Male Rhynoplasty October 24th - Toronto, ON
- updated 1 year ago
I have always been self conscious about my nose...
- 30 Oct 2011
I have always been self conscious about my nose since I broke it a few years ago. I use to have a perfect nose, I was confident and happy with my looks. Now I’m the only one in my family with a dorsal hump and the family finds it funny to joke around with me which over time has just made me feel worse. I don’t have a huge hump but it’s large enough that it bothers me. My nose has been controlling my life for a long time now, anywhere I go anything I do I’m only ever thinking about it.
I did years of research before deciding to go with my doctor. I notice a ton of people on this site decide to go with a cheaper doctor. No I am not rich but this is your face people! You need to take the time to do the research and choose a doctor with the experience and the proper citification instead of choosing based on a $2000 difference. Again… its your FACE! Anyways the doctor I decided to go with has been amazing throughout this whole process J
I went in for my rhynoplasty on October 24th and so far I found the recovery process for my rhynoplasty actually quite hard. After all the research I did on rhynoplasty I wasn’t expecting the pain to be this bad but I guess its because I have a low pain tolerance and I had a lot of things done to my nose. Anyways that’s why I waited a week to write my review/progress. Right now I’m day 6 post op and I feel good, I’m still taking my pain meds every 6 hours but I have cut down to one pill for the most part. My face has swelled in probably about every place possible and is only just starting to get better. I’m not sure if its normal but its almost like most of my swelling traveled to my left cheek lol (I’ll upload a picture) but other then all that I think I’m healing nicely!
Alright so this is what I had done! I had my hump shaved down, my columella lifted up, my nostrils evened/smaller (which I can already tell looks great), projection shortened and my tip a bit smaller/defined). I also had a bit of bone taken out between my eyes so that I have more of an edge to where my nose starts (hence the HUGE amount of swelling between my eyes making me look like an Avatar) All of the changes I wanted were obviously parts about my nose that bothered me and I asked for most of them to be suttle. My biggest fear going into my rhynoplasty was getting to much taken off or to change it to a point where it didn’t look natural but so far so good *crosses fingers*
How I feel about my surgery thus far. Bottom line with it only being 6 days I’m happy with how everything is healing at this point. I have to keep telling myself that it’s extremely swollen (which it is) so I don’t get too down. Its obviously not going to be easy looking in the mirror and seeing your eyes/cheeks black and swollen but its all part of the healing process. I’m super excited for my results because from what I can see it’s going to be great. Its just a matter of time and taking everything a day at a time.
I get my cast off and nasal stents taken out on Tuesday November 1st and I am just more then ready to get it done! Large plastic tube things up your nose just does not feel good! Its are to picture what your going to look like without your cast so I’m nervous and pray to god It’ll look fine. I’m expecting it to be super swollen 2 days from now but hey you never know! I notice a big difference in bruising and swelling almost everyday. Anyways feel free to check out my progress pictures underneath (I blacked out my eyes which makes me look scary ass hell but hey it’s Halloween!) let me know what you guys think so far. THANKS
It has been 2 weeks since my Rhynoplasty and so...
- 5 Nov 2011
but even if it isn’t I would still be more then happy with my profile. You guys have to remember your nose isn’t going to look good when the cast comes off, my nose looked huge lopsided (swelling subsides in places at different times). I think it looks like I could have easily been born with this nose, It overall just looks really NATURAL! As for the front I must say it is not easy seeing yourself with a new nose even if you do like it, its just a crazy weird feeling. I wanted it to be a bit more defined then it is at this moment in time but then again it’s most likely swelling that is hiding that defined nose I was looking for as it has only been 2 weeks. I just need to wait it out! Every day it just gets better and better. Alright so one of the biggest problem I have now is my nostrils. My doctor told me ahead of time that they were not going to be perfect and from the front I think they look pretty good even though my right is way bigger then my left. The big problem is from the bottom, so if I was looking up it looks horrible now, even worse then before surgery. I don’t know if this is temporary or caused by swelling but in all honesty it feels permanent which worries me. It also feels as if something’s holding my nostril open? And it feels like there is something inside… do you guys know if this is normal? Should I mention the asymmetry to my doctor? He may have done what he did in order to match the nostrils up in the front and sides but am I suppose to never look up? If you look at my after pictures above my stints were still in which held my nostrils open so I couldn’t see this before. My doctor does injection rhynoplasty so even if it does need to be touched up I think that he wouldn’t have a problem doing it but I don’t know if that would help my nostril problem.Let me know what you guys think about everything so far. THANK YOU!
ALSO I decided not to hide my face because it...
- 5 Nov 2011
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- 6 Nov 2011
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- 6 Nov 2011
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- 13 Nov 2011
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- 16 Nov 2011
Dr Oakley Smith is an awesome doctor. Smith genuinely cares about his patients and their desires. He is realistic and will let you know straight up what can and can’t be done. My experience with him has been great. I will never regret choosing Dr. Oakley Smith as my surgeon. THANK YOU!