TWO WEEKS LATER.

November 25th, 2017

The reveal.

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Two weeks ago, as you know, I had surgery to correct my deviated, tilted septum.

Here is how I look, and an update of my recovery. Oh, and course, my crazy pink hair!

It’s been a bit since I got the cast removed, but I’m not going to lie – it’s been quite difficult to feel like myself as when I look in the mirror, I don’t recognise how I look.

It may be a small change to others, but to me, the nose looks very different: don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely happy to see it so straight, for basically the first time in my life, but when it’s something so central, that you can’t help but see when looking at yourself, it’s a very surreal experience.

I may be the only person on this planet, but I truly prefer wider noses, so when the cast came off and my ‘squared’ nose looked so slim, it was a bit of a shock – I cannot seem to get used to it just yet.

After only two weeks it’s impossible to tell how the final result will look like, as it’s sore and swollen (even just washing my face hurts if I’m not gentle) but let me go through both health and cosmetics ups and downs.

HEALTH

The surgery I had was a septorhinoplasty; which means the most important aspect of it was to remove anything in the way and open up passages in order for me to breathe properly. Most of the work was done on the left nostril, and I can feel it as that side feels a lot more sore at the moment.

I have been able to breathe through both nostrils well enough, although with all the swelling and dissolvable stitches still in place, I don’t get plenty of air. I expect this to get better with time, and I’m simply glad both nostrils are getting air to begin with.

My only fear is that – as the previous time I went through this – as the nose heals it will start bending again, closing one of the nostrils. We can’t know just yet, but I’m really hoping that won’t happen.

I have been using saline spray to help with adding moisture back into the nostrils, because it feels so dry and tight in there, but overall my recovery has gone very smoothly – I barely even bruised (just some yellow under eyes and tip of the nose) which I’ve never seen before from any other people that shared their experiences.

COSMETIC

Because my septum was so tilted, we had to address it and bring it back to the centre, changing the overall look of the nose. I’ve also told my surgeon that he could do what made sense in order to give me a nose that would suit my face – I did not ask for a slimmer nose, and did not really expect to see one, so as I mentioned before, I am a bit sad to see my old shape gone.

Right now, the front looks slim, but my profile view is not great. The bridge of my nose is taller – and having a medium/tall nose to begin with, seeing it this big makes me feel self-concious, to be honest.

As soon as I saw that, I made sure to ask if he added any cartilage to it, but he said he didn’t, so my bridge should go back to my original size eventually.

I also still can’t fully move my top lip, so any time I speak or smile with my teeth showing, I look insane. I’m hoping this will resolve soon so I can get back into making videos!

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Today – it being a Saturday –  I wanted to get out of the house and do something fun.

Felix drove me and the pugs to Camber Sands, where we enjoyed a freezing yet sunny day by the sandy dunes.

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We all love it there, it’s so calm and peaceful.

Edgar likes to hide.

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So, even though I feel strange, I’m getting back to normal, happy that the worst part has passed, and now I just have to wait a year or so for the swelling to go down and hope no issues will come up.

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So here you go, that’s it for my little reveal, I will of course see more of me soon anyway!

But, if you are only here because you were curious about my hair, I’ve used the dark pink box dye by Bleach London; I expected it to be more intense, and not pastel, which is why I applied it and kept it on for only 5 minutes (instead of the 30 minutes you are supposed to) and OOPS. But hey, at least it will fade into a softer pink with each wash.

Again, thank you all so much for the support during my surgery, it truly helped me get through it with a positive mindset and felt like I made the right choice!

Alright, that’s all for today! I hope you are having a fun weekend.

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Marzia

 

141 thoughts on “TWO WEEKS LATER.

  1. Syla

    i am so, SO proud of you, you’re such a strong woman marzia, really. i know you can be a little self conscious rn but i really hope you’ll get through it very soon. you have people that care about you around, we – your fans, felix, your closest friends and family and ofc pugs – we will always support you no matter what decision you’ll make because it’s your body, your health and in the end – your decision. i’m really glad everything went well and i hope you’ll be good. love you so so much💓

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  2. Victoria

    The most important bit is that there isn’t anything immediately wrong with it in terms of complications, and things like that.
    When I saw that Instagram picture, I didn’t actually notice the difference straight away, so I don’t think it’s as noticeable to us like it is to you. 😊
    And of course, you look great. Your hair is awesome (I have pink hair as well, so feeling especially proud there) and it really suits you. Keep positive Marzia, it will all be fine. Lots of love. ❤️

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  3. Jenn

    You’re gorgeous and a lovely person! No matter how your nose looks it’ll be your nose and you just have to get use to it! You can rock it no matter how it turns out! I’m sure you’ll end up liking it, it’s just different. Your hair looks awesome too! Love it with the fluff on your shirt ❤ So glad to hear your healing well! Take care of yourself! – Love from Canada!

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  4. Rachel

    Hi Marzia! I’m happy you are healing up well and that the surgery seems successful so far! I completely understand what you mean about being self-conscious about your side profile because I have always felt that way about my nose! To me there is a little bit of a bump to it, and everybody else says that it looks fine but in my eyes it looks like an actual bird beak… my point being, you are most likely noticing it a lot more than anybody else! Anyway, I was just telling my sister the other day that I feel this strange sense of proudness about how much you have grown as a person since I started watching your videos. I remember when you would talk about how you couldn’t go anywhere by yourself because of your anxiety and when I see how you are now it’s like..wow! You have come a long way and I am happy for you 🙂 Have a great week!

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  5. Rita

    Marzia, you’re an amazing human being no matter what.
    Never mind the hate or negativity, just keep being yourself and you’ll always have your own “army” to back you up 😉

    Hope you recover fast and well !
    Big kiss from Portugal ❤

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  6. Anna

    Hello Marzia, I love your work. However this is not the main topic on my message. I would like to let you know about the LoveArmy work. They want to help a refuge camp in Bangladesh. Right now they are asking for help.
    My point now is that with your influence you may can help them.
    I wish you can ready my comment.
    Forethemore I am sorry for my bad english and also to on a way distrub your comment area with something not realy about your post.
    I expect that you will understand thé situation.
    Once a gain I wish you could ready it !
    Thanks !

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  7. Sj

    Hey Marzia, you are so brave! I wouldn’t worry about your nose too much, the way it looks an might have changed I mean; though it is completely understandable! I’m sure it looks great and the most important thing to remember is, why you went into the surgery to begin with, it was the right thing to do because you needed to feel better about your breathing and such. So whatever the results may be, just remember that:) you made a really great choice, by choosing your health and improving the quality of your life in that way. Your hair looks awesome!!:o get well soon xx

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  8. Emma

    Hey Marzia !

    I’ve been catching up on your blog posts and… Oh my, I can relate to you. I’ve had a pretty serious jaw surgery last summer (for health reasons), which changed my face and, as you say, it is so hard to look in the mirror afterwards. It was like my face didn’t belong to me ! But don’t worry, I got used to it, so you will too, give it two or three months 🙂

    I love your blog, keep up the good work !

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  9. Marion

    Hello !
    It’s my first comment here, and i give you my apolgize for my bad english ^^’
    I hope you’re feeling better and i wish you to be good with yourself and your face. I know that body’s modifications can be hard.

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    I send you positive waves, hearts and glitters ❤

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  10. linaewey

    Your hair are so pretty !!
    I didn’t notice many changes in your nose, but I assume you did, since you see it almost every day. A friend of mine had a jaw surgery and when he got out of the hospital, his face looked really weird to me, as if he was a different person. but after a few month, we all got used to it… So eventually, you will too =)
    The most important point is that right now you can breath correctly !

    I wish you a good and peaceful healing =)

    Many kisses from France for you, Felix, Doggy and the pugs !

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  11. szanpan001

    Please get better soon. Just rewatching your videos of last Christmas and they are so much fun, hope you have a great Christmas season this year too 🙂 heal up soon!
    Greetings!

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  12. allymac374

    Hello Marzia ,
    I’m glad you are feeling better . I know you haven’t received fan mail in a long time but is there any P. O. box us marzipans could send get well packages or cards ?

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  13. Tara

    Hi Marzia! Your new nose looks great, please don’t feel self-conscious about it!

    I have been following you and Felix on youtube for about 8 or 9 months and both of you make such great (yet totally different) videos that always brighten up my day. So thank you so much to you both!!

    💞 from Missouri, USA 😊

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