New date and new surgeon

I have considered a nose job since I was in middle...

I have considered a nose job since I was in middle school! I never thought I would be able to do it, financially. Now, I feel like I can afford it and am realizing I'm not sure if I'm emotionally ready! I have finally done in-depth research and realize the extent of the surgery. But I think when I find the right doctor I will trust him and become more at ease.

I hate my nose more than anything in the world! I am a very conservative person and would describe myself being the opposite of materialistic and vain so it surprises me that I would want to change my appearance. But... I just feel like it has held me back in all aspects of LIFE!

I have gone on one consultation and did NOT feel comfortable with this man. I felt like he didn't really give me the time of day... when I asked questions he seemed to answer very short and then went out several times to take phone calls. He wasn't even the one to show me the digital before and after pictures. Speaking of... I HATED the morph pictures... I have researched another doctor who I think will be much better than this other guy! I will post when I meet with him!!!

So I am so excited to go on my second consultation...

So I am so excited to go on my second consultation. I literally CAN NOT wait to go... I have a good feeling about this. I also really want to schedule my surgery for Dec. 15, which is only 2 weeks after I will go for my consult. I don't know! I hope this can work out... I really can't stand looking at my nose anymore!

Also, today I told a few of my co-workers that I was thinking of doing it... nice! They would definitely notice anyway, so I would rather let them know ahead of time!

4 and a half more days until my consult!

Eww eww eww! I accidentally saw a video of a...

Eww eww eww! I accidentally saw a video of a septo-rhinoplasty being performed. Omg... Omg. I just don't know if I can do this.

So I finally scheduled it... it is earlier than I...

So I finally scheduled it... it is earlier than I would have hoped but if I didn't do it now, I don't think I would be able to do it for another year. I can't be as excited as I want to be because I still feel bad taking so much time off of work. I shouldn't though... I'm entitled to 8 sick days? I have accumulated 37 thus far? Ugh, I just don't like to let anyone down...

Anyway, today I got everything done, called the office to confirm, made my down payment, scheduled pre and post op appts, told my boss, applied and got approved for a personal loan... now just to make a million sub plans!

I posted two new pics as well... a before and simulation done by my fabulous to-be surgeon, Dr. Eric Joseph! Let the countdown begin...

So had to postpone my surgery because I have a...

So had to postpone my surgery because I have a sinus infection and the doc said he would rather not operate on me during that... It makes sense. In a way I'm relieved because I felt like everything was very rushed. But in a way I'm very very disappointed. Really wanted to do it sooner rather than later. I wonder everyday if I should even do it... And then I take a few pics of myself from the side and I'm reassured I should def get a new nose! I'm tired of ppl saying I'm beautiful with my nose... I am really not. I'm not being over critical either. I wish I could say ... How about u have my nose and would u like that? I bet they would change their tune. My mom and bf are very supportive. My bf is the only one that really is honest. I feel like everyone is like noooooo it's fine. But he says... Well yeh... It's big... I appreciate his honesty!

Going to try to do this surgery over my spring break. I have a week off of school... The only thing is 2 days after the break, I have to put on the spring musical ( I am an elementary music teacher). I'm worried that will be too much movement and stress after this surgery... Depressed today :( I'm very insecure. Today I saw a really gorgeous young girl who is subbing in my school. I'm jealous of her.... I hate that this one make teacher (who is married) always talks to me about the new hot sub or the new hot teacher in the building. Get a life. I hate men sometimes!!!!

Male teacher*

male teacher*

Also added one more picture!

Also added one more picture!

So today I finally had the nose job talk with my...

So today I finally had the nose job talk with my dad. I feel a lot better now that I have him on board. He doesn't want me to do it... but we talked about it at length and I just feel better knowing that he knows how I feel and that we've discussed it. He is being very supportive though, and asked me a lot of questions about when I would do it and the doctor and so on...

Another BAD thing is that I talked to my friend from HS... she got a nose job about 3 or 4 yrs ago and she tells me that she would NOT recommend me to doing it because now she has trouble breathing and has to position her head a certain way when she sleeps and that it's a major annoyance however she is more confident with her appearance... omg... however I have another friend who is 10 yrs post op and she is an actress and singer and she never mentioned to me breathing problems? ugh....!!!!

So... I scheduled my "nosie thing" (thats what i...

So... I scheduled my "nosie thing" (thats what i like to call it) for April 5th. It is the Friday before my spring break. I will only have to take off one day and then when I get back from break I will put on my spring musical? That's fine... I think i will be ok... There's just no other time. I could do at end of summer but I want to enjoy myself? And be able to go to the beach and stuff!!! So... I think this is best choice for me!

I scheduled another "consultation" with my dr in January... I've felt so rushed (my own fault) that I just want to talk to him again before my pre-op in march. I'm excited! I want to ask him questions... And put all my fears on the table. And hopefully have them go away!!!

Yayh!!!

All I want for Christmas... Is a new nose!!!!...

All I want for Christmas... Is a new nose!!!! (sung to the tune of Mariah Carey's "all I want for Christmas is you")

Merry Christmas everyone!

I'm very troubled! I had a second consultation...

I'm very troubled! I had a second consultation with my PS on Saturday because I wanted to ask him my questions, voice my concerns, and feel on "the same page" before I go the long stretch and not see him until April.

I told him my biggest concern with the surgery was potential breathing complications. I know someone who is 4 years post op and she can't breathe when she goes to sleep so she has to position her head in such a way and she said its quite annoying. When I told this to my surgeon he said that "yes there is a chance that you would have breathing issues post op but as long as You have a cute nose, would it really bother you"

No... I expect a fully functioning nose and That should be IT. I just don't know any more... He evaded almost every question I asked and e suggested I go get a second opinion. Like... I appreciate his honesty but I'm just not feeling good about it.

So I have decided on a surgeon and a date... April...

So I have decided on a surgeon and a date... April 4 in the afternoon with a PS who did a rhinoplasty to my very good friend and co-worker. She had nothing but good things to say about him and her results are great. I felt very comfortable at my consult with him... the whole place has a great team and made things very easy for me.

I hope to have no complications and be able to breathe and sing normally afterwards. Wish me luck!
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