to say its 7 weeks until my op.
The hospital group rang me last week they said that i need to go to my doctors and have my blood pressure taken and i need to have my bloods done as i have a underactive thyriod, so they want a recent result.
Thats all thats really happening at the moment, im still really nervous, keep thinking if im doing the right thing! What if i look even worse.
Keep looking at everyones before & after pics , and they look amazing. Just wish i could see someone who has only had open tip.
Well thats it from me for now. X
5days to go!
Its my last day in work tomorrow then im off for 3 wks, can not wait for the break, but if im honest im feeling really scared about friday, ive hated my nose for sooo long .
All im hoping for is a normal nose, where i can go out on my own and not worry about any one making a nasty or having people stare.
I keep telling myself that im not going to see a difference right away, as its going to be really swollen, and it will probably look worse before it looks better.
Well thats it for now, going to spend this week getting my bag ready, the kids r on the 6 week holidays, so they will keep me busy& take my mind off from thinking about it, & im going to try and stay calm and not panic!!
Going to post one more pic of my horrid nose
Im feeling ok at the moment, i did get upset this afternoon, when i had to take my children to my mums house for the wkend, im going to miss them!
I have to be at the clinic for 11am tomorrow, and im travelling from wales to birmingham, so im going to leave at 8 just to be safe, & i will be spending 1 nite there.
Hopefully i will get some sleep tonight!
today I was still the same and was starting to shake, so a nurse came and took my packing out of my nostrills, and it was like instant relief, I couldnt believe how much better I felt from having the removed.
the surgeon came to see me and said that he had to shave a tiny bit of my bone as the was a slight bump on my bridge whrn hr opened me up.
He took a picture of my new nose and showed it to me, it looked a lot thinner but it was hard to tell if I loved it yet, I will have to wait for that.
my journey home was comfortable, had the best strawberry milkshake from McDonalds ,was just what I needed.
im home now resting wstching Netflix!
they have give me co codamol to take & they are making me be sick so im taking normal paracetamol at the moment.
it doesnt hurt too much its just s bit uncomfortable.
Ive took some pics, my skin is terrible tho, really spotty & oily .
my nose is really itchy now and I think I have little sores inside my nose, that are really annoying.
Im feeling ok, just tired and fedup.
I went shopping today for the first time, had some funny looks lol.
I will keep you posted on monday, thanku for all the lovely comments.
I really thought it was going to hurt, but it was fine. It took a while to get the stitches out, but they came out after about 15mins.
im still a bit shocked at how it looks, its such a difference.
Im hoping there is still some swelling, as it still looks large. I think its going
To take a while to get use to it.
day 3 after cast removed
it was a really big shock when the nurse removed my cast and showed me in the mirror, if im honest I didnt like it. It was thr strangest thing to look in the mirror and see something different on your face.
But after going home and washing my hair and giving my face a good clean and a little bit of makeup, I felt alot better.
I have to go back and see the nurse again on tuesday as I notice yesterday that I still have a tiny stitch left inside my nose.
my tip is still really sore if I touch it, here are some more pics.
17 days post op
I went back to work on saturday, my friends who I had told, noticed a big difference, and the people who I didnt tell, I dont think they noticed.
its weird that I have forgotten what my old nose was like until I look at old pics.
My nose is still a bit tender, and numb in some places, ive got a tiny stitch left in, which is going to be removed tomorrow.
Overall im really happy and glad that I did this.
Im really happy that I choose dr.alberto di giuseppe. Im really pleased with how my nose is looking, and my confidence is growing. dr.Giuseppe was really friendly and professional, and all of his team always made me feel welcome. im so happy that I choose to do this, I only wish I had done it years ago.