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Summertime nose job- Miami, FL

Hey guys reading everything on here has been...

Hey guys reading everything on here has been inspirational as well as comforting.I inherited my father's nose and have always hated it. I have been fun for it since I was younger, not a lot but often enough to realize I did NOT have a small nose. I was always jealous of those girls with cute perky noses. I actually have a small face and my nose is just completely out of proportion. When I get ready to go out m nose really bothers me and when taking pictures it looks so wide I hate smiling. I honestly try not to smile and I think that's a huge issue. I'll be posting pictures soon. So I have two consultations to pick my doctors, I would like to find a third doctor. I went throu all the doctors in Miami and dr.Bustillo as well as dr.Epstein really appealed to me. I hope I can find a third doctor to consult with and then choose. Both those doctors have excellent qualifications and specialize in facial surgery performing many rhinos a year. Well any advise? I'm extremely woozy and uncomfortable around needles and I'm dreading anesthesia. I keep thinking of not waking up again - I know dramatic. I'm also afraid of the feeling of loosing control and drifting to nothingness on anesthesia.

My nose inspirations are lilly Collins and Elizabeth Taylor

Oh, the anesthesia drugs are great! :0) It's literally about 5 seconds from the time they start them until you feel awesome. When I had mine they numbed my wrist before inserting the IV and it was no big deal.

It sounds like you know what to look for in a rhinoplasty surgeon, but just in case you need more ideas, here's a list of questions to ask prospective surgeons.

Please keep us posted on your search. Looking forward to seeing your photos!

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My computer imaging

So guys i went to Dr. Jeffrey Epstein in miami fl and I fell in love ith his vibe. He just instantly knew what kind of look I wanted and that made me happy. I definitely want a structured feminine look. I am wondering however if to see what my nose would look like straighter instead of scooped. well honestly i love the morph. He did let me know the front view of the computer imaging is not very accurate and the images don't do our vision justice. so what do you guys think? Im pretty sure I found my doctor..

inspiration pics

I think the morphs look great!! I love Liz's nose too!! I cant wait to see the outcome!!!!!!
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liz is such a classic beauty I know why you'd want to go with her and you guys have similar bone structure! I also understand what you mean about the nose jobs with subtle diferences as I don't want that either - it's not so much that I dont want to appear natural (even though I dont wanna look 'unnatural' either) but I do want a huge difference especially as my nose problems are all on the bottom (width and tip). I'm thinking of going out to california though as Dr. Grigoryants or Dr. Ghavami do amazing works on noses of ethnic origin.
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I did like dr Grigoryants a lot however Epstein won me over really. I guess if you're in the area dr Grigoryants would be the perfect choice. Ethnic noses are absolutely more difficult than just removing a hump.
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Worried about my pre op and results

It might sound stupid but in extremely worried about my pre op because I'm ridiculously afraid of needles. I'm so scared to get all the blood work but I have to. I guess I'm also afraid that the big day is getting close I only have about 5-6 weeks left. Well I'm also scared of my results . Sometimes I worry that I'm messing with my nose but then I remember how much it bothers me and it fades away. I guess I know I have to get a nose job to fix that insecurity but I'm afraid maybe I'm picking the wrong shape? I would love for it to be delicate and petite as possible, very sculpted. You see I have a small face and I think I could look natural with a nose like that however I still have my doubts . Hmm this is all probably just nerves - I hope so.
Good luck with surgery. Hope all goes super well for you.
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I love the image Dr E did for you. I think you did find a great doc! I can't wait to see your results.
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thank you :)
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Pre OP Done! 6 more days

Hey guys I haven't written in a while. Well I just had all my blood work done. I hate needles but I was incredibly calm and concentrated on my new nose. I had my blood drawn and felt fine until suddenly i couldn't hear, see, or move. I tuned very pale and pretty much almost fainted. So thankfully my mom is a nurse and she kept me calm as the nurse rushed for some alcohol swabs and candy. Anyway my mom started to worry me by scaring me about the surgery. She reminded me that if I got queasy for something as small as a blood test then i'll have a panic attack when I have an IV inserted. I'm pretty worried now as I have not thought about the operation much but focused on my new nose (which is good and bad). I hope that everything goes smoothly for me and my body doesn't betray me like it did today. I was mentally ready but my body did not take well to the blood test. I probably sound like a child right now haha. So yeah I'm making my care credit payment on monday and paying cash the day before which will be wednesday. I'm so excited and I have waited for this day for a very long time. I hope all goes well. Ill be posting even more pictures soon.

Pre photos

Best of luck to you tomorrow.You will be fine:) Your computer imaging photos look really good!
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Good luck ;) 
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Hoping everything goes well for you Lizfan :)
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Tomorrow morning is the time!

So I'm only hours away from surgery. I have to be there at 7:30, surger should be around 8:30. As ive stated I'm extremely nervous and anxious to get it over with . I am very excited for my new nose however. Wish me luck please , I need encouragement ! Here are the last pictures of my nose. I look disgusting in them sorry. So hopefully I will have smaller nostrils and a cute petite feminine nose! :)

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I know what you mean about feeling "I don't want to mess with my face buuuut it really bothers me" I really hope you get the cute, petite nose you want! Can't wait to see the end result. Best of luck!
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Good luck!! Hope all goes well!!
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Oh boy!! Good luck hun, I hope everything goes well. Will keep you in my prayers :)
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Done!

Will update later but here are pics, beware graphic!
Best of luck with your recovery. Hope to see more pics of how you are getting on and feeling etc. I've got mine in 2 weeks! Can't wait!
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Good luck with ur recovery! I feel like me and you were both the same we felt our nose was wide and I was also jealous of girls with small noses and now mine isn't so wide and now I'm trying to get used to it not being wide!!
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Update on the bruising

I thought I was relatively safe... But the bruising is getting worse.. Avatar stage
Wishing you a speedy recovery and great outcome.
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Good for you! So proud of you! You braved the dreaded IV!
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Everything I learned flew out the window

I am freaking out over swelling ? I read so much yet now I don't know how to handle it . I look like a chipmunk and I can hardly open my eyes. Tips anyone? Is this normal?
Yaaaaaaay!!!! So happy for you! I wouldn't worry about the swelling, I think it's totally normal from what I read. CONGRATS!
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don't worry about the swelling, day 3 I couldn't even open my left eye! haha I'm 9 months post op now, but you will definitely start to decrease in your swelling. I slept on the recliner for a week because I was scared of smacking my nose in the middle of the night or rolling over and I felt my head was better elevated. I slept fine because I took the sleeping pill they prescribed me and it knocked me out haha. From what I can tell you though about swelling that I was unaware of is you will probably experience uneven swelling and your nose my look weird/bad, just don't judge your nose so soon after surgery, it may appear lop sided or have "dents" trust me it's not, I experienced that and I was freaking out lol just know to be very patient as this procedure takes a while to see the full results. I am still numb in the tip of my nose and like I said I'm 9 months. You won't be able to smile for a while, at least I couldn't and when I talked my upper lip did not move because it was swollen for a bit, but I'm finally at the point where I can wiggle my nose back and forth! Just hang in there :)
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Make sure you sleep elevated. i raised the bed and use 2 pillows. After 3 weeks the swelling started going down for me so i slept flat then alittle swelling came back so back to sleeping elevated. I am now 4 weeks post and my nose is really starting to shape nicely. it's a waiting game but time really does fly bye. good luck...
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Going through different stages

Ill type about the surgery when I'm more coherent. I'm basically in and out of sleep with all the medication. My face is changing a lot by the hours. The first day I was slightly bruised , yesterday I looked like avatar and today I have swollen eyes and look like a chipmunk around my cheeks too.
Happy recovery!!
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Swelling will subside gradually and ur nose will look great. Just rest.
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Gradually subsiding...

I'm afraid nose is still to wide

Hopefully just swelling
It is swelling, I swelled up exactly the same with mine. I'm still very swollen front on and at the tip. Wishing you all the best with recovery and healing.
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It is definitely narrower than before surgery. You are very swollen right now and thats why it looks wide. Let it heal.
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Want this cast off!

So after my meltdown I'm feeling better . I just feel very restrained to bed and I want to be myself again. I take my cast off tomorrow as well as the stitches. Nervous about the stitches because they look painful. However , at this point I want to look normal again and be able to go out. I still have bruising but gets better everyday with arnica . Thankfully the worst of recovery is over ! Thank you guys for the amazing support
The swelling can be so discouraging right ! Well thankfully things are only going to get better :)
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What would I do without you guys ! Make up problems in my head probably haha thanks
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Thank you
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Cast off

I'm very happy with my results! I feel like my surgeon completely listened to me and also did not lie about his skill. He's very kind and gentle and also has a strong artistic sense. Well unfortunately- or fortunately- I had Te cast taken of but I have tape on until Friday to diminish swelling. My nose looks so small in person and it's swollen! I love the shape and the slope and the width and I got the Elizabeth taylor delicate look I wanted! So happy and grateful . My bruises look much better , and I hope it gets better because my eye is freaking me out. Sorry for the update but I want to help anyone who is lost because I receive a lot of insight here.
I am glad you like your results. Thanks for updating.
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I hope it's swelling

I still have bruises under my eyes which is odd since I'm ready a week and two days post op. anyway I like the shape of my nose but right now it feels huge kind of like a rubber nose. I can feel it swollen and I hope a lot of this is just swelling. I want to have the petite nose I asked for now! Patience is difficult ...
You look great! I know it's swollen still but it still looks cute. It suits your face and you can notice your smile more. With the bruising I had mine for about 2 weeks. I think it is different for everyone. It will fade though. Mine went yellowish and I used makeup to cover them up.
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You look great! I am looking forward to more pics as you progress. Keep smiling :)
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Oh wow! I think your nose looks beautiful,I know your still swollen and your totally right it is difficult to be patient! I'm finding very hard to wait and see with mine. But I think your beautiful as is nose! It looks really feminine already :)
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Slowly improving

So I hadn't updated much because it's a work in progress. The swelling goes down a bit each day so I'm happy! Everyday it looks closer to my dream nose but patience is the key. I still have a popped blood vessel in one eye and still small bruising !
The second to last pic of you smiling is amazing! You are looking so good, I can't wait to see how great you look when the swelling is gone. Good for you!!!
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You look amazing so far! Did you do anything to the base/width as well?
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It looks great! Since it's been 21 days, are you back to work yet? I am planning on taking about 3 weeks off but maybe I need to consider more time in case I end up bruising like you did.
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Looking great

I love my nose I hope it continues to get smaller. I basically don't he'd it anymore which is amazing for what I used to be like. I noticed when I drink alcohol it swells
Cute, I would love to see more pictures :)
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Glad to hear you love it! You look stunning. I'm still loving my result too.
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you look beautiful. Thanks for the update.
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