LOVE MY RESULTS
I've hated my nose ever since I was 12 years old...
3 More Sleeps Til My Surgery
I've been waiting for this day for as long as I could remember - not to sound dramatic but my nose has really ruined the way I've seen myself since I was just a young girl. I could never ever see myself as beautiful no matter how hard I tried because of my big fat nose blocking all my other features. I even developed a horrible life consuming eating disorder at the age of 14 that has been going on for years - because I felt that if I couldn't be pretty then I had to be skinnier than everyone else to make up for my ugly face :( However I am now at a healthy weight and size and have been taking good care of my body in preparation for this procedure. I'm so excited I could cry. Actually I AM crying right now as I write this lol. Anyway here are some more pictures of me now. The next pictures I upload are probably going to be me all swollen up after surgery with a massive nose stint and tape all over my face. How attractive ! Thank you everyone for your nice comments so far.
DAY 1 POST OP
Congrats, good luck and happy healing to anyone else that has just recently underwent their procedure like I have.
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HOLY SHIT I've never seen anything like it !!! Sincere apologies for graphic content and extreme uglies but oh my god this is just crazy. I've been dabbing, icing, wiping and taking good care of it but I guess I'm just sort of in shock really.
Any suggestions or advice or just anyone to say its okay and perfectly normal lol.
I even googled 'worst black eyes ever' and 'worst facial swelling ever' and to my horror I couldn't find anything as bad as mine except for like 1 MMA fighter. Gosh.
I know I need to relax and that swelling is normal but I honest to god just cannot get over how bad it is. My doctor said that none of his patients experienced very bad swelling at all so I suppose I'm the first. It's just really uncomfortable and it doesn't feel healthy or natural :(
But in saying all this I can't wait for it to go down and the cast to come off so I can heal without all this stuff on my face. PS the bandaid is being used to cover my nostrils because I can't stop picking at it which isn't good. I can feel a MASSIVE clump of dry blood or whatever it is in each nostril and it's driving me insane. Ugh this experience is awful - but I must keep the result in mind.
Thank you to anyone who took the time to read this.
My bright red eye is freaking me out
So far so good - Cast comes off in 2 days
It's starting to look so good already - it looks better in person too - like the tip of my nose in the pictures for some reason look slightly pointy and droopy but it's not at all it's soo nicely rounded !! And I've kept in mind that it's still going to shrink as well cause it's still swollen as hell at the moment.
And when the cast comes off ill have a nice little curve instead of the massive hump I used to have and ugh I could not be more happy right now and it's not even close to the final result !! It's still so surreal that this finally happened like this is my new nose that ill have for the rest of my life the other one is gone forever.
QUESTION ABOUT COST
I know it's not that big of a deal seeing as it's already done but I'm just curious to know because I have this uncontrollable feeling of guilt considering I basically forced my dad into paying for this procedure for me because I felt that I literally could not go on with my life unless I had it done.
Hope to hear some input from you guys soon !
CAST OFF TOMORROW
GOT MY CAST OFF
IN LOVE WITH MY NEW NOSE
As for how I'm feeling PHYSICALLY - not bad. Pain is excruciating upon waking up in the morning but after taking a painkiller, drinking some water, clearing out my nostrils and dabbing my face with cold water and solution and / or icing the bridge of my nose for a bit - it definitely starts to improve. However when the pain is bad - its bad. Feels like superglue all over my nose. Very tight. Oh and my septum where the stitches were removed stings a bit sometimes. And the scabs in my nose bother me immensely because I'm sorry to admit it but I've been a serial nose picker my whole life. My nostrils must be empty at all times. However this is teaching me some patience lol. Anyways I'm officially stopping now.
Pain isn't too bad at all - except one teeny tiny bump to the nose and I squeal and cry for about a minute then the pain goes away. Have to be so careful ! I'm mainly just patiently waiting for the scabs in my nose to heal - I'm extremely OCD about it I can't handle not having my nostrils completely clean and empty. And I'm one of those freaks that literally as soon as I wake up I actually look forward to cleaning out all the gunk first thing in the mornings. Sorry not sorry.
Still happy with my results - all I need to do now is HEAL :) thank you so much to everyone for my lovely comments so far you guys are all so nice. I hope everyone can be as pleased with their turnout as I am :)
My doctor's assistant that I spoke to today said that I am going to notice some changes as my nose starts to heal and take its shape but I should still keep an eye on it so I'm doing my best NOT to freak out but clearly I'm not doing a very good job at that.
Can anyone else offer some advice or has this happened to anyone else ? Like noticing changes / lumps / extra swelling multiple days AFTER the cast has come off ? The bump is not visible to the eye thank god but I attached some photos for the sake of it just incase anyone is seeing something that I'm not.
Thank you all ! x x x
3 days post-op VS today
So I'm around 18 days post op now. I still have a little bit of bruising under the eyes and I still got my burst blood vessel very prominent in my right eye, but I don't really mind. I'm back to work on Tuesday finally after 3 weeks off ! I tried a bit of light make up today to see if I could cover up my bruising and nope - so I figured I just won't bother as I really dislike wearing make up.
Everyone at work knows I've had my surgery so I don't mind about my bruising being shown anyway to be honest but hopefully the customers don't get the wrong idea.
Just over a month Post-op
After my consultation I knew straight away that I wanted to go ahead with my procedure with Dr. Glatt. He was polite and kind and understanding, extremely informative, and so were his staff at the office. He knew exactly what I wanted and was very confident that he could give it to me. He constantly reminded me of how beautiful I was and that he was so excited to perform surgery on me because he knew I would be ecstatic with the result. We were on the same page throughout the whole experience. I sent him pictures of my nose goals in which he indicated he could most certainly do his best to achieve this, he was polite and caring and reassuring every time we spoke whether it be phone call email or in person. Now that I've got my cast off I am so happy with the results they are very natural and suit my face much better than before ! Would definitely recommend Dr. Glatt !