Hello everyone. I have to say this site and all of your stories has gotten me through this entire process so much easier, so I felt that it was only right to share my story with you.
I am currently 4 days post-op as of this morning and it is safe to say I have finally come out of the woods, as far as most of the pain and uncomfortableness goes (except for this pesky tongue bite I did on day 1, which is still bugging me and why I am up at 5am writing this). Throughout this entire process, I found myself extremely nervous because my besides the bump, I basically like my nose. The bump is hereditary and more noticeable from the left side, so my desire to have it removed has grown with time.
Everything kind of lined up very easily for me to choose to do this procedure at this specific time in my life (I am 22, graduating college in a month and planning on moving to NYC), which is why I decided to just bite the bullet and do it four days ago. I know that I am very lucky because I know and deeply trust the plastic surgeon that I used. I have seen his work and it is always great and I knew he would take good care of me which made the whole decision easier, especially that he understood that I want an extremely subtle change (just bump removal).
I definitely fall on the sensitive side and had to come to terms with the fact that I was giving up the bump that both my father and grandma have, which I know sounds corny, but it is something of a bond we shared. I also worried that it I one day have a daughter who inherits the bump, she will look at me and wonder why she didn't get my perfect nose. I wouldn't ever want her to feel insecure. I'm not sure if anyone else things of these things, but they definitely were concerns of mine that I personally had to come to terms with. I had to know that despite these things, this was what I wanted. In the end, I was unhappy with my nose and every time someone would sit on the left side of me, I worried that they were looking at it (I know they weren't, but hey, insecurity is such a b****).
And I did, so here I am, cast and all, waiting for the results. My doctor said everything went perfectly and actually photographed my nose before he put the cast on to show my mom, who said it looked amazing. I can not wait to see the results, although I realize that they will be very subtle and people probably won't realize the difference. It has definitely been uncomfortable, but the pain has not been too bad. Yesterday, I even went out to lunch with a hat and sunglasses on, incognito style! I got through moments where I question my decision and wonder if vanity got the best of me, but what's done is done and the result will be the straight nose that I have always wanted.
I will continue to update on my progress and deeply send my best wishes to all of you considering this procedure. Here are some pics of my own journey!