We are so pleased to present Eva as our a featured patient in our Real Patient Stories video series! Our Real Patient Stories series focuses on candid video testimonials from the patients Dr. Walden has treated in her Austin, Texas cosmetic surgery practice. Real Patient Stories are “in their own words” patient experiences.
Eva is an 18 year old young woman who underwent rhinoplasty (nose job) before her graduation from high school and transition to college. For years, Eva had been distressed about her nose which in her opinion appeared too large for her beautiful face. Constantly seeing photo images of herself on Facebook and Instagram only exacerbated her concerns. Eva consulted with Dr. Jennifer Walden, board-certified plastic surgeon based in Austin, Texas, for a rhinoplasty, or nose job. Dr. Walden performed a closed rhinoplasty on Eva, meaning a surgery with no external incisions. Eva shares her journey here towards get this procedure done and how it has transformed her life and lifted her self confidence at an important time in her life with starting college.
Below is Eva’s story, in her own words:
“My name is Eva. I am 18 years old and I had a rhinoplasty done…. Dr. Walden did a closed rhinoplasty with no external incisions, so I don’t have any scars or anything so it contributes to the more natural look.
During the recovery you feel like you have a cold. It’s not bad at all. When the cast came off I was really, really, impressed with the work that I didn’t even know could be done on my face. She really understood what I wanted on a physical level, but mostly she understood what I wanted on an emotional level. She understood what this meant to me. She did a great job.
It started in elementary school. I had always heard random comments directed towards my nose. Of course that’s not, especially at a young age, good for self-esteem.
I definitely could have gone on without it, but it would always be at the back of my mind that right in the middle of my face is this huge imperfection that I can’t do anything about. It’s very important. I mean, you still have your whole life ahead of you. So something right in the middle of your face can change almost everything. Why live my life with an imperfection that can be fixed when I could focus on moving forward to new things? To not have to always have this stupid worry at the back of my mind?
When I went to Dr. Walden’s website I noticed she had a variety of procedures that she does. Including nose jobs, which was what I wanted. For those people especially who had pretty large noses that’s like lifechanging. I was thinking about that. They’re whole life changed just from one procedure.
Honestly I didn’t research a ton of other surgeons because when I met her, I knew. There weren’t really other choices. At the consultation, once I met her, once I learned about her and then I researched her, there really weren’t any other options for me.
She’s a female doctor that’s really working on empowerment of women. I was really impressed. She’s kinda a role model for aspiring doctors like myself. All her various accomplishments and various locations that wherever she is, she can handle anything.
Thank God with Dr. Walden it really solved my problem. I just have more confidence meeting people. I’m kinda shy so now I don’t feel like they’re judging me right on the spot, right then and there. They can get to know me.
With the nose job, ironically enough, this looks more natural than my original nose. Being a teenager in high school and college, with facebook there are so many pictures just randomly. I would always hate them, especially closeups of my face. And now I don’t mind them at all. Now I like taking pictures. So everyday life moments are a lot more enjoyable. Dr. Walden really gave me my confidence with this procedure that I couldn’t be more thankful for because it was so life altering.”
Thank you, Eva, for sharing your incredible story with us!