I first went to see Dr. Cochran at the beginning of 2011 because I was not able to breathe properly through my nose. I have been a 'mouth breather' my whole life and I was eager to find a remedy. I also was unhappy with the shape of my nose but was scared at the prospect of a Michael Jackson scenario. I am in sales and I needed the changes to be subtle and tasteful. Other Hollywood stars (like Heidi Montag) undergoing surgery with catastrophic results had made me very intrepid that I would regret having any surgery. Dr. Cochran listened to every concern I had--I went to see him several times for consultations and each time he was so kind and made me feel extremely at ease.
It has been three weeks since my surgery and the results have been far greater than I could have ever imagined! I could not be happier with the results! Everything went exactly as Dr. Cochran explained--the bruising was very minimal and was gone within a week. The swelling went down drastically within the first two weeks and each day I am more and more pleased with the shape of my new nose. The changes are so subtle that when I went back to work to see my clients, no one noticed that my nose has been altered. They all mentioned that I looked amazing (was it new hair, new makeup, did I lose weight??) but they didn't know what was different. I feel so confident now with my new nose! Before I felt like I always had to wear makeup and fix my hair just right to feel beautiful--but now the proportions of my nose make me feel beautiful without all the bells and whistles. The other incredible benefit has been the ability to breathe in any situation. Before I would suffer from a drippy, running nose with the added discomfort of stuffy congestion. Anytime I would sit still for longer than five minutes, my nose would close up and I would be miserable. Since my surgery, I have been to lengthy dinners with friends, movies theatres and even just driving in my car and I am able to breathe TONS of air with zero runny nose!