~Two month post op ~
My nose has bothered me ever since I was a young girl. I am 22 now, but I have always wanted to get a rhinoplasty because of how large and bulbous my nose looked. Every single picture I've ever put up on myspace/facebook/etc was photoshopped. And what did I super edit? My nose of course! It ruined every picture I took and just made me really sad that I had to change my real appearance. People would compliment my pictures, say I look pretty, and it felt nice hearing those things but the real truth haunted me because I didn't really look like those edited pictures. Therefore, my self-esteem has been low for a very long time. Till now :)
Dr. Joseph did such an incredible change to my confidence and life in general. He fixed that gross looking nose and deviated septum I had and made me what I always wanted to look like in my photoshopped pictures, if not better. I couldn't begin to tell you how much better I feel about myself now. No more cringing and sighing whenever I look in the mirror because all I can see is that big nose making me look hideous. My own friends used to ridicule me in middle/high school and I am more than relieved that those memories don't have to make me feel sad anymore.
The only cons I had from my surgery was not being able to breathe as well as I did till about a month post op, but it is slowly going back to normal. My bruising was pretty severe as soon as I woke up from my surgery too, but that's mostly because of how thin and sensitive my skin is. I had a blood vessel pop in one of my eyes so it looked pretty bloody for a few weeks, but didn't hurt or anything. Luckily this was during my summer vacation from college so no one had to see me look all scary :) I'm just really glad that I went through with all of this -- all I ever wanted was to accept myself, how I looked in pictures, and have a little more self-esteem.
I wish I had more normal before pictures I could share of myself here, but I usually deleted all my pictures in their original form after I edited them. That's how much I hated myself :( It feels so awesome that I can take a picture and show it to others without feeling the need to completely change my face. I couldn't have asked for anything better! Thank you so much Dr. J for making me into the pretty girl I always wanted to be :)
~Two month post op ~ My nose has bothered me...
~Two month post op ~
I knew I found the right doctor as soon as I met Dr. Joseph at my consultation. He really wanted to help me look better and his staff was wonderful. There were no wait times, and overall the entire process was wonderful. Dr. Joseph answered all of my questions and made me feel totally confident that I was making the right decision letting him do my rhinoplasty. He is not only a brilliant surgeon but a really cool person to speak to. I highly highly recommend :)