Happy with Rhinoplasty to fix deviated septum and remove bump Cleveland, OH

I have surgery scheduled for March 20th with Dr....

I have surgery scheduled for March 20th with Dr. Steven Goldman in Cleveland Ohio. I have chose him because he is double certified ENT and plastic surgeon. I was impessed his honesty and the time he spent answering my questions.I have a deviated septum and a bump that I am having removed. I was in a car accident in high school which caused injury to my nose. As I have become older my septum has become more deviated. With surgery 9 days away I am very nervous. I am a runner and very healthy. I never get sick. I woke up yesterday with a cold. I also now have a an infection due to an ingrown toenail. I am assuming stress is the cause. I have an appointment with my doctor Tuesday to start an antibiotic to be safe. I am calling Dr Goldman on Monday. I am wondering if I will need to reschedule my surgery. I have done some research and some Doctors do surgery even when there iis has an infection. I am also curious as to why not all Doctors do pre-op testing? I have never had pre-op testing for surgery.

Hi there and welcome to RealSelf. You're right, only some doctors do pre-op testing (I never had it either). I'm not sure about operating with the ingrown toenail infection or not. What does your surgeon say?

Please keep us posted. I think you're going to do great!

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I am so nervous my surgery is on Tuesday! I...

I am so nervous my surgery is on Tuesday! I contacted my plastic surgeons office and did not need pre-op testing due to my good health. I started an antibiotic last week and I'm free of my cold. The infection in my toe nail is gone thanks to a visit to a foot doctor. I received my pre-op paper work last week. After reading the paper work I am extremely nervous. I am also having eyelid surgery. It's something I have wanted to do for a while. I've decided to do it now since I would be under anesthesia for my rhinoplasty. I am worried about so many things.

The morning I went into surgery I was terrified. I...

The morning I went into surgery I was terrified. I had the best doctor, nurses, and anesthesiologist they quickly made me feel relaxed. They did everything they could to calm me. One of the nurses made a comment that they weren't only employees but also patients. This helped so much. Everyone was so positive and encouraging. Dr. Goldman and his staff are by far the best.
When I came out of anesthesia I had very little pain. I had an hour and a half car ride home and still had little pain. The first night I started to swell, had some pain and a sore throat. The day after surgery The sore throat, pain and swelling continued. The second night my entire face swelled. It is now the third day and it feels like the swelling is going down. I still have some pain and continue on my pain meds.
Wow! You did it! Yay! Can you post some pictures? I go in 2 weeks from today and am so nervous and excited :)
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My cast and stints came out yesterday. I couldn't...

My cast and stints came out yesterday. I couldn't believe how big the stints were. My nose is still really swollen. I am concerned because it looks crooked. I called the office today and they said it could be from the swelling. I have to wait at least a week for some of the swelling to go down. I am really scared that it might stay crooked. One side looks completely different from the other. So it might look crooked because one side is more swollen than the other. On a positive note I can breathe better and my profile looks great.

I couldn't correct my previous posts....I meant to...

I couldn't correct my previous posts....I meant to type splints not stints.

Last week I had a small infection on the inside of...

Last week I had a small infection on the inside of one nostril due to a stitch. I called Dr. Goldmans office and they got me in that day. He assured me it was minor and started me on Kelflex. The infection is now gone. He also assured me that the swelling will go down in time. I am just so impatient.
It has now been a little over two weeks since my rhinoplasty The swelling is diminishing more each day. I am starting to see the shape of my nose and I love it. It is a scary process but I am so happy that I went though with it.
Hello I'm in the Cleveland area and was wondering what other doctors did you think of going to before Goldman? So many good doctors to choose from its hard to decide
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Hi Laurrieanne
I have a question. So if you can recall, did you see a lot pf differences between 3 weeks and where you are now? 1.5 months? I am just over 3 weeks and there might be slight changes but not a ton...Also di you develop any little bump like things on the bridge one day gone the next?
Hope you're well and super happy...I still would love to see your pics....you could send them to me privately?
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I have noticed a big difference. The swelling in the top of my nose has went down a lot. I still have swelling on the tip. I am a runner so any activity causes it to swell which is normal....and will eventually stop. Most people can't tell it's swollen. Although my nose is still very swollen compared to my before pics. At three weeks looking back at pics there was not a big change for me. I didn't have little bumps on my bridge but it seems like my nose changes a little everyday. I don't mind sending pics privately. I normally use my iPad and the pics are on my pc. When I have time this weekend I will send them. Hope all is well for you. I will have to check out your posts I haven't been on in a while.
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I would recommend Dr. Goldman to anyone. He took time to answer all of my questions. He is a very caring Doctor. He went above and beyond. Dr. Goldman called the night of surgery to follow up and took the time to answer all of my many questions. Dr. Goldman is the only plastic surgeon I will use. His nurse Jody called the next day. There are two Jody's in the office. The medical assistant and nurse. They are both very sweet caring people. Jody the medical assistant pushed my paper work through and followed up with my insurance company. She also was very good about completing fmla paper work. Jody the nurse made me feel very comfortable before and after surgery. The anesthesiologist and other nurse were also very comforting. Also Kevin and Jennifer at the front desk are great! The dealt with my many phone calls patiently. Jennifer was also able to schedule my appointment in the same month as my consultation. I have a busy schedule and could only schedule the month of March.

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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