I just wanna start by saying I LOVE THIS SITE. I love how people are able to be upfront and personal about their concerns and insecurities. There are MANY brave people here and I respect that a lot. Even though I want to remain discreet here, I feel completely comfortable. I have attached some blurred pictures for viewing.
So this coming August, I am scheduled to have rhinoplasty. Some of my concerns include wide nostrils and the lack of overall definition in my African American nose. Sometimes when I look at it, it's just sitting there, looking like nothing. My nose as a major lack of definition on one side so it overall looks uneven. Also when I smile, it looks even bigger and it kinda droops down a tad. I have always been very self conscious about my nose. I am a Virgo, sometimes known as a perfectionist, so I look at the overall symmetry of my nose and I am not satisfied. If I could correct it myself I would!
My goal is to tackle all cosmetic procedures before I turn 30 years old. I don't expect a lot of change to myself but rhinoplasty definitely is the first to come. I currently feel that I have chosen a great doctor. His name is Dr. Choe in VA Beach. He is of Asian ethnicity and can directly related to ethnic noses and skin. I had two consultations with him. After our second meet, I felt that Dr. Choe grasped the overall look that I am going for. Because the changes that I expect are very small, I think it will be easy to achieve my desired results. I have another meeting with Dr. Choe before my surgery. I plan on discussing some final concerns during that time.
Until then, I would like to hear from some members of the REALself community. Please invoice your questions and concerns. Thank you!
Hello everyone, I just wanna start by saying...
Anyway, here is a picture of myself and a before and after of a lady who received rhinoplasty earlier this year per Dr. Choe. I LOVE her results, actually I ADORE the results. I am sure that I want my results to be VERY similar to hers. So, I will be talking to Dr. Choe tomorrow about what I have been going through and hopefully he can assure me that my vision come true. I will be posting another update tomorrow. Please leave comments. They are greatly appreciated!
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My tip is still very swollen and hard...the bridge is sore also, hence the cartilage implant. I have read that its normal for a while especially for thick (ethnic) skin. Gosh, I am just very curious of how it looks with the cast off. I return to work in 4 days!
Pictures March 19th
Good News: I LOVE what the surgeon has done with my nose! The bridge is more defined, the tip looks nice and refined from all angles, the nostrils are smaller but not too small, so my nose still looks ethnic.
NOT SO BAD NEWS: Looks like I might have to have a revision. I have a couple of small concerns which will probably require some very small adjustments. Also, we found that my nasal bone on the right side "jets out" a bit, more than on the left side. This has caused my nose to look puffy on that one side. I thought it was swelling before but its the bone itself. Based on my last meeting with him, it looks like he will have to break my nose to make both side even. My next meeting will be in April!
I will be posting an update as soon as I find out my next surgery date.