I have been seriously considering...
I have been seriously considering fixing my nose for the past few years. I have increasingly disliked how crooked it looks. I spent many, many hours looking at the before-and-after photos of the work of various surgeons, both in the U.S. and South America. Eventually, I decided on Dr. Grigoryants. The majority of his procedures appear absolutely flawless and beautiful.
In July 2015, I scheduled my septorhinoplasty for March 2016. In the interim, I've been reading Dr. G's reviews on this website. It's proved extremely useful! Thank you to all of the contributors. Although I am a very private person, I would like to pay forward the benefit that I have received through reading everyone's reviews and viewing the before-and-after pictures.
I am traveling all the way from Boston with my amazing and loving husband. We'll be staying at an Airbnb near Glendale. The pre-operative exams are taken care of and the flights and car rental are booked.
Admittedly, my anxiety has increased dramatically over the past few weeks. I expect it will grow even more intense as time approaches. Wish me luck!! :)
6 days post op
Today is day six after surgery. Here are some pics from the surgery day and today. Even though my nose and the rest of the face is still very swollen, I absolutely LOVE my new nose!!
The cast came off yesterday and I can't express how happy and grateful I am. Dr. Grigoryants is an outstanding surgeon, he knew exactly what needed to be changed. He achieved it with such perfection that it looks natural, yet beautiful. Dr. G and his staff were also very quick to respond to my inquiries via both phone and email.
I wish I had updated this post every day from the surgery date, however, the recovery was a little bit harsh for me, especially during the first few days. On the day of the surgery, I vomited (blood) for about ten hours after the surgery. Initially, this seemed due to the anesthesia and the blood that the suction missed and found its way into my stomach. I suspect that the painkiller (hydrocodone) prolonged my nausea. The anti-nausea medication did not help, so I decided to switch to extra strength Tylenol.
Also, yesterday (cast removal day) I passed out in the shower. It seems I spent too much time in hot water so keep that in mind :)
I hope this review helps other make a wise decision!