Hello everyone my name is Lindsey and I had surgery on 9/5/13. I pretty much disliked my nose ever since middle school, of course the teasing didn't help and I felt pretty bad about myself. I've been lurking on this site ever since November of last year and that's when I started looking into fixing my nose. I had an obvious bump on my bridge and that's pretty much all I was looking to fix. I also always had trouble breathing through my nose as well so I decided to go and have it checked out. In order to see a specialist I had to go to my primary doc before hand. I finally made and appointment and my doctor decides to prescribe me nose spray for allergies. I wasn't too happy about that because I obviously knew it was more serious than just allergies.
I saw my doctor two weeks later and told her the spray did me no justice so she sent me to a ENT clinic. As soon as I stepped into the ENT office the doctor that was examining my nose and noticed the bump on my bridge right away. He asked if I wanted that fixed and of course I was quick to say yes. He took X rays and said that I had a severe deviated septum and since I also wanted my bump fixed he sent me off to Dr. Schroeder, One of the greatest ENT Doctors of Las Vegas.
Now when I met Dr. Schroeder I was so happy. He made me feel so comfortable and as soon as he walked in the room he was already staring at my face and saying exactly what he wanted to do with my nose. He was very patient and listened to what I had to say. He took pictures of my profile and showed me images of what my new nose would look like. He also told me that when I smiled my nose drooped and that he would correct that issue and narrow the nose as well. I was excited and couldn't wait to have the surgery scheduled.
Fast Forward and I had the surgery, everything went swell. I have to say that the first 2 days were horrible for me. I was in so much pain and surprisingly the pain killers were no help . I didn't bleed too bad and I didn't bruise too much. I was extremely swollen which sucks because my cheeks are already chubby to begin with so I looked pretty hefty lol. Four days later I had my cast removed. I literally cried when I looked in the mirror. I never thought I would see myself with a straight nose, it looked so natural and beautiful. I thanked him for everything that he did for me and he told me that seeing me smile made it well worth it. I didn't feel my normal self until about 2 weeks later. My nose definitely changed during the next couple of days. I didn't like it about 1 week after cast removal it looked so wide but I knew that was part of the healing process. Around 2 weeks I was starting to feel normal and put makeup on.
Now I'm at 1 month and so far so good!!! My nose definitely changes during the day. Ill wake up and it will look narrow then when I come back from being out and about I notice it swells back up. Oh well! I'm fine being patient and I'm already loving it after 1 month! I'm happy I went through with it and i can finally live my life without being insecure about my nose.