Finally did it june 5th!!! - San Antonio, TX

I am turning 30 this year and since i was about 13...

I am turning 30 this year and since i was about 13 i hated my nose! i was blessed with a roman nose lol, after so many years of wanting a smaller nose I am finally going to do it! my surgery is scheduled on june 5th only a few days away..i have read so many stories and reviews that have help me, so i want to do the same:) i truthfully wouldn't have been able to do this is it wasn't for my husband backing me up and keeping me calm. i haven't told my family only my sister because i know they would just freak out and try to scare me out of doing the surgery and thats something that i really don't need;( did any of you go threw this with your family? oh and by the way they only live a few blocks away lol..I am really nervous especially of the outcome i know i have a great surgeon but its always scary not knowing the exact results you'll end up with;/ but im trying to stay calm, i have a 6 and 2 yr old girls so im hoping my youngest wont get scared to see mommy scary looking and try to hit me..i will be buying all my post supplies today and already have my prescriptions..i am taking arnica, bromelain and day of and after surgery a homeopathic called staphysagria which promotes healing of surgical wounds..it works wonders:) ill be posting updates..keep me in you thoughts:)

Only 3 days away!!! I'm starting to get really...

Only 3 days away!!! I'm starting to get really exited!! My surgery was almost postponed I Had a throat infection that wouldn't go away:// but yesterday morning I wokeup pain free yaaaaay so I'm still scheduled for Tuesday!! Wow this weekend is goin to fly by. Did anyone else get a patch to put behind there ear 2 hours before surgery? I got one its suppose to help with nausea for the anesthesia...

Ok so in a few hours i will be in surgery!! it...

ok so in a few hours i will be in surgery!! it seems so surreal..im exited and very nervous but i know everything is going to come out just fine:) for the last 2 days i feel like a pregnant woman nesting waiting for the big day lol i bought enough food for 3 weeks, prepared some meal so my hubby can just heat them up for us, cleaning and organizing the house lol i guess it has helped me to not be crazy nervous:) ill be posting pics hopefully tomorrow..see you guys soon!

On my way to surgery center!!! Trying to stay...

On my way to surgery center!!! Trying to stay relaxed:))

Today was my surgery!! Went in they gave me an IV...

Today was my surgery!! Went in they gave me an IV talked to my doc briefly and they wheeled me in to the operating room .. With 30 seconds I was out lol didnt remember a thing. Woke up in recovery very drowsy. Cloudnt open my eyes but after an hour felt better and I went home .. I believe the surgery lasted 2 hours ;) I'm so happy because my doctor didn pack my nose so I can still breath just trying to breath threw my mouth to give my nose a break lol . I don't have any pain just took one pain pill so far & hardly any bleeding , don't see any bruising yet.. What bothers the most is having the drip pad but so far so good;) my girls just got home my 2 year old got a little scared but after 15 min she got over it lol.. I'll be doing some icing & hopefully well have a good night ;))

6/6/12 Last night wasnt to bad woke up a few times...

6/6/12 Last night wasnt to bad woke up a few times but with no pain at all!
I changed the drip pad & I can already see the change the do for made tithe tip.. He made mi nostrils smaller ... So exited today I have my appointment .. The nurse told me to take a pain med before going in so it doesn't hurt when they check my stiches .. So far so good. I pain and no brusing . My phone won't let me post pics so as soon as I feel upto it I'll put some pics up wih my computer;))

Today is my second day home yesterday was my post...

Today is my second day home yesterday was my post op my doctor said everything looked great , I don't need the drop pad anymore yay .. I did get brusing and swelling yesterday but it seems better today so hopefully I'll look better as the days go by..I'm a little dizzy I'm guessing from the pain meds , I was able to shower today so i feel much better;)

Today is day 4 it's been a rough morning my blood...

Today is day 4 it's been a rough morning my blood pressure is low so when I got up this morning I started blacking out not good:/ I'm just really dizzy , I called my doc since its Saturday I talked to the answering service they were going to contact him to call me:( did any of you feel this way?

Update on day 4 my doctor called me and he thought...

update on day 4 my doctor called me and he thought that i was sensitive to all the meds so he had me stop taking it all and drink tons of water to flush out my system, i am feeling much better already a little light headed but not to bad, i was able to take a shower which felt so nice:) my husband had to go back to work yesterday and is also working all weekend so its been a little hard with my two little one;( my bruising is not so noticeable yay...im just hoping i feel better as the time goes bye:) i posted a pic of today;D

Day 6 my doctor wanted me to come in to see him...

Day 6 my doctor wanted me to come in to see him since I still have lightheadeness.. Well we're not to sure why I'm feeling this way but an option was that the splint was causing a lot of pressure making me dizzy.. Well I was going to get the stiches & splint taken off tomorrow but since I was already there he said lets do it now!!! So I got to see my new nose;) I feel strange I looks good just have to get use to the new me;) the splint removal but so much the glue was stuck on my skin so enen though he was gentle it hurt the stiches wasn't to bad felt like a pinch .. I'll post pics as soon as I get home;)

Today is day 10 sorry for not updating! even...

Today is day 10 sorry for not updating! even though i had dreamed of having this procedure done for the last 17 years i was really surprised to feel so down after the splint was taken off, i new to expect that but it was a little harder than i expected i felt like a total stranger in the mirror not to mention all the swelling it looked like i had a huge potato on my face lol. but since yesterday i feel so much better starting to see ME in the mirror again:)) i actually put on makeup and to my girls out yesterday and my hubby took me out to dinner. Im so Lucky to have a wonderful husband and kids they were the ones to lift my spirits up and help me get threw those days:)) im loving more and more my new profile , im actually really exited to start wearing ponytails & my hair up normally i would never have do that before! heres a few pics of my new me , im sure it will look better and better as the days by

Hi everyone:) I am 3 weeks post op and feeling...

Hi everyone:) I am 3 weeks post op and feeling awesome!!! 9 days after surgery life was back to normal..I LOVE my profile first time in my life that I actually want people to look at me from the side lol I am so enjoying putting my hair up and in ponytails , I have received so many compliments from strangers.. so that makes me feel so great:)) I have my one month post op visit on tuesday, it seems that everything is healing..it kinda bumpy on the inside..im hoping the scar tissue will heal up and look better but luckily nobody sees that . my girls have been really good with not hitting mommy's face i was soooo worried about that..I have cat reactions around them lol overall recovery has been really good, it has been a little hard to cover the scar (open rhino) it feels really hard so i know theres still a lot of swelling there and on the tip.I posted a few pics hope you all like:)
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Who was your doctor? I have been researching doctors in SA for rhinoplasty. I have a very similar nose and I love your results!!!
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you look great! keep it up, I'm one month post op! welcome to the club yeay!! :)
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Who was your doc?
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I'm considering having rhinoplasty and I also live in SA. Who was your surgeon and who else did you consult with? What was your deciding factor to go with your surgeon? You look great BTW!
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Who was your Dr? I am wanting to get a rhiniplasty done and am having a hard time finding the right doctor. I as well have an ethnic nose that looks similar to your nose before surgery. You nose looks great!
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Hey Girl....so today was my cast removal and wow, you are right..huge potato! LOL! Thankfully after reading so many stories on here that I need to give it time but I can see the next few weeks will definitely be hard for me. The profile is great, but so much swelling in the front:( I'm am so glad you are happy with your results now! Thank you so much for sharing...reading your last few updates again after getting home really made me relax about what I just saw in the mirrow;)
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you look SO GOOD! wow...its crazy how much the shape of a nose can do to a persons face! you look the same from the front which is important but the side view made you a whole different person! I think before you were pretty and elegant looking and now you are pretty in a different way and i'm sure more confident!

question: how did you react when the dr first took the cast off? and also did you at all emphasize how you want the front to look or you just simply trusted the doctor?
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Thanks so much!! I'm really happy with my results..the day my ps took my cast off i think i was pretty shocked so i didn't say to much lol he said that its going to look gorgeous not to worry about the swelling..it took me about 3 days to really love it..it was a big change so i guess everyone react different i just warned my hubby to just comfort me if i cried a lot lol..
we didn't talk to much on the front i really had to just put my trust in him!! sometimes when they remove a hump/bump it can make the bridge look wider but i think it really depends on how narrow your nose is now..i wouldn't of minded if my nose was a little more narrow but that would have meant him breaking my nose ..so overall im just being happy with my result and i know i have to give it time to heel more and get more defined;)) i wish you the best on your surgery the last few day before mine i was very nervous and started doubting myself but im so happy that i went threw with it!!!
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random question: where your surgery the first in the morning? I schedule on a day where he has one patient before me , I moved it from another day where I would have been the first...I don't know why thats freaking me out lol
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I did request to be the first surgery and they did honor my request. I wanted as much time possible to start healing since I only had help for two days:/ I really wodent worry about being the second patient they do this all the time.. Try to relax and trust in your doc that he will do the best for you:)
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I just read your story. So interesting! I'm actually from Dallas, Texas and love San Antonio. I moved to Maryland for a job after college and have been here for a year. I had a rhinoplasty and breast lift on Monday, so today is DAY 4/5. I had a horrible migraine yesterday and got unbelievably light headed all day, it was a miserable day. I'm much better today but still really swollen around my eyes. I'm really nervous to get my cast off and feel that my nose was not what I expected but I guess anything will help at this point. You are such a motivation to go through recovery with two little ones. I could not imagine, I can barely take care of myself! lol! You look great! :)
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Hi jacjac thanks so much!! I'm dyeing to go visit Dallas!! so cool your from here..you are a trooper to do two different procedures at once!! day 4/5/6 were really hard for me my blood pressure kept going down and crazy light headed.. it seemed that the meds were to much for me:( took me 3 days to get them out of my system then i felt soooo much better!! are you using arnica gel for your bruising and swelling? it has helped me sooooo much!! Im still using it at night actually and i hardly have any swelling:) dont worry about your cast removal your either going to love it right away and if you don't (like me) don't worry it will get better;)) it was a little rough going threw recovery taking care of my girls my hubby help for the first 2 days but had to go back to work that was hard indeed lol well you already look fabulous so im sure your new nose will just add to your beauty..cant wait to see your big reveal:)))
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Thanks for the encouragement so much! Dallas is really neat, I miss Texas so much! Today is Day 6 and I'm feeling a lot of pressure on my chest which sucks but everyday is new day in recovery. My PS told me has done study after study which proved the arnica gel has no additional results but everyone raves about it so I should pick it up. Thanks again for the support and I will post more pics after my cast removal! :) Have a great weekend!
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Awwww thank you JessieMarie!!! I'm really loving my results:D
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Absolutely stunning! I love love love it!!!!
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Wow, love that new profile!!! It looks great. Your original one really wasn't that bad, but the new one definitely is perfect. :) How was it dealing with your family and friends after the surgery?
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Thanks so much:) my old nose wasn't horrible but i was always so self conscience of my profile which affected even how i did my hair lol..so i did this for me to feel better and more confident which it has totally done:)) yay im so happy i did it:) my parents were a little hurt i told them the day of surgery but my dad came around and absolutely loves my new nose..i inherited his nose so i thought he would be more hurt about it but i think he has understood me the most my mom on the other hand is still hurt about it but she just has to get over it..i had to do this for me:)
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Now that you mention that about the hair, I can say that I know exactly what you mean! I had never thought about it before but I absolutely NEVER put my hair up. I just have never liked how it has made my face look and I guess because I feel that my nose is more exposed which I don't like at all. So hopefully if I do decide to get surgery that will no longer be an impediment to wear ponytales. :) I'm glad you're so happy with your new profile!! My boyfriend is the only one of my loved ones who is against me getting surgery, but I feel like I need to do this for myself (like you said) not in a selfish way or anything, but I guess to feel completely comfortable with my face :)
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Wondering how you are doing!! Hope you are feeling better about your new nose!! :)
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HI bellalola!! i am doing great:) very happy with my outcome!! had a rough beginning.. i guess i just needed to adjust..but im loving it:D
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i think your profile looks great!!!
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thanks so much..i love it:) you look awesome 2:D
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Looks wonderful! It really changed the whole shape of your face. Just bringing my beak of a nose in has made me feel more feminine. I can see the same change in your face. Congrats!! Swelling looks really down from side. I still have a lot of swelling in my tip as I'm sure you still do. Here's to bringing out our softer side!! ;)
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I can't get over how great it looks!! I'm sure its a huge adjustment. I can't even imagine how I'm going to feel when I get my tape off after surgery..but it does look amazing!
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thank you so much!! i had a few rough days at first lol but im loving my profile!! its a much softer look i think:) still adjusting to how i look from the front but im sure a lot of it is swelling..cant wait to see your results your going to look fabulous!!
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