Finally Worked Up the Courage for a Review...

Having always hated my nose since in my teens i...

Having always hated my nose since in my teens i decided to have a Rhinoplasty around 20 years ago.

It took me a long time to save the money as i was a single mother at the time and so when i had the (unsuccessful) surgery and was soo very dissapointed with the results i was devastated.

It took me many years to finally work up the courage to once again see a PS to see what could be done.

5 years ago i saw a PS here in Adelaide who showed me a computer image of what i wanted done...(looked fabulous) and then proceeded to tell me he could'nt do it..I was shattered to say the least.

So off i went once again and resumed my life still very unhappy with my nose until a few months ago when i found this incredible site. I am addicted. I have been for an initial consult with my PS who works out of APSA and he seems very confident he CAN do what i am wanting. I'm still struggling to believe it?

I'm having a 2nd consult tomorrow as i just need to hear him say it again and reassure me i guess!

I'm pencilled in for surgery on the 29th of April, and i say pencilled as i still may chicken out lol, this is where i need all of your help and support (pleeease) I will try and upload some selfies i took, bear in mind it is early in the morning and i'm not wearing any makeup at at. The PS says he will do a closed surgery with no bridgework as this part of my nose is ok.He says he will feminise my nose as the tip is long, crooked and pointy and also i am wanting the projection (side on) brought in a bit.
Petrified is an understatement!!

done and dusted

well i lived to tell the tale, now for the i look like a pig atm, but i know it is swelling so i'm not letting myself get down about it. Just glad it's over... the surgery was a breeze! don't know what i was stressing about lol!

days two and three...

OK so i'm feeling quite good today, not wearing the drip pad anymore as just minor discharge, sleeping quite well with my U pillow and still NO pain. Love the cool comfort of Arnica gel, very soothing on face and around nose. Top lip still very swollen and stiff, still worried about whats under this splint? trying not to obsess about though! Starting to be able to breathe a bit through my nose so swelling must be levelling out, very crusty with dry blood though, but too scared to clean it as only internal stitches and scared of dislodging one, plus the nurse specifically said, NO CLEANING, NO WIPING, NO TOUCHING....UNDERSTOOD!!! yep, i got it! I look like a cross between a monkey and a pig right now lol and remember i paid good money to look this way! I know the tip is higher than it will be (whew) as it has tape pulling it up at the moment...Got to be rational about this right! Fools and old women judge things half done, heard that somewhere so i'm using it :)

Finally, the day is here, cast off day, it's been a long week.

Well here it is, the day i've been waiting for. It's been a long BORING week...i mean you can only watch so much t.v. and sleep right. I'm not feeling happy with the look of my nose so far, it does look too high atm and over-rotated, but hoping that will drop slightly...i'm also very worried about the projection and profile, but whatever the outcome i will have to live with it! I think i am more nervous today than i was on surgery day, but can't wait to come home and have a proper shower and hair wash! So wish me i go...EEEEP

Just got home, feels a bit weird...

Wow, bit of a shock having cast off. Nose is still very swollen but awesome to have it off and be able to very gentle wash my face. Skin on my nose is a bit leather like and my nostrils are still assymetrical but Dr says that will settle down with time. Much straighter and shorter from front view, side view actually seems bigger in projection at tip than previously?? what do you guys think? Anyway at least i can go to the shop now, bruising clearing up nicely. Still got dry blood in my nose but Dr says lots of stitches so leave it be...grrr, annoying

one more from front at home 2 hours later!

Before and afters...

Still not sure, so for myself decided to do some before and afters, i know the tip stays swollen the longest, i know it's only 9 days from actual surgery, i know i'm being obsessive but i can't seem to focus on anything else at the moment...

Back Again!

Well, no pics today, will load some soon just need to take them first...still not happy :( my tip is still too pointy and my columnella is still hanging down too far.
There is a dent in the left side of my nose which my surgeon says is scar tissue which can be released? and I still have a large skin flap inside of my left nostril which makes breathing difficult. My surgeon says he can fix all in 10 Minutes lol...just waiting to hear back what the hospital/anaesthetic fee will be?


Well its been over a year now and i'm still not completely happy :( my tip is still too pointy...I have a dent on the side of my nose...scar tissue I believe and restricted breathing on that same side.
My surgeon has said he could fix all in about 10minutes?
in the rooms at surgery?
I am just waiting to find out what exactly that terms of sedation and time off work required.
The cost to me is very minimal so I am keen to see what he can do. He said I could probably go back to work after just a weekend off. Sounds too good to be true?
Has anyone out there had a minor tweak under local anaesthetic? I can't say iv'e heard any stories as yet so please share if you have. Not sure if i'm being silly here or not :)


OK so now I have booked....Friday 7th August it is yikes again.
Done under local only, surgery to take no longer than 30 minutes and apparently I can drive afterwards. I have a feeling not much can be done like this but hey, miracles do happen.
Should be interesting if not very scary!!! I am convincing myself that it will be much like having a tooth pulled :) has anyone had this and lived to tell the tale? lol just kidding, but please share and wish me luck...this is IT, never again = my pact with myself.
Dr Tim Edwards

So, i have now been for a second consult with my PS..just to make sure we are on the same page and asked him to tell me what it was that i was wanting, rather than me just telling him again. He opened my pictures on his computer and explained what he would do, it was exactly as i would have said it, so i felt very happy and confirmed my surgery for the 29th April, and received all the relevant paperwork! Yikes! I also asked him what his policy was regarding patients who are not satisfied with their result and he assured me any revision work (better not be) will be done free of his surgery charge. So far so good :)

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