After 46 Years, I Got a New Nose - Dallas, TX

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I had a slight hump in my nose as well as a...

I had a slight hump in my nose as well as a drooping nose tip. I felt like I had a witch-like appearance. I had the hump filed down to more of a perfect angle, the upper bones broken and narrowed a bit and cartilage added to the tip to prevent it from hanging downward.
I experienced almost no bleeding after the surgery. I had very little bruising. I expected black eyes, however, I only had slight yellowing under the eyes, and it went away before the week had ended. I was able to stop taking pain pills after 2 days. I was diligent with my meds the first 2 days to prevent pain, but by the 3 day I was only taking an antibiotic. Sometimes I could breathe quite easily, while other times I felt a little stuffy. There was never complete blockage like I had expected. He did not pack my nose internally. Instead, I had a cast (for lack of proper verbiage) covering my nose. After one week I was able to have to the cast and the stitches under my nose removed. It was amazing to see the difference! What bothered me the most after surgery were the dried bits of blood inside my nose that I couldn't get out. I wanted to blow my nose, but of course, I couldn't. It also bothered me that I had lots of clogged pores after a week of my nose being covered with tape. I guess it's a minimal price to pay for a new nose. :-) The one thing that truly surprised me was how long it took me to feel like myself again. I thought being off pain meds after 2 days would allow me to bounce back quickly. However, I would think I had energy and felt great, but when I got up to move around the house, I would tire very easily. It wasn't until day 6 post op that I actually got out of the house and didn't take a nap all day.
I'm 2 and a half weeks out of surgery, and the swelling is continuing to subside. As the swelling lessens, the pain in my nose is also dissipating. As of the now the tip is still fairly sore, but since there are still stitches inside, that's understandable.
My experience with rhinoplasty was an extremely pleasant one, although I'm sure that most of that is due to a fabulous surgeon. I am excited, and can't wait to see the final results.
Dallas Plastic Surgeon

I had always been uncomfortable with the appearance of my nose. I felt that it made me look "witch-ish" and harsh. I consulted with Dr. Michael Lee about rhinoplasty surgery. I chose him not only because he had wonderful reviews as a plastic surgeon, but also because he is a certified ENT doctor. This made me feel comfortable on both levels. He had a calm, confident presence. His warm personality made me feel extremely comfortable. He used computer software to show me how he could alter the appearance of my nose to achieve the look I was wanting. I found his patient coordinator, Megan, to be helpful and supportive. She was quick to respond to all of my questions and concerns throughout the planning stages. He performed my surgery at the Park Cities Surgery Center. I was very pleased with the staff that welcomed me and prepared me for surgery. Everyone was kind and professional. I was impressed that my anesthesiologist called me the night before the surgery, as well as a few days later to check on me. Since my surgery, I have been delighted with the results. Dr. Lee was able to create the exact look that I had envisioned. He also called to check on me after the surgery, which made my caretaker much more comfortable that evening. He is truly a doctor who works diligently to meet each patient's needs and expectations. He did not make me feel like I was "just another case", but that I was an integral part of the process. I am beyond grateful to Dr. Lee for his attention to detail and outstanding workmanship. If you are looking for a great plastic surgeon and you are close to the Dallas area ( I drove 2 1/2 hours to use him), I would highly recommend Dr. Lee. By the way, he does more than just noses.

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