marshalledgar
3 years ago1,000+ Views
Hi Everyone,
A couple people have been checking in on me concerning my cosmetic surgery. I thought it would be a good time to give you some updated photos and a run-down of everything.
If you have questions or comments--feel free to leave them or ask.

Facts:

* Went to 4 consultations (before deciding on my surgeon)
* Dr. Lamperti performed everything
* Rhinoplasty, Chin implant, Fillers (Restylane for eyes and Radiesse for back jaw)
* Cost was just under $16,000 (for everything, including operating room and anesthesiologist
* About 4 hours of surgery
* Pain was never more than a 4 (scale 1-10)
* No complications
* Puffiness, yes. Bruising, no
* Slept first 24 hours--knocked out
* Day 2 was already out and about
* Day 3 I went to the movie theater
* Returned to the gym by day 12 (no cardio!)

Pros & Cons:

Pros:
* New face
* Emotional bliss
Cons:
* Cost
* What-ifs
* Recovery (rhinoplasty can take up to a year!!!!)

How I ultimately decided:

Honestly, I just didn't have time for the what-ifs. I was confident in my surgeries, in my doctor and in the financial decision. There was no second-guessing. I wasn't nervous or scared about really anything. I made the decision and I owned it.
If you're not 100% CONFIDENT in anything, then you should really hold off. I made sure that I was confident in all of the details. I wanted to make sure that I came out of this experience without any regrets--regardless of what happened.
My recovery has been amazing! The numbness and tightness in my chin is completely gone. I have feeling and the tightness has subsided. The incision is tender, but not at all painful. I can shave just fine. My nose was completely numb for a while. the past couple weeks my nose has been itchy. But because there's no "feeling" it's a bit awkward and strange. I have noticed that the numbness is going away. It's an odd feeling that you quickly forget about.

What's next:

I have a few more consultations scheduled to address my eyes. Looking at upper and lower blepharoplasty to removed excess skin, which creates hooded eyes.
I am also looking at having my forehead lowered and looking at my cheek options. There's a variety of things we can do, such as fillers and implants.
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Looking good marshall! That's always something I find interesting about surgery-- the tightness and how long it lasts! IT's good it went away! :D
You're welcome. One year of twenty years, all in all you look great!!! 馃拋馃徑
You look great!!!! Everything on fleek (not that it wasn't before). The fact that you have no feeling in your nose is intriguing. I'm sure it will eventually come back though.
@marshalledgar Sorry for the digging on the thot process that's my introvert coming out cuz I've never talked to anyone that's done this and I've always wondered about it! Thanks for info!
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