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Third Day of Recovery from Lip Lift - Baltimore, MD
- posted 4 months ago
- updated 4 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $2,500
- Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD (Baltimore, MD)
I have been considering a lip lift since late...
- 17 Jan 2013
I have been considering a lip lift since late spring and finally decided to have Dr. R be the one to perform my surgery. I have a nice curve to my lips already however, I am hoping to have a little more fullness and teeth showing once my recovery is over.
I was totally awake with local anesthesia and I did not take any valium or pain medication prior to surgery as I was driving home afterward. The procedure took about 1 hour. I must say Dr. R and I had a very warm and pleasant converstaion prior to surgery which helped confirm I was doing the right thing and to help with any last minute anxiousness. I was quite shocked once I was allowed to see myself in the mirror...SWOLLEN big time. Scary. Not to mention the stitches all along my nose. However, I am trying to remain calm and be patient as I know stressing over it will only inhibit the healing process. The numbness in the lip region has gone away but I have numbness in between the nose and upper lip and my lip is still about 2 times larger than my lower lip. My cheeks and nose are also very swollen making me look like a rabbit or chipmunk. I have been icing about every two hours with frozen peas. I am also taking bromalain, arnica and a steroid I began yesterday the day after surgery to help witht he swelling. I am also still finishing the antibiotic. As for pain, I really don't have any but do take the prescribed medication on occasion to help me nap and rest. It's hard to sleep for more than a couple hours ,so I am tired. I have been staying elevated and drinking fruit and green smoothies for nourishment as well as eating scrambled eggs, yogurt and a little soup. I'm hoping tomorrow to see more of an improvement as I don't see much of a change from my day of surgery. The lip has come down a bit but still way too big for my taste. I will hope to give another update in a couple days. I am 38 btw.
I am now on day 9 of my recovery and am so far...
- 24 Jan 2013
My Doctor: Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD
From my experience Dr. R has been very direct with me and transparent. I appreciate his honesty and feel comfortable with his character. As for the outcome of my surgery we will see and I know will be based on many circumstances not just the effective hand of a great surgeon.