Rhinoplasty and Chin (Revision Needed?) - Montreal, Quebec
- updated 1 year ago
Well, I've been wanting to fix the hump on my...
- 23 Jan 2012
- 20 days pre
Well, I've been wanting to fix the hump on my nose and the bulbous tip for a looong time. I feel I've let it control my life in some ways. It really takes a toll on my self esteem. This past year I've put my education on the back burner and I've been working my touchy off at an awful call center job. I've finally raised enough money to go through with it. Yay! I've done all my research and I've picked a doctor. Now I'm going under the knife in 3 weeks! During the consultation, my doctor and I agreed that we wouldn't touch the tip of my nose, only the bridge. Now I'm starting to have second thoughts. I think I would regret missing out on this chance to make it less bulbous. I would really appreciate a second opinion from you guys. What do you think?
3 days before surgery. I'm getting pretty excited,...
- 10 Feb 2012
- 3 days pre
Today is the day! I don't think I'm as nervous as...
- 13 Feb 2012
- Day of treatment
This is day 2 after surgery. Yesterday, the day of...
- 14 Feb 2012
- 1 day post
Seeing as I had been fasting, my blood sugar was quite low, and I almost past out quite a few times, but it the same time I didn't want to eat anything cause I was feeling nauseous. Finally I drank an ensure and collapsed in bed.
I woke up this morning feeling a thousand times better. Only minimal pain so far. Watched a few movies, did some homework saw my boyfriend who brought me flowers and chocolate for V day which was sweet of him.
So far from what I can see with the bandages on, the nose is looking good, no more hump visible. I'm a bit more concerned about the chin implant. I'm worried it's not placed in the right spot and/or isnt big enough. Right now there is obviously still plenty of swelling, so I will wait for that to die down before I start to panic.
I've been unable to update for awhile seeing as my...
- 23 Feb 2012
- 10 days post
The surgery went super well. I dont think I was nearly as sedated as I should have been, but it was a good show. XD
The week of healing went by really slowly, and I couldnt stop worrying about the outcome(as I'm sure many of you have experienced)
Tuesday, my PS popped off the cast, picked my nose and introduced me to myself. It was the weirdest thing. It was me but it wasn't. I think I was actually in shock. I couldnt stop laughing at my face. On the car ride home, every time I would catch my reflection, I wouldnt be able to stop myself from laughing. I'm sure my mother thought I was insane.
When we got back I took a long shower, put on some makeup and stood in front of the mirror for a long while. I really loved my new face that day. It was everything I wanted. In subsequent days though, (I've definitely been staring at myself too much) I've been finding little things I dont like. There is a small bump on one side that sticks out a bit, and generally I'm worried it tooks like a 'nose job' nose.
Anywho, its still a million times better than it was. I'll be sure to post photos as soon as I can. I would love to see what you all think. :)
Its 4 days after cast removal. I'm still not sure...
- 24 Feb 2012
- 11 days post
Its been about 3 month since surgery. Everything...
- 23 May 2012
- 3 months post
I've noticed that there is a bit of a bump on the bridge of my nose now. Its a really sharp bump and its too low to look like a doral hump, so it doesn't look natural at all. It feels like bone. Its visible from the front too. It presses against my skin and makes a white spot.
Do you think I need a revision?
On Wednesday the 22nd I went back to my surgeon...
- 29 Aug 2012
- 6 months post
He told me it was because I have very thin skin, and on anyone with thicker skin it wouldn't have shown. I asked him about the cost and he said I would just have to pay the one time use items such as needles, medications and all those lovely things. That would amount to about 500$ before tax. Not exactly pocket change, but still less than I was expecting.
The surgery itself will be less invasive (he will only need to cut one side) so it won't take as much of a toll on my body in terms of recovery, but I'll still have to wear that awful cast for a week. I'm starting school again in September, so I'm not really sure when I'll be able to fit the surgery in. It may have to wait until the winter holidays, unless I decide I'm brave enough to wear that cast on my nose around campus. :P
Of course, I'm not thrilled I'll have to go in for a revision, but it happens. I'm just looking forward to having it fixed and out of mind :)
Thanks for all the comments and well wishes. I try to keep it brief and to the point in these updates, but if you have any questions please feel free to ask away.