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Update 3 weeks post-op!! :) - Miami, FL
Like many others on here, I have been wanting this...
- 24 Feb 2013
- 23 days pre
Like many others on here, I have been wanting this procedure done for most of my life. The few friends and family that know I am having it done are a little surprised by it purely because I never spoke about wanting it. I chose not to speak about it because I felt like if I didnt have the money to do anything about it then I shouldnt talk about it because it would make me more depressed about it. At the same time, I thought that if I spoke about how much I hated my nose and everything I want to change about it, they would notice my flaws even
more... Kinda silly, I know.
Anyways, I have finally saved enough to have my procedure done! I found my PS when I was researching online reviews and on this site. No matter what site I went to, Dr. Epstein scored high on all his reviews overall. He has many videos on YouTube that I have watched... 3 or 4 times! When I watch them I get a great feeling of comfort. He seems to truely love doing rhinoplasty procedures! He does an average of 3 per week which puts my mind at ease also.
I have been in contact with Dr. Epstein online and over the phone. He had me take photos of myself so he could use his photo imaging to show me what he could do. It seems that we were both on the same page from the beginning! I dont expect a huge change. I want to still look like ME, just an improved version and he seemed to do that in the photos.
My goal is to remove the bump, narrow the bridge, and just slightly refine the tip. I look horrible in the photos (no make-up) but I want to post what he did. I dont feel like it is a huge change but it is definitely much improved!
Only 3 weeks away from my procedure date, March 20th! I am beyond nervous but at the same time I know that I will not back out of this. The closer it gets the more I realize how badly I want it. I am soooo tired of taking pictures from only ONE angle! I am ready to stop cringing at myself everytime I look in thw mirror.
Okay, so we are only a little over 2 weeks away...
- 3 Mar 2013
- 16 days pre
I forgot to ask! I am nervous about the IV...
- 3 Mar 2013
- 16 days pre
Okay so I have another question... I am going to...
- 4 Mar 2013
- 15 days pre
Wow, the date is approaching faster than I...
- 6 Mar 2013
- 13 days pre
I am only 6 short days away from my surgery, I...
- 13 Mar 2013
- 7 days pre
Yikes!! The time is here! I am leaving on a plane...
- 18 Mar 2013
- 2 days pre
Oh boy! Hard to believe that I am really having...
- 19 Mar 2013
- 1 day pre
So, As of right now, I can not say enough good...
- 20 Mar 2013
- Day of treatment
After all the paperwork was done, I put my gown on and they started to set me up for my IV "Twilight" Sedation... I spoke earlier in my review about how nervous I was about it because I really didn't want to be awake for it, And I wasn't!! I was there one minute talking and laughing with all the nurses and the anesthesiologist and then BOOM I was out. I woke up thinking we hadn't even started the procedure yet! They then brought me to a recovery room where they let me relax and come out of the sedation while icing my eyes with cold gauze pads. When I was finally ready to leave, we went over post-op care and then they gave me some hot, fresh chicken noodle soup to take home with me! And it was soooo good ;)
I am now back at the hotel and I can honestly say I have felt NO PAIN :) About 10 minutes ao I started to get a tiny headache so I went ahead and took a pain pill just in case. Overall, I couldn't have asked for this to go any smoother than it has so far. Oh! And my PS didn't use packing either :D I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon so they can clean up my nose so I will update again tomorrow.
Let the bruising and swelling begin! I woke up...
- 21 Mar 2013
- 1 day post
So I am Day 3 Post -Op and I can honestly say that...
- 22 Mar 2013
- 2 days post
I was debating on posting on Day 4 because the...
- 24 Mar 2013
- 4 days post
So i had an appt. today with Dr. E and he removed...
- 25 Mar 2013
- 5 days post
Finally the cast is off! Even though there is...
- 27 Mar 2013
- 7 days post
Dr. Epstein and his staff were amazing. I never once had to wait in the waiting area, they always brought me right in. They called to check on me the day after and I had Dr. Epstein cell phone # in case I had a question or concern when the office was closed (which I did twice so i texted him and he answered me both times on the weekend). I couldn't have asked for a better experience. If I could change ONE thing, it would have been that I wish Dr. E had an office in Boston! Well, I get my stitches out tomorrow and then I get to go HOME finally :)
Wow, I can believe it has already been 3 weeks...
- 10 Apr 2013
- 21 days post
I am not sure how much more swelling I have but I don't feel like I have alot left. The only thing I notice is when I go to the gym, the inside of my nose swells up a bit still, I hoping that stops soon. But other than that, I don't have much to complain about! My breathing has much improved since the surgery which I am so grateful for. I posted a couple pictures that I JUST took, so excuse how awful I look :-/ I just got home from the gym and I'm exhausted.
Well, if anyone has any questions for me, PLEASE feel free to ask away or even PM me I will be happy to help!
My Doctor: Jeffrey Epstein, MD, FACS
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