Rhinoplasty - White Plains, NY
- updated 10 months ago
I am going to see Dr. Ciardullo in White Plains...
- 26 May 2012
- 8 months pre
I am going to see Dr. Ciardullo in White Plains for a free consultation June 11th and hopefully getting the rhinoplasty in the beginning of July. I am very nervous for the consultation and the surgery but I have wanted this for almost 7 years now. I am posting these pictures for how my nose is now. I am still contemplating on what I want done and what would match my face better. I will update on everything and feel free to comment or message me. (p.s- haters don't even bother because I don't care what you have to say.)
Hello! Sorry I have not posted in a while, I have...
- 12 Jul 2012
- 6 months pre
Next, he showed me around his office and where he did the surgery. Yes, he does do the surgery in his own private facility and he also has his own, reliable team of anesthetics. Also, you are free to go home about 4 hours after the surgery. (The surgery its self takes about 1 hour) Another perk is that he right across the street from the hospital, so god forbid something goes wrong, you will be okay. Although, he has said he has done 3000 noses and he has not had a problem. He told me that my surgery will be easy because I do not need packing. (YES!)
Other information I feel is important to bring up: If you are thinking about doing this surgery with Dr. Ciardullo, you can not exercise for about 3-4 weeks. If you have glasses, you need a type of material to put on you nose or the glasses its self so that the glasses will not make an imprint on your nose. (The nobs on my glasses that touch my nose creates a dent in my nose= not good) You will need 1-2 weeks off of work and depending on your age, bruising will also go away in about a week or two. (For me, since i am 17 it will probably take about a week) Lastly, if you are getting or thinking about getting the surgery in the summer, whenever you go outside in the sun you have to wear sunscreen.I am scheduling my surgery date for around December 27th because I have tennis in August and would not be able to play if I had the surgery :( But, good things come to those who wait. Thank you for reading and PLEASE feel free to message me: I am on this website for YOU so don't be a stranger. Lots of love.
My scheduled date for my surgery is December 27th,...
- 15 Jul 2012
- 6 months pre
New update: my mother decided to pull a fast one...
- 8 Nov 2012
- 2 months pre
Hello everyone, yesterday I met with Dr. C to...
- 11 Dec 2012
- 23 days pre
yesterday I met with Dr. C to hand in the money for the surgery and to talk about what is going to be done. I waited for a half an hour in his office and I must say, I am not exactly pleased. I felt completely rushed and he wasn't being as caring as everyone on here has been saying. He took pictures and showed me an example of what my nose would probably look like after the surgery. (He showed me pictures of 2 women who had noses similar than mine) Although those noses looked great, I felt like it wouldn't match my face. When I tried to show him a picture of the kind of nose I like, he shrugged it off and basically pressured my mom and I out of his office. There were 2 patients that were waiting after me, but come on. I just gave him $5,500 of my own money. I would at least like 20 minutes with him. My mom said that he pushed us out because he knows what he wants to do and to trust the professional..But I don't know. It seemed kind of rude to me and it worries me about the outcome. I don't want it to look unnatural because a small nose would not really look good on me. Surgery is still set for January 3rd and I am excited/scared.
Oh. In addition to all of this my sister made it a big point to me that she hates that I am getting surgery. At dinner she said that I am going to look fake and ugly and am making a mistake. Meanwhile, my mom is just sitting their letting her say all of these hurtful things to me. I think I can say with confidence that yesterday was not my day...
Hey guys! Today was the big day! I got the surgery...
- 3 Jan 2013
- Day of treatment
Day after surgery! Here is a picture of me without...
- 4 Jan 2013
- 1 day post
Day 6 of recovery! I'm feeling a lot better and I...
- 9 Jan 2013
- 6 days post
So, I just got my cast off today and I am really...
- 10 Jan 2013
- 7 days post
So, today is day 19 after surgery and I would like...
- 22 Jan 2013
- 19 days post
Another thing I wanted to discuss, I am sure anyone that is reading this review is scared of the reactions of others after the surgery. Questions I was constantly asking myself consisted of: Will anyone notice? Will I be embarrassed at work? Will anyone say that I look worse than before? Are people going to ask me what I did to look different? So, to make myself feel better after the surgery I dyed my hair black. When I went to work only the people who knew I was getting a surgery commented on my new nose. Everyone was positive about the outcome and they love how it looks. On the other hand, anyone that does not know that I had a surgery comments on my hair and tells me how AMAZING it makes me look. (I actually find this quite funny) I find my hair as an easy excuse to explain why I look different, it just made makes my life a lot easier. I have not been embarrassed by anyone and I have only gotten positive reactions towards my nose. My one co worker couldn't get over how great my "hair" made me look. Oh. One thing I find hilarious is that despite my sisters protests towards me getting the surgery, she LOVES my new nose. She looked at the before pictures and said "Wow. You really did have a big nose...but now it looks a lot better. Good job." So now I have my sister's support too haha :P If anyone has anymore questions feel free to ask!
36 day post op! Sorry I haven't been on in a while...
- 8 Feb 2013
- 1 month post
Dr. C explained that 8 weeks after surgery I would have to come back into his office to see if I need a cortisone shot in the tip of my nose to reduce swelling, if it doesn't get reduced on its own. From the looks of it, I will need the shot and hopefully that improves some of the things I dislike about my nose. I mean, it has only been a little over a month so things are still bound to change. I just hate this waiting game and I feel like my nose changes everyday. One day, I love it and the next I think it could be improved a lot more. But obviously, my nose is a lot better than before so I am still happy!
So far, so good!