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Always Wanted a New Nose - Philadelphia, PA

I am seriously considering rhinoplasty/chin...

I am seriously considering rhinoplasty/chin implant or liposuction of jaw line. It will be my birthday present for my 47th year next February. I thought it best to read as much as possible before making the decision. I have a consult scheduled for July 26th. I need to save up for the surgery so it will take at least 9 months to a year to do so. I am type 1 diabetic so I have concerns for the pre and post op. Is anyone out there a type 1 who can share their experiences with me? I need to find out if I can take out insurance in case something happens on the day (you never know) and the surgery has to be canceled. Do they reschedule or do you lose your money? I wear contacts but have to wear glasses at times as I am very short sighted. Can I wear my glasses during the recovery period?

After taking photos for this blog have now...

After taking photos for this blog have now realized how much I need some work on my jaw line/jowls. Ugh! I have spent a lot of time reading reviews and am scared to do any procedure. I read about Nivea Q10 firming cream having impressive results for tightening of the jowl area so will give it a shot. Still considering the rhinoplasty but am I taking a risk with my health being type 1 diabetic?

Hi there,

Just wondering if you ever went through with rhinoplasty and, if so, how it went!

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Dr. Pontell waves the consultation fee if you say you saw the ad on realself. Mine was free.
Go see him. You won't be sorry! Keep us posted!
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I think everyone is self concious of their looks in one way or another :). Remember, when we're worried about our "flaws", the person next to you isn't evaluating them
for you top, but rather is worried about their own. It sounds like you have a lot of positive things going on for you which is excellent!! Focus on those things first :). As for the $100 consult, this is pretty common. Some are free, some charge but then it will be put towards your surgery, others will not. Mine didn't, but I pretty much could ask unlimited questions before signing up :). Don't sign up for anything unless you're 110% confident in your PS :) preferably one that specializes in the procedure you're looking for :)
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