I had closed Rhinoplasty done Thursday, January 5th..(2 days ago) Let me say it was much easier than I thought. I was TERRIFIED, so scared I considered not going through with it multiple times - even the morning of surgery! Prior to surgery I had never been put under, no stitches, no blood work, nothing done before! So surgery seemed so scary! I went in about 8:20am and they woke me back up around 10:30am. I didnt remember a thing from surgery - you cant feel or hear anything while your out - which was one of my big fears. I woke up in bed and the only pain was a sore throat. (They say everyone gets a dry/sore throat from the "fake" air you breath the whole time your out from the breathing mask.) My nose had pressure - but no pain. I got a drink and then stood up and got my self dressed. I then rode a 3 hour car ride home - no problem. It wasn't comfortable - breathing only through your mouth - sore throat and stufffy nose arent the greatest feelings.. but for something you want like a new nose, its well worth it! If I had the option to do it over, I definitely would.
Its my second day since surgery and Im up and around, feeling fine. Day of surgery I came home, ate a couple slices of bread to put something in my stomach, took one pain pill and slept, the day after surgery I was up making my own food, picking up after myself - even took a bath. I got a headache from laying around all day and watching tv all day - but that was more painful than my nose, and most of My sore throat was gone by this morning when I woke up. And I feel fine. I am pretty swollen - today is the day it swells the most, but not a lot of bruising. I get my cast off wednesday and will post pictures. .. Oh and I had rhinoplasty to remove a bump from my nose!