So I've been wanting rhinoplasty for...
So I've been wanting rhinoplasty for as long as I could remember. After doing plenty of research, I've decided to get my procedure done in Tijuana, Mexico in exactly a month. The doctor I've chosen is Dr. Manuel Gutierrez. Is anyone planning on getting their rhinoplasty in Mexico or with this specific doctor? I'll be posting pictures and posting my journey here very shortly.
Peace, love, and happiness,
LOL! I know the stars on the eyes look quite odd but I'm not sure that I want my entire face exposed just yet. Sorry :P
I'm officially scheduled for July 17th. Booked my flight and everything! So excitedddd! Less than 3 weeks away =O
17 Jul 2014
Day of treatment
I just got in my surgery bed and attire! We're ready to go!! I'll update y'all when this IV is out of my hand and I can type better. Pray for me y'all ! Xoxo
Overall, surgery went smooth! I'm making daily vids that I'm probably gunna edit into one. For now, here is some pics of my Swollen PUMPKIN face lol!
Cast removal day
I got my cast taken off today and to be completely honest....
ummm... my sister has been trying to comfort me all day but between the swelling, and the bruising, I just can't see the vision. My nostrils are uneven but apparently that will change overtime when swelling goes down. I leave in the morning and I'll upload all my pics but right now.. I just wanna eat my worries away, avoid mirrors, and not think about meeting people who know how my face normally looks. Good night y'all xox
Took the tape off to change it.
2 days ago I was changing my tape because it was coming off due to the oils in my skin. Took pics, my nose is still very swollen. My nostrils are uneven but when I called the doctor he assured me this is only temporary. My tip is very upturned right now but it's still very early in the game. Looking at your nose and analyzing it this early definitely messes with your mental state so I WOULD NOT recommend anyone do this! lol.. learn from my mistake!
18 Sep 2014
2 months post
So here's the deal... My nose job isn't healing into my dream nose or an even nose. Not tryna be a Debbie downer, just telling the TRUTH since I keep getting private messages about my honest opinion. My nostrils are UNEVEN. One nostril looks sliced. My bridge is super tiny for my face. The nose bone was shaved too thin. Also, my tip looks amputated because there seem to be something called Polly Beak forming. There is a curve going down the bridge of my nose. I emailed the doctor and I was scheduled to have an over the phone consultation yesterday but I never received a phone call. The doctor said in an email that 100% of the swelling will be gone and that's 4 months away. I'm focused on other things like school and work thankfully. And each day I come to terms and stop denying the fact that these results and the way I feel about my nose is not "normal". We'll see what happens. Staying Posutive. Only time will tell. Xo
He called this morning
19 Sep 2014
2 months post
Got a phone call from him this morning. He assured that it is swelling and that the curve down the centre of my nose is due to swelling as well. He then said the nostril looks sliced because of swelling in my tip. From doing research many surgeons use a steroid shot in these situations but he said he isn't concerned about my swelling and I shouldn't worry about that. He also said swelling moves from one side to the other depending on how you sleep. He said in a month I should send him pictures again. I just hope he's right and it heals well because I'm a student and saved for a long time to get this. I don't have money to see other doctors like Dr. Boahene to fix me up. Prayer is free though, so I'm banking on that :) . Stay blessed, I'll update in a few.
12 Oct 2014
3 months post
What I like about my nose:
What I don't like:
1) My bridge is too narrow for my face
2) My tip is WAY TOO upturned
3) My nostrils are still uneven in size and different shape
4) The profile sticks out too far.
5) Hanging columella
I'm waiting for ALL swelling to decrease before I give my final review.
11 months update (pics coming soon )
3 Jun 2015
11 months post
THE BIG QUESTION: DO I LIKE MY NOSE?
All the concerns I had at the beginning about my nose are still here 11 months later. The doctors response to everything was "It's the swelling" ... well now 11 months later I still see the same problems without the swelling. If anything, it is more noticeable because the problems are more defined.
When I called the doctor around my 6 month post date I expressed to him that I felt like a member of the Jackson family. He was acting as if I was in the wrong for feeling the way I did about MY OWN NOSE. He told me my bridge was way too wide before surgery and if I don't like the changes I see then I shouldn't have ever gotten rhinoplasty. He was very defensive and although he did offer to fix the nose, I don't think I want him to operate on me again for the simple fact that he can't acknowledge what is wrong with it in the first place. If he thinks what he has done to my nose is beautiful or even acceptable, than we clearly have different opinions on what is NATURAL and attractive.
I've had 2 consultations with surgeons in my city to discuss my options to fix the nose. Both surgeons brought to my attention little things that are wrong with the procedure that surgeons should know to do. For example, the stitching is very sloppy. This procedure has scarred me both physically and emotionally so I really don't want to do revision rhino. I'm most likely going to get fillers to try and correct the problem.