I am having my surgery on September 12th and I am...
I don't like the idea of going under anesthesia and I don't like the idea of having to breathe through my mouth. I suffer from anxiety and I have a feeling I would be really scared to go into the operating room and I know I will be uncomfortable because you are very congested. Nauseous even!
Overall, now I am having doubts. Not about changing my nose bc I dislike it but because I worry I cant handle the recovery and all the stress leading up to this. I feel completely lost now. I am afraid of the unknown.
I feel comfortable with the doctor that I chose. I consulted with two. I liked both but overall, felt the second doctor had a more minimal approach but was more detailed with what he thought would look best and how he explained it. He doesn't pack a nose which made me feel more comfortable and he answered all my questions thoroughly. All surgery is performed in a hospital which comforts me but I don't know, I feel very stressed out.
Does anyone else feel this way?
I hate my nose and would love to fix it. It would give me more confidence in myself but I wonder if I can handle the recovery period. Being bruised and swollen isn't a worry to me. The congestion and anesthesia are.
I actually spoke with someone that used my doctor for the same procedure and I feel much more comfortable and confident. I feel excited again :)
More and more comfortable
I just want to get the surgery over with so I can start recovering and put it behind me. I hope I like how I look after. Always a risk but I bet I will like it a whole lot more than what I have now. I know my nose isn't terrible and I don't NEED it but I think it is something that would make me much happier.
Going on vacation for a week next week. Def can't wait to get away from life and work for a bit :)
Less than 4 weeks to go
Reading all of your accounts and stories have been so helpful and comforting. It's nice to know you arent alone in your fears, excitements and questions.
I am going to start cutting out caffeine, asprin and other anti inflammatories next week I think. I am also going to cut back on my dairy consumption as well. Cut out the sodium as well I can help it.
I can't wait to have the surgery and then move forward with recovery. Looking back on this, I wish I could have scheduled the surgery much sooner but with work obligations and vacations already planned., it got to be too difficult to squeeze it.
I went over my concerns again and he explained to me what he could do to fix what I don't like. I feel like I am in excellent hands and I can't wait to see what it looks like.
My only concern once again is the general anesthesia but he said that while it can be performed under twilight, he prefers to protect the airway but that it is a much lighter version of GA. Either way, I won't know what is going on. I have my appointment for 6 days after surgery to get the cast off and remove the splints if he has to use them. It is definitely hard to be completely out of control and I know I won't like to be a mouth breather but will have no choice. I can't believe I am basically 2 weeks away from surgery. I just want to have this done and put it behind me.
3 days away!!!
Will update the night before and hopefully the day of.
Day 1 after surgery
It was hard to sleep last night bc of laying propped up but it had to be done. Will sleep more today. Wasn't groggy after surgery yesterday at all.
Anyway, will post some before and during pictures. Cast comes off Wednesday at 1030.
Anyway, going to go back to sleep and maybe get some food in me too.
Hope this helps calm others fears. I was super super nervous yesterday but now that it's over I'm relieved and happy.
Day 5 Post Op
10 days post op.
2 weeks Post and....
I guess I have to wait a year for any other type of revision. Which sucks! I am so impatient. HELP!!!!
I should totally get paid for my looks right?? hahah JK. I will start playing the lottery.
So I am officially a day over 3 weeks. I can't believe how fast it has flown. I don't even feel or look swollen anymore. I definitely think I had one of the more easy recovery periods. And it does appear to get smaller and smaller and more refined as the weeks go on. Can't wait to see how I look next week. I also need to start working out. I miss spinning a lot. I miss those endorphins and my instructors and classmates. I wonder when I can go back. I have a 2 week checkup on Wednesday so I can ask him then.
Ohhhh so finally someone noticed that I did something at work. Said I looked different but didn't know what exactly and thought maybe I had my nose done. I was prepared for that. Hopefully I don't become a topic of gossip but oh well- I won't be here forever. I'm hoping to get out of here by next March/April.
It's weird but sometimes I forget that I've done anything and sometimes I can't believe that I actually went through with it. It was something I talked about for YEARS. I'm sad I waited as long as I did but I guess I probably wouldnt have been as emotionally stable and mature to handle everything.
Hope everyone has a great weekend! Xoxo
Still too big!
I hate that I have to wait another 11 months to get it redone. It's just disappointing because you go through the process, the emotional rollercoaster and you pay the money and you still feel self conscious. I still feel self conscious when I turn to the side.
Definitely not how I wanted to start my weekend.
You can't fake natural beauty
Anyway, over 6 weeks out today. My doctor injected something into my nose to help break up scar tissue that was making it slightly uneven. Now both sides have that tiny curve. He said it was too early to do anything to my tip since the skin needs time to shrink. Took Halloween pictures so will post them soon.
Still too big
Almost 3 months out!
Just baked two pumpkin cheesecakes (fingers crossed they came out well) and preparing for thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving! So thankful for my lovely RealSelf community.
Happy New Year!
Had a great NYE and it was so nice to walk into a room and not immediately feel self conscious about my nose. Exactly 16 weeks out today so 4 months later and it looks better than ever.
The tip still bothers me a bit in that it still looks like a round ball in pictures.
25 weeks out.
Anyway, living in NYC with so many pretty girls has definitely been interesting. I've considered getting other types of plastic surgery but not too sure what I would do or what I should do. Maybe some liposuction, laser on my stretch marks? I am in the land of some of these top doctors so we shall see. I bet everything is double the price.
I don't have any pictures to update with yet but will take some later. I still don't love my nose- I do still think it is a bit large for my face but I am also over getting a revision.
Absolutely phenomenal doctor with a phenomenal team. I barely bruised and got swollen and I was never really congested. I would recommend him and his work day in and day out. Fantastic and funny.