After years of research, indecisiveness, and...
I haven't been able to wear my glasses and I am very blind without them! I won't attempt my contacts until the swelling around my eyes goes down significantly. So that, and breathing solely from my mouth have been pretty frustrating.
I have my first post op on Tuesday to remove the packing, and I couldn't be more excited about that! My question is, how badly will that hurt??
I have some more pictures around somewhere I will post from right after the surgery, and I will continue to post my progress :)
3 days post op
Almost 2 weeks post op
People who knew about the surgery at work said they could tell right away that the bump is gone and my nose has a slope! Since I still have some bruising, those who didn't know just asked if I'd been in an accident, haha. And one person (who didn't know about it) insisted I got a haircut and dyed my hair! I've gotten so many different reactions! It's a subtle change, especially since the tip is still pretty swollen, but I am loving it! Right under the tip it's still a little bit numb. It feels like it's asleep when I touch it, if that makes any sense. My makeup hides the bruising really well, and I am being patient with the swelling and uneven nostrils. My boyfriend and mom are the only two to mention my nose looks like it's uneven, and I've noticed it myself. I've explained that it's still really early and my nose is still swollen and healing, but my mom wants me to call first thing tomorrow - she's being a mom! So, to appease her, I will.
Dr. V told me two very important things to do until my next visit next month: 1. Low to no sodium food and 2. don't bump my nose! I'm getting used to watching everything I eat and this diet isn't so bad. In fact, I'm looking slimmer!
I will say that although the price is steep for a rhinoplasty, I truly felt Dr. Vitenas and his patient coordinator were wonderful. And this is something I'll live with for the rest of my life, so I wanted to be sure I'm in good hands. There's absolutely no pressure to commit to anything at the consultation, and I spent a good deal of time figuring out my financial options with Melissa to see what would work best for me. I never thought I'd be able to afford anything like this, but I'm happy I'm finally doing it.