Since I was 8 I disliked my nose felt it wasn't...
Since I was 8 I disliked my nose felt it wasn't proportioned to the rest of my face. After years as an adult researching and exploring my options I decided it was time to just do it. I initially was focused on getting the job done in the most cost effective way. I scheduled my surgery with a Dr. that I followed for 6 years he was based in Mexico but studied in the US. Upon getting closet to the surgery date I started getting specific as to the results I was looking for. He was honest with me and told me he didn't feel that what I wanted was achievable because I might have breathing problems or my nose may look to pinched. I then again looked at his photos of previous patients and they looked better than before and he did a good job but not what I was wanting. It just made me feel I needed to just do more research.
I googled I researched for days and hours photos and different Doctors and I found Dr. Grigoryant his work the quantity the quality amazed me. I emailed him and he responded the same day. He asked for pictures in every angle which further impressed me as it made me feel he wanted to be through. I did as he requested and emailed him a picture of one of his previous patient with a similar nose to mine preop and post op results. He emailed me back the next day complimenting my other facial features and he described in detail what he recommended which was exactly what I wanted and even said that while he did this if it was necessary to open airways he would do it as well. His accuracy attention to detail quick and confident response just made my decision at that moment I knew in my heart he was the one I trusted with my face. I am one week post op and so far so good. Just scared because with all the research I did I forgot to research post op which I now realize was the most important as I now learned it will take 1 year to 2 to fully recover and achieve final results something I wasn't expecting and the healing process is so long painful and uncomfortable. It made me feel better he called me in the evening after my surgery and answered me quickly durning the next several days if I had a concern. I live 4 hours away from his office. So I appreciate he response quickly.
Day 15 rhinoplasty
It's going just uncomfortable stuffy really itchy inside the nose. I emailed Dr. And he let me know its just part of the healing process. I also researched some comfort options and used some saline spray it helped but only for like 5 min. I think it's just being patient something I'm terrible at. I am posting some more pics no makeup. Ill keep updating.
Patients 5 months post op
12 Sep 2013
4 months post
Sorry haven't updated because I don't want to be negative. It's been a journey and from what I keep researching I must be patient for at least a year before I can give an honest opinion. At this point it's hard to be happy because I don't see what I expected yet and it's changed so much still very large at the tip and not refined I feel the middle part in between my nostrils has also dropped. I really hope it is true and that I will see better results in 6 more months.
6 month post op
26 Nov 2013
6 months post
Waiting for a miracle. I can't say I'm fully satisfied my nose has dropped it's not as refined on the tip as I would have liked and my nostrils seem uneven I will go for a follow up at 8 or 9 months since by that time Ill be closer to the 1 year mark which I should be 80% or so unswollen I hope it improves by that time to what my expectations were for doing this. I want to be a 100% happy.