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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Hey girl your nose looks amazing just wondering does his price lower if the operation is less adjustments? Also how much was your consultation ?
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Ok so I'm looking to go I just want my nose shaved down a little as there is a lump and I want a smaller nose it's so scary to choose a doctor I was looking at William mooney help please SOS x
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It is scary! But I've honestly heard so many different things from different people and surgeons, you just gta research and have consultations and book with who you feel comfortable with! x
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Hi hun your nose looks amazing. Im thinking of going to Dr Shahidi too. How much roughly did it cost you if you dont mind me asking ? :)
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Well his fee was round 8k but then you have hospital and all that he'll go through it with you
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Amazing! I am looking at going through the same surgeon! It is just a scary step to actually book it!! Eek!
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I know it took me ages but glad I finally did it!
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Your nose looks SO good Hun! I am booked in April for surgery with dr shahidi I just wanted to know if you showed him pics of noses that you liked/wanted your nose to look like during your consults with him? The reason I ask is because I didn't particularly like the computerized image he did of my nose on the computer.
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Thank you! Umm nope I didn't show any pics of other noses coz I just figured my nose is my own and he can only work with what I have, so I just showed him on myself how I wanted it to look.. just keep in mind you're never going to get perfect, just an improvement =) I told him what I liked and didn't like about his computer imaging that he recommended and we went from there.. just let him know all your concerns before you go ahead with it!
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You look stunning! I am 7 months post up and still have what I think is a bit of swelling in the same place you mentioned...between the nostrils. Did you notice that the swelling continued to decrease between 7 months and a year? Thanks so much!
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Oh thank you =) umm I kinda felt like it didnt but then again when you look at the same thing everyday its hard to see a difference! I have my days where I feel it looks absolutely perfect, and then my days when its that bit swollen so I just have to keep waiting I guess haha
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Looks really good! I love how your profile was transformed. You are right though, I do feel mine is still swollen and I'm getting close to my one year.
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Thank you =) yep it definately is a lonnggg process lol!
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Looking great! Thanks for the update :)
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Lovely nose. Thanks for the update.
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Wow, your nose looks great even with the swelling! I can't believe at 1 year you're still swollen, I'm not quite 2 weeks PO and I want my swelling gone, even just for one day, just so I can see the final outcome :-) how does your nose feel a year later?
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Yeah I think when its really hot it gets a bit more swollen it doesnt always look that swollen lol its gna take a while so be prepared! Haha =p it feels good, I mean its obviously very different to what I had so its never gna "feel" the same! But if its someone you truly wanted then you'll love it too :)
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So does your nose feel like your nose? Does it hurt anymore? Like can you rub it and it just feel normal? Does it hurt if you bump it? I really like my new nose, just wondering when it starts to look/feel normal
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Yeah I can rub it and move it I haven't hit hard yet so dunno if that'll hurt haha but I reckon after like 4-6months it looks way better and feels better, but then again everyone's different you just gta take each day as it comes! =)
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Oh wow - it's perfect! :)
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Thank you :)
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Hey peachii, how is your nose improving? I am so excited I have surgery booked in with dr shahidi early April. I would love to see a recent pic of the progress :)
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Hey there! Yeah it's going good :) almost a year post op now! Still a bit swollen though I think but I still have my days where I absolutely love it and then my days where I still gta get used to it lol but all in all wouldn't take it back such an improvement to what I had! =p so happy with it, good luck with your surgery in April!! =) ill put up a couple pics now
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Hey hun hows your swelling? I'm loving my nose but the swelling in my tip seems to have gotten worse and I recall you saying that. I want him to give me steroid shots - did you get any? It looks like a clown nose at the tip and its so frustrating!
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Hey! Yeah it's good there is a little bit of swelling but he doesn't wna inject anything for other medical reasons I have so were just gna wait til the new year and see how we go! Although yours is still so fresh, I'm almost 10months now and although it does take a year you have to give it time! Mine was way more swollen than it is now lol trust me just give it time it's such a long process but well worth it! Just try not stress and let it do it's thing =p haha
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