Rhinoplasty Day by Day - Omaha, NE

Septorhinoplasty with spreader grafts. And mini...

Septorhinoplasty with spreader grafts. And mini tummy tuck. Village point aesthetics is a very professional facility with the best plastic surgeons. My procedure was slightly uncomfortable but I am feeling better everyday. I am only for days out and no more pain. Only the uncomfortable feeling of splints in my nose. The tip of my nose looks huge, I hope it goes down! I did not have a big tip to begin with.

Day 5

Day 6, the big day!

Today I go and get my splint off in about three hours. I'm very excited. The swelling increased from day 1-3. I was thinking day 2 would be the worst and then it would start to subside, but oh no it kept on swelling. It's getting less and less everyday. I've noticed the swelling moved from my eyes downward. My checks are still puffy. I started out with a small tip and needed spreader grafts to open the proximal end of the septum. The post nasal drip is starting to flow freely this morning. It's so hard not to blow my nose!.
Off to the doctor, and back to nursing school today!! I will update a photo splint free by tonight.

Cast off!!

Super swollen, but I'll take it

Day 7

Bought some Arnica pills yesterday for these bruises to go away! Just wait until you go out in public with all your bruises. Everyone stares but no one asks. Haha.

11 days post op

All bruises are gone finally!! Still swollen and numb though.

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Did you have open surgery? difficult to tell as blood can run everywhere...
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Your nose looks very good and will continue to look better. Thanks for the update.
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Are you happy with the results?
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To be honest every day is a bipolar day about how I feel about it. I think I like it but wonder if my old nose was just fine. It's hard because I can't really judge it until this swelling goes away. I feel like it look like a different person but I liked the old me.
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I have similar feelings about mine as well. I think we need to be patient and really wait until the swelling is gone but also realize that it's not going to be perfect. I like my nose a lot at times and then not so much other times.
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Looking good! You are so pretty and your before picture is stunning nose and all!! Your bruising will go - haha yes i can imagine the looks you are getting! For all they know you broke your nose playing netball or something. I have like 4 (4!!!) days to go. Getting nervous but also excited (NOT excited for this swelling business). Sending healing energies your way xxx
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Oooh, big reveal day! But remember that the swelling will continue to go down over time so what you see today may not be as great as it ends up. Keep us posted!

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How uncomfortable is the swelling?! I'm day 3 so it's starting to get better, but still so irritating. Your bruising doesn't look too bad so I'm sure you're going to get better really quickly. Good luck!
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The swelling is not what bothers me, it's the two giant splints that feel like sticks shoved up my nose!
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You are already past the peak side of swelling and bruising so it just gets better from here! Your bruising will probably be gone by the time you get your splint off...that's awesome! Looking forward to your updates...I'm getting mine in a few weeks. Thanks for sharing.
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I hop u recover fast. Thanx for sharing ur story.
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You hope u recover fast.
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