I've always wanted to have rhinoplasty ever since...
I was initially very scared of doing the procedure (never had any kind of surgery before), but the procedure itself and recovery process actually went very well and didn't hurt at all! I was given twilight anesthesia and although I was pretty much awake the whole time of the surgery, I was surprised that I didn't feel any pain at all! My 7 days recovery was virtually painless (didn't really have to take the pain medication) - it was just a bit uncomfortable at first having to sleep upright and not being able to blow my nose, but I was used to it after a few days. I think the worse part of the procedure for me was not being able to go out in public for a week, but I had awesome friends who came over to keep me company and my wonderful boyfriend to take care of me, so it wasn't so bad!
I'm now 2.5 months since the procedure and I am really happy with the results already. It is very natural (a lot of my co-workers or acquaintances don’t even notice it!) and my nose is a lot less bulbous as before. Sometimes I forget how my old nose looks like but when I compare the before and after pictures, I definitely see the difference. My bridge is higher, the width of my nose is narrower, and my tip projects out more which makes my nose a lot more defined. My tip is still a bit swollen so I’m excited for even more changes in the next few months!
I would highly recommend Dr. Buonassisi to anyone considering rhinoplasty . He is very sincere, knowledgeable, professional, and more importantly, listens to what you want and tells you what he believes will be realistic or not. I have gone to consultations with other plastic surgeons and Dr. Buonassisi is by far the most personable – he spent over an hour with me listening, explaining, and showing pictures and doing the computer imaging to make sure that all my questions are answered. His staffs were also excellent! Mandy spent another hour to explain the procedure and reassured and assisted me throughout the process. Dr. Buonassisi also called the morning after the surgery to see how I was doing and saw me 7 days and 2 months since surgery. At both appointments, he also made sure to listen to any question or concern I had and was very easy to talk to. All in all, I thought that my overall experience was very comfortable, and I would say this procedure was definitely worth it! The surgery and recovery was not as intense as I thought it would be and most importantly I’m really satisfied with my results so far!