NHS Versus Private - Does It Look Like I Will Be Needing a Third Operation? Please Help, I Feel As Though I Look Like a Klingon!
Pros - comfortable operation, improvements made...
- 6 Jun 2009
Pros - comfortable operation, improvements made.
Cons - not entirely satisfied with my results so far, considering revision. I fractured my nose 2 years ago. As a result, I had septoplasty one year ago followed by a rhinoplasty (osteotomies only) 11 weeks ago to reduce the broadness of my nose and a small bump on one side (which turned out to be the roof of my nose which was brought in by the osteotomies).
I have now had two operations and I am concerned about the asymmetry of my nose to one side of my bridge. The side which is 'swollen' feels hard and stiff, whereas the other side feels and looks normal. At 11 weeks is this likely to be permanent or could it just be swelling? I don't have another appointment with the department for another 2 months so I could really do with some insight as to what it could be and whether or not I will need another operation, if they will allow me to.
I do appreciate the subtle/gradual approach of the NHS but fear I could've corrected my nose in the first operation if I had maybe gone to have it done privately.