Actually getting BBL first w/ same dr on 12/13/13....
I know for a fact that the nose will make a huge difference in my overall appearance. It's one of those changes where you go, wow that looks so much better but I'm not sure what got changed. I like that. Still want to look like me but better.
Dr. S is excited about what he can do with it! He's prob an expert on the non-Caucasian nose by now with all his years in HI. I'm not worried at all. Basically take out hump, take in nostrils, and narrow in general. Says he goes in inside upper lip.
Will be more excited about this sx once BBL sx is over and recovery is on its way.... But thought I would start this review now.
Front view simulation
Rhino + allergies
preop for BBL ---- done!
We did talk about my nose too for the surgery next month. I showed him my simulations and he says that he is going to make it look even better than that! I'm sure that after the BBL, I will get so much more excited about rhino.... but I'm getting a butt and losing my belly. You have to get excited about that!
Surgery is on Friday and then I'm sure that I'll be on this board more. See you on the other side!
16 days post bbl surgery and 36 days till nose job
Meeting me for first time, nose doesn't really jump out but when I point it out and what it could be... No one can say that it won't be huge improvement.
Told my sister so that's a big step. (Not about bbl yet though)
After bbl surgery took arnica Montana pharmaceutical grade and feel like it helped a lot with bruising and recovery. All bruising gone w/in a week. Will reorder for face surgery too.
Watching dr 90210 on netflix!
one more week!
Got the ok to take pharmacutical grade ARnica http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IOOMDO/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=1535523722&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0047XMO7S&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0XMTCTJFJC5X3MGS5S0A . I also have strong allergy meds on hand just in case.
Dr. S said no need break nose, bump is just cartiage and need ear graph to agument the tip. Also, narrow nostrils (small scars). He also said he will go in through the mouth and upper lip so eating and smiling will be strange after but no visible scars.
Was going to cut hair after procedure but couldn't wait so did it beforehand. Really makes it hard to cover up nose but makes me want surgery even more so.
Day after surgery
Went in this morning at 6am for first follow up. He says that he will try to remove stitches earlier than most docs to avoid scarring.
Also depending if swelling goes down quickly or slowly, determine if eye surgery next week needs to be pushed back. I only planned on taking 2 weeks off of work so hopefully can keep with schedule.
Oh.. Had a drain on ear to collect blood... Maybe 2-3oz total. Took it out today.
Trying not to scare my 7 yr old son with this.
Was planning on cleaning out fridge, cleaning out closet, etc... But not today. Not supposed to bend over.
Lots of arnica... Oral and gel. No appetite yet but gaining weight from lots of fluids. Hard time trying to sleep by stacking pillows so went to recliner which was better at elevating head while still being comfortable.
He said this nose is going to be his "masterpiece" so I'm confident that results are going to be amazing. Said I would look more "hapa" which is local term for mixed.. Asian/white.
Anxious to see more!!
I'm one of those people who has a hard time picturing something... Like remodeling ideas so I wish i could be more excited but I'm confident it will come.
Eyes will have to wait cause of swelling, oh well.
Oh only one day felt crazy with claustrophobia because all this crap in orfices but just looks real bad. Not really painful. Didn't pick up son all last week from school but think I can start with makeup. Most irritating are stitches in inner upper lip but ear has stopped hurting.
Rhino touch up after eyelid surgery- 1 week post
Final revision ---love
I think that it still looks like me but refined. Super cute and flattering without really attracting attention.
Just wanted to say for those of you who are interested in rhino 1) find a great doctor like Dr. Schlesinger and 2) be patient!!!! I didn't realize how much there can be to this process and went through lots of emotions but I lovelovelove end product!
Guess should've put on make up whatnot for "final" pix and maybe will later but I like the new nose that much that I'll share with you... Au natural.
Can't say enough about my doc. He listens and cares but oozes confidence. Bedside manner rocks. Whole consult experience was great. Spent over an hour with HIM not just patient coordinator. Advised against procedures others recommended (so glad). Emailed coordinator this morning and got Dr. S calling me this afternoon to answer all of them. How awesome is that?! Love my doctor!