My Time is Now! - Carmel, IN

After over 15 years of thinking about corrective...

After over 15 years of thinking about corrective surgery on my nose, I'm going for it! The best part is, my family and friends are supportive. (I'll add more detail and photos very soon!)

Day 1 post-op: Bruised and swollen more than I...

Day 1 post-op: Bruised and swollen more than I expected. My Dr. said I "bruised and swelled more than the average bear". :) But, he ended up doing some work on the underside of my lip under my nose. Adding stitches there increased the pain, etc. Day 2 post-op: Feeling horrible. Nauseous and sick to my stomach most of the evening and all night. Swelling...BAD. I have major chipmunk cheeks and am feeling a bit depressed. Then, my husband reminded me that since I'm allergic to all anti-inflammatory drugs, that I'm healing without all the meds that many people are prescribed. Made me feel a little better knowing that. Day 3 post-op: Feeling better toward the afternoon. The swelling is slowing decreasing, but bruises are appearing above my lip and into my cheeks. I'm hanging in there!

Day 4: Feeling ok. The swelling just keeps moving...

Day 4: Feeling ok. The swelling just keeps moving down my face. I have fat jowls. Still a lot of bruises and swelling. Day 5: Better. I now have slight airflow through my nose. I must confess, I definitely didn't expect the recovery to be this bad. But, I know everyone heals differently.

Splint/Cast...OFF! Ahhh, what a relief. Nose...

Splint/Cast...OFF! Ahhh, what a relief. Nose looks great and I'm already breathing better through the right side. Bruising and swelling is evident, but much improvement!

Every day I see major improvement! :)

Every day I see major improvement! :)

Day 10. The difference is remarkable today! ...

Day 10. The difference is remarkable today! Swelling of the tip is down even more. I'm beginning to see my new nose!

Day 22 and I'm feeling great! I was starting to...

Day 22 and I'm feeling great! I was starting to worry a little with the shape...and then out of nowhere, it changed! It's starting to look great, and I can really see it taking it's form. I'm still hiding a little bruising on the bridge and there is still swelling in the tip, but I'm very pleased.
Dr. John Aker

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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