Ok so i was cursed with my father's indian "hump" nose. All my life it has been a bit annoying to look at from a profile view and finally i decided to take that leap and get it fixed. I have had other things done in the past and had to learn the hard way that you get what you pay for so i specifically stayed away from inexpensive doctors. Instead i went to a top cosmetic surgeon who is certified in so many areas its impossible to name them.
He came highly recommended and after seeing his work i knew he was the one. He has performed several rhinoplastys per week for the last 15+ years thus has to have acquired a keen eye for it.In our consultation i explained to him that i love my nose, i just want the hump gone. However he began pointing out things wrong with it such as nostril size, and that it points down when i smile. I told him i didnt want someone else's nose, just my nose tweeked to look its best. He promised me my nose would look the same but better and that the difference would be very subtle.
I agreed to let hiim raise the tip a bit and remove the hump. That was one week ago. I will say that I was strangely under no pain what so ever suring the week following surgery. I looked a mess with the swollen eyes and bruises but physically i was fine. Yesterday i returned to the office to have my splint, stitiches and bandages removed and got the shock of my life. I looked like a pig, or the crypt keeper from tales from the crypt, or Michael Jackson. I was speechless. Doc tells me its because of the swelling and its going to take time to settle into a good look but for the life of me i cannot understand what swelling has to do with a nose looking like a snout with the tip raised so high that i am able to see down my nostrils.
I look absolutely nothing like i did before the rhinoplasty. This was my worst nightmare going into the surgery and now i am forced to live it. I dont want to leave my house. Im so depressed. Im posting pics so others can see how drastic the difference is. I am unable to move the top of my lip, It simply stays there hanging out looking unnatural. The few times that I do feel the need to laugh now i have this akward lower bottom lip smile thing going on that makes me look about 50 years old now. I am seriously in trouble. I feel helpless.
I have had a few ppl on this site give me advice that it will in fact come down and look better but that is in months from now. I was definitly not informed of this in my consult. I wish I had been told about this look because that wouldve dictated whether i allowed the doctor to lift my tip at all, seeing how i didnt see a problem with the tip anyway. Sigh, I cant take any of this back but I will say that I had no idea what I was getting myself into with this one. All of my friends tried to stop me from doing this telling me i would look like those people we see that look like they have had plastic surgery but i went with my own mind believing it wouldnt happen to me, and here we are! I dont know what to do.
Dont get me wrong, my surgeon is a great surgeon, I just dont think he understood what I expected to get out of this procedure and he kind of went with what he thinks beauty is not realizing that his idea is different than mine. I didnt mind my "ethnic nose" just wanted to get rid of the hump, now i have a weird Michael Jackson in the middle of my face staring back at me.. Ugggh Im so frustrated...Sigh