Cast Off!

So I have decided to join in on the conversations...

So I have decided to join in on the conversations regarding nose surgery. I am going for my second consultation with a different doctor on the 17th of January. I like most of all of you on here have gone back and forth with getting my nose done. It is something I think about on a daily basis at least once a day how much I hate my nose. I am now 31 years old with two young boys and a fiancé. I often think why am I doing this I have a beautiful family and a loving fiancé who doesn't my nose. Then I have my family members and friends telling me your nose is you, it fits your face. I disagree.

Something came over me in the past month and also this website has helped me a great deal in just saying I want to do it and I am ready. I cant keep listening to what people tell me and go with my own feelings. I will post picture soon! Hopefully I will be back in a couple months with a nsoe I will love and not have to think about daily! We will see how the consultation goes.....

Off to my consult! You would think I was heading...

Off to my consult! You would think I was heading in for surgery, I am nervous!

Today was my consult and I really liked the doctor...

Today was my consult and I really liked the doctor. We went over the plans for my nose and I booked it finally after years of going back and forth!

Ok so today I am starting to feel nervous again! I...

Ok so today I am starting to feel nervous again! I cant believe the waves of emotions I am going through! At times I am so excited and then I will get these waves of anxiety and fright just thinking about the surgery and it is a month away, is this all normal feelings?

So I know it is advised not to tell people you are...

So I know it is advised not to tell people you are getting surgery just because you always dont want to hear their feedback. Today I made the mistake of telling someone and they said the same thing my family says, why are you doing that? It is a uniquiness that you have and it is beautiful. Why do people say that? Then I start to panic, am i destroying my face and fising something that "isnt broke"? Of course then there are days when I cant wait for the surgery!

Ok so Friday is so close! I am at work and cant...

Ok so Friday is so close! I am at work and cant stop thinking about my surgery and going on this website lol! I have thought about getting my nose done for so long and cant believe it is finally here and it is more real than ever!

So I am at about day 5, surgery went well but...

So I am at about day 5, surgery went well but recovery not so easy! I get me cast off on Thursday and the packing removed from my nose, which to me has been the hardest part of recovery. I cant stand not being able to breathe well, smell or taste anything! But hoping it is all worth it in the end!!!! I updated a couple pictures. My cheeks are like chipmunk cheeks right now!

So yesterday I got my cast off and finally the...

So yesterday I got my cast off and finally the packing out of my nose! It felt soooo good to be able to breathe again. I am still swollen and just cleaned my house like a crazy lady so I think it bothered my swelling. I posted a couple pictures and there a couple things I am freaked out about. I was trying to clean up around my nose last night and I thought I had a booger sorry cant think of a better word to use lol, and it is literally like cartilage inside my nose that I think is going to need to be cut off or something because it is hanging there. Very bizarre. I go back in one month and will show it to him, hopefully it is something he can fix in the office. Hopefully in a couple days I will look more normal (less bruising, etc.)
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I scheduled a surgery with the same Dr. Could you let me know more aout your experience please?
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Hey! How is everything going?
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I didn't disrespect your comment I said i would not to listen to it if i were her as I disagree. Disagreeing with something is not disrepect nor does it mean that i think you're trying to be deliberately vindictive. Just as you are entitled to your opinion so am I.
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Yes, What she said! ;)
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i think its a bit unfair to disrespect my comments as i havnt disrespected anybody elses on what looks best.im not on this site to be deliberately vinditctive im a grown man.im not saying her new nose looks bad far from it, im saying her old nose i prefered. there might be other people that like her old nose but might of refrained from commeting not as not to hurt her feelings.if you look the lolo35 is not sure herself she got a loving husband so her fiance obviously found her attractive before surgery.its rare to see a really bad nose on a girl.Maybe there others that might take my comments onboard and save themselves from having this risky unpredictive surgery If i thought her old nose was realy bad i would of been open and honest and said so.
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I agree with newyearnewnoe suze. I love your nose now! I know it's going to look better and better too! That comment from gd123 is totally irrelevant! Especially if you love your new nose too! :)
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I would not listen to the comment below btw. I think it's a huuuuge improvement you are going to look absolutely gorgeous once the swelling goes down. There is always one random who has a comment like that. I had it and I am absolutely stoked with my nose. Can't wait tosee the progress :)
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Thank you :) the pictures aren't great pictures of me it looks better in person. I am not photogenic at all. Your nose looks awesome btw!
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personally i like your old nose it gave you character and was proportional to your character
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Nice results! They look fantastic! Do you like the way it looks?
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Yes! I just need to get use to my new face and watch the swelling go down!
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Wow it looks so good! Congrats! :)
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Hi, I am also 5 days post-op. I cant imagine having packing in my nose the whole time. How do you feel other than the packing? How was your pain and bleeding these past 5 days?? I was so pleasantly surprised of how great I feel! My surgeon Dr. Oakley Smith in Toronto, Canada must have magic hands because I had very very little bruising, no bleeding and zero pain. Its what they do to you during surgery and how they do it that will determine how bad you are after surgery. I also had breast augmentation the same day (might as well make the most of these two weeks off! My hubby wont serve me hand and foot like this again lol) and I had to take pain mediciation for the that NOT for the nose surgery which surprised me so much. I too, am getting the cast removed Thursday. Nervous that it is goiing to swell out to New York. Do you find it hard to smile? I do. I look so funny trying to freeze my face. I keep thinking that I will ruin my nose. Good luck and remember you made the right choice and I can already see its going to look great!
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Well done and congrats on going through with it. Your tip will definitely drop. If you have a look at my photo after cast removal then at 4 weeks, you'll see a huge change. Take care and I hope you love the result.
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My cast is getting removed on Thursday too and my cheeks are so swollen. Also, kinda like you, I'm scared I'll have a piggy nose! Keep us posted!
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Good luck! I am also getting cast removed Thursday. So far so good with recovery. I am pleasantly surprised of how easy the recovery has been for me. I eat well, very well, and rest. I have had no pain, no bleeding. The anesthia is what made me sick and out of it for a couple of days. All I can say is Dr. Oakley Smith of Toronto, Canada is amazing. Bedside, professional and kind. But most importantly, skilled and super experienced. This is his field.
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I think you look great! I know you don't want a "miss piggy nose" but I actually think the upturned tip looks really nice on you! Haha but it will definitely drop as it heals so no worries! I couldn't imagine having packing; I can only imagine how wonderful it'll feel to finally have it out!
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In terms of swelling after the cast was removed, what can i expect. I am getting mine off tomorrow Thursday. Does the swelling go down substantially the week after the cast comes off?
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For most people, they find that the swelling increases for a few days after getting the cast removed (since there's nothing there to keep it contained anymore). Who knows; some people experience relatively little swelling after the cast is removed so you may get lucky! But I'd go in there with the knowledge that it may swell up again the day afterwards, or maybe even start right away. I can't personally comment because I didn't get much swelling (on top of what I already currently have) once mine was removed, BUT from all the reviews I've read, a fair number of peoples' swelling decreases within 3 to 10 days if they have anything substantial. Another thing to prepare yourself for is the possibility that, IF there's some major swelling in your bridge or tip or both, your nose may look a little shapeless for a bit. That'll change as you heal; as the swelling goes down, you'll get more shape and definition. But I think the biggest thing I can recommend is preparing yourself psychologically; your nose is going to look different than what you've been used to your whole life. Sometimes people see their new nose and feel disheartened and hate what they see - but remember that it's still healing and will look different and better every day that passes and especially once it heals. But the BIGGEST reason people might feel so shocked and upset when they first see their new nose is simply BECAUSE they're not used to it; they misinterpret being shocked at seeing something they're not used to as hating it, when really, they just need time to get used to it. You are beautiful, and your nose looks amazing, so I am confident that your new nose will suit you wonderfully :) Try going in with an open mind and know that you ARE beautiful and WILL look beautiful, no matter what :)
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I think the swelling will go down substantially after a couple weeks I would think!
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Congrats you did it can't wait to see :)
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How are you feeling??? :)
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Not too good but better than yesterday still bleeding a little out of my nose and cannot stand the Packing in my nose and not bein able to breath! How are u?
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My swelling has gone down a ton but I hear ya the packing is enough to drive me crazy!!! I watched a YouTube video and it doesn't look pleasant and they are quite large. I'm just sleeping a lot. I will let you know how it goes tomorrow when I get them removed. Hang in there!!
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I am in the Boston area too- do you mind inboxing me your doctors name as well?
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