Luisa: It’s been a month and 18 days since my surgery and I feel as though the swelling has gone down a lot more. I feel that I look a little bit more normal than I did the last few days and the last few weeks. This has been quite an experience, quite a process. I mean everyone from Dr. Nassif’s office and especially Dr. Nassif has been really great with me.I look back now and I think about the day before surgery how I was having every doubt imaginable of going into this even though, it’s not that I didn’t trust him, it’s just that it’s something unknown something that I’ve never done before. I felt terrified of the unknown or of what I was going to experience of what I was going to go through. I was scared that I was going to have any pain, and then Dr. Nassif’s staff they just called me the night before to make sure that I had done everything I was supposed to for the next day.
The person that called me was really great she talked me through it, she told me it was normal to feel the doubt, that I would get through it and she gave me all the directions on what to do after the surgery and for the morning of. She was just really great, she pretty much wiped most of my fears away, and by the time I got to Dr. Nassif’s office I was so much better. Any doubts that I had I didn’t have any more. I was just ready to go, I was impatient and excited, and looking forward to the experience of the after appearance; just what I was going to look like after once the swelling went down.
So I was eager to get through the surgery so that way I could go through the healing process and see the end results which I was excited to see. Because I knew and I had seen Dr. Nassif and all the patients that he had operated on and they all looked amazing. He made them look natural but great, they looked really really great. And I was just excited to be added on to that where I was going to feel the same way. And as you can see he reduced the hump a lot I feel great. The obstruction I had, which was 80% obstruction it was quite a bit, I’m actually able to breathe a lot better.
I feel a lot better emotionally. Mentally I feel so much better because not having enough air on one side is just like I hated the fact that I had to sleep with so many pillows and I had trouble breathing. Allergy season came up and it was just even worse and now I just feel really good. I feel that I look good I feel that I feel good. There’s not one person that hasn’t given me a compliment in my family.
Everybody that knows me and knows what I’ve been through in this process, they think that it showed amazing strength and determination to do what I did. Had I known what I was going to go through I probably would have been a little scardy-cat. But I don’t doubt, I don’t regret going through the surgery because it was a turning point for me. It was something that just made me happy; happier with myself.
I’ve always been the person that just strived to do something that would make me feel better, and the fact that it was also a health issue made me all the more determined to go through with it. It made me feel good it’s just a whole new experience. He made it look so natural; it’s just me but improved and I’m happy with that.
My nose feels normal. I still have a little bit of the peeling skin but I’ve been told that it’s just a process that you go through and it just takes a while for the peeling, maybe a couple weeks or months, but then the peeling goes away. Then you’re just left with basically brand new skin right here.
What was great about the office is that they told me what healthier makeup to use. They gave me advice on everything from my lotions to use, exfoliating scrubs, down to the sun block. Everything that would make my skin appearance look a lot better. Basically Dr. Nassif’s staff is just amazing, Jade was awesome. If it wasn’t for Dr. Nassif of course and Jade, I probably wouldn’t be in the position I am now and it’s going toward full recovery and I just feel great.
I’m so glad that I did it I don’t have any regrets. The only thing I regret is not doing it a lot sooner. But it’s just a great experience because it’s taught me a lot, it’s opened my eyes to a lot of things in my personal life and just every aspect of my life. It’s changed my views on a lot of things and I’m just happy with Dr. Nassif and the results of my surgery. Just the kind of person he is and the fact that my nose looks smaller.
But it looks like me; he didn’t completely change me and make me scared to look in the mirror like ‘Oh my God, I look like a totally different person’. He reduced the hump considerably, he made me look like me just a better me, and for that I will always be grateful.