So glad I found this community for advice and support! I am deciding whether or not it's time to finally get this done. I broke my nose when I was about 11, and have hated my profile ever since. I've been lucky to be a confident person aside from my nose, but I am having some breathing problems.
Also, I'm getting married in April and I can't imagine spending all day avoiding "bad angles". Haha I know you all know what I mean! So I have a consultation set up for early next month and I keep going back and forth on whether or not to do it.
My main concerns are: I don't want a nose that doesn't fit my face and regret getting it done. Also, I'm concerned about people's reactions to it! I am a pretty private person and I don't want to have to do a lot of explaining.
I uploaded some photos and would appreciate any advice I can get from those who have been through the process already! Thank you!!
Played with a simulation app to try to see what I would want- definitely something subtle!
First Consultation Today!
I was very nervous but I met with Dr. Imola today, my first consultation. The staff there were all amazing- friendly, patient, and caring. Great experience! Dr. Imola didn't spend much time with me and seemed very down to business which is fine with me! He confirmed I do have a deviated septum and he said he could fix that, and also remove my dorsal hump. Because I have such thin skin on my nose, he said he would need to take some skin from my face (scalp/temple area) to make it thicker. He would be doing an open rhinoplasty and said he charges more than other doctors because he schedules more time as he is a perfectionist. His simulation gave me a very straight nose (no curve). I absorbed a lot of information today, so I'm feeling a little anxious!!
I had my second consultation in Denver today- this time with Dr. Slenkovich. Wow, what a great experience! He was VERY personable and made me feel very comfortable. He explained everything so in depth and seemed very attentive. I had a great experience also with Lyndsay, the Patient Care Coordinator. While Dr. Imola seems to have a lot more rhinoplasty reviews on here, I had such a great feeling with Dr. Slenkovich that I am leaning a little bit in that direction. I can't decide though as I really like Dr. Imola's before and after pictures, and he really seems to have a great aesthetic. I set up two more consultations- one with Dr. Raval and one with Dr. Cote. Let me know if you have any experience with any of these doctors please!!
October 13th--Surgery Booked!!
I booked my surgery today!! I will be going with Dr. Raval in Denver. I had 3 consultations, and I felt that he was my best fit personally. He seemed very connected and confident that he could give me great results, his before/after pictures were my favorites in Denver, and the digital imaging he created for me was the most similar to what my desired outcome will be. On top of that, he specializes in facial plastic surgery, and in particular, rhinoplasty. I have a good feeling that he is the right doctor for me and am really excited to get the surgery booked! I am getting nervous now that it is actually going to happen!
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