I really started disliking my nose since I was 14. I hated taking pictures because I always felt that my nose was in the way of my face and dreaded people seeing my profile. I decided that I finally wanted to go through with it this year after a couple years of researching a surgeon that would specialize in rhinoplasty. I really didn't want a small change because there was nothing that I liked about my nose. I wanted to see a significant difference. Then, I came across Dr. Golden's website and knew that he could help me achieve my dream of having a smaller nose.
At my consultation, Dr. Golden reviewed with me the problems that I had with my nose and automatically saw that I had a deviated septum. He told me that he could definitely change the appearance of my nose, but I was to expect realistic results. He compared pictures of similar noses and gave me a general idea what to expect. He asked a patient, as I was leaving, if I could see her beautiful new profile, and she agreed! That was amazing... I was really exited to go through with it after that... :)
Dr. Golden and his staff were very accommodating to scheduling my appointments, suggested where I could stay, and I received my prescriptions ahead of time since i lived out of town.
My pre-op appointment was about a month later, the 3rd of April. Dr. Golden did my blood-work, I signed paperwork, and they went over what the instructions before surgery. That night, I stayed in a hotel and did not eat anything after midnight. The morning of surgery I took a shower and went to my appointment. I was really nervous and exited..It was kind of a blur.. I had to wear a gown, one of the staff members put in an IV, and I was out. After surgery, it took me a little while to wake up, they wheeled me out to my ride, went back to the hotel and slept.
The next morning was my post op. Dr. Golden cleaned the inside of my nose and sent me home.
I came back to have my cast taken off 5 days later. Dr. Golden cleaned the inside of nose again and I got to see how significantly my profile had changed from my previous pictures. It is amazing!! He also took pictures.
I had a small issue that I wasn't feeling very well and informed Dr. Golden. He called me back immediately and we both agreed that I was probably coming down with the flu or some other virus. He called to check on me later that night and made sure that was what I was experiencing and asked me to call the office or his cell phone if I was having any further issues.
My last appointment was two weeks after that. He explained that it would get smaller over time and that I had to be patient. Not one of my strong suits but I am still happier with my new nose than my old one any day. He looked inside my nose, took pictures, and sent me on my way.
Feel free to ask any questions...