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In my 50's, 2wks post-op - New Haven, CT

Almost did a rhino last summer & chickened out...

Almost did a rhino last summer & chickened out..I am very active and fit and did not like the idea of downtime...and afraid the doctor would do too much of a drastic change.

I dont want to be someone else, just want to be a more attactive me. I also think that while my nose might have been OK when younger as one's face is fuller.


procedure is in 13 days

Reading this posts and getting a bit nervous. I am...

Reading this posts and getting a bit nervous. I am going to Dr. Henley in new haven. Any comments?

Surgery on monday...a bit nervous. Any suggestions...

surgery on monday...a bit nervous. Any suggestions out there from last minute things I should buy? Just wondering. My doctor said the tip wiill pint up for a while & other folks have mentioned swollen nostril...I'd be interested to hear what others have experienced.

Day 2 post op...yesterday was quite rough, really...

Day 2 post op...yesterday was quite rough, really uncomfortable, no sleep, etc.
Today there is lots of swelling & bruising under the eyes & my upper lip quite swollen. I think If I knew the recovery was so bad would not have done the surgery. No going back now though. Bothers me to be shut-in and claustrophic with this cast. Very sad and depressed last night, feel somewhat better mentally as time is going by. Friday the cast comes off which doesnt seem too far.
Not using pain meds anymore as they dont seem to do much.

Day 4 -OMG was able to sleep last night & swelling...

Day 4 -OMG was able to sleep last night & swelling gone way done this morning. Drinking lots of water and walking as much as possible. Watching Olympics to pass the time- I hope I can go swimming again soon, maybe in a week or two? Starting to see and end to this and the cast off tomrrow will be a great relief I am sure. It was weird to wake up and find the cast still on my face - like a bad memory. I think the plastic surgeons & their staff do not prepare you very well for the reality of post-op and not just speaking about the doc I went to as i consulted with several and they all talk about how great you will look & not how long & miserable you will feel getting there. I am understand that my nose will look weird for awhile & my face too, hope that I can get thru it.
I showed my daughter the worst old photos of myself & I was happy she said she understood why I went thru it. Of course it is vanity and not so important to everyone but for me it felt like my nose was so disproportionate to my face as I am rather thin & I got tired of being the woman with the big nose! Its a learning experience & I will say I dont think I will do anymore aesthetic surgery after this unless I have to make a revision.

Day 5 doc took the cast off this afternoon..have...

Day 5 doc took the cast off this afternoon..have been reading so many scary reports I was prepared for the worst.
But guess what, he took the plaster off, unplugged the packing (which did not hurt) -and VOILA! It looks great!!!
I am so happy. Took me so many years to do this & if I have any advice it is to make sure you consult with LOTS of doctors until you get the right one. If I had settled for another doctor, I dont think it would be what I WANTED.

Not posting a photo yet as I still have tape over my nose for another 5 days & a lot of bruising - but I can see it will look really nice.
Dont have hardly any swelling or weirdness, it just looks like a straight pretty nose.
Funny thing is on the way home, stopped at the grocery store looking still very brusied & taped, (altho I had dressed up for the day with summer dress and big hat) - and no one seemed to notice at all!
The post-op sucked but I think the new nose will make me more confident and happy. So glad not to have to wear that thing on my face anymore!

Day 9 Nose revealed - tape off. So happy, should...

Day 9 Nose revealed - tape off. So happy, should have made it smaller but anyhow its a big improvement over
the enormous nose I had before. I made my doctor promise not to take too much off so he didnt - I have seen so many botched jobs and once its gone, it cant be put back. But having said that I believe my doctor is an artist and excellent surgeon, there was not much pain or swelling just some discomfort the first couple of days ...and cabin fever.So Im posting my photos and have been out and about wearing my nose like I won an Olympic medal! Not young like most on this site but I feel so much better. Wish I had done it years ago. Next I am going to get highlights in my hair...change is so important!

Its been two weeks, I am basically happy I did it,...

Its been two weeks, I am basically happy I did it, could be a bit a smaller. I also changed my hair to deflect attention. Anyway, a couple friends said I look younger maybe because my face has swelling.The right side and upper lip are till numb.
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I read lots of review on the internet I liked that he is a bit older & the surgery done in a hospital where he teaches

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