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Rhinoplasty - I Wish It Was over Already - Media, PA
- posted 9 months ago
- updated 8 months ago
- Not Sure
- Cost: $7,000
- Dr. Pontell (Media, PA)
I am so anxious to have this surgery over with. I...
- 16 Aug 2012
- 25 days pre
I am so anxious to have this surgery over with. I want it to be a month post surgery. Surprisingly, I'm not fearing the surgery, I'm fearing the swelling and bruising following it. I am also wondering if I explained what I am looking for or if he forgot. I had my first consult the end of June. I wonder how much is too much if I have more questions for the doc?
*UPDATE* Adding pics, (as scary as it is) I have...
- 23 Aug 2012
- 19 days pre
I have just seen some beautiful work by my surgeon. I can't wait until I'm one of those thoroughly satisfied "Afters"
Surgery tomorrow morning! I have this gut feeling...
- 10 Sep 2012
- 1 day pre
I will add before photos back and "after" after surgery.
* Day 1 POST-OP* OVER! I did it yesterday. I was...
- 12 Sep 2012
- 1 day post
OVER! I did it yesterday. I was the second surgery and got there around 9:30. I went back at around 10 to dress and prep and get my IV's all set up. Dr. P came in and reviewed what he needed to do. After that, off to the surgery room. The nurses were so very nice and we talked about everything under the sun. Last thing I remember is the face of the anesthetist telling me I'm going to love it and I'm going to be beautiful. Then I began to think positive affirmations and BOOM I'm in recovery and people were telling me to NOT touch my face. It was 2PM. When I went to the bathroom, i could see it and even taped, I said to the nurse, oh it looks cute and she told me that I should see it, it looks really good. I was just a little uncomfortable and the pain was about a 3. My husband was waiting for me and the ride home was uneventful. No nausea, (in fact I haven't even taken any of the anti-nausea pills other than the one they gave me pre-surgery) slight discomfort. I didnt have much swelling or bruising around the eyes yesterday but I had a feeling I would wake up to some this AM and I was correct. Even still, that's not alot. He didn't have to break any bones. Sleeping last night was probably the worst of the ordeal. I am just not used to being a mouth breather and my husband nudged me a few times as he could hear me struggling to nose breathe. Your mouth and lips get very dry and at one point, i was waking every 10 mins to get a drink. The nasal packing is the most uncomfortable part and I can't wait to get this disgusting thing out of my nose! So far my tip looks cute, even with this crazy swelling. I hope it continues to cute-ify. I will reserve final judgement until this cast is off and stitches are removed. Dr P called and asked how I was doing and I answered, "Pretty Amazing" which was the truth. Despite some slight discomfort, I'm feeling pretty awesome. I'm still only eating soft foods because the upper partof my mouth feels weird but I'm okay with that. I could eat harder if I pushed it but I'm not ready too. The Hubs is pretty awesome. He does everything for me. I couldn't tell you how I replace the drip pad because he does it. He disburses my meds, he is my little candy-striper
My post surgery follow up went well. Here I...
- 13 Sep 2012
- 2 days post
For the duration of my course on the antibiotics,...
- 16 Sep 2012
- 5 days post
I do not wish to talk about this, EVER.
I just want a hug.....and a reliable stool softener.
Cast Off yesterday. So happy to be rid of that...
- 19 Sep 2012
- 8 days post
Still congested but that's getting better. Dr. P was really good at addressing my concerns and reassured me its part of the process. Pretty common, its a waiting game now. Oh the adhesive gunk that was on my face was horrible. I couldn't wait to get home and scrub up, only you can't really scrub up because the nose is so swollen and fragile still. I had one breakout, under my nose, no doubt from ointment appliction. I was diligent in using a Clear Pore astringent on the other areas of my face daily while in the cast. I've switched cleansers. My usual is a glycolic and kinda intense and I can see that stinging where sutures are so I am relying on a cream based for now.
I’m getting there! Everyday there are...
- 24 Sep 2012
- 13 days post
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I searched extensively for a Surgeon skilled in both facial cosmetic surgery and African American sculpting. The work that I've seen in his office is beautiful.