I figured it was only right to write a review...
I figured it was only right to write a review being that I looked at the reviews on this site to help me in my decision. First of all, I am getting both rhinoplasty & breast augmentation but it would only let me choose 1 procedure. I have wanted breast implants since I was a young teenager (I am very flat chested) & as I have grown up my nose has definitely changed & I have really been wanting to get rhinoplasty these past few years. I was going back & forth for years about getting plastic surgery but it was always in the back of my mind so I made the decision to finally go through with it. I found Dr. C through this site & have seen amazing pictures & read amazing stories. I had met with another surgeon for a consultation for both procedures about a year ago but I did not feel comfortable with him. When I met with Dr. C he really made me feel comfortable & was happy to answer all of my questions. I have never had any kind of surgery before so at first I was nervous about the anesthesia, but after talking to people who have had surgery that seems like the easiest part. At this point, I am most scared about the recovery from the breast augmentation (Dr. C said it hurts A LOT & that the pain meds barely help - they just take the edge off), & this may seem silly, but also to look in the mirror once I get the cast off my nose. I am SO SCARED I will not look like myself or like the result. Like everyone else, I just want it to look natural. For my nose, he is making my profile smaller, making it thinner & doing some tip work. He also said I may need a nostril reduction. I also have a lot of problems breathing through my nose so I am really hoping this will be fixed during the surgery as well. For my breast aug, I am currently a 34A & I am getting 380cc saline high profile implants. I am pretty tall & not super skinny so I think this is a good size for me. I don't want to be too big but still want to fill out clothes & finally have that confidence. I plan on posting before & after pics after the surgery to share my experience with everyone. If anyone has any advice/helpful tips please feel free to share!
By the way, being that I am getting the surgery right before summer, does anyone know if I have to completely avoid the sun all summer because of my nose? Also, for those who have breast implants, what bra did you have to wear the weeks after surgery? I am going to ask Dr. C but figured I would get an idea from patients here too.
1 week post op
So happy it is finally over with! I had so much anxiety leading up to the surgery & it ended up being a breeze. The staff & anesthesiologist were so nice & made me feel comfortable the whole time. The surgery went perfect & luckily I didn't feel nauseous from the anesthesia after I woke up. The whole week of recovery was pretty up & down. My nose didn't hurt AT ALL but it was SO STUFFY. I couldn't take it anymore by day 4 & really wanted to just rip the cast off. The breast augmentation recovery was definitely really hard. I had to take my pain pills for 4 days. The first 2 days I could barely get up without it really hurting. It felt so tight & for some reason my ribs were kind of hurting. The Tylenol didn't help at all.
Yesterday I went to get the cast off my nose & it was SO WEIRD looking in the mirror for the first time. I looked like myself but still didn't. I absolutely LOVE my new nose though, no more bump & it looks so much nicer from the front. I thought it would take days to get used to but I was used to it already by the end of the day lol. I have to go back next week so he could remove the stitches from my breast aug.
I know I have the same issue everyone else does, but the swelling between my eyes is really really bad. I can't wait for that to go down & the swelling on my nose to continue to go down over the next year. Patience patience patience.
Another big thing - I also had a septoplasty which is a big reason I decided to go through with the rhinoplasty. When I woke up after the surgery he said my septum was really crooked. When he cleaned my nose after taking off the cast I took a deep breath & it felt amazing. I know I will still be a little stuffy over the next few weeks but I could already tell that I am able to breathe so much better.
I still have bruising on my eyes & haven't taken any pics but when I still plan on posting some soon.
Added pictures so you can see how amazing the results are so early on!