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I've wanted to have a nose job for several years...

I've wanted to have a nose job for several years now. I started having a "problem" with my nose after my first baby was born (8 yrs ago) and felt like it had dropped and was wider. Has anyone else ever felt that way? Like if pregnancies change your nose? Weird, huh? My consultation was las month and got scheduled for December 18th. I went in at 8:00 am. The nurses were great and sweat although one of them could not find my vein and had to poke me twice OUCH!. I was awake during my surgery although I fell asleep for I don't know how long. I could feel the doctor work on it, scratching, pulling, yikes! That was VERY scary but was in no pain whatsoever. I did felt when the doc was poking me with a needle. (no pain just discomfort) which I told the doc which he said it was really weird since just a sec he was pulling and I couldn't feel it. That's probably due to my fear for needles cause I couldn't feel anything else. I left the hospital 4 hours later. Thankfully no nauseas. I got my meds and headed home. No pain thank good just a mild stuffy nose but I could still breath trough it. I took my pain meds every 4 hours although I was never in pain but didn't want to take a chance.

Thursday I woke up more swollen but still no pain or bruises. Very little dripping from my nose. I cant stop looking in the mirror trying to see any difference!.

Yesterday was the "worst" day. Although I have not have any pain whatsoever in my nose or around. Since the first and second day I ate very little and "mild" , yesterday was my moms birthday so she made a nice dinner. OMG!!!! I was in sooo much pain after that. My stomach was killing me!. I got my nose worked on without mercy and my stupid stomach is the one with the pain?!!?!?! So, every time I've eaten after that, its the same story so im back at mild foods like veggies, soup, a little of pasta. I also woke up soooo swollen like ive been in a boxing match. My eyes were burning a little but don't know why... maybe cause they were sooo swollen? I also see some bruising but yellowish.. nothing bad.

Today its been the day were I started to feel like im recovering. I am not as swollen as yesterday but I still love funny. I washed my hair for the first time today. Gross I know but I was really scared since they told me absolutely nooo water in my face and couldn't bend either to wash it in the faucet.. I felt soo good afterwards lol. I can breath better trough my nose too although I have not been completely stuffed so I was lucky.

To this day, the only pain Ive felt its my tummy. I stopped taking pain meds on Thursday night so I really don't think I'll be in pain anymore. I go in on Monday for a follow up to change my bandage. I wont be able to see my new nose till Thursday! Can not wait. I'll post pics later!

Today

Freaking out!

So I got my cast removed today and had a chance to get a glance of my new nose.... Piggy nose :**( Im praying it will drop a little and its just because its swollen still but... im not so sure.. What will I do?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!? I told the doctor that i hoped that it will drop a little and he sai, drop? Why would it drop? Its perfect! I dunno.. my nose was very very wide and low so maybe its just that since its basically a new nose.. LITERALLY i just need to get used to it? Has anybody else had similar experience.. I will post poics after i get home from work.....

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sorry. lol im really freaking out that comas, punctuations went out the window!

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Feeling good

So today is the sixth day. Im feeling great. Im still very nervous. My nostrils are not swollen anymore. Well at least they dont feel that way. My tip and bridge do feel swollen and my bridge is very tender. Yesterday while doing my make up and accidentally hit my brodge with it. OMG!!! Huuurted big time. The most pain ive felt and it was self inflicted. Dumb ass girl!!! My ntx appt is friday to rwmove the tape and thats it! Ill be stuck w my new nose. Hope it turns out good after its no longer swollen. So, what u think?

3weeks post op

Recovery has been smoth. Pressure on mu brdige lasted for almost 2 weeks but its now gone. Sometines though when im aboit to sneeze it burns a lil on the insode and i get random pains like needles on where ny nostrils where cut (sounds worse than it is) i feel that its slightly crooked to d left but im assuming cause its still swollen. My tip was rock hard but it has soften. Veery little though but still hard to d touch. Again, i think its because its swollen still. Whats ur take on this? People tha dont know i had a nose job havemt said a thing. I cleverly (or so i say) started using glasses to confuse d enemy lol. I dooo need them btw. My hubby left to visit his mom for 3 weeks so he didnt seemy nose till 2 days ago. He was very pleased yhat my face didnt change and iys very natural looking. I agree. What do u think?

Swollen...

I've woken up this past week swollen and feeling a tightness... Hubby says he can't tell. I guess is more than a feel thing... My tip is still pretty hard but rite getting softer by the day. Still very tender. It hurts if I hit it even slightly.. Also, I feel this pains around the nostrils like being poked with a needle.. Yikes!! But, big but, I think that's how my skin reacts to being cut cause 15 yrs ago I got my gall bladder removed and I still have those pains ocasionally. ..yep, 15 yrs later. It's not horrible pain. Just find it weird... Has anybody else has experienced this? I haven't posted more pics since I don't think there's a difference. I'll wanna wait 2 more weeks and see if there's any changes.... Having said all that.. I am very very happy. I used to avoid looking at my nose. I would put on make up and concentrate in my eyes, mouth etc... Never even bothered with contouring it since didn't think there was much that could be done lol.. Neeeever would I look at my profile. Now I see my face in the mirror as a whole.. Does that make sense? Lol...
Juan Domingo Paz

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Hi Mrsebaker, I think your nose looks beautiful! so much so that I have contacted Juan Domingo Paz (is he slow at getting back to you by the way? because i've not heard anything yet) Like others have already said, you looked great before but your nose is so much more refined, it really shows off your eyes. When you had your first consultation, were you shown any before and after pics, especially any african american/ethnic rhinoplasty or did he offer any kind of digital simulation service? did you show him your own simultion.com pics? The work you had done was such a good price too. yours is similar to how i would like my nose to be. So happy for you
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Wow really??? Where are u located. He is in nuevo laredo... When I sent him emails he would usually get back to me whithin 2 days.... He's been doing it for I think 30 yrs??? And noses are his specialty. He actually did my moms 20+ yrs ago!!! Inbox me if u have specific questions about him
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Hi Mrsebaker, Hope all is well. just wondered if you had any update pics? Any changes? Is it still tender?
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I love what has been done to your nose: refinement. the same nose but an improved version! lovely
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Thank you Amelva. Did it give u an idea of how urs could look???
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You look AMAZING!! I had the same problem you had my nose was waaaayy to wide for my face. hated it for so long. So, I was happy to get some narrowness, there. I think we are right along ,the post op healing. I am 22 days post op . Had surgery on Friday 12/20 .. wow 3 damn weeks already?? time is moving. I am so happy I did this. my doctor, said wait till you see it in 6 mos... :))))) We def. have a lot of swelling ,that will be present for mos ahead. but, I like you needed to have that old nose taken in , a bit. I think you look terrific. Like your self but better !!
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Don't you feel like some days u wake up more swollen than others?.. I'm usually rough with my nose but I have to be sooo very carefull or I'll hurt! Lol.. Time goes sooo fast. I'm glad ur happy... So am I!!!
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Yes, when I wake up my nose is swollen ..I think they say normally our nose swell when being rested at night. so I have to get up walk around etc. it comes down a bit. I also keep using the ice packs . IT doesn't hurt to the touch , not tender either. But you say thats just your skin, so im sure its nothing. especially if you've had that reaction to other surgery or cuts etc. it was one day where it look so small, and cute but that was last week. lolol the swelling fluctuates. I guess the first 3 - 6 mos.
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is the bottom portion of your nose the part where the nostrils are , are is that area firm ? I think that place holds the most swelling. as per doctors as well. This swelling will contribute to the front view not being as narrow .
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The part in d middle, colum.. somethinh? Lol thats pretty firm and tight. I wonder if it will softeb n if it does, would it drop a lil? Is d tip gonna get smaller? Questions quedtions lol. I am not concerned though. Even if it happebs i think will b minimal... well see!
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Yes, beautiful.
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:D
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Looks so great! congrats!
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Thanks!!
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Hey! You looked sexy before also! But it's a good job, it looks very natural! Congratulations!
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Thank you :D
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You nose looked a bit like mine! it looks great now. Will wait to see the results cast off
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Hi Amelva.. I will post pics... I feel and hope that I'm somewhat swollen since my tip feels very hard..
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Your nose looks great! I suffer from the same problem ( a wide nose ) it really does affects one's self esteem! I wanted to know, what doctor did you go to? I am interested in this procedure :)
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And boy it did! ILooking back, I haver very few pics with my kids cause I hated how I look in pics. Never been photogenic but you add a wide nose to it. Well, no bueno! Ill say go for it if you think ill make you happy!
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You looked gorgeous before also! Excited to see the final result!! :)
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Thank you Bella! I finally got the tape removed. Just still swollen, ill wait a couple more days an see how it looks them but so far. pretty happy.
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also, my tip is a little higher but this may sound crazy but I like that tip up higher :/ lolol I think its becuase its always been sooooo flat and spread over my upper lip no definition there. but now its lifted and has refinement. so, I honestly wouldnt mind keeping the upturned look. :/ but I know they say it drops a bit after cast removal
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Mine did drop a little. Which I was actually hoping ... I just hope it stays there!!
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it looks soooo natural.. very nice job. I am 6 days post op and like you hated the width in the front with a passion and profile. so, anywho did you get alarplasty ? did he cut a wedge of the skin out around nostril any grafts used? It looks like a natural more refined nose that you had already. great job!! Are you statisfied with it ?
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