Rhinoplasty Last Week Nov 26 2012 - Manhattan, NY

I am about four days post op from my...

I am about four days post op from my rhinoplasty/septoplasty. I have wanted to have this surgery forever but was always a little scared to do it. I finally decided to go ahead with it after I had my second child and wanted to do something purely for myself. I went for my consultation where we talked about what I would change and took some pictures which he altered with digital imaging so I could get an idea of what my nose would look like. I felt fairly comfortable and asked for the closest availability since I wanted to get it done before I went back to work (still on maternity leave). Check in was simple the dr came in we recapped what I wanted done. He also had my pictures from the consultation. I didn't have any weird reactions to the anesthesia and skip ahead I was home. All I kept thinking was this is how it feels to be punched directly in the face. four days post op and most of my facial swelling has gone down but still alot of pressure in my nose. I had the bump removed as well as tip work and the septum corrected. I also had a bit of bone overgrowth which he took down to make my face more symmetrical. I'll update once the cast is off on Tuesday.

Okay it's been a week since my rhinoplasty and I...

Okay it's been a week since my rhinoplasty and I have to say the recovery was not that bad. I had closed rhinoplasty not sure if that attributed to less bruising and swelling. I aslo took the arnica and bromelia pills ( I think I will continue to take them untill the bottle finishes). The worse thing for me was the congestion and having to breath through my mouth. Your throat gets soo dry it was the worse. I finally got feeling bad in my upper lip and my teeth don't hurt anymore (day 9) Although it is still hard to smile and laugh. I got my splint off today which was the worse pain ever. The doctor was super gental but I think my anxiety along with the pain made me really light headed. I had to ask him to stop because I felt like throwing up, and he told me to take a minute until it passes and gave me a small fan. So far I love the profile as I had a slight bump, but the front is really swollen and alittle bruised. It actually looks like my nose is slightly crooked because one side of the tip is more swollen then the other. I know I need to be patient so I am trying not to stress out to much. The doc told me to wear my splint at night for the rest of the week by taping it on, as well as if I am playing with my kids for extra protection. Good idea because my four year old lightly hit me in the nose by accident this evening. It hurt pretty bad even though it was a light brushing so I think i'll wear the splint in the house since I am still on maternity leave and home most of the time. Saturday is the first time I go out with friends so I wonder if anyone will notice. Probably not because I think the work is so subtle which is exactly what I wanted.
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon

My obgyn recommended Dr. Turk in NYC. Dr. Turk has two offices one in manhattan and long island, I had my surgery in syosset hospital in long island.

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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
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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