Septorhinoplasty: Almost 9 months post-op - VERY pleased - Ottawa, ON
- updated 7 months ago
All through my adolescence and university, I have...
- 3 Aug 2012
- 10 days pre
All through my adolescence and university, I have disliked my nose...I get it from my father's side of the family, and it's not terrible, but i've just always disliked it immensely! Now that I am done school and working full time, I was able to put the money away, and get the vacation time I needed to finally go through with it!
It is slightly wide and the tip is bulbous, crooked and droops downwards...! Especially when I smile, it is extremely evident! I've always avoided certain angles and smiling big in pictures because of it, so i am really looking forward to not having to worry or obsess over angles, and actions that make it more 'pronounced', so to speak!
So a few months ago, i went in for a consultation - it went great, and I was even told my septum is deviated and that a correcting could be made while in surgery to improve my breathing (my left nostril barely takes in any air, i never really cared to much for it, but now I'm quite happy they will be able to repair that! It makes me excited to look forward to how my breathing will be changed/improved afterwards :) Probably better nights of sleep, too!
Anyways, my pre-op was last week, and i got my Arnica (swelling/bruising), my prescription for pain meds (I will confirm what they are later) as well as a prescription for ointment for my nose/nostrils (will confirm this as well!)
The doctor wasn't in (on vacation), so that worried me a bit..but the pre-op still went wonderfully with the nurse! She gave me info on what to eat, what not to eat/drink...etc etc.
Will spend this weekend getting all of my post-op supplies!! :)
Ps. my only real concern is 1. not getting my nose the way i like it/it turning out much worse than it is now...(which is common, i know, but still!) and 2. i LOATHE anesthesia...i get extreme anxiety and panic attacks and am NOT looking forward to be put to sleep....but the nurse has told me that I will be given a relaxer if i ask for it...so, fingers crossed!! haha
Thanks to everyone's support!! Seeing other reviews and experiences on here has made me more confident and excited about the procedure overall :)
Bought some supplies over the weekend - Qtips,...
- 7 Aug 2012
- 7 days pre
Surgery is in exactly 1 week today!
Still excited, but still very nervous about the general anesthesia!
Any tips or advice would be amazing :)
Prescribed medication includes: Arnica Montana...
- 7 Aug 2012
- 7 days pre
Arnica Montana tablets: for swelling and bruising
Fucidin ointment: antibiotic cream for incisions
Tramadol/acet : for post-op pain
Day before surgery is today, I am nervous, but...
- 13 Aug 2012
- 1 day pre
I am spending the day prepping my room for the long week ahead of me: TV, DVDs, books, Qtips and peroxide, meds and meds calendar, comfortable clothes, etc etc.
Will update tomorrow, or day 2 of recovery!
Surgery went well, anesthesia was scary but a LOT...
- 14 Aug 2012
- Day of treatment
Off to sleep it off, updates tomorrow!
I find myself sleeping 3-4 hours, then woken up by...
- 15 Aug 2012
- 1 day post
Also, my nose is still bleeding/dripping..don't know if this is normal for day 2, but I change it about every few hours or so.
And lucky me, no intense swelling or bruising, SO FAR! They say day 3 is the worst, fingers crossed!!!
Slight bruising in the inner corners of my eyes,...
- 16 Aug 2012
- 2 days post
Today is day 5 of post-op! My bruising is minimal,...
- 18 Aug 2012
- 4 days post
17 days post op, I am loving the result so far!!...
- 31 Aug 2012
- 17 days post
2 months post op - and i am feeling very confident...
- 16 Oct 2012
- 2 months post
Although there still seems to be some swelling to go down on the tip, the side view is gorgeous and I am extremely content..! The only thing is I really would like for the swelling from the front to even out and become symmetrical...!
However, I am being my own worst critic and quite picky..Time is the only thing that will help the swelling!!
I am not the most patient person, but I am getting there! haha
My 6-month follow up appointment i schedule for...
- 26 Mar 2013
- 7 months post
Great surgeon - very knowledgable and friendly, but I spent more time speaking with his staff than him...pre-op was with his staff and not him..so some questions went unanswered, but oh well - Google was my best friend during the pre-op jitters! I would still recommend him to anyone, especially those living in the Ottawa area!