So my story is pretty much just like everyone...
So my story is pretty much just like everyone else's on here.. i don't like my nose and have considered rhinoplasty for quite some time. Throughout high school and middle school I always thought my nose made me unattractive. Surgery was always on my mind but I never realistically thought that I would actually take the steps to find a surgeon and go through with it. My rhinoplasty is scheduled for August 9th with Dr. C and I am beyond excited and scared.. Scared because you really never know what your going to come out looking like lol ill post before and after pictures as it gets closer to the date of surgery and after
8/9- today i had my surgery at 8 a.m and I am sooo...
9 Aug 2012
Day of treatment
8/9- today i had my surgery at 8 a.m and I am sooo surprised at how easy and painless it was. Last night I barely slept because I was so anxious and worried also with the addition of not being able to sip water for 8 hours made it kinda hard. When I got there I met the Dr. C's nurse and anesthesiologist. They were so great and funny and it totally took my mind of what was about to happen. Once I laid down on the operating table, the anesthesiologist put the IV in my arm and casually talked to me about college and random stuff.. All of a sudden i'm in the next room with a cast on my nose and my eyes closed. That was the strangest thing I don't even remember closing my eyes or what I last said! The next nurse I met was AMAZING and so kind. I was a little dizzy once I got up to go to the bathroom but after that everything was completely fine. My upper lip was super swollen which it has gone back down to normal now and throughout the day i've had the same pounding headache. The ride back home to Long Island wasn't bad.. I had to keep changing my gauze and overall it really just feels like a BAD cold. I can breathe through my nostrils on and off. On the way home, my boyfriend stopped at my favorite restaurant and got me food which I could barely eat and actually couldn't taste it at all. At home I sat down for a while and watched TV and as of right now I feel great. I have the urge to clean my bathroom actually lol.. Ill post two pictures.. the first one is right when I changed my clothes before I swelled up and the second one I just took now
Also I kinda freaked out this morning on my way...
9 Aug 2012
Day of treatment
Also I kinda freaked out this morning on my way there contemplating my decision to have it done. Everyday this week I would think about it all day.. one minute I was all for it and the next I would be like no wayyyyyy its too risky I'm not going. But I ended up doing it and I'm not sure if it'll change my looks completely for better or for worse but the more I thought about it, I thought to myself life's too short to live in fear and uncertainty
Okay so i've gotten through most of the week, i...
okay so i've gotten through most of the week, i have two more days left before my cast comes off and I really can't wait any longer..each day this week has been a roller coaster of emotions and uncomfortableness. The worst day had to have been the third.. I had a migraine and felt nauseous for most of the day. The left side of my face is much more swollen than the right. The left side nostril has been leaking discharge for a few days now. I might have an infection but i'm already so close to thursday i'll just wait till then to find out. I still don't have an appetite and don't really taste food when I do eat.
the big question here on real self is "is it worth it"... going by what i've gone through this week I have to say NO. I would never do want to do this again. Even though I still have to get my cast off and I don't know what it's going to look like, I honestly would have just rather kept my face the way it was. I might be just letting my emotions get to my head, I guess i'll be able to say on thursday for sure if it's worth the torture and boredom.
I got my cast off today.... Forget what I said...
I got my cast off today.... Forget what I said about it not being worth it. It's amazing and everything i've ever wanted. When he was peeling the cast off and cleaning the inside of my nose it was super painful but the minute I first looked at myself, I felt like crying and my face looked so foreign to me. It wasn't until an hour into my ride home of staring at myself every second that I finally came to appreciate it. My profile is perfect for once. Right now my nose is really tender and swollen andI still have bruises on my eyes and cheeks.
i'll be honest, after reading all of these *perfect* 5 star reviews of people that had their nose done by Dr. Ciardullo.. I thought it was a scam and was really doubting this whole thing. All these months of thinking and researching him I thought to myself ..this guy can't be THAT good. And here I am actually sitting here commending him just like all these other people that had their noses done by him. He is truly talented in what he does and I don't regret it.. I feel like he changed my life as corny as that sounds lol