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RhinoSeptoplasty May 9th - Minnesota

I had my nose broken about 4 years ago or so and...

I had my nose broken about 4 years ago or so and have hated it ever since! It is curved, I have constant trouble breathing and the tip is bulbous:( Finally decided to go through with it this Wednesday(May 9th 2012)! I'm freaking out mainly because I'm terrified of anesthesia !

31 hrs and 8 minutes till surgery haha the anxiety...

31 hrs and 8 minutes till surgery haha the anxiety is getting to me lol. Hope I have everything I need!

Just got out of surgery! And boy am I 'drunk' for...

Just got out of surgery! And boy am I 'drunk' for lack of a better analogy! Sleepy time I'll keep you guys updated when I am feeling a little better! Thanks for your support!

DAY 2 Feeling AMAZING today! Dr. Gervais is a...

DAY 2
Feeling AMAZING today! Dr. Gervais is a miracle worker. No bruising or pain really besides the corner of my right eye. Swelling is already going down and there is now space between my cast and nose. I took the packing out this morning even though I was supposed to wait until Friday. Called the nurse and she said it was ok. The packing in your nose is the WORST part so much pressure and discomfort, not painful though. Pulling it out felt funny but didn't hurt, it was actually a major relief!
As far as medication goes I am taking Vicodin, an antibiotic, a muscle relaxer, and a homeopathic swelling/bruising minimizing pill. I was also prescribed nausea pills which I am not taking along with rectal suppositories for pain ( which I returned to CVS Pharmacy as soon as the pharmacist told me what they were) I will not be doing those lol. And last but not least Celebrex (pain killer) which I am not taking either because I believe that the negative side effects outweigh the benefits.
P.S. You may notice in the pics that not so lovely bra I am wearing. Well I also had my breasts done at the same time which also turned out amazing. ( For more on that surgery I'll be posting another review in the implant section) Thanks Girls!

DAY 3 OOUUCCCHHH! So all the swelling and...

DAY 3
OOUUCCCHHH! So all the swelling and bruising came 2 days later. In pain. There's ALOT of pressure and I feel like I look like the grinch because by nose and top lip is so puffy and swollen it's pulled up. Not gonna post a pic today its horrendous. Also is it normal to be pussing a little from the incisions? I am on antibiotics. Thanks!

Day 5 Feeling ALOT better today! Can't wait to...

Day 5
Feeling ALOT better today! Can't wait to get my cast off!

Day 8 Cast off feeling alot better! Just super...

Day 8
Cast off feeling alot better! Just super swollen and waiting impatiently for it to go down. My nose is peeling, probably from being covered for a week. I never had no bruising or black eyes just two little purple lines below my eyes. I will be posting pics later today! I HATE SWELLING! From the generally consensus most goes away in the first month after that 90% within the first year and it will continue to diminish afterwards. On this one website I had seen there was even a huge difference between the one year mark and three year mark! ugh soo long! Oh well still wroth it!
All I can say is this was ALOT less painful than when I broke my nose on accident by myself w/out pain pills. And last but not least I CAN FINALLY BREATH THROUGH BOTH NOSTRILS and no longer wake up stuck to my pillow from drooling LOL!

Oh forgot to say explain what I all had...

Oh forgot to say explain what I all had done:
~Septoplasty
~Weir Excisions ( Makes nostrils smaller)
~ Spreader Graph ( Fix collapsed nostril)
~ Chiseled down bone that was protruding on right side from breaks
~ Refined tip

I took pictures… kinda upset it still looks...

I took pictures… kinda upset it still looks crooked from the front I HOPE this is just due to swelling. Also the cast i'm supposed to wear at night or just when I am at home looks crooked itself to me … could this be making my nose crooked?

Swellings going down a bit! Loving the results…...

Swellings going down a bit! Loving the results… wow my boobs look HUGE in pictures lol they are really not that big!

DAY 20 Kind of depressed :( As the swelling is...

DAY 20

Kind of depressed :( As the swelling is coming down I feel like it is still someone crooked :(

1 Month 3 Days Still waiting to see final...

1 Month 3 Days

Still waiting to see final results swelling has subsided only minorly. Getting really antsy! Any suggestions for helping the swelling come down? Has anyone had cortisone or any other sort of injections? If so did this help? Thanks!
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Wow huge improvement!! I think it's healing really nicely, it doesn't even look swollen. Please stay brunette.. you look so much more natural and beautiful! Seeing your photos just made me really excited for my surgery next week!!!
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I agree I don't know what I was thinking going blonde :/ Thank you ! It's a breeze!
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Lol I was blond for years.. I'm a natural brunette so I don't know what I was thinking either. btw, did he break your nose?
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No he didn't. My nose was previously broken so he shaved down the bone that was sticking out on my right side.
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love the new pictures, and I LOVE your hair dark! I am going brunette tomorrow I'm pretty excited haha.
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Thanks doll! Yeah I agree and so does my bf! You'll love your hair dark! Plus it will be extra healthy… bleaching did a number on mine!
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Sorry I didnt mean too fake, you dont look fake to begin with AT ALL. I meant to say I have seen people who got their surgery and still didnt like what they saw so they went for another surgery but it made their nose look bad and fake, when it was good to begin with. thats what I meant sorry for the confusion-I think you look gorgeous and he did a very good job. You still have a natural look
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Thank you!
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I think it looks very good you look just softer in your nose area... and also your hair looks amazing dark..
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you're a very beautiful !!, I think it's just still swollen now. I had my nose so crooked within 1 month but look lots better now ( just a little bit crooked ) after 6 weeks, good luck :)
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Nana you wouldn't look fake.. wait the year out and if you still don't like it then think about a revision. I think it's just uneven swelling though : )
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It's hard to tell because none of the other pictures were straight on or up close, but I think it's just because of the swelling. I think it looks great, but you can definitely tell the end and bridge are still swollen. I'm sure, with time, it is going to look phenomenal!
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Thank you! Yeah I don't have many straight on photos from before… I became pretty good at hiding my nose in pictures :)
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I got in a car accident and smashed my nose against the airbag and 5 years befre I was riding a bike and smashed my face into a fence and the cartilage all went to the left and I am now bulbous and it is crooked and I feel soooo gross!! I am planning on getting it fixed once I have the money, U look great tho dont get another surgery U'd look too fake.
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I don't understand how i'd look "too fake" if I'm just trying to get it to its natural state?
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It's hard to tell because none of your before photos are straight on so I can't tell what it looked like before. I love the 3/4 angle. Question.. I know you said that you had a rhinoplasty and breast augmentation at the same time, was your PS a facial specialist?
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Good for the most part, I just feel it is still crooked :(
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Hey Nana, how are you feeling and how's everything going?
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Girl, you look beautiful!! I can only imagine what it will look like when all the swelling goes down.
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Thank you!
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I bet you're glad to have the cast off! It looks great already but it will be beautiful when the swelling goes down! Congratulations : )
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Nana, I just had my nose done on the 30th of april and it was really swollen after the cast was removed and mine peeled also. I had to get a shot in my nose to relieve the swelling. The shot didnt really hurt and it was worth it!! You look amazing! U are going to be pleased once the swelling goes down!
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I know it is still swollen, but already you look so gorgeous!
Ps. Love the summer hair color. I was platinum and I kind of miss it, but too much upkeep. Hope you are pleased as well!
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How are you feeling?
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I'm feeling really good. It doesn't hurt really, it's more like a constant pressure/numbness/tingling feeling. Can't wait for that to go away! Thanks for asking
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