I've just had a consultation for a Rhinoplasty,...
I've just had a consultation for a Rhinoplasty, having broken my nose 8 years ago. I had a consultation in Novi, Michigan at the Star Plastic Surgery Centre with Dr. Elan Reisin. This is something I've wanted to do ever since my nose was broken, but only now am I at a point in my life where I'm ready. Has anyone else had this same procedure done and what were there results like? How much time will I need off work?
I've paid my deposit at Star Plastic Surgery in Novi, Michigan, so it's official that I'm having it done. I'm not nervous yet, as I'm waiting until the Spring to have it done, I'm just concerned about how much down time I'll need. I'm planning to take a week off of work and after that I'll have to use concealer...
11 more days!!
I'm sorry I haven't been on in so long, but my surgery got pushed back. My surgery is booked for Monday, July 28th. My Dr. is doing a closed Rhinoplasty (meaning he won't be cutting open the bottom of my nose and peeling back). He's going to shave done the "spur" on one side and try to push out the side that has collapsed in. He may even have to do a skin graft to help support. He told me to be realistic about my expectations. He said it wouldn't be 100% perfect. I had been taking lots of Vitamin C and my daily vitamins but have had to cut all of that out. Not allowed to take ANY vitamins because they may cause blood thinning :( Any advice on thinks to do to prevent bruising/swelling?
Post op day 2
I had my surgery yesterday morning and it went really well. Dr. Reisin shaved down the "spur" on one side of my nose, popped out the bone on the other side and used some cartilage from the tip of my nose to hold the one side in place. I had bruising almost immediately after, but I'd rather it happen now and slowly dissipate. Today one of my eyes is quite swollen but I have no pain. Just wish I could breathe through my nose better! I was able to breathe through it yesterday, but today it's more swollen. I'll be back to the Drs office Monday to get the cast off. Can't wait to see how it looks!!
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