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Very happy so far - Sheboygan, WI
My nose is big and not proportional to the rest of...
- 14 Oct 2011
- 5 days pre
My nose is big and not proportional to the rest of my face. From the front my nostrils are too wide and from the side it looks like I have a gigantic witch nose. I've been self conscious about it since high school. I've been teased as a kid and just this summer at the pool a little boy came up to me and said, "Your nose looks like a witch's nose". I just laughed and said, "That's b/c I AM a witch". lol It's not until I see a photo that I realize HOW BIG IT ACTUALLY IS! I avoid any profile shots and make my family members delete any if they are taken. I don't want a small nose, I just want it smaller. I have a long face and don't think a small nose would look right. I'm hoping for a more feminine looking nose.
Well...a few more days till the "big" day. I've...
- 17 Oct 2011
- 3 days pre
I checked the undecided button for now and will...
- 21 Oct 2011
- 1 day post
It's been 24 hrs since coming out of surgery. He didn't have to take cartlidge from my ear...yay! He made incisions on both nostril creases to reduce the flare and of course an incision on the middle part. From what I can see when I'm not wearing my moustache guage, I think it's going to look good. I'm so excited for next Wed. when the cast comes off!!
It feels like I have a bad sinus infecton in my nose and eye/cheek area. Bruising isn't that bad. Not sure if it's going to get worse over the next couple of days. There is swelling all around my nose. Yesterday I could feel the drainage going down my throat and it felt like there was fluid in my ear. I'm still wearing the moustache gauge to catch the bleeding. It's slowed down though. Sleeping last night was hard, I wanted to lay down normal so bad. Can't wait till I can! I took a couple pain pills yesterday and took one just now for the first time today. I posted some more photos.
2 days post op and I woke up with increased...
- 22 Oct 2011
- 2 days post
4 days post op and 2 more days till my cast comes...
- 24 Oct 2011
- 4 days post
It's been 9 days since surgery. My face swelling...
- 29 Oct 2011
- 9 days post
I forgot to mention that the left nostril and ...
- 29 Oct 2011
- 9 days post
It's been 2 weeks post op. The skin started...
- 3 Nov 2011
- 14 days post
I already feel like this "thing" has been lifted off of me. The self consciousness that I had with my nose is gone (even with the swelling present). I feel normal now. I wish it didn't have to take a nose job to do that, but it did. It's definitely boosted my confidence. I also am trying to work on the "inside" part of me as well as the "outside", cause I think that's just as important. :)
3 wks post op and it seems to get better each day....
- 10 Nov 2011
- 21 days post
I've been noticing a small little black dot at the base of my nostril and after inspecting it last night, I took the tweezers, played around with it and ended up pulling out a small piece of stitch that must've broken off from when my stitches were removed. It was weird seeing it pull out. That was kinda unimportant information. lol
My Doctor: Andrew Campbell, MD
I was very happy with how wonderful everyone was throughout the whole process. The nurses were fabulous and Dr. Campbell seemed very confident in what his plan was. He only does facial work and that's what I was looking for...an expert in noses. Now back to the initial complimentary consult this summer....he took pictures and then he showed me what he can make my nose look like. He says he can get within 1mm of what he shows you on the pictures. I liked that. He explained to me exactly what he could do and that made me feel comfortable and trusting of him. He listened to what I had to say about my nose and then showed me realistic expectations. I had a consult last summer at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, $250, with a different doctor when I was beginning to seriously consider rhinoplasty. The difference between the two doctors was huge. The Mayo doc was super friendly and practically bouncing off the walls with excitement to do my nose. He gave me that warm, fuzzy feeling b/c he was so friendly. He also pointed other things out about my face that he would like to do. Not sure how I felt about that. I left there feeling uncertain about what he could do b/c he didn't sit down with me and look at pictures and explain things like Dr. Campbell did. Now, was Dr. Campbell gleaming with excitement during the consult like the Mayo doc? No, there was a more serious tone at his consult. What was important to me was how knowledgable Dr. Campbell was and the way he explained things. Anyone can be super friendly, but that doesn't mean they are going to do a better job...and I'm not saying the Mayo doc wouldn't have done a good job...I just didn't leave there with a clear vision of what his plan was. So far, so good.
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