He truly is an artist. He had a clear vision of what he would have to do to give me the result I wanted. Still, he was careful to point out what could go wrong in the surgery, especially regarding scarring from the alar base narrowing I wanted (as big nostrils was my worst fear). I do not remember all the medical terms, but the operation was extensive: He gave me a radix graft, he deprojected the tip, he took the tip back and made it smaller and narrower, and reduced my nostrils. It is now 8 days since I had the surgery done, and I got to take my cast off yesterday. I have no bruising and the swelling of the nose is hard to spot if you didn't know that I had rhinoplasty.
This might sound corny, but I feel as though 10 kg has been lifted from my shoulders with my new nose. The nostrils are still a little bit big due to swelling (I think), but there is no denying that it is pretty! I like the fact that I still look like me. Me and Prof. Palma decided that I should keep my tip somewhat rounded, as it is what makes me cute. The photos are, as said, 8 days post-op, so still early, and the tip is swollen.