“I feel so much more confident. And even though my new nose hasn’t changed my face entirely in how I look in comparison to how I looked before, it has changed so much within me.”
Our lovely patient Karolina, 30, recently let us join us on her rhinoplasty journey. She underwent the nose reshaping surgery to correct what she felt was an overly long nose that didn’t suit her face.
Why I decided to have a rhinoplasty
“In my family we all have very long noses and I happen to have the longest one and it’s always been a little family joke since I was a child.”
Karolina explained that this was something that hadn’t bothered her during her childhood and teenage years, but she remembers distinctly the moment in her late 20s when this changed.
“I still remember the day when I realised that there something wrong with my nose or that it actually troubled me. I’d had my eyebrows done and I came home and was doing a selfie –and I still have that picture – and I thought my nose looks awful and that was that. Once you have seen it you can’t unsee it.”
She explains why she chose Mr Alex Karidis to be her surgeon: “I haven’t chosen Mr Karidis based on the result I want, because with Mr Karidis I will get the nose that suits my face.”
How I was supported by Karidis Clinic
Karolina was directed to use the Karidis Clinic patient journey app which we have recently relaunched with access to relevant and comprehensive information on the rhinoplasty procedure and more. The app also gives you prompts and alerts as to when to take action, rest and rebook any follow-ups.
Karolina was anxious in the run-up to her operation, so the app’s thorough guidance actually helped to calm her.
“It is very patient specific, depending on what you’re having done, and the app guides you day by day. So even before you go ahead for the procedure itself you know what to expect from the six weeks following and I think that’s important.”
How I felt at my cast reveal
We witness Karolina’s emotion as the cast is removed and she sees her new nose in the mirror for the first time and she tells us how her confidence has been transformed since her operation.
“When I had my cast removed, I was asked to take a look at the mirror and that’s when it hit me that oh my God, I’ve done this, it’s happening and I’m going to take a look at the new me. I had to take a moment before I could go up to the mirror but I was just surprised at how good my nose looked immediately considering it was only one week after surgery.
“When there is something you don’t like about yourself, you always hold yourself back, whereas now I feel like I could do anything.”
If you’d like to find out if you’re suitable for a rhinoplasty procedure, call us on 0207 432 8727 to arrange a consultation with Mr Alex Karidis.
My rhinoplasty results