Upon requesting a consultation, Dr. Olson's office got back to be right away and I was able to schedule the appointment almost immediately. There, I discussed my concerns and was given different options on how to better balance my facial profile. Pictures were taken and I was given an idea of what the out come would be. I was given the choice and shown the varying results of just having my chin done vs doing a chin and rhinoplasty procedure done at the same time. I got to see the varying implant types that could be used and the placement of where it would be placed. Walking out of that initial consult, I immediately knew I had picked the right surgeon. I felt so informed and and was always reminded that if I had any questions to call or email without hesitation. The before and potential after pictures were sent to me that same day which was very appreciated. My personal obsession of getting the surgery done only grew. Although pricing was beyond reasonable, being a full time graduate student and funding this surgery myself , I decided to go with the surgery which would make the biggest difference which was the chin implant.
Surgery day, it could not come fast enough. I was unbelievably excited. Prior to this day, I did have one pre-op appointment where I was given prescriptions for pain and prophylactic antibiotics. As in any surgery there are some risks, and therefore I was concerned, my greatest concern being facial nerves being stretched leaving me (even with a temporary) crooked smile. Everything I asked was answered thoroughly which put my mind at ease. I also kept saying I wanted a very natural look after surgery and yet again was reassured by the fact that the doctor was going to try different implant sizes while in surgery and see which was the best fit. He also said that I would potentially need some neck lipo - at no extra cost!!!! I could really tell that he genuinely cared about the outcome of the procedure and wanted to be sure I was 100% happy with it.
The surgery went really smoothly. The first thing I did was try smiling and it was not crooked at all!!! I did have some minor bleeding in the recovery room so I went home with extra gauze on the incision site. Just to be sure that everything was fine, I went to a follow up appointment the very next day and everything was looking perfect. New tape was placed on my chin to prevent too much fluid accumulation. Prior to that I got to see my chin without tape for a few seconds and mentally freaked out because of course there was swelling one day post op, but I had faith. Swelling did get a little worse probably up until day 3, but by day 6 (when I got the tape off and stitches out) it was looking so good! I couldn't stop taking facial profile "selfies". Currently I am roughly 3 weeks out and could not be happier with my decision.