Monday, September 10, 2012

Nose post, boop!

It's Monday, I feel like talking about plastic surgery. 

For the longest I was unhappy with my nose, there were times I didn't feel comfortable in my own skin or pulling my hair out of my face and it almost always 100% directly related to my honker. I didn't have a super huge, crazy large nose by any means, but it made me feel less beautiful and that sucks.

So, I lived with that nose for 24 years. 19 was the first time I really considered Rhinoplasty, I even went to a plastic surgeon and had him show me what I'd look like with a small snout. It was a terrible experience and though I loved the way my computer generated nose looked, I hated the doctor and how I seemed to just be a young woman that he didn't need to be his patient! Either he was incredibly busy or he really didn't care that I was there.

Feburary 2011 my hunt was back on. I found a surgeon who fit well with me and had a great reputation (he'd actually done some work on my mom a while back). We set the date for May 22, 2011. I was excited, scared, nervous, and honestly ready to pee in my pants the night before the surgery. I actually went to a baseball game and downed a beer to ease the nerves.
Day of surgery: don't remember this photo (thanks painkillers).

4 days after.

7 days, one of my first days back to work.
I had a gnarly black eye for a while and was scared to wash my nose after the splint was off on day 8, but all in all it was a great experience (as great an experience as I could have having my face beat in). Now I have a great nose (in my opinion)! Not gonna lie, it's weird knowing I had "Plastic Surgery," it's not something I ever thought I'd identify with. I love my new nose and I'm happy with how it turned out. I am all about loving yourself and I did/do love myself, but I'm glad I took the chance (and had the opportunity) and fixed the thing I wasn't 100% happy with. I'm also excited I get to spend the rest of my life with my sloped, thinner nose (I can even wash it without fear, now). :)


14 comments:

  1. oh wow! this would scare me so much - i really hate surgery and as a kid i kicked a doctor going under. you are very brave for this

    <3 katherine
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    1. I guess I didn't reflect on exactly how scared I was. I have never been in a hospital for much more than a broken arm, so voluntarily going in to be cut was so scary. I'm so thankful I don't remember most the pain, ha.

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  2. It would scare the daylights out of me but you look so happy and gorgeous - power to you! :)

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  3. the last pciture - you have so nice nose :). photo with tampons and blood - scary:(! I add your blog to my followers, I will back here many times:)

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    1. Those things stuffed in my nose were the WORST. You would never guess how long they were. I felt them sticking to my brain, ha.

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing this! Ive been thinking about rhynoplasty since I was 14 and now im 20.. I have absolutely no issues with plastic surgery, so that;s not my point.. I'm just afraid that it will hurt sooooo bad or that I'll be one of those patients who end up with a destroyed nose:P But anyways, thank you so much for sharing:D
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    1. I will say that it's nothing you should be easily persuaded into, but the pain was not as terrible as you'd think (tbh i'd rather the nose job than a hangover tummy ache any day). The first couple days you're in a daze and pretty much sleeping. After that, as long as you make sure you're taken care of... you're good. I was laying by the pool the Sunday after the surgery ;)

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  5. Interesting. I'm not super happy with my nose either, and have sometimes wondered how some plastic surgery would change it. Your nose turned out great!

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    1. They shaped mine a bit, they didn't mess with my nostrils... I do wonder how it'd look with smaller nostrils, but not enough to worry about it.

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  6. Amber, your nose looks so amazing! Seriously, I'm so happy you went through with it!

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  7. I agree with you, Basically B! The pain isn’t as terrible as what others say it is. Truth is, it really depends on how well your doctor takes care of you. If he understands that you have quite a pain tolerance, he would recommend a lesser doze of pain relievers after your Rhinoplasty. Your nose looks awesome, by the way! =D

    Geoffrey Lelia

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  8. Very beautiful! You look like a young Renee Zellweger, which is awesome! :D The sexiness and confidence are just oozing right out of you. Girl power!

    - Terry Bayer -

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  9. No pain, no gain! Just thinking of needles scares me already! I admire your bravery, all for the sake of wanting to look and feel good. Congrats!

    -Shavonda Duarte

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