Rhinoplasty Dorsal Hump Removal - Melbourne, Australia
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I have always hated my nose and felt that people...
- 12 Oct 2011
- 1 day pre
I have always hated my nose and felt that people were constantly looking at me differently because of it. Also, little things like when wearing glassess, they would be too high. I made a decision about five years ago but I am very nervous now.
I go into surgery in one hour and im freaking out. Ive never been to hospital or had general anaethesia. Im so worried. My mum is so angry about it and I have only told my dad its a sinus operation. I hope I've made the right decision. Im so scared of the pain.
Well I survived surgergy! I was emotional when I...
- 16 Oct 2011
- 3 days post
Day 1- after surgery. That morning I left the hospital and I was still feeling fine. My face felt very very swollen though. I camped up infront of the couch and watched a movie marathon with my boyfriend. I was eating soft foods as it hurts to chew. I took two endone before bed that night and it helped me to sleep better.
Day 2- This day would be my worst. My black eyes were very red and swollen. The swelling has moved down my face to around my mouth which was causing alot of discomfort. The worst thing this day was the side effect of the pain killer. Normally I have a sensitve stomach, which I thoguht it was weird that I was handling the endone so well. It all caught up with my that day. After about 2 hours of constant nausea I vomitted. I was soo scared because I thought i would choke and stuff something up in with my nose. Luckily, it was fine. Once all the food was out I was good again. The nurse from the ps rang asking hwo I was, I explained to her the nausea and she said it happens quite alot with this type of pain killer and to keep with the paracetomol and ib profen. I didnt eat anything else that day and took a sleeping pill before bed. I have pain behind my head/neck from laying down as well as an extremely sore throat.
Day 3- I feel alot better today. I accidently took two endone in the morning thinking they were paracetemol. After the nausea and the vomit I felt fine again. Silly me! I am starting to eat normal. Its hard to think what to eat thats healthy and with low salt. My swelling is starting to go yellow and the swelling is moving down my face. I am still icing it. I looked at my throat today with a torch and could see that the uvulva is incredibly swolllen. Tomorrow I get the stitches out. I am worried about the pain as I have heard they can hurt quite a bit! I am going to make sure they are clean and I've had enough pain killers before it.
Day 4-Well I had the stitches removed. The nurse...
- 20 Oct 2011
- 7 days post
I have developed three mouth ulcers next to my uvula in my throat. They are the worst ulcers I have had. The ps said this was from the trauma of the mouth tube. I cant drink or eat without covering them in bonjela.
But overall I am fine!
Day 5-7 Over the next few days my bruising has gone done immensely. I am only on panadol for pain relief and that seems fine. A big problem is sleeping. I keep waking up every few hours with my tongue feeling like sand paper. I have tried a humidifier but to no avail. I can breathe out of my nose a little however cannot get a full breath from it. At present I keep getting a whoff of bad smell when i clean out one of my nostrils. Sort of like manure, its very gross! I get my cast off on Saturday. I originally had it scheduled for Monday however I asked the ps to do it earlier so I could go to a family tea on the Sunday. I thought this was very nice of the ps to do this on his day off. My worry now is that if my nose looks ridiciously bad what am I going to do about the party, haha. The nurse said I should have some swelling the next day so here's me hoping that I dont look too swollen and disformed. My nose looks okay atm, however it seems very bulbous and my nostrils look flared. I hope this is only temporary.
Well I had the cast taken off. I made sure I had a...
- 26 Oct 2011
- 13 days post
Its now two weeks since my operation. I am still swollen and my nose feels fake. I am struggling to breathe at times as it keeps getting filled with snot. I am okay when I go to sleep its just during the day. I get so bored during the days as I have time off work. I have tried to entertain myself with cooking. My nose isnt numb anymore and every nose and again I will fill a slight bit of pain, however I have been off all meds for the past week. My nose looks good from the side but the front is still bothering me. Everyday I hope that it will go down. Up close its not too bad but when there is light shining on it, it looks funny. I think it is gradually going down though. I miss exercising so bad. I cant get motivated to do anything without a gym class in the morning.
Its now 2.5 weeks since the op. My swelling has...
- 30 Oct 2011
- 17 days post
Here's are some things you will need to buy for your rhinoplasty:
A travel pillow (this was a life save as it kept your head upright)
Vaseline (to clean inside your nostrils)
Humidifier (im still working out if it worked though)
salt water nasal spray
Heaps and heaps of Que tips.
Cling wrap and sticky tape (I covered my nose with plastic so I didnt get it wet in the shower)
Sleeping tablets! (Aided in sleeping when nose was blocked)
Mac and cheese (easy to eat)
Face mirror ( To clean whilst you sit on the couch)
Torch (to look up your nose)
Arnica and bromelin tablets(I didnt know it really worked until the ps was so imprssed with my swelling that i was convinced)
Ice packs (to cover your eyes)
Swiss therapy eye masks (these arrived after I had recovered from my bruising. I could see how they would help however they are really pricey. If you have money to spend get them otherwise normal eye packs or cold packs are good enough).
Right now I worried my nose will change too much coz I love it as it is now.
Its now four weeks since my surgery. I am pretty...
- 7 Nov 2011
- 25 days post
Right now I am not very happy with my nose. I am...
- 27 Jan 2012
- 3 months post
Also, as I mentioned there is a bump on one side,the opposing side to where the bump is, my nose looks like it has a dent, therefore leading to assymetric look.
I am having breathing issues, especially at night. I think I may have a collasped valve in one nostril because if I pull my nostril towards my ear I can breathe. At night I cannot lay on my right side because its like my nostril closes and I cant get any air through it.
Right now I am wishing I had of asked my ps what his revision policy is. I think I just didnt want to think about it at the time, because it would jinx it and I wanted to think the best.
I am wondering how I spent 6000- when I dont like my profile (bump) I dont like my front (bigger and bulbous) and I cant breathe!
It has now been 7 months since my rhinoplasty. My...
- 16 May 2012
- 7 months post