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Cast is off! Surgery was Monday, 6/4 - Indianapolis
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 10 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $7,300
Hello! I had a consultation for a rhino when I was...
- 18 May 2012
- 16 days pre
Hello! I had a consultation for a rhino when I was 20, but backed out because I was too scared! Now I'm 30, and the time is right. I'm not at all nervous, and just excited. I tried to look for blogs about rhinoplasty recovery when I first decided to get one, but couldn't find much. Then I discovered this site, and I love reading the posts on here, so I thought I'd join so I could write about how it is when the time is really here!
I get my bloodwork done tomorrow morning! Also, my...
- 23 May 2012
- 12 days pre
Does anyone have any experience with Arnica, and...
- 23 May 2012
- 12 days pre
One week until my surgery! I started Arnica today,...
- 28 May 2012
- 7 days pre
My surgery is tomorrow! I go in at noon, and...
- 3 Jun 2012
- 1 day pre
It's really just now sinking in that it's almost here!!
Well, I went in for surgery at noon, and filled...
- 4 Jun 2012
- On day of treatment
The pain pills got rid of the pain, but my real problem right now is the bleeding. I didn't think it would be so frequent (around every 20 minutes I have to change the drip gauze). **The doctor just called for his post op call, and told me that this amount of bleeding is normal. and that everyone thinks they are bleeding too much. So far, I have a small bruise under my left eye.
I grosssly underestimated how many gauze things to buy, so buy a lot! I'm about to take my pain pill and sleeping pill, watch Hell's Kitchen, and then head back to the doctor in the morning!
I went in for my first post-op appointment this...
- 5 Jun 2012
- 1 day post
I spent all morning after my appointment sleeping, thanks to the pain meds, which is fine with me!
Today is my second day at home post op. My...
- 6 Jun 2012
- 2 days post
My drip gauze is really done (I ended up wearing it all yesterday and last night), which is nice. I have some pain in my upper teeth, and I'm definitely more swollen all over today than before. I can't believe I'm posting a picture of this mess, but we're all in this together! =)
Today is my third day at home after surgery, and...
- 7 Jun 2012
- 3 days post
Today I went in at 7:00 A.M. to get the...
- 8 Jun 2012
- 4 days post
I get my splint off Monday, and am counting the hours!
Well, today is day 5. I feel better than...
- 9 Jun 2012
- 5 days post
I can drink without a straw, and am pretty much back to normal food, even though I have to cut everything into tiny pieces. On a side note, I don't know what on earth I would have done for the last week without Netflix streaming. Just wrapping up the entire series of The Office.
I'm adding a pic of me today (notice what seems to the typical "I've just had a nose job" immobile upper lip), and a picture of Max, who has been my faithful companion 24/7 since I walked in the door from surgery =)
Woooohoo! I went in today to get my cast off, and...
- 11 Jun 2012
- 7 days post
I went in today to get my cast off, and oh my GOSH does it feel amazing. I have to say that my immediate reaction was disappointment, because my nose looked, well, not much different, even though it's obviously still swollen. After taking a thousand profile pictures of myself today, and realizing that my ideal "after" wasn't that much different to begin with, I'm already pretty happy. It's smaller and less pointy, and I know it will only continue to look better!
By the way, getting the cast off wasn't painful. They did do a suction thing inside my nose (barf...you know exactly what they were getting out), and THAT hurt.
I thought based on reading a million of these reviews that I would have to tape my nose up at night or all the time or something, and I don't, which I am THRILLED about.
Now, I'm off to take the longest, hottest shower I have taken in a week! =) =)
Well, I fell off the updating wagon since the cast...
- 5 Jul 2012
- 1 month post