So worth it!!-Philadelphia, PA
- updated 3 months ago
I have disliked my nose ever since I was a tween,...
- 13 Apr 2013
- 18 days pre
I have disliked my nose ever since I was a tween, but now that I am in my late 20's, I REALLY dislike it most in pictures. I have considered plastic surgery since I was 17, but never had the means to pay for it myself. I continued to wait and wait, but recently, decided it was time to stop talking about it and just do it. Although I find myself to be attractive, I think I could be a little more attractive if I had a nicer nose.
I am really nervous about having the surgery and going "under". I also hope it comes out okay and that It looks better than it does now. I have confidence in my surgeon and hope I end up looking as good as the patients he has on his website.
I noticed that I forgot to mention the...
- 17 Apr 2013
- 15 days pre
Today, is the day I make my final payment, as...
- 18 Apr 2013
- 14 days pre
So I don't know if its bad allergies or a bad...
- 21 Apr 2013
- 11 days pre
1 WEEK AWAY!!!!!! I am going to pick up my...
- 25 Apr 2013
- 7 days pre
I am always on the go so recuperating will be a new experience for me :$
So today I went to get a neck pillow from 5 and...
- 26 Apr 2013
- 6 days pre
The closer I get to Thursday, the more I am...
- 28 Apr 2013
- 4 days pre
So the surgery hasn't even happened and I am...
- 30 Apr 2013
- 2 days pre
So my surgery is over and I don't know what to...
- 3 May 2013
- 1 day post
So I am now day 3 post op and I can finally...
- 5 May 2013
- 3 days post
Thanks to reading your reviews on here, I was able to prepare for what I needed after surgery in advance. I bought Biotene mouthwash and spray for dry mouth, sore throat lozenges, chap-stick and made sure I had lots of water near by.
I know it has only been a few days, but I am really anxious and desperately hoping its the tape holding up my nose which is making me look piggish.
So I went to my first post-op visit today and my...
- 6 May 2013
- 4 days post
I am starting to get used to the way my nose looks but its definitely a process. I am not used to not wearing make-up so I can't wait until I am able to put my face back on. I also cant wait for this tape to come off as its itching the heck out of my face. I have taken a shower but still haven't washed my hair so that will be my next project tomorrow.
So I got my cast off this morning and I'm gonna...
- 9 May 2013
- 7 days post
If there's one thing that'schanged in the past week about me is I am not putting so much emphasis on beauty. I decided I am going to be happy with the new me and what other people have to say wont be important. I have to like it.
For years I have struggled with image issues and worried about whether or not people think I am pretty and this change has made me realize that there will always be naysayers and people who are going to think I looked better before. There are always going to be critics but from now on I will not allow myself to be my own worst critic-at least not when it comes to my looks. Until later, Suzanne
I have been exteemly exhausted this week and...
- 11 May 2013
- 9 days post
I'm seeing more definition everyday buy my face is so darn FAT. What the heck is going on? I also feel like if I laugh too hard the stiches between the nose and mouth will come apart LOL (gotta love Tyler Perry movies).
On another note, my family has been calling me the grinch who stole Christmas and whoville because the tip is so pointy when viewing it from the side but I suppose that'll go down. I've added some new pics. Please excuse the HUGE face lol
2 weeks post op-new pics
- 16 May 2013
- 14 days post
I can honestly say I have no regrets and although I spent a little more money than other surgeons charged, I went to the best. I will have to write a review on his profile tomorrow.
5 months post-op
- 19 Sep 2013
- 4 months post
Its been a while since I last updated my review but I am now close to 5 months post op, and I love love love my results. The incision is still swollen, but I'm hoping it will heal by the end of the year. Here are a few new pictures of how my nose has turned out. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Until next time~Suz
Dr. Pontell is a true artist and I am so happy that I chose the best in the area. After doing extensive research online in the Philadelphia, and New Jersey areas, I narrowed it down to him (based on the before and after pictures on his website and the fact that he specializes in facial plastic surgery) and booked an appointment for consultation. At the consultation, he took the time to discuss what I wanted, took "before" pictures and then graphically altered the photos to what the procedure would look like after surgery. He didn't try to pressure the me into making a decision right away and I left the office stress free. I called back to book an appointment a few weeks later, and I was given a date to come in to fill out paperwork and a date for surgery. Although I did feel rushed the second time I was there (the paperwork), I had to put myself in his shoes-the guy is BUSY. While I always hear people say that they need to feel "comfortable" with the surgeon, when it comes to good surgery, the most important thing to consider is a surgeon who will do the BEST JOB and Pontell is your guy. Your surgeon is only going to be with you for the duration of the surgery (which you will be asleep for) but your face will be with you the rest of your life.