Ethnic Rhinoplasty. Los Angeles, CA

I have been considering rhinoplasty for a few...

I have been considering rhinoplasty for a few years now, and in late 2014 found Dr. Hamilton and was really impressed with his work. After a (horrible) consultation with Dr. Ghavami, I was so happy to meet with a kind doctor who took the time to really get to know me and my goals. Dr. Hamilton's bedside manner is unmatched. (Note: I did have to wait an hour before seeing him). He is nice, but also honest, and will be real with you about what he can and cannot accomplish, as well as whether he even thinks you're a good candidate with realistic goals. I am biracial and he is great with african american noses. I trust him 100%

I don't want to speak too soon considering I haven't even had the procedure yet, but I feel really lucky that I found him. It's been a year and a half since our initial consultation but I was too scared to move forward for a while. Since I still couldn't get the desire for a new nose out of my head, I decided to go ahead and book another consultation, which I had today. Talking with him confirmed things so I provided the down payment and booked my date. I have some ongoing health issues so I have an appointment made with my primary care doctor who I haven't told yet about this. If for some reason I'm not healthy enough now to move forward, I will spend the next 6 months or so doing what I need to do, and reschedule the surgery around the holidays. I hope this whole thing goes smoothly! I have literally been reading real self for years (there are a few other things I want to do as well--breast lift etc), and I know how helpful first hand reviews here we go! Unfortunately I don't think I feel comfortable sharing photos because I'm in the public eye, but I will definitely write a detailed review throughout the process.

Anxiety about following through...

Having lots of anxiety about whether I'm making the right decision. I was feeling mostly confident but I'm back to wondering if I should go through with it. I read a few scary reviews (not from Hamilton, but just in general), plus I watched a youtube video from DulceCandy saying she regrets her rhinoplasty even though she liked it immediately after, because now a few years out she realizes she did it for the wrong reasons and she will never get her original nose back... I don't know. I'm the type of person who gets annoyed when my eyebrows don't come out right, so what will I do if/when it's my NOSE??? I know it can look better, but it's not *horrible* now, no one has ever commented on it in my entire life. It's just a little asymmetrical and bulbous. And then I look at all of the amazing before and afters and I'm back to wanting one again. My nose bothers me and I always pose from my good side, which I am sick of doing. Basically I'm at the point where I know if it comes out exactly how I want it, I will be happy...but if it's not what I was expecting I don't know if I'm mentally going to be able to live with myself/the regret...because what I have now isn't so bad. BUT i know I've wanted this for years now and literally waited 1.5 years between consultations with Hamilton and *still* wanted him. Hopefully these are all normal feelings...I feel like if I cancel my procedure I will just continue to want one and drive myself crazy, so for now I'm keeping it.
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