Excited! - Portland, ME

I'm a 22 year old female and I've always...

I'm a 22 year old female and I've always hated my nose. It's really big for my face and it's been my biggest insecurity...and only insecurity since I was a kid. I also have a deviated septum so that will be fixed at the same time on November 1st. I'm getting the bump in the bone shaved down as well as shortening it slightly and raisig the tip as it is downturned a bit when I smile right now. I'm nervous because I knownill never have a perfect nose but I know improvement is possible. as long as I font look like an entirely different person I think I'll be happy. We will see though! Wish me luck!

So I had my last consultation yesterday with My...

So I had my last consultation yesterday with My doctor! It went really well I'm a little nervous still but he has assured me I will be happy with the results. I'm not concerned about the pain at all, just the initial needle to put the IV in. (I'm terrified of needles!) I'll be staying at my parents for at least a week. The entire procedure minus copays is covered by my insurance. I have had a lot of trauma to my nose through sports and competitive cheerleading over the years, and did I mention I can only breathe through one nostril! Every day it feels like a dream come true I have to pinch myself that this is really happening. I can't wait until a week from today!

Tomorrow morning is my surgery! So excited!!!

Tomorrow morning is my surgery! So excited!!!

I get my cast off tomorrow morning!! I am super...

I get my cast off tomorrow morning!! I am super excited and nervous but I have a question for those of you have been through this, is what I'll see tomorrow be close to what it will look like down the road? If I hate it, is there still hope the swelling will go down like a lot? My biggest fear is that I'll hate it and it won't change much... thoughts???

I got my cast and internal splints out today! Boy...

I got my cast and internal splints out today! Boy was that painful, especially when they vacuumed out the insides, I practically fainted. Lol anyways, I know the cast just got off but my nostrils are uneven, my tip leans to one side. I didnt notice until I got home. Im seriously praying that this is due to the swelling and won't be permanent. Will post pics soon!

So I'm kind of annoyed at the amount of tip...

So I'm kind of annoyed at the amount of tip swelling I have. December 1st will be exactly one month since the day of surgery. I feel like my tip looks bulbous from the side view. Its also hard as a rock to the touch. Did anyone see tip swelling go down a good amount after the first month?

So, the bill for my surgery came today at my...

So, the bill for my surgery came today at my Parent's house (I'm under their insurance) I almost fainted. $11,517.27

I'm not kidding. Thank GOD my insurance covered it. I'm literally speechless.

Last week I had my one month post op appointment....

Last week I had my one month post op appointment. My tip and underneath my nose is still hard as a rock. Overall I'm happy although I asked if the small bump would go down on my bridge and he said probably not and that if he had shaved down any more of the bone it would have been a "swoop" or concave nose, which I was very particular that I didn't want. He also reminded me that I brought in photos of kim kardashian's nose and she too has a small bump on her bridge right where I do. He said by March I'll be 50% healed and that makes me hopeful that I can expect more swelling to go down on the bulbous tip. Looking forward so much for this swelling to just go down!!!

So I'm currently 4 months post operation and I'm...

So I'm currently 4 months post operation and I'm getting more and more excited each month. I was so nervous about the amount of swelling I had in the first couple of months and was concerned that maybe it wasn't swelling at all, and my nose would look like that forever. Today, I'm pretty happy with my results. My side view has changed drastically, although not so much my front view. If you look at the last photos I've posted on my profile, you'll be able to see how much my swelling has decreased and straight my profile is. Patience truly is key to this whole process, but trust me time flies!

I had another followup appt. this morning. It went...

I had another followup appt. this morning. It went well, and my doctor basically said that i'm 80% healed, but since my tip is still quite hard, when it softens back up, it will be considered healed. I have NO scarring where the incision was made, literally nothing! My nose is a bit runny (may be allergies) so he gave me a Rx for a nasal spray. I told him about how in the A.M. my nose appears more swollen and he said he thinks I need to get an allergen pillow/pillowcase and that may help, and it's probably not the blood flow to my nose while laying down that causes this.

We scheduled to see each other again in June. Will update then!

3 years!

So I'm over 3 years post Op. I'm not 100% happy with everything, I mean it's a HUGE improvement but there is still a slight bump. Also, the front view is kinda the same. I don't think I'd go thru that pain again through. I chalk it up to a win.

3 years again..

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