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Nose, Nose go away! UPDATE: Date final! September 27 2012!
- updated 6 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,150
- Brian Brantner (Ventura, CA)
Ever since I was a kid I realized my nose was not...
- 3 Aug 2012
- 1 month pre
Ever since I was a kid I realized my nose was not cute at all. It didnt look bad when I was really little but once puberty hit it grew and morphed along with the rest of me!
Its long, wide, has a bump and to me always looked like a witch nose =O I think the boys that knew me in school would agree because in school I wasnt one of the best looking girls on campus.
Growing up some friends and family used to make fun of me and my nose and called me 'beaker'.... I would laugh it off but it did hurt me..they made me remember that I was not beautiful and as teen that was hard! Thankfully it stopped when I was an adult but that still haunts me. I didnt ask to look the way I did-who would!?
I just dealt with it, grew up and just figured thats how I was made so I should get over it! I even took up boxing and wasnt worried much if my nose was broke because I figured that would seriously push me to fix it! Well my nose was never broken -maybe slightly damaged but not broke. I think about continuing fighting but dont want to walk around like this until Im completly done with the sport. Ive had people say to me oh is your nose like that from boxing?? Or your nose dont look to bad for being a boxer! Weird thing is I was born this way! LOL
Now Im ready to make a change! I dont think I should have to accept my nose anymore if I dont like it. Been thinking about it on and off since I was in my 20's. Im 34 now almost 35 and I think its time for me to improve my appearance for me!
My little sister who is 24 just had a nose job done due to a deviated septum. While she was under she also had theDr reshape her nose. I have to say I never thought there was anything wrong with her..heck it didnt look like mine so to me it was fine! LOL
She is 5 months post op and looks even more beautiful then she did before! WOW! My sis is not happy with her Dr because of her experience and his bedside manner but his work is excellent! My sis had no choice in her surgeon because the insurance covered most of it but did say she wouldve gone to a different Dr if she had been allowed the choice. Seeing her results has motivated me even more!
I got a consultation in June 2012 with a board certified plastic surgeon (one my sis referred me to) and feel very comfortable with him. He was very nice, seemed very knowledgeable and explained the entire procedure to me. He quoted me $5150 (not bad I thought it would be more) and he's ready when I am. I wouldve done it by now but Im going on a one week vacation this month to see my other lil sis graduate from bootcamp and didnt want to get it done and be swollen for the ceremony or worse have some unexpected issues and not be able to go. So Im trying to figure out when to schedule it.
I found this site and its helped me alot. I see pics of people with noses similar to mine and they look great..this also motivates me. I am a little scared though..I really dont want to tell my co-workers anything but not sure Ill be able to hide the change!
I just hope Im not crazy!
Ok, date is set and on Friday the 14th is my pre...
- 10 Sep 2012
- 17 days pre
Added a couple more pics for you to see. The next...
- 10 Sep 2012
- 17 days pre
September 27th is here! I did it at 8:00 am. I'm...
- 27 Sep 2012
- Day of treatment
10/1/12 Day 5 I had my surgery 9/27/12. The...
- 1 Oct 2012
- 4 days post
I had my surgery 9/27/12. The first few days have sucked but I have just been resting and getting plenty of fluids. Ive had alot of dull aching pain in my head and lots of swelling! I look like a chipmunk with blackeyes. Today is a better day. I slept only half of the day vs all day!
I had a unexpected visitor come by (someone I didnt tell I was going my nose) and she was very surprised to see me this way. The first words out of her mouth were 'there was nothing wrong with your nose!?' REALLY?? I dont know if she was being nice or just trying to knock me down? My response to her was I never liked my nose and have always wanted it fixed and I did! That ended the conversation pretty quick. People who dont have this issue just dont understand!
I dont care anymore what anyone thinks. I did this for me.
10/4/12 I will have my splint removed tomorrow!...
- 4 Oct 2012
- 7 days post
I will have my splint removed tomorrow! I cannot wait!!! Im so ready to get this thing off. Today is another great day for me. Im feeling almost 100% recovered...but for the black eyes! I hope they're much more faded by Monday! =o
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My sister referred me to him. Her friend had her nose done with him. Dr was great he explained what he would do for me. Doc says he can help give me some shape to my nose, remove the hump, also push up the tip..it has a long hang forward (when I smile I swear my nose can touch my lips!) and he will remove some of the tissue on the sides to make it not so wide. I also want it to look more symmetrical as it is uneven from the front view