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I'm 29 and I broke my nose when I was 12. Ever...
- 13 Jun 2012
I'm 29 and I broke my nose when I was 12. Ever since then, I wanted it fixed. The CT Scan showed that I have septal deviation as well as hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates. I'm having rhinoplasty as well as septoplasty done.
I've never had surgery so I'm terrified about that in general. I'm also not sure exactly how I want my nose to look. How do you decide? I want it to look as natural as possible. I still want to look like me. My doctor morphed my photos in 2 different ways; one is more aggressive than the other. I welcome all comments, suggestions and advice
Having trouble adding more pictures..it's not letting me add more than 4. So below is what I can add for now.
I decided on the first set of photos that the...
- 17 Jun 2012
I got my final quote back including what insurance...
- 15 Jul 2012
Below are a few tips that I have learned from my doctor. Please help me add to my lists!
Things to get:
Thin rubber gloves and peas/corn for icing
Arnica pills and gel (I don't plan on going crazy with the gel as it does have a drying effect)
Tylenol Extra Strength for pain after the hard stuff (No ibuprofen)
Bromelain supplement and pineapple/pineapple juice
Things to avoid:
I will try to avoid taking ibuprofen for at least 2 weeks prior to surgery
Try to avoid salty foods the week before surgery
No glasses for 6 weeks
I don't think I can play soccer for at least 3 months. I'm going to be very nervous about playing again, as I have been hit with the ball twice in the nose in the past few months.
I've been hoping to schedule my appointment soon,...
- 25 Sep 2012
I'm also interested in pursuing other doctors because the office has not been returning my last few emails regarding pictures of the doctors work and clearing up a discrepancy with my deductible. I'm going to look into going to an ENT, if anyone has any recommendations in the NYC/NJ or even Eastern PA area, let me know.
I decided to check out where I live in NYC. Any...
- 18 Dec 2012
Anyone know of Dr. Guy Lin? I'm going for a...
- 3 Jan 2013
I had my consultation with Dr. Guy Lin today. The...
- 7 Jan 2013
I'm waiting for an estimate, but I know that the rhino will be $7,000. The estimate I got from a doctor in NJ/PA was $5,800 for both rhino and septo. I definitely feel more comfortable with an ENT/rhino specialist than just a plastic surgeon. However, I may need to push the surgery back to save more money. I'm apprehensive about surgery, but it's something that I really want. I have wanted it for so long. I really just want to pull the trigger and get it over with already.
If anyone has any info on costs in NYC or this doctor, please share!
Thanks for all the comments. This process is very...
- 13 Jan 2013