2/10/2012 Hi guys, I had my rhinoplasty yesterday! I've wanted to get my nose done for a long time. I didn't hate my nose, I just felt as if it didn't fit well with my other features. I'm Asian and I have a small face and eyes and I felt my nose was too big. I rarely smiled with my mouth open because my nostrils flared. So last month I had my consultation and received my photo imaging pictures which I loved.
Here are some of the things he did to my nose:
1. reduced the alars and used that skin to raise the tip of my nose
2. took some ear cartilage and put it in my tip because the alar skin wasn't enough
3. weirs incision
4. shaved side of my nose
When I awoke from the anesthesia, I didn't feel much pain. My teeth just ached and I felt queasy and threw up. I'm so glad my parents came to support me. My mother had alarplasty in the past so she gave me good pre and post op advice. When my mother had it done she did not swell at all. So far, I'm not swelling too badly. My eyes are slightly puffy but it's a light purple. I'm sure my nose is swollen, but I actually like how it looks now. Time will tell! I heard once you get the cast out it was swell up some more. But I'm prepared for it :) I'll update as much as I can~