African American Female Desperately Wanted Realistic Rhinoplasty Procedure - Ann Arbor, MI

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I've always felt like my nose was out of balance...

I've always felt like my nose was out of balance with my face. When the opportunity presented itself to get rhinoplasty, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to make sure that I went to an ENT, which Dr. Malhotra is. I am extremely happy with the results. I'm still a little swollen but I know that is to be expected. I loved the staff, especially Kelly, I was impressive that Dr Malhotra called me personally, mere hours after my procedure to check on me. I was expecting more pain than I experienced.

On a scale of 1-10, my pain level was at a 3 and I have a REALLY low pain threshold. The first two days following surgery, sleeping will be a little uncomfortable, but if you follow the instuctions given and clean your nose, if gets a lot better on day 3. The reason why it gets difficult at night is because you can't breathe through your nose...only your mouth. Because of this, your lips and throat become very dry. I kept water by my bedside and applied lip balm whenever this occured.

I strongly reccommend doing extensive research and have realistic expectations. I went into the surgery knowing that my nose would be swollen for 6-18 months. African American skin is thicker and therefore has longer swelling time. I'm actually shocked that my swelling has gone down so severly in only 2.5 months.

3 month update

My nose is still swollen, especially the tip of my nose. The swelling does seem to go down every month!

14 month update

I like the difference in my nose, but I want another nose job! I asked my doctor not to break bone, and I think that was a mistake. Without breaking bone, I think your results are more subtle and I want something more dramatic :)
Ann Arbor Plastic Surgeon

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