Before and after pics!!!

Honestly, I'm the happiest i've ever been just...

honestly, I'm the happiest i've ever been just knowing that in a month I will be able to do it. I've considered this for years, I'm 18 now but I can recall in 6th grade looking around and seeing if other kids had as large of noses as me. I've done a ton of research and I am more excited than nervous.
CAN NOT WAIT!!

who is your plastic surgeon?
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Thanks for starting your story on RealSelf! What about your nose do you not like now?

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Met Dr. Kane yesterday, who seems absoltuely...

Met Dr. Kane yesterday, who seems absoltuely fantastic. He's extremely nice and made me feel comfortable about the surgery, which is booked for next tuesday. Now, the only problem is that my health insurance sucks and wants to charge an extra $10,000 on top of the cost of the rhinoplasty. If I have to go through the insurance I'm going to have to find another Doctor :( which sucks because Dr. Kane knew exactly what I needed! I'll update once I know more.

SURGERY IS BACK ON!!! Blood work will be done...

SURGERY IS BACK ON!!! Blood work will be done sunday and surgery tuesday!!!!
ill upload some before pictures now!!

Blood work done Friday*

Blood work done Friday*
Our noses are so similar! Good luck with your surgery, I have just scheduled my virtual consultation.. Hoping to have surgery in may! You are beautiful naturally by the way! You will look great postop I'm sure.
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Thank you so much for the support!! I'm super nervous but more excited!
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& good luck with your virtual, i'm excited for you!!
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Just finished blood work and signing all the...

just finished blood work and signing all the consent. I was freaking out and on the verge of a panic attack bc I hate needles but I didn't feel it at all!! It was great!! Surgery Tuesday!!
You are already beautiful and I am sure your results will be amazing!
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Thank you :)!!
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Good luck! You are going to look just breathtaking! :)
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I'm starting to get super nervous. Idk how to calm...

I'm starting to get super nervous. Idk how to calm my nerves. I couldn't sleep last night and I highly doubt I'll be able to tonight
Of course you cant sleep! Your life is gona change tomorrow :P I wish you the best and I cant wait till the day of my surgery ^^ Good luck and we are wait for the photos :*
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Thank you so much!!
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Good luck tomorrow! Can't wait to see your results!! :)
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On my way to the hospital now!! AHHHHH lol...

On my way to the hospital now!! AHHHHH lol Surprisingly I slept extremely well last night. Now I'm ready to be done with the surgery! I'll be posting pics in a couple hours when I get home!

OUT OF SURGERY!!! Feeling really weak and stuffy...

OUT OF SURGERY!!! Feeling really weak and stuffy and my eyes are super swollen but besides that the pain is definitely bearable. I don't remember anything after they gave me the medication to calm me down besides waking up and having a weird dream. After I woke up I was really nauseous so they gave mess for that and some pain killers. My blood pressure dropped a lot once I tried to get up so it took a while to actually leave. Now I'm in bed and feeling alright!

Laying in bed, relaxed. I'm lucky because my...

laying in bed, relaxed. I'm lucky because my doctor didn't put any packing so I just have a lot of pressure. No swelling or bruising yet and it's been about 7 hours. Still a bit nauseous and having difficulty using the rest room but I'm honestly feeling pretty well!
I am so excited for you! First couple of days are the roughest...everything after that is super easy (other than waiting to see the new nose).
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You will feel better and better with each day!
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I can't wait :) thanks for the advice!
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Surgery was yesterday. Stilla absolutely no...

Surgery was yesterday. Stilla absolutely no bruising. I took a pain killer at 8 and then another at 12 and I was able to sleep until now. Most of the pain that I felt after all the anesthesia wore off is gone, which might be because of the pain killer still. Recovery is going a lot smoother than I thought it would be.

Not doing too well today. I don't have any pain...

Not doing too well today. I don't have any pain and extremely minor brusing but I'm super congested and can't breath at all which is causing my throat to hurt. I know my surgery was only yesterday but the internet is freaking me out and making me feel like I'm gonna be like this for months. starting to break down.
You're looking great for being only a day out of surgery! I'm pleasantly surprised :) And I know it's hard to stay positive and even harder to remember that how you're feeling now is very VERY temporary, but trust me, you'll feel better soon! Recovery can be a very hot and cold experience - one day you're feeling under the weather and miserable and the next you're feeling on top of the world, wondering why you worked yourself up so much. If your throat is really bothering you and you want some relief, you can purchase a cheap cool air humidifier; that's what I did (for about $30) and it helped me tons during recovery, and I can also utilize it during winter when the nights are dry. But for an immediate relief, drink some neocitran and if you can get someone to run out and buy it for you, get a spray bottle and fill it up with cold water. Whenever your throat feels dry, just open your mouth and spray some cold water in, you'll love it! Trust me, it'll get better, you're doing great :)
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Each day will get better and better. Don't despair! Be proud of yourself for coming this far. You'll be out of the cast, and out and about before you know it, and it'll be so worth it. Hang in there!
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Chin up! Everyday will get better. Cold ginger ale sipped through a straw help with my through also cough drops and Frostys from Wendy's. It will get better!
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Day 2 post op. I'm feeling SOOOO much better. I...

Day 2 post op. I'm feeling SOOOO much better. I slept for 12 hours last night and now I feel like I just have a severe cold and that's why I can't breath right. I hope I keep feeling better! No bruising yet!!
I can't believe you have no bruising! Wow! I don't think I've ever seen someone with so little bruising. You don't even look swollen or like you've had anything done! You must be very healthy and have a super gentle surgeon!
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Congrats! You look great! I enjoyed reading your posts because my rhinoplasty is Tuesday! Can't wait to see your posts when you get the splint off!
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Thank you so much for the help!!! I'm feeling so much better today.
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Day 3 Post op. LITERALLY NO BRUISING!!! I'm so...

Day 3 Post op. LITERALLY NO BRUISING!!! I'm so happy. Most the facial swelling has gone down and I can kind of breath and smell out of my left nostril!! Only complaint is that I still havent been able to use to the bathroom so my stomach is extremely bloated and it hurts but I'm gonna call my surgeon today and ask him if its okay to take some medicine for that. I have no idae how I managed no brusing... I have been taking 2000 mg of Vitamin C everyday for the past 2 months and also put arnica cream on my eyes the day of the surgery right before I went to sleep that night, or maybe its just because im lucky. I've been looking at my nose at the angle that I used to hate the most on this three way mirror and the bump is completely gone!!! I'm so happy!! and such an easy recovery period now!! I'm gonna try to leave my house today and go outside for a walk or something. Getting my cast off Monday!!
hahahaha I smiled when I read your update from today. Told ya ;)
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you were so right!! thanks for keeping my spirits up!
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I know it's crazy! I put up there that I have been taking 2000 mg of vitamin c daily for the past two months and that I put arnica cream cream on the day of the surgery right before i went to bed that night and continued to put it on sparingly. But my surgeon also told us that he did not have to hurt me that much which is interesting considering the fact that he also had to work on my turbinates because they were too large!
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Day four post op feeling amazing. I can breath out...

Day four post op feeling amazing. I can breath out of my left nostril, no facial bruising what so ever. Now I just have to get my right side of my nose to work! Two days away from seeing my nose!!!!
Looks soo good so far!! I'm conteplating getting surgery I'm just super scared to actually go threw with it... I'm moving to FL soon, would you highly recommend the doctor you wet threw? Was he really expensive? Plz let me no :)
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Day 5 post op. Still can't breath out of my right...

Day 5 post op.
Still can't breath out of my right nostril but besides that my life is pretty much back to normal. I went out the past two days for dinner and around town and got some funny looks for the cast but besides that I'm feeling absolutely fabulous. Tomorrow is the big day! Getting the cast off! I had an awesome recovery, it was extremely quick.
Im scheduled for 5-15 surgery, I have noticed people commenting that they havent been able to smile after surgery, anywhere from a couple of weeks to a few months, what is your experience so far?
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I would HIGHLY recommend my doctor. He was absolutely fantastic and relatively inexpensive!
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Day 6 post op and cast off!!! Soooo happy!!! I...

Day 6 post op and cast off!!! Soooo happy!!! I know it's still swollen and he said it'll be two more weeks before more of the swelling goes down but I love it already :) super easy recovery, honestly getting my wisdom teeth removed was worse lol. SO HAPPY!
Your new nose is wonderful!! Congrats! Even with the swelling you can tell it will be great. :)
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You look beautiful!!! :) I'm so happy for you!
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thank you so much!!
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Officially a week post op!! Today I finally got...

Officially a week post op!! Today I finally got some breathing back on my right nostril. Really happy about that. I know it's swollen but I can see it going down. I'm honestly so happy with my result and so pleased with Dr. Kane not only for his kindness and masterpiece, but also for being so gentle that I had no bruising!!
Wow, we literally have the same before and after nose! You were already very pretty but you are even more so now! You look really good in your last picture and love the hat by the way, where did you get it? :)
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thanks girl :) its actually my friends though! i have no idea where he got it lol you look fantastic btw
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Aw, I love your newest pic! How's it feel to have pictures taken from the side and not hate them all? I can't wait to know what that feels like!!
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Exactly three weeks post off and today I noticed a...

Exactly three weeks post off and today I noticed a large amount of swelling decreasing. Feeling great!!
AMAZING!!! If you are swollen I seriously cannot tell!!!!!!
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Wow you look amazing congrats!! Enjoy you're beautiful nose!:)
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Congratulations! You look amazing and seem to be recovering quickly. I can only hope to be so lucky. The summer that I was 18 was by far my favorite. Go enjoy it with your new beautiful nose! :D
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One month post op and I'm still seeing the...

One month post op and I'm still seeing the swelling go down! Soooo happy with my results, completely changed my life for the brtter
OMG u have the best results i have ever seen, im so happy for you i wish i can get such results! u are absolutely gorgeous
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agreed
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You look so gorgeous!!!! Congratulations!!!
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I don't know if you guys still want me To update...

I don't know if you guys still want me
To update but here it goes! It's been a month and a half and my breathing is amazing!!!! So clear. I got a turbinate reduction and I can really breath through my nose for the first time in my life. I can also blow my nose as hard as I want and touch it and and feel no pan! The swelling is also still reducing.
Your nose looks fantastic!
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You look soo cute and ur nose looks so natural. It fits you more than your old nose, amazing! How do you take care of your nose. Do you use saline sprays and q-tips to clean it. Does your nose feel dry? What's ur routine, thanks!
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Ahh so cute! Love your nose and you look so happy... Wow, I hope I'll be able to do thumbs up in my immediate post-op photos. :) I'm getting surgery in 10 days. I'm starting to get all nervous! Thanks for your update.
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Two months post op feeling amazing and loving my...

Two months post op feeling amazing and loving my nose :)
wow your results are awesome! congrats!
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Coming back to check in on you and your GORGEOUS results! Wow you are one of my top fave before and afters on this site.... and I have seen 'em all! You just must be sooo elated! You really look just like you but there's that "something different" that is making your natural beauty glow. You look so amazing :)
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And btw, we always want you updating :) It is great to check in throughout your first year because so many changes go on and to me it is more benefiting to see long-term results than the very early ones... though you have every reason to already be thrilled :)
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