I am scheduled to have surgery the first week of May 2013. I am not getting a full rhinoplasty but more of a nostril reduction as well as enhancement to the tip of my nasal. I am hoping for natural-looking results. I decided to go with the surgeon due to his experience in ethnic rhinoplasty and his experience with Nene Leakes from the Housewives of Atlanta.
Nostril Reduction and Nasal Tip Enhancement - Atlanta, GA
I am scheduled to have surgery the first week of...
Surgery done today. Nostril reduction and the arch...
Surgery done today. Nostril reduction and the arch of my nose shaved down. Surgeon felt my tip was perfectly fine. My left nostril seems smaller than my right but surgeon said you have to wait two weeks. Swelling on one side could cause asymmetry for awhile.
Today, had complications from pain meds. Side...
Today, had complications from pain meds. Side effect wouldn't let me urinate, so I stopped and switched to Tylenol. Also, bleeding a little bit still. Congestion started this afternoon. I have been using a saline spray to keep the insides of my nose moist. This is definitely a journey.
My nose is 5 days post op and still swollen. My...
My nose is 5 days post op and still swollen. My surgeon said don't look in the mirror for two weeks. Does anyone know how long it takes for swelling to go down?
8 days post-op and I am starting to see good...
8 days post-op and I am starting to see good results. I figured out that ice really helps the swelling go down. I am actually pleased so far with what Dr. David Whiteman has done and how he has made my results look natural.
2 weeks Post-Op
I like the results. Still some swelling since my arch was shaved down. I noticed that my face is a lot more oiler and causing small pimple breakouts on my cheeks, forehead and nose. I wonder if this has to do with the oil gland or the tape I wore for 5 days over my nose?
5 months post-op
Love the shape of the nose. I think Dr. Whiteman did a great job! I would use him again.
Revision Rhinoplasty Done
3-7-2014 - To smooth out bump on slope of nose and to thin out nostrils.
All I had to pay was for hospital fees/anesthesia, etc.
10 days post-op revision
Still swollen. I always hate the several months of waiting until a majority of the swelling goes down. It's hard to see a result with rhinoplasty right away.
14 Days Post-Op Revision Rhinoplasty
Swelling has gone done dramatically from 5 days ago. I am hoping it goes down faster than my first rhinoplasty so I can see the results quicker. I always feel like (within the healing process) that my nose is crooked, but I don't want to just to conclusions only 14 days after surgery. I realize the swelling could be making that happen.
Here is my original nose before any rhinoplasty.
22 days post op revision rhinoplasty
My dorsal hump is still humped from the swelling. My right nasal tip is swollen and has a hard bump. I'm hoping this heals over time and subsides. My right nostril where an alar base reduction was done has a crack from where the sutures were but I'm hoping this heals itself over time and the skin doesn't have a small crack in it.
31 days post op revision rhinoplasty
A lot of swelling has dramatically gone down. It seems that my dorsal is still a little swollen from a side-view but from the front-view, you cannot tell. I also think my surgeon may have put dissolvable stitches in my alar base reduction due to a piece of "plastic" that felt like a stitch sticking out from my left nostril. Waiting for a reply back from him to ensure that is what it is. It's not noticeable and I can barely feel it at all. So far, I am happy with how my revised nose is shaping.
45 Days Post-Op Revision Rhinoplasty
Nose shapes more and more every week.
9 Months Post-Op Rhinoplasty Revision Update
I ended up with what appears to be a callus formation on my dorsal hump. I am scheduled to go back to my surgeon this coming March (1 year post-op) to have it rasped down. I also have a small, meaty bump on my right nostril tip which makes my nose appear to have no shape detail and also makes it looks lumpy in pictures. However, in person, my nose looks great, at least that is what everyone (who knows about my surgery) tells me. Here's to my 3rd attempt at getting my nose how I want it! My surgeon said I will not have to pay ANYTHING this time. Thank you!
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