Hi everyone. My name is Emily and I'm taking over the MYA blog today to talk about my rhinoplasty procedure with MYA. Enjoy :)
WHY DID YOU WANT THE PROCEDURE?
I wanted the procedure because I was unhappy with my nose for a long time, I couldn't have hated it more. I felt it was too big and didn't fit in with my other features. I felt like everyone was looking at it all the time, even being a passenger in the car I couldn't look ahead when I was stuck traffic lights because I didn't want people in the car next to me to look at my side profile! I was just aware of it all the time and didn't feel confident in myself.
WERE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY OR PARTNER SUPPORTIVE?
Yes, I told everyone before the procedure - my partner, friends, family and even co-workers. Its a good thing I did because some colleagues at work didn't even recognise me and everyone couldn't believe how different it looked. I didn't want to go for a subtle change, I wanted it completely different so I was really happy with the response I got! Everyone was incredibly supportive, no one was negative about my decision at all.
"I love my nose now!"
WAS YOUR PROCEDURE DONE IN TIME FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION OR REASON?
No not really, I just wanted to get it done as soon as possible. I now know that on my wedding day I can have pictures taken from any angle and won't want to cry looking at them!
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE MYA?
The feedback from patients on Google, Instagram and MYAs forums were generally all really good so it was a no-brainer really. My cousin also came to MYA for a breast enlargement and her results were great and she couldn't fault the aftercare, so that swayed my decision too even though it was a different procedure.
HOW WAS YOUR CONSULTATION?
I had consultations with two different surgeons. The first was with Dr. Frati and he wanted to do a subtle procedure, closed rhinoplasty which wasn't what I was looking for. He suggested I have one with Dr. Giannitrapani and the consultation with him was perfect - couldn't fault it. My Mum came with me and we both felt really happy with what he said. He said he could fix everything I hated about my nose and so much more that hadn't even thought of. For example he said if I slimmed down my bridge, it would make the tip look bulbous so he said he'd make the tip smaller, I didn't even think of this and it made so much sense when he said that.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SURGEON?
He was extremely friendly and approachable. Very honest and realistic.
HOW DID YOU FUND YOUR PROCEDURE?
I got a loan from an external company and paid the procedure in full. I now pay the loan off monthly for the next four years.
HOW WAS THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE?
Really good, my admission time was 9am and I went down to the anaesthetist at about 11/11:30 and the time went really quickly as you see the nurse, surgeon and anaesthetist in those few hours so it literally only feels like half an hour. I wasn't nervous at all because I had wanted it for so long! The operation took around an hour and a half/two hours but I took a while to wake up. I woke up and felt fine within about half an hour, then decided to stay the full 6 hours post op. I felt absolutely fine, I had a sore throat but I just drunk with straws and had crushed ice in my drinks and I took Aspirin for a slight headache.
HOW WAS YOUR RECOVERY?
Really good. I felt no pain, other than a slight headache on the first day. I didn't use any of the prescribed pain killers. I did have swelling and bruising but that had all gone within 10-14 days. I was back at work after 10 days. The only issue I had was with the antibiotics because they really don't agree with me, but other than that I was fine. The whole thing was a breeze, if I had to do it again, I wouldn't dread it at all. I'd dread having a cold more!
ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOUR RESULTS?
So, so happy. I couldn't be happier and I wouldn't change a thing. If I knew this was the result I'd get I would have done it years ago. Everyone loves the result and I can't believe how different it makes me look. I feel happy with the way I look for the first time in forever!
WHAT MADE YOU CREATE AN INSTAGRAM JOURNEY?
I started it for research purposes and to ask other rhinoplasty patients questions, but now I keep the account open because I like answering other girls questions and helping them on their journey. I have had so much positive comments on that account its been overwhelming and so many girls have gone to my surgeon since seeing my results, so its been really great.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND MYA AND THIS PROCEDURE TO OTHERS?
100%. I would and have recommended MYA to everyone considering this type of procedure.
To follow Emily's journey, visit her Instagram page here.