Patient Stories

Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) Story - submitted by Gina C.

find out more about this procedure: nose surgery (rhinoplasty)

Share your story about why you considered and ultimately had cosmetic surgery.

The little bump on my nose has always bugged me, especially in pictures. Nose job was a very drastic move, but Dr. Ambe made the choice between doctors simple for me. He was very confident that he could help me achieve my goals, and right now I still have the cast on my nose, but have a feeling that I will be pleased with the results.

How did your friends and family feel about your decision to have a procedure?

I didn't really tell anyone until I actually made the decision, and many people didn't understand. They all thought my nose was fine, but what I am going for is more than fine! I had a lot of support from my friends and even my mom came through for me.

How did 1800MySurgeon help you through the process of finding a qualified plastic surgeon?

1800mySurgeon referred me to Dr. Ambe and provided me with all the information that I needed to fully research the doctor. I knew that if I wasn't pleased with this doctor, 1800mySurgeon would give me another referral.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

My surgery was late in the day scheduled for 2:45, keep in mind that I couldn't eat or drink. Dr. Ambe did run a little late and wasn't out of surgery till dark. I loved the nurse there, Debbie, and his staff is great. I don't remember much. Recovery was and still is 5 days of staying inside and watching movies. I did take the precoset, and it was an annoying pain. I think today is the first day it is not bothering me as much. I had a lot of support from my mom and friends that would do everything for me, from moving my car to getting me frozen yogurt.

What advice would you give to another person considering your same procedure?

Make sure that you have the support you need. Someone needs to stay with you 24 hours after surgery, at least!

How do you feel about your result?

Like I said, the cast is not off yet, but so far I am excited about what I can see. The tip of my nose was one of my problem areas. When I smiled it pointed down, and now it's just perky no matter what. Such a difference! It's kinda like I have a new face.

find out more about this procedure: nose surgery (rhinoplasty)