Amazed by the results ! Paris, France

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I just hate my nose for some reasons...

I just hate my nose for some reasons.

It's dropping down a bit but makes my nostrils bigger. It has a litte hump as well... And the whole thing is worst when Im smiling ! So I just don't smile and I feel very bad about it !!

Im meeting a surgeron tomorow 12 May 2011, very very excited !!

*And the whole thing is worst when Im smiling...

*And the whole thing is worst when Im smiling because it hides my smile, it makes my smile "smaller".

I met a surgeon yesterday in Aix en provence. Not good... I wasn't comfortable with him. He didn't look at me in the eyes when he was talking. He didn't show me any of his photos because of image restriction... No one talk about him on the web, on forum, he doesn't have a website... I knew about him because of a friend who knew a friend. Well I do another meeting with another surgeon in Paris for the 20 June.

Hello, I met the new surgeon yesterday in Paris....

Hello, I met the new surgeon yesterday in Paris.

I am finally glad with this meeting. He's really a rhinoplasty specialist and he totally showed that to me by pointing out, with the right words, what was wrong with my nose within the few minutes after our meeting.

When I came to the office, and while waiting, I looked at his rhinoplasty book with like 50 cases and all great results (of course) but I mean by that, he does not only work on the bump and the tip and that's it, but he also work on challenging nose as well like mine that need "finner" improvement.

He really listened to my concerns. Took me in picture and pointed out what was wrong and what we should keep. He noticed that when I breath strongly with my nose, my nostrils collapses, and the air can't go through. So Apparently I have a breathing problem because my nose is way too thin. It also means I won't wait the full price of the surgery.

He won't take off many cartilages of my nose but will add some so it makes my nose look more smooth and "strong". He will aslo work on my nostrils to make them smaller. I was scared about that because I heard too many people saying that it is a very complex thing to do. But my surgeon told me that was something technical yes, but easy as he does that all the time.

Also my upper lip will lenghten and my tip won't drop when I smile.

I can't wait now for the surgery... Im going for it, i won't step back because I know that it can only make my nose "cuter" and improve it. I will put new pictures of my simulation soon !

*I won't pay the whole price

*I won't pay the whole price

6 weeks to go...feels like years !!

6 weeks to go...feels like years !!

2 weeks to go !!

2 weeks to go !!

J-3 days !!! Im getting ready for it. Taking...

j-3 days !!! Im getting ready for it.
Taking Harnica, eating well and healthy, sleeping and drinking water a lot.

I don't realise it yet. It's like nothing is going to happen. I guess, like my friend say, I will realise it when Im on the operation table.

HELLO everyone !!!!! That's it. I DID IT !!...

HELLO everyone !!!!!

That's it. I DID IT !! Everything went okay :)

No pain, just really tired and don't like the fact that I can barely breathe with my nose and my lips and throat are really dry but it doesn't really bother me, Im getting used to it ! It feels like a big cold ! I can't barely eat, I can only eat food that ask not a lot of chewing ! I don't think I will sleep well tonight either :/

So, the surgeon said everything went ok :) The staff was really nice. The surgery took 3 hours !! Lot of time as my nose asked really detailed changes. He took off the stitches just 5 hours after the surgery, it was smalls ones! I didn't had lot of blood coming out. It didn't hurt at all. So I can see the tip of my nose and wow it look more up but really in a nice way. Of course it's WAY too early to tell ! I will post pictures :)

Im removing my cast next monday !!! Woohouu can't wait !!

Will keep you guys posted ! :)

D+2 Finally had some good sleep. Well, Im awake...

Finally had some good sleep. Well, Im awake every 3/4 hours but feeling much better. My eyes and lip are dry now, my throat is not anymore as dry as before. I use lot of lipstick and put some Saline Solution Drops in my eyes AND nose. Really helps a lot.

I eated really well last night, mostly proteins as after all this blood loose, you need to eat proteins !

I can't breathe WAY better through my nose, like I now have a small cold :)
Oh yes, I had a little cold before my operation :/ but things are really fine now, if you feel like sneezing, do it with your mouse open and try to do it "nicely".

It's 6 am in the morning and not tired anymore...Im fed up being in my bed ! So boring...

D +3 I want to............wash my hair !!!! SO...

D +3
I want to............wash my hair !!!! SO BAD !! Im scared to get my cast wet so I won't touch anything :)

Im feeling great, still NO PAIN, No headache, and can start breathing better :) I sleep well but woke up last night at 3 am because of a nightmare :(

Im hungry all the time, I lost some pounds :( I hope I get them back quickly because I don't like to be too thin !! I just feel like working out !

J-3 days before the cast if off !!!!

Huuuh Cast is itching me, it's very annoying !!...

Huuuh Cast is itching me, it's very annoying !! Plus the pressure on the face really hurts my eyes, I mean they are dry and starting to get more yellow now !
Im also annoy to sleep in the sit position !! But too scared to sleep on my side because it can make your nose crooked :/

Anyways, good news are that, I can breathe like normally, I can smell things ! My smile is coming back like it used to be..slowly but quite surely !
No pain, no headhache...

J-2 days before the cast is off !!!!
Im starting to get nervous though !!

D+5 Everything is doing great ! :) Exept my eyes...

Everything is doing great ! :)
Exept my eyes are now yellow !! But well, I don't have anything else to complain about !

D-1 till cast is off !!!! I can't wait !!!

I took off the cast !!! WOW !! Amazed by the...

I took off the cast !!!
WOW !!
Amazed by the results ! It's exactly what I wanted !!! Such a scary thing too, before taking off the cast, it felt like my heart was beating so fast that I was going to faint !
It's a new part in my face and it's weird to look at me in the mirror after !!
All the stress and pressure is now gone and I feel exausted !

I will post pictures tomorow :)

D+6 I added some pictures ! Still can't believe...

I added some pictures !
Still can't believe how it changed my face, slightly but surely !

It's emotionnally a big experience ! So if you want to change your nose, be prepared to feel looking weird after the cast is off ! You need time to accept your new (beautiful) nose :) It can change the angle between your nose and mouse, your eyes (give an impression of more distance btwn them) and so one.
For me, it's the bridge that (even still very swollen) is weird to me. It gives me a less angry look.

I hope the swelling will go away fast ! At night I tape my nose as the surgeon said !

I will add news pictures after 1 month ! Looking...

I will add news pictures after 1 month !
Looking great so far and only compliment ! My family think it changed me a little, keep the personnality of my face but of course with a more defined nose. That's exactly what I wanted.

Monday = back to work, hope nobody notice it and that my yellow eyes are gone :)

D+9 So I noticed something that don't particulary...

So I noticed something that don't particulary bother me BUT that's weird still.

My surgeon said he would work on my nostril to make them less visible. But thing is that I don't notice anything done to my nostrils. There are the same shape.

Im very very happy with the results, don't get me wrong. But still, Im going to ask my surgeon about it. It's something we talked about the operation and that I was very clear about it with him !

D+3 weeks Hello ! So talked to my surgeon about...

D+3 weeks
Hello !
So talked to my surgeon about the nostrils and he said he agreed that on the lateral view that there's still a slight but significant columellar show. He didn't work on my nostrils because he thought that with the cephalic rotation of my tip it could have fixed the problem... It's not a BIG concern to me. Im still VERY VERY happy with my result ! But it would be the cherry on the cake to fix my nostrils :)

I have to wait few weeks so to see if there is a change, but I don't think so. If no, I will be back on the operation table in 6 month (so my nose has time to heal). For this minor change, that is very easy to fix, he won't have to open my nose.

My nose is still sensible when I touch it especially where the bump was removed and I can barely feel my tip.

I feel that if I look closely, I still can see a little tiny bump. Not noticeable on pictures though. Maybe this will go aways...maybe not !

+ 1 Month. Nothing really new ! Nose is less less...

+ 1 Month.
Nothing really new ! Nose is less less sensible and I can feel it's less like a "rock" less hard ? I don't know if you understand. Im having an appointment in 3 weeks,or something, to take pictures with my surgeon, and talk about nostrils show.
Will keep you posted :)

+ 2 month in few days ! Time flies.....

+ 2 month in few days ! Time flies...

Everything is perfect.
I took the decision to not to make a retouch on my nostrils. I think it looks fine like this. + I don't want to pay again for the anesthesist and the hospital costs.

My nose changed again after 1 month, it's more small, but really you can't notice on pictures.

I also have a tiny little ball on the bridge of my nose, it feels like a little hump/ball but that you can't notive on picture. I wonder what it is, but anyaways, as long as it's not noticeable it will be fine.

People asked me if I have more confidence now. I answer them that yes I feel a little more confident with my look especially when I smile. But if you are a shy person to start with, don't expect that a rhinoplasty will make you like a different person. It won't. (not that Im shy)

I did my 2 month + check up with my surgeon !! So...

I did my 2 month + check up with my surgeon !! So we took pictures and to be honest...Im stil amazed by the results ;) Im so so happy !!!! My smile before was SO awful...Now it's a normal smile and Im not affraid to show it.

OMG that's it ! + 6 months !! I can't believe it.....

OMG that's it ! + 6 months !! I can't believe it... My nose changed since last month again... It's still fantastic and everytime I look in the mirror, I can't believe what a cute nose I have. I noticed that I have a bump where I actually had my big bump so I guess it will stay...It's okay, I don't mind that much as it's barely noticeable. But if it makes bone mark or somthing (as I don't know if my swelling is gone or not) then I might think about getting a little revision as I absolutly don't want it to be visible.
So crossed fingers :)

Hello :) It's been 1 year and 7 months after the...

Hello :)
It's been 1 year and 7 months after the surgery ! I think it will be my last review because my nose didn't change since the last time.
I still love my nose, and it did helped my confidence... Im not 100% confident about myself and still find some little stuff i would dlike to fix, like my chin that I chin is too flat but that's another story...
I posted new pictures so you can see how my nose is after year.
See, nothing really different :)

So for people who think about getting surgery for years and years, people that feel so insecure about their nose, chin, boobs, and so one, well, I experienced it so I can say go for it. Don't listen to people telling you not to do it. They are not you. Your life will be sightly different after, don't expect a dramatic difference, it's just one step toward reconciliation with yourself. As long as you love who you are inside and outside, your life will be happier :)

Good luck,

My surgeon Olivier Gerbault did an excellent work ! I highly recommend him ! My first talk with him was to send him an email with my picture and he answered really quickly and did some simulation. Only bad thing is that he didn't spend enough time with me. The first consultation, he took time, like one hour together which was good and normal, but after, it was really quick, even the day the cast came off.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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