Im Lovin It So Far - brisbane qld

Had it done 4 days ago and even with the cast on i...

had it done 4 days ago and even with the cast on i think it looks awesome, im thrilled already, i had almost no bruising but a bit of swelling, and ive been sleeping on the loungechair since i got discharged from hospital so the elevation can help make swelling go away.

i was so so nervous going into the operating thetre, i was lying on the operating table and the anestesiogolist was finding my veins and i hear music playing and im like "do you guys listen to music when you operate i thought that was only on TV" and they're like yeah man cant you hear it, got a request?

and i said i want something upbeat so my surgeons in a good mood, and i start getting really anxious cos he starts putting the drugs in and its all happening and i said "omg im so nervous holding the nurses hand" and the anestesiologist is like "your a bit of a wimp" jokingly

and then after that i blacked out

when i woke up i said to the nurse "do i look beautiful" and she didnt really reply,

then i asked did we listen to music
and shes like yes
and aparently i asked her this question 3 times then asked for water
and shes like "i dont think you should be drinking water just yet"

after that i was wheeled to a private overnight room with a veiw which was loverly,

i did it because i didnt like the look of my nose and its looks fantastic so far so for me there is no cons, but i will be updatinf this and posting photos

Day 10 so all is good although it feels...

day 10 so all is good although it feels uncomfortable to smile but no one can tell ive had a nose job theres no brusing and im really happy with it so far, theres still a bit of swelling but as you can probably see on the profile. so my advice to anyone is to definantly go for it but make sure you go to someone who is qualified and in australia is a member of the australian plastic surgery society. my Plastic surgeon is really good he did what i wanted his work is genious i love my new nose

I didn't tell my mum i was getting it done and i...

i didn't tell my mum i was getting it done and i was fretting about seeing her in-case she noticed.
me: ah crap what if she notices?? i said anxiously
riles: its never as bad as you think it is, sometimes when im mowing i think hey this isnt as bad as i though it was going to be and then dred it for the next month.
me: lets make brownies!! :)

so i live out of home and 12 days after the operation i saw my mum for breakfast and i didnt tell her i was getting it done because she was extremely against it. now i have $20 bets going with my dad and sister on weather she will find out or be able to tell and so far so good.
So me and mum were sitting there for eating breakfast and she was looking at me funny and i was thinking to myself "omg she so knows, any minute now shes going to slam her coffee mug on the table point at me and yell "nose job" but as it happens she didnt and now i feel like im in the clear and she'll never know or if she does itll be old news,
like this one time me and my sister were cooking poppadoms after school and the oil overheated and caught fire so i called the fire brigade to ask how to put it out and they insisted on coming around, we cleaned up everything and threw the pot in the bin before mum came home apart from range head with was melted underneath..nothing we could do about that. Anywhoo like 8months later she was cleaning the stove and range hood and she and was like
mum: "what happened here, a fire???"
me: "you probably did it without noticing dragon lady"
mum: " no its like completely burnt on the inside"
me: well me and chevaun were cooking papadums and the fire brigade came to put it out
mum: "Fire brigade!!??"
Chevaun: do you have some sort of hearing infirmity mother?
me: "arg send me and invoice"

the point of the story is that it was old news by then so we didn't get in trouble, so if she finds out in a year or 5 it'll be old news by then, although i did have an elaborate story about a kitchen catastrophe ready to tell if she did notice a change :)

I feel like my nose was smaller when the cast...

i feel like my nose was smaller when the cast first came off, now its been a month on and hmm i think i want a second nose job, i keep meaning to post photos but i still havnt got a digital camera
william cockburn

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I really want to get rhinoplasty ... My nose is too big for my face .. I live in Brisbane. Who is the best surgeon to use? What is the cost? What happens afterwards? Do you have to stay in hospital Or go home? I have great breathing will it affect that? What do I need to help the recovery process? How long will I need off work, I don't want people knowing I got it done.
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ok i made a review with pics and everything! should be up tomorrow
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I feel the same way as you. I got my cast off on monday (5 days ago) and My nose was really defined and I was really happy with the results, and he said I was still really swollen and month by month I would notice changes in the swelling going down. As the day went by my nose ballooned and it is a lot bigger. I think it may be because the cast was holding the swelling down and now since the cast is off, the swelling came back up again...
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that is exactly what happened with mine but mine was swollen as soon as the cast came off. im nearly 8 weeks postop and it still seems a little swollen. every couple weeks it shrinks alot. im getting my after pictures taken tomorrow and I will try to post them (make a review i guess) my nose was CRAZY swollen for 2 weeks after the cast came off before i finally wasnt freaked out about it. being patient is so hard!
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I'd love it if you'd write your own review! Feel free to start now and update as your healing progresses.

Go here when you're ready.

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I hope you have a blog somewhere online, funny lady.

Thanks so much for posting your story and photos here on RealSelf!

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if someone posts something negative then they are a real turd arn't oh well wait a bit till you feel better to write a review hun :)
Your only 6 weeks post op so im sure heaps of the swelling will go away. I read that if your nose looked perfect at like 1 month or so then you can bet that in a years time when all the swellings gone that nose is going to look scooped and overdone so if it doesnt look perfect now thats probably a good sign.
im almost three weeks post op and cant wait for all the swelling to go away, it prob doesnt help that the other day i was at my mums house reading the newspaper and somehow managed to brush my nose...twice, i wanted to be like "holy crap....pain" but i kept a straight face,, mother dearest will never find out wha ha ha ha
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i dont know. maybe i should. im afraid someone might post something a lil bit negative or something and ill go off the deep end. its still a big deal to me. i look in the mirror and still scratch my head. i wonder--what did my old nose look like again from the front? this looks so different to me. I really enjoy looking at it from the side but from the front im still unsure b/c i had tons of swelling and still think i am a lil bit (im post op week 6 almost)swollen.
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and on yeh dr cockburn was president of the Australian society of plastic surgeons, i love my nose, i definitely recommend him :)
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tiffypoo you should do reveiw of your nose job experience :)

Hi miley04, i had some breathing problems as well so i got a medicare rebate so the full cost was around 7.4K but i got about $900 back from medicare cos i had a septoplasty as well. His work is very natural so if your looking for a subtle natural change then go to him. I will post more photos i just need to buy a new digital camera so they should be up by monday. I feel like my nose was smaller when i got the cast off then swelled up a bit, which i hope will go away its only day 17. Reguardless my nose is better then before.
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O.k I've decided I'm going to schedule an appointment with him.. I guess there is nothing better then someone's recommendation.
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have you got any clearer photos?
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Isn't he the President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons? yeah I've heard he is good. Your nose looked nice before and even better now. I'm also having Rhino at the end of the year, I haven't found a surgeon yet. It's very had to know who is the best. Was that the full cost you paid? seems very reasonable. I was quoted more then that.
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my mom wants a nose job now so bad since i got mine (i inherited her nose!) ur kitchen story was funny it sounds like something out of my life
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i really enjoyed reading about your surgery! so glad it was a postive experience for you. i was so messed made me bold--really bold! so much so that i grabbed the nurses paperwork off the table beside me and was reading over it (i wanted to read what she had written about my surgery) and she came over and said "are you reading my notes!?!" and i said "yeah...i am" hahaha then I laughed and cried all the way home
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hahaha thats hilarious
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Great results! Congratulations :)
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