Rhinoplasty: StoriesWrite a Review
Finally Done - Melbourne, FL
- posted 5 months ago
- updated 5 days ago
- Not Sure
- Cost: $6,500
- Dr. Ross Clevens. (Melbourne, FL)
Hi. I am 23 years old and finally got my...
- 30 Dec 2012
Hi. I am 23 years old and finally got my rhinoplasty done after 12 years of wanting to get it done. I have always hated my nose and wanted to get it done but I was either too young, too scared or didn't have the money. Finally every thing fell into place and got it done about 4 days ago. I am still in the process of healing but I am really excited to see the results. I can already see a change thought the splint and bandages. I have literally read every review on here so I decided I should post my story as well.
Well the day of the surgery everything went really well. I went into surgery a little later than schedule and it lasted two hours. So I was out around 7 pm and my parents drove me back home. The first night I didn't have any pain but I still took my meds as instructed. I didn't sleep that much since I kept waking up because my throat was so sore and I kept needing to drink water. I think that was probably the worst part. I didn't really mind breathing through my mouth since I have always had breathing problems and had to breath through my mouth while I sleep, so it wasn't that much different.
The next day I went to see the doctor and they were really impressed as to how well I was doing. Barely any bruising or swelling and no pain. Over the next few days swelling has increased but I still have no bruising. I've also had headaches but I guess that's normal.
I've been trying to clean my nose as instructed but I'm terrified I am going to mess something up. I supposedly have dissolvable packing and stitches and I am not sure when this will be gone, but hopefully soon.
Okay so I just got my splint off today and I am so...
- 2 Jan 2013
When they took the splint it off is was more uncomfortable than painful because you nose it's still so tender. My tip its still really swollen and it feels really hard to the touch. I found that my nose had a layer of dry skin and seemed very oily. As soon as I got home I took a long shower and lightly cleaned off my nose and that seemed to help remove the dead skin, lower the swelling and clear the stuffines of my nose a bit.
I've uploaded some pictures from my recovery and from today when the cast was removed.
Hi all! Today I am 10 days post op and to be...
- 5 Jan 2013
I've been cleaning my nose with cold cloths to kind of remove the oiliness and hopefully reduce swelling, but im not sure of this is helping. Does any body have any tips to reduce swelling?? Do I still need to sleep with my head elevated? Any tips on gettin my smile back??????
Hi all. I'm at day 13 post op and I am still...
- 8 Jan 2013
I was supposed to be going back to work yesterday but I still don't feel comfortable walking around like this. My nose is still very swollen. I hope it gets better as the days go by.
Hi all. Just wondering if anyone knew any tips on...
- 9 Jan 2013
Hi all. I am at day 20 post op and I am feeling...
- 15 Jan 2013
Hi all. So it's been 1 months since my surgery...
- 26 Jan 2013
I've still been sleeping with my head above my heart and with pillows on my side so I don't turn over. I am terrified I hit my nose or something. Even just walking around, I get scared that someone is going to bump into my nose or hit me with a door or something. But I guess that fear will go away with time.
I've been cleaning my nose like usually and the blackheads have gotten a lot better. I actually went out and bought one of the spinning brushes by Olay and it came with a light scrub and its helped my skin and the blackheads on my nose a lot!!
Anyways. I got asked by someone to post Pre op pictures of my nose and I realized and I had none. I always hated my profile and always avoided takin pictures that way. The only one I found was the one taken by my doctor. I just posted the picture and you can really see the difference!!
So it's been around 3 months and a half and I...
- 12 Apr 2013
Five months update.
- 17 May 2013
My Doctor: Dr. Ross Clevens.