Rhinoplasty - Mexico, MX
To be frank, I had an ugly nose and because of...
- 29 Sep 2013
- 2 months post
My surgeon suggested to (obviously) remove the hump, reduce the nostril, and raise the tip. The width of the nose he said was not a problem and would not be touched. Thus, he proceeded to show me via computer software edited photographs to show what result to expect. I was happy!
*Fast forward about 2 months and it was operating day.
Pain was low after the surgery, just a something-in-your-throat feeling(very annoying), and a heavy, tightly-packed, stuffy nose. Breathing is limited only to your mouth.
**Things to watch out for:
*sleeping is going to be hard because of the breathing limitation and inability to sleep on your side..
*Mouth is going to be drier than it has ever been in your life, and your lips will be chapped.
*It will be hard to move your mouth, so soft foods are a must.
*Your face will be swollen and stiff.
RESULTS 3 months:
Ideally and usually as swelling subsides your nose looks better, but with me it slowly revealed a tiny residual bump (bone) along with high cartilage that is attached to that bone that makes my nose appear Romanesque and not slightly scooped like I asked . The tip has drooped a lot more since when I first took off the cast that I might feel will have to be addressed again. But my surgeon did say that my tip appears that way because of the high bridge. At the 6 month mark, he will be able to shave off the residual bone/cartilage (3 more months). What I have know is LIGHT YEARS better than what nature had given me but its kind of depressing and demoralizing to know I didn't get the results I wanted(at least in the first try) and that I will have to go through this time-consuming, stressful process again.
In the meantime, I marked "not sure" under the "Was it worth it?" because I will see if the revision will finally give me the results I want. *Fingers Crossed*
PLEASE let me know what you guys think. Thanks for reading!