After months of research I decided to go to Dr. G....
After months of research I decided to go to Dr. G. I never thought I would have to get surgery on my face but after a horrible accident I want a new nose. I always loved my nose until I broke it playing softball in middle school and then again 4 months ago when I tripped and planted face first on the bed frame as we were moving. I have been to five consults in Miami and WPB (where I live) but I did not feel 100% confident with anyone. I was not impressed with anyone's before And after photos either. Then I narrowed it down to Dr. G, Dr. Cochran, and DR. Ghavami. I decided to go to Glendale after talking with previous patients and ppl on this website that inspired me. Flying from Florida to Cali in a few days and getting nervous!
Surgery is tomorrow at 10am. I have to be there at...
Surgery is tomorrow at 10am. I have to be there at 8am and my nerves are setting in. I'm really nervous and worried about the bruising and any possible complications . I really hope my surgeon takes his time bc he is a busy busy man. I'll keep you posted and pray for me!!!!
Surgery was yesterday and it went smoothly. I was...
Surgery was yesterday and it went smoothly. I was vomiting blood at the hospital but the nurses were really nice and comforting. I hope my doctor took his time because he is very busy. I am excited to see the results and cant wait for the swelling and bruising to go down. Today I feel better but really swollen. I've been putting frozen peas on my eyes but I think I may have left them on my face too long. Does anyone know how often I'm supposed to ice?
Day 3 is by far the worst day. I am so swollen and...
Day 3 is by far the worst day. I am so swollen and my face feels so hot and ice is making it worse. My dad wanted to show me around LA so I decided to go along but told him I only was up for a car ride tour. It turned out to be a 4 hour tour bc we got lost and then went back to Dr. Grigoryants office which was an hour away. I was freaking out bc my cast is now sitting sideways bc of the swelling. He saw me right away and told me not to worry and not to ice anymore. I feel better after seeing him and I am glad he was comforting. He said my nose was tough for him bc of the 2 previous fractures and he said I had a relatively small nose to begin with which took him longer to shave down the bones. He said the bruising will go away with time, which I already know. Anyway, finally got settled in the hotel room so I'm going to rest. My throat hurts and I'm still just eating oatmeal and soup. It is still very sore from the breathing tube. I can't wait to he able to breathe from my nose.
Yesterday I felt a lot better but I may have over...
Yesterday I felt a lot better but I may have over done it. I'm staying with my aunt and uncle in New Port beach for the night then heading so San Diego to see my other aunt and uncle. My dad has been driving while I rest in the car. I still feel a lot of pressure and I'm very bruised still but the bruises are starting to turn yellow which means I am healing. I can't wait to feel normal again!
I just got the cast removed and I am happy! I...
I just got the cast removed and I am happy! I think I'm going to like it. It is still swollen but it will go down every week. Dr. G taped my nose and told me to tape it as much as possible to make the swelling stay down. My skin is breaking out and I am starting to get a rash on my face but I expected it bc my skin is so sensitive to everything. I'll keep you posted on the recovery!
Today I saw Dr. G and he told me to watch Real...
Today I saw Dr. G and he told me to watch Real housewives of Beverly Hills Monday night because he is going to be on the show. He did Kim's nose and told me to watch it. As for my nose, I'm still swollen as expected and have bruises under my eyes but it is getting better each day. He told me to use Afrin before the plane ride and to tape my nose bc of swelling.
Back in Florida and I had no problems flying! It's...
Back in Florida and I had no problems flying! It's nice to be home and just can't wait for the swelling to go down!
5 months post-op
15 Jul 2013
6 months post
I haven't been on this website since my surgery but I've been getting a lot of personal messages recently. I have had no problems and I am very satisfied :) I can tell a big difference but everyone I run into doesn't even know I had surgery. Best of luck everyone! Ill post some recent pics.
6 month post op
15 Jul 2013
6 months post
I only have group pics but my skin is finally cleared up and everything is back to normal. Some days I wake up and it is swollen and some days it isn't..usually depends on how I sleep. I am very happy with the results and recommend Dr. G to anyone.