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So Glad I Did It! - Salt Lake City, UT
- updated 4 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $3,500
- Richard H. Fryer, MD (Salt Lake City, UT)
I scheduled a time to have Rhinoplasty when I had...
- 17 Jan 2013
I scheduled a time to have Rhinoplasty when I had a pretty free calendar and would be able to stay home for 2-3 weeks. I also had a great support system at home in my husband to care for the kids and let me rest. The surgery was somewhat lengthy as I had a large bump I was having removed from my nose as well as tip reshaping, but I was out of course for the whole thing. I had a cast on my nose for a week and then went back in to have Dr. Fryer remove it.
The most uncomfortable thing was that the blood that dripped from my nose had pooled around the nostrils and attached to the nose hairs. It was very painful as Dr. Fryer removed the dried blood but he took his time and was extremely careful and tender in doing this. I've never been so grateful to someone for picking my nose! The rest of the recovery time was just waiting for the black eyes and bruising to fade, which took about 2 1/2 weeks. If I bumped my nose it was painful but that was my own fault;) Otherwise, I was not in pain. I didn't even get a headache. I know this is because of the great skill Dr. Fryer has as a surgeon. The result is beautiful! My husband could not get over the unbelievable before and after.
My first time out in public I was a bit apprehensive as to what the reaction might be that I had had plastic surgery. The thing is, people don't notice. They don't. They just think you look great! Everyone is more concerned with themselves in all honestly. And if they do notice the reaction is always, "Good for you!" That is why you do it...for you! I love looking at my new nose every time I look in the mirror and I do feel more confident. You feel a sense of endearment to someone who changed your life. This is how I feel about Dr. Fryer and would recommend him to anyone!
My Doctor: Richard H. Fryer, MD
Like many others I used the internet to read profiles and bio's online before calling for an appoint with a board certified plastic surgeon. I sent photos to another plastic surgeon for an online consultation and was told my case was "too complex" and I was referred to another surgeon. That surgeon was out of town. I called Dr. Fryer's office based on his online bio and experience. I was able to get an appointment in a short amount of time. I planned on making several appointments and meeting with several surgeons before deciding on who would perform my Rhinoplasty because the surgery would be in such a noticeable place, on my face! However, after meeting with Dr. Fryer I booked the surgery without making any more appointments. He put me at ease and his staff was so confident in his surgery skills that I felt I was in safe hands. He talked with me at length about what he could do for me. His office does not offer a computer generated before and after. Dr. Fryer explained that is because you can make a nose look like anything on a computer screen and sometimes those images aren't realistic. I appreciated the honesty of what was realistic for me. I still wanted to look like me after all, just better! He told me that people who see me all the time wil of course notice a difference, but people who don't see me very often may not even notice the subtle change. He made sure I was doing this for me. I would tell anyone contemplating Rhinoplasty, that indeed that is the reason to do it, for you. If you are not happy with something about your face or body, just get it fixed! We live in a day and age where it is possible and very common. And thanks to Dr. Fryer, affordable. Time will come and go either way and what you think may be a huge ordeal with a lot of explaining to people isn't. People don't necessarily notice what is different about you they just think you look great! And better yet, you don't have that "thing" that bothers you nagging at you. You can just live life!