Well like everyone who has gotten a nose job, I really hated my nose. I use to get teased as a kid/teen about it because my nose was quite large and had a hump on it. I was so self conscious about it and so aware of my nose ALL the time. I started saving for my nose job when I first got a job at 15. It wasn't a serious savings where I was 100% sure my money was going towards surgery but it allowed me to begin to build up some money while I worked on my own struggles with my appearance. 5 years later I still was having troubles accepting my nose and I decided it was finally time to make a change that was going to boost my confidence and make me happy.
Things moved really fast. And within a week or so of deciding to have a nose job I had my consultation and soon after had my surgery booked for October 17th, 2012!
Update: October 19 (2 days after surgery)
Surgery went very well! I was super nervous/excited the day of and when I got to the surgery center I was given some medications that were to help prep for the surgery and also to calm me down. And calm me down did they ever! I don't think I have ever been that relaxed in my life haha! I remember crying from the pain when they put the IV in but after that I just remember passing in and out of surgery. I didn't feel any pain during surgery or hear anything YAY! (I was scared of that hah) When I got home from surgery I was still really drugged out and can't really remember what was going on. I know I didn't feel well so I slept and by the time I woke up I felt waaaaay better.
The next day I felt almost back to normal which was amazing! My nose didn't hurt too much and my eyes were a little brown but that was all. There was dried blood on my face and but I could still breathe out of my nose which I wasn't expecting. The only downfall to this is that I should have rested more and by 630pm ran around I was exhausted.
The next morning (today!) I felt pretty awful. I haven't had anything solid to eat yet, just some yogurt and some smoothies so I think that combo'd with medications, and some trouble sleeping made me feel pretty beaten up. However the recovery is way less painful than I thought it was going to be! I'm having no issues with pain. The only thing that gets to me is when under my cast gets itchy haha!
**I will upload some photos soon!