Ever since the day I discovered a mirror I have wanted a nose job. My nose is wide at the top of the bone, thinner toward the middle and then a bulbous tip with a slight droop to the tip. I went to a couple doctors who said they would cut the cartilage out and stitch the inside of my nose and then pack the inside after surgery. S after that point I guess I felt it was normal to do that type of procedure.
I met a girl at work who had a nose job, similar to my type of nose. After a couple weeks her nose looked amazing!! But it didn't completely change the way she looked. She looked the same but her nose was different, if that makes sense.
I was given valume in my iv before the surgery because I was very nervous.
A couple hours later I woke up from the surgery, they took great care of me! And I mean great care!!! They give you juice, crackers, water, whatever you need. You sit in a reclining chair after the procedure for a little while so that they can make sure you don't throw up or have any issues with coming out of anesthesia. The nurses don't let you walk or get up without assistance, they help dress you and make sure you are taken care of after surgery. I felt like royalty!
Same day of surgery I went grocery shopping, I was still high on morphine drip and anesthesia, not much pain. I got home and sat in my recliner. I bought a laz boy power recliner, they recommend you sleep on your back in a 40 degree angle. I'll tell ya this recliner is my new best friend! That day I was able to make food, walk around, use the bathroom, getup, sit down, lay down, basically everything I could do on a regular basis.
Doctor Sparano does not pack the nose, he doesn't believe it's necessary, therefore you are able to breathe through your nose! Love it. I had a hard cast type brace over the bridge of my nose and a couple stitches in my septum. I was able to absorb any blood with a cotton swab and I pulled out the scabs and dried blood on day two.
Day two, mild pain, more discomfort than anything. Hard to put your head down to bend over cause you feel a lot of pressure, so don't tie your shoes!
Day three, most swollen of any of the days. Still not too much pain. Bruising was the worst at day three.
Day four, bruising went down and swelling did a lot also. I have been taking arnica Montana tabs everyday which have helped a lot.
Day five, I've been out to the store, movies, out and about like I normally would.
Day six just relaxed at home.
Day seven (today). Stitches came out, felt like plucking nose hairs. Brace was taken off, that's when the most pain started. It was a lot of pressure. I would recommend taking a couple Tylenol or a pain killer before time. Dr. Sparano gave me time to rest while he was taking the brace off. He is so gentle and caring. Since I have thick skin he put two pieces of swelling tape on the bridge of my nose between tip and bone, helping the healing process. The rest of today has been good. I am still incredibly swollen. Hard to tell results when I'm still so swollen. The thicker your skin, the longer you stay swollen.
I took 3 weeks off of work just because of the kind of work I do, I work in a bar and its crowded so I wanted to make sure I am careful not to let anyone hit it. But a normal job you'd be able to go back in a week.
I will update next week when I see the doctor again and add more pictures.