February 25th, Dr. Mobley, U of U! - Salt Lake City, UT

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I broke my nose in a snowmobiling accident when I...

I broke my nose in a snowmobiling accident when I was 8. I have wanted rhinoplasty since I was 10 years old. That's right...almost 17 years. Better late than never! I did a lot of research and after two consultations I decided on Dr. Mobley at the University of Utah. My surgery is scheduled for February 25th. I am very confident in this choice and the result I hope to get. I am a bit nervous about being under general anesthesia. I have a gorgeous two year old daughter and a nervous husband so that makes me a little more scared. I would absolutely hate to jeopardize my health for vanity reasons. My doctor has assured me that I am in food hands, though. He has been practicing over 20 years and he has never even come close to losing someone...so that's reassuring! It will be an endonasal surgery. They are re-breaking the bones, straightening and narrowing the side a bit and taking out the dorsal hump from the accident. My doctor is not really changing the tip. I am posting before and after estimations from his imaging. Again, this is not a promise of results, as you all know. But, it's a pretty good blueprint and I am 100% satisfied with it. They also suggested a chin implant but I decided against it. My chin has never bothered me and sticks out a lot more when I smile. It doesn't bother me, so I am leaving it.

Okay...18 days until the operation. I am getting...

Okay...18 days until the operation. I am getting really nervous! My mom is flying in to help with my daughter. My husband is taking the day off to take me to surgery. I have everything aligned to make this a smooth process. I am so, so nervous, though!!! The anesthesia is what is freaking me out the most. Totally normal? Need some reassurance. I am 100% doing this, I am just nervous...

Two days to go. I have been having irrational...

Two days to go. I have been having irrational anxiety that has caused two panic attacks. One was at the grocery store and I got a flash of hot and then I just had to run my butt off! I ran around the sore a few laps like a total psychopath. My poor husband has been dealing with a very emotional, cranky me. I am just so nervous about the anesthesia and a little bit about pain afterward. However, I am confident that I will get the outcome I desire so that's a plus!!! The surgical facility is right around e corner from my house and my husband has the day off to help me. My mom gets in to town tomorrow to help with my daughter for two weeks. I am so fortunate for my support system!!! I told everyone on Facebook this week and basically made it clear that yes, this will look different and I am not going to defend my decision a single time beyond the post. I was met with tons of support, kind words, and three people who have actually had rhinoplasty in the past! I will be glad when Monday at 10am rolls around and I hope and pray I wake up healthy and ready to go home to my baby girl!

Well, I did it! Pain level is at a two or three....

Well, I did it! Pain level is at a two or three. Surgery went quickly and smoothly. I can already tell the bump is gone so I am really happy for that! I just cleaned my incisions as I had some dried blood. My breathing feels just fine. I took a little nap. My daughter keeps popping in to ask me how I'm doing and to bring me stuff. My husband and mom are both here. I am feeling pretty good about everything so far! I have a post op appt tomorrow and Friday.
Salt Lake City Facial Plastic Surgeon

Not sure of aftercare quite yet but this is a fantastic surgeon and a true professional. Found him after research on here and elsewhere.

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