Best Decision Ever! - North Sydney, AU

So long story short, I've hated my nose from since...

So long story short, I've hated my nose from since I can remember! I had a typical Italian wog nose, not only was it long and had a hump, it was also crooked from the front.

All I can say to people that want to do this procedure is research, research, research!! And always go with your gut feeling, try to also find people who have gone to that surgeon or have heard good things about them! I am sooo happy I found Dr. Shahidi, he is absolutely amazing :)

So now to recovery.. After the op I actually woke up feeling quite good, not in any pain! But I must say the next few days were the worst, not pain wise but just very very uncomfortable. Your nose gets packed so you can't breathe at all, you can't eat properly coz your lip is numb and you have to sleep sitting up so it's very restless sleeps every night!

The cast was removed after 7days, and I was soo relieved. The next week was good after that, just a tiny bit of bruising and obviously swelling.

After 2 weeks I returned back to work, which was a perfect amount of time of as I could then eat, breathe & smell properly :) It's still very tender, even to this day after 6 weeks, so you just have to be careful to to hit it! But otherwise that it's just a waiting game til the swelling goes down (but honestly I'd even be happy with it as it is I love it!) and it's only going to get better :))

Ok so I'm 3 months post op, and I do love my new...

Ok so I'm 3 months post op, and I do love my new nose but it's actually seeming to get more swollen at the tip then it was before :\ I mean I absolutely loveeeee my side profile, but I don't take front on pics unless I'm staring straight at the camera, because when I turn like 3/4 it looks massive! I don't even want to put a pic up :( my doc said to leave it and if it doesn't go down to do that injection thing ahhhh I still don't regret anything, and when I look at what I had I think omg it's a million times better! Lol Im not embarassed or try to hide it, i just don't like it in pics when I'm facing that way.. I never wanted "perfect" but just an improvement.. So now just gta see what's happening with the swelling, I mean it could be worse! Haha I know its a long process I just hate waiting! Lol

Oh and forgot to mention I added some new pics :)

Oh and forgot to mention I added some new pics :)

New pics before & afters!

Ok so 3 and 1/2 months post op.. Still kinda bummed bout the swelling in my tip, but my next appointment to see my surgeon is in July so ill just hold out til then and see if it improves! People keep telling me how natural it is and how much it's changed my face in a good way lol but I think every girl would be the same if they did this, you can't help but over analyse! I've been looking through old pics and thought I'd put a few up =p and some of my front view because a few ppl have been asking! X

A couple more..

4 & 1/2 months! Need advice...

So found a kinda clear pic of a 3/4 view from a couple nights ago.. So as you can see there's still a slight bump but what's concerning me the most is the bottom of my nose between my nostrils where he unfortunately had to cut, it's so swollen it's making my nose look so fake especially in pics! (Havent uploaded much it looks so ugly!) I'm kinda scared that's not going to go down :( if anyone has had the same experience and could let me know how they're going would be much appreciated!! I dont want to have to have another op or anything :\ ..Xx

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6 months post op

So I'm 6months post op, and I'm pretty happy with my nose.. It is still slightly swollen and does hurt if I hit it hard, but I do know I'm not fully healed yet and it will take time :) although I did get 3 cortisone shots in it a couple weeks ago to help with the swelling (ouch!!) lol but I'm just going to see how it all goes til the end of the year and if it changes much.. Other then that it's going pretty good can breathe fine and no more clogged feeling or anything, and finally jumped on a motorbike since I did the op! I was abit hesitant obviously but felt so good lol :)

Almost 1year post op!!

So I'm a couple weeks off my 1 year post op..
everything's going good just still a bit swollen to me but I know people usually say it changes up to 2years post op! Lol So happy with it though =) gna have another check up with my surgeon in a few months will update again then.. ill post a couple pics right now of my nose since it's been a while! X
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