The Nose I Was Meant to Be Born With! - Seattle, WA
I had a huge honkin' nose. I'm already a bit of...
Although the first few days after surgery were tough (I was really swollen and bruised), it was worth it, ten times over. Now I never even think about my nose, unless I'm looking in the mirror or see a picture and think "Look how cute I am!" I am 100% confident now, and not just faking it. I can't even tell you what a huge relief it is to not LOATHE something so fundamental as the middle of your face. There's no hiding that. My nose is just right for my face too - not too cutesy for a 5'10" athlete, and not some ultra-sculpted Cher nose, either. It's perfected suited/proportioned to my face. I seriously wish I had done this 25 yrs ago!
Dr. Portuese and his staff are fantastic. They've been really accommodating to me because I have to fly in from out-of-state for my office follow-up visits. They also respond REALLY quickly to any emails I send with questions or concerns. When I first met Dr. P, he actually took the time to get to know me a bit as a person - what I do for a living, my hobbies, etc. We chatted. At first, I was surprised that we weren't getting right down to business and talking about my nose - I'd never talked with a doctor who actually was interested in me as a person. This guy is genuine in his interactions, and clearly wants the best for his patients. His work his fantastic - my nose is so much better than I could have ever hoped for. I would (and have) recommend him to my best friend in a heartbeat.