Post Op Rhinoplasty - Swelling after Splint Removed (Manila, Philippines)
- updated 4 months ago
I'm from the US and I had rhinoplasty with...
- 21 Feb 2013
I'm from the US and I had rhinoplasty with Gore-tex procedure done 8 days ago in Manila with a well-known and pretty successful group of plastic surgeons. I just had my splint removed earlier today and I was horrified at the swelling. My original nose had bulbous round tip and the sides were very wide (fat-looking when I smiled). After the splint came off, the sides of my nose looked great because it looks smaller and they maintained a similar shape from my original nose. Quarter view, side view and top view is the worst. They fractured my bone because they said it was very wide and also said that my bridge started too low below my eyes. They implanted Gore-tex and raised my bridge by 2-4mm.
Doctor notes before surgery:
Focus of the surgery will be on the nasal tip, to defat as much as surrounding soft tissues and increase nasal tip projection using strong cartilage harvested from the nasal septum and part of the ear cartilage. Narrowing of the nasal bone is also advised. The height of the nose should be increased by around 2-4mm using soft gore-tex. I don’t recommend on foregoing the implant as this will cause disproportion and misdraping of the nasal skin. Lastly correction of the hanging alae will be complimentary to the new nasal tip.
When my nose was revealed today, it looked longer and the tip looks really round. I look like a witch right now. My doctor says swelling should subside within 2-3 weeks, but I wonder if there is anything I can do to help it heal faster? It looks really bad.
It's been 13 days after surgery and it seems like...
- 26 Feb 2013
It's been 5 weeks post op and I'm starting to love...
- 23 Mar 2013
15 weeks post op
- 20 May 2013
No one notices in person unless I point it out, but my nose is still a little bit crooked from when they took the cast off. I don't think that's going to go away even after the swelling (but who knows, we will see over time).
6 months post op
- 13 Jul 2013
I just updated new pictures. If you look, you can tell that my nose is still crooked, making one of my alar sides look smaller than the other. I doubt at this point that that will go away.
Overall, still pretty happy with it other than the fact that it's crooked.
About 27 weeks post op
- 21 Aug 2013
I just got over a cold. I've been pretty healthy and I haven't gotten this sick since last year. I became very congested and I let my nose run because I was scared to blow my nose too hard. I started to get annoyed with it so I tried blowing my nose a little harder each time and it seemed okay. Nose still feels like there's something foreign in it, but it's completely flexible now! Before I was terrified it would rip if I stretched it, but not anymore. Progress!
Family referred me.