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Im Scared About This One Thing! - Michigan, MI

Hello, okay so im going to be getting my nose done...

Hello, okay so im going to be getting my nose done soon on feburary 11th 2013 and theres on thing im nervous about! first, what my doctor is going to do to me is remove my bridge by shaving it and then trim the nose and fix the tip of it because i have a droppy effect going on, but the thing is, is he wants to cute the inside of my upper lip to make room on the top of my lip becuase he thinks its to small, should i be nervous of that or no? I would really like helpful information and then hes gonna stich it up!

Here are some pictures I posted of me smiling my...

Here are some pictures I posted of me smiling my right and left side and me smiling front and side hope there's are helpful and tell me shuld It be nescessary for my doc to cut inside my lip! I just hope he does an excellent job I have always been insecure about my nose since 2003! My nose is to big for my face..

Will i be fine if i do my nose feb 11th/? and i go...

will i be fine if i do my nose feb 11th/? and i go back to school in two weeks? my doctor is going to do somethings to my tip and i want to know will it look to big when i go back wiill the swelling make my nose even bigger? will it go down alittle? HELP

So I just finished my surgery yesterday, it wasnt...

So I just finished my surgery yesterday, it wasnt that bad. The IV shot didn't hurt at all, I was very sleepy when they put the anestigia in and I woke up bruised and threw up a fountain cup of blood, after I threw up I felt so much better! It's been the second day and only my eyes are bruised and swollen and so is my nose! But is my nose suppose to look cricket?!? Because in scared I feel one nostril is bigger then the other one, and I have blood stuck inside my nose and I cannot get it out, any suggestions?

I posted two pictures

I posted two pictures

Is it normal that my nose is clogged up with...

Is it normal that my nose is clogged up with blood? I can't seem to clean it because is really hard and I feel like j tugged on my stitches, and I won't beble to add my doc on Monday.

It has been 6 days since my surgery. these past 2...

It has been 6 days since my surgery. these past 2 days ihave been sleeping like a butterfly, my brusies went away but around my eyes its green and yellow. i have been in bed these past 6 weeks and let me tell you it is uncomftorable, i have been taking my meds 3 times a day, my lips are still swollen and are quite chapped, and i just cannot wait to get my cast off monday! but im just nervous of the pain.

I just had a rhinoplasty 2 weeks ago and inside my...

i just had a rhinoplasty 2 weeks ago and inside my nose there were a string in each nostrill and on the right nostril i pulled it out as hard as i can because i thought it was dried buggers, and now im scared is this normal? and on my left nostrill the string is still in there but its bugging me. what is this? and why is there a string in my nose? like an elastic

So i noticed that the top of my tip the bottom is...

so i noticed that the top of my tip the bottom is a little uneven is it beacuase its swollen or what? should i not worry about it too much?

It has been almost 2 weeks, and i hate my nose. I...

it has been almost 2 weeks, and i hate my nose. I dont like the way it looks like in the front he did a good job on the side and with my bridge but front is a disaster. I dont know if its the swelling or what. But one nostril is way bigger than the other and when you look straight at me one nostril is up while the other one is down and looks cricket. i HATE the way it llooks

I just added some photos for you guys to look at!...

I just added some photos for you guys to look at! I'm not really pleased about my nose

I'm not sure if my nose looks like this because of...

I'm not sure if my nose looks like this because of te swelling or what? But iknow he said he did tons of work on me

It's almost been three weeks and my nose has...

It's almost been three weeks and my nose has turned out so much better at first I didn't like it at all and I think it was the swelling that made it look so bad but ever since these past couple of days I have been lovin it!!! He did a really good job on it it's been almost 3 weeks and everything still seems fine but I still have bruises under my eyes

Its been 10 months!

So far loving the nose, but a little swelling. Here are some pictures.

Front View

Another Front View...Kinda

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You look great. Who was your doctor because I'm considering a doctor in Michigan?
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Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your story:)
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Hi Rita, do you have a better quality photo of before and after side profile?
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Hi Rita! I don't know if you still check this account but if you do I have a question for you! I am getting a rhinoplasty this coming Monday, March 10th. I also have a droopy tip especially when I smile, and my surgeon has decided to go into the inside of my lip like yours did. I just wanted to know how that was in recovery! Did you play with the stitches inside your mouth? When did they go away? Was your lip and mouth sore and swollen? for how long? Any feedback would be great!
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hello! hope all went well with your surgery! My stiches in my mouth were disovable. It felt like nothing happend. honeslty i didnt even feel my stiches in my mouth it didnt bug me at all. I would love to be updated on your post surgery!!
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Hey I went by Dr Brandes too Im on Day 3 right now and not much brusing or swelling just cant breathe through the nose and uncomfortable as well as some blood in the nose not pouring out or anything. But I cant wait till this is over. Can you post some pics of you now? You look great in that last pic looking to the side.
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i added some pictures!
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Hi! How is your healing going? Do you have any new photos?? We'd love to see them!!
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added some new photos, go check out!
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Wow... your left side already looks great! Can't wait to see the final results !
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i added some pictures if you would like to see!
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Your nose looks so good in last pic with tape on bridge! Can we see the whole thing. Your bridge looks so natural. My doctor scooped my severly :( I wanted it like yours. Lucky!! :)
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added some new pictures
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It looks so good! I love it. Post some new pics so we can see!!
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i think you and your nose look beautiful
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I'm so glad to hear that you are liking your nose better these days. What a relief, huh? Keep us updated!
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Hey, there. I'm sorry to hear that you don't like your nose, but it really is too soon to say if you like it of not. Just give it time to heal before you judge it. I felt very weird when I first saw my new nose I regretted it some for changing it, but I tried not to judge it and gave it time to heal and time for me to get use to it and now I really like my new nose. I would love to see more pictures from the front and side on any regular day without the bandages.
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I think it's way too soon to judge what your nose looks like, because you're still only 2 weeks out. Rhinoplasties take months to heal, and most people find that they start to see their true results anywhere from 1-6 months. Sometimes, the tip can still be swollen up to a year. From all the reviews I've read, and from my own experience, everyone's front seems to look less than favourable for the first few months - only the luckiest of the lucky have awesome noses from the front within their first few months post-op. That's because the tip is the most swollen and the last part of the nose for the swelling to go down, and when we look at ourselves straight on, the tip is the main thing that we see. I'm almost 6 days post-op and my tip is really round and swollen, and I can only imagine what it'll look like when the cast comes off and the swelling increases again. Please just trust me when I say that you aren't alone - not in how you feel, and not in how you look. Almost every review (with pictures) that I've ever seen, 9 out of 10 noses look exactly like yours at this stage. Don't worry, it'll get better over the next few months. :)
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This just made me feel a wholeot better thanksso much
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I think your nose looks amazing! I have surgery scheduled with Dr Brandes next month. I am wondering if you told him you wanted anything specific or if you just let him do what needed to be done. did you bring in pictures or anything?
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Your profile photo looks great! I would have thought that your nose is still quite swollen. Have you spoken to your surgeon? Maybe try the Ask a Surgeon section to see what they think? Many others on RS who have posted photos while they're still swollen and a lot look like yours does now, some of them look worse, but they usually turn out amazing
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I don't know how to ask a surgeon I forgot how to do it
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Who was your surgeon?
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Dr brandes why?
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I was just curious - I've asked a lot of ladies about their doctors. I hope that your nose shapes up for you and that you like it better in the days/weeks to come.
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