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Nose Surgery: Jessie Watches Her Surgery Video

May 11th, 2015

Nose Surgery Series: Jessie writes, I did watch my surgery videos and I was not as freaked out as I thought I would be. I noticed that Dr. Bashioum used care when the surgery was performed; no one took a big hammer to me and beat on my nose. I think so many reality shows make the procedure much more dramatic than it really is. I also think I had an easy time watching the film clips because the staff was so nice to me prior to surgery. I truly know they did value me as the patient and attended to my individual needs.

Please check back tomorrow to see my splint come off and watch the video as my new nose is uncovered for the first time.

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I Want a New Nose

April 23rd, 2015

Picasso-type Bashioum painting close-up before

Nose Surgery Series

Dr. Bashioum’s patient, describes why she wants a new nose. Jessie writes: Why am I going through with this rhinoplasty or nose job procedure? I found numerous sources that say the nose has the greatest impact of defining ones appearance. I hate looking at my side profile in pictures. I request to be placed in the center of pictures to avoid standing in profile; otherwise I can guarantee that I will hate the picture. I want to make the appearance and the proportion of my nose better, allowing me to be more confident with my appearance. I am doing it to achieve a nicer profile to boost my self-confidence by feeling better about my appearance. I am twenty-nine years old and have worked a second job for the past two years to save for things I want and this nose job is something I want, because I have really hated my side profile for years. My dad took a particularly unflattering photo, which still haunts me today, when I was 15 years old. The photo is taken from the side and my nose looks like a ski jump. I can still imagine that picture in my head and all I can think is yuck, disgusting, gross and how unattractive.

What happened to MY nose? Everyone in my family has a great nose, so why is mine the way it is?

Editors Note: Please check back to read about  preparations for Jessie’s surgery and watch her interview. You can also view video clips of my actual surgery in this series.

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