HELP! I Would Like Your Input...Scared of Rhinoplasty... - Newport Beach, CA
Ok, so as an artist myself, I have an a cute eye...
Is it realistic for me to want to see a Frontal Similation from Dr. for rhinoplasty???
Ready and able to schedule surgery but holding back
I Conquered my fears and did it!!
Incredible Rhinoplasty/Septoplasty Experience
I've always wanted a slight nasal modification. My nose is not a bad nose but has been on the larger side and I've been wanting it slightly softer/more feminine looking. Later in life, my septum also became deviated causing its own little annoyances on top of aesthetic discrepencies that I've had. The problem was, I hadn't found a Dr. who produced the natural results I was looking for. Finally, once I did, I was way too scared to actually go through with it...it's one of the hardest procedures to perform and its also a permanent change right on your face. It's intense! About 3 years after meeting Dr. John Shamoun and first speaking with him about my nose.. I had saved the money, done my BA with him to test the waters, established serious trust, got up the guts, and I booked the date for my rhinoplasty/septoplasty. The rest is history.
Surgery on a wed morning; My boyfriend and I got there at 7:15 am. I signed in, changed into gown, cap, booties, met with the anesthesiologist and nurse, and went to have my last consult with the Dr. before he marked me up for the procedure. Naturally I have pretty bad anxiety in strenuous situations like this. It is like going on an extremely crazy, scary rollercoaster.. getting up the nerve to go on it, waiting in line, it's finally your turn, getting strapped in, getting to the top, and then the drop. Eek! Dr. Shamoun and his staff made me feel so comfortable and at ease even though I wasn't. I gave my guy a hasty hug and kiss as my tears made their appearance and was walked into the O.R. as the Dr. assuringly put his arm around me. I was never even able to envision this moment bc of my anxiety but it was definitely happening! I laid down, had my iv insertion and didn't feel a thing as the anesthesiologist gently numbed me to do it. He and the nurses voices were soothing and reassuring as I was getting sleepy.. and then I woke up to their same voices calmly saying my name, waking me up, letting me know it was over. They went to get my boyfriend promptly which was great. There wasn't any pain, there was just some nausea. It's a heavy feeling on the face and I just remembered to breath through my mouth. Before I knew it, I was being wheeled down to the car on the way to recovery. The hardest part was done with and for me, I don't think it could've gone more smoothly:) the ride was over.
Check out my previous reviews for the whole story...
I couldn't be happier with the results. My Dr. and his team are amazing. Once again. This is my second surgical procedure with him and he has nailed both. I am almost 1 month out and everything is going smoothly. I honestly felt 100% normal about 2 weeks post op. After 3 days post Op, there is no pain or uncomfortability, Just some swelling and left over bruising. After 1 week, stitches out and cast comes off. I cried out of happiness and relief.. thrilled with the results. Honestly, even right after surgery, it looks worse than it feels. I had no packing and a lot of dissolvable sutures. He did A LOT, without making it look like anything was done... it looks so natural and subtle that my clients who see me every few weeks don't even notice whats been done. They notice something is different and usually ask if I did my hair or makeup differently and say I look great. No one can figure it out, which is exactly what i wanted. Even my best friend needed to see the before and afters to realize the vast improvements. I still look and feel like me, except with the nose of my dreams. I haven't even edited my nose in one picture, and that is such a wonderful feeling. I know the swelling takes about a year to fully dissipate, but if I'm loving results now, that means every day i will literally love it even more. I am so glad i went through with this procedure to spite my fears and doubts And I am so very thankful to my Dr. for doing such an incredible job. My breast aug was previously the bet decision ever... now this is.
Dr. Shamoun and his team are everything.