The procedure went great, recovery went great, and everyday my nose heals more and looks even better. I felt so comfortable wrapped in my heated blanket right before the surgery. Between the staff, the blanket, and the Valium, I had no jitters heading into the procedure. My bruising was completely gone two weeks after my surgery. Unless I told people I had surgery, it wasn't obvious.
The day my splint was removed, my mother-in-law asked if it felt weird. I started crying and said, "No, it feels perfect. I feel like for the first time in my life, my outside reflects how I've always felt on the inside."
This procedure was life changing for me. The best part is, I didn't feel like the rhino changed me. My biggest fear was not being me afterwards. But, I've never felt more like me!
I cannot thank Dr. Zwiebel and his staff enough for their care and support.
If any of you have considered a rhinoplasty to make YOURSELF happier...do it!