Crooked Nose and Chin Implant - Pittsburgh, PA
- updated 4 months ago
I am in the process of getting my deviated septum...
- 29 Apr 2013
- 9 days pre
I am in the process of getting my deviated septum fixed as well as the indent on the left side of my nose fixed. I have decided on a chin implant as well and am having a tough time deciding on a size! My doctor uses implantech implants, i am between the size medium extended anatomical chin and the medium or large flowers mandibular glove implant. any advice from someone that has under gone this would be great! I feel like I am leaning towards a stronger chin since what is going to be done to my nose is not much to change the look of it but to hide the crooked look it has.
So Today I had another appointment to determine...
- 6 May 2013
- 3 days pre
so Today I had another appointment to determine the size and style of implant I am going with. I have decided to get the implantech flowers mandibular glove size medium.I thought I wanted a large but my chin already protrudes a bit when I smile and I do not want to be all chinny chin chin. I am getting a deviated septum fixed and the crooked looking indent on my left side shaved down and propt up with part of the septum being removed. One other thing that helped me choose the medium chin implant with this surgery is that the doctor said he will shave the little bit of hump I have on my nose to help bring more balance to my face.One thing I liked about this chin implant is that it adds length to the face, the sides of the implant taper out thinner compared to the extended anatomical implant so this will had some length to my face and will be more of the chin then the sides. I am trying to be as detailed as I can so I can maybe help someone else with this decision.I at times felt somewhat overwhelmed with choosing a style and size for myself not knowing how i will like it. Well I am scheduled the end of this month and will update as much as I can.
I wanted to update photos on the 2 options I was given
- 18 May 2013
- 9 days post
Thank you everyone for support on my journey with this! I am just so excited to FINALLY have this done. Now to answer some questions The doctor thought both would be great for me. I had questioned about the other styles with out wings on the implantech website. What he stated was with out wings you have a greater chance of it moving out of place where as with wings its less likely. He felt my choice with the mandibular glove style will keep a soft feminine look with more balance, as he also pointed out that when I smile I protrude a bit already. I just wanted to point out this is something I learned about and asked my doctor after our convo on what he would do to fix my nose. He is very patient and puts it in layman terms. I will try to keep updates of my recovery, I am scheduled for may 28th wish it was sooner!
so I had my surgery may 28
- 31 May 2013
- 22 days post
let me just say general anesthesia is awful! I was so sick the day out of surgery on top of the pain meds they gave me in my IV.I was shocked at how bad my eyes bruised and swelled up! I was doing good with the nasal rinse up to last night I am completely clogged with snot and probably some dried blood. My chin does not hurt as bad as my nose area does. I get a burning slight dull ache here and there and if my make certain facial movements. I have barely taken pain pills only due to how crappy they make me feel at times. I have been taking a fish oil high epa once a day since wed 1000 mg of vitamin c some digestive aids especially probiotics with my z-pak and lots of icing! I have not had any numbness from my chin thankfully as I hear this is a possible complication even if its temporary. I will try to get some pictures taken to post later.
yes i am still swollen but...
- 4 Jun 2013
- 26 days post
I am really second thinking this chin implant... I am feeling stressed after surgery but I am very very unhappy with the way this implant makes my chin look. I know I am still swollen but I have an awful wide frontal view and I am only swollen a little on my sides since it had wings and underneath. I am thinking the style of implant with wings at all is just awful for my face shape. I am trying my best to not think about it since the tip of my nose is very swollen too so that makes features look even worse.I might have been better to listen to my Bf about my chin ugh!
- 11 Aug 2013
- 3 months post
so after speaking to my doctor I waited 6 weeks for an apt post opt to my surgery and decided that I wanted the implant removed. It was too big and pushing on nerves so it was awful feeling. total of 8 weeks post up to the originalsurgery I had the flowers mandibular size medium implant removed and replaced with a size small anatomical implant. I am very very pleased with this decision its the small change I needed! The thing I love about this implant is that it only pushes my natural chin forward and does not bump out like the flowers did. Now that my nose does not have an indent on the one side making my nose look crooked and my chin is now balanced with my face I am very pleased and more confident then I was before! Some ppl do not understand these changes one wants to make and some do I just want to help the next person on this journey to maybe prepare them with my personal experience. I have had no numbness with either surgery either so that is a huge plus for me.
- 11 Aug 2013
- 3 months post
now with my nose my doctor offered to shave my curved bump down so now I have a straighter bridge. I personally kinda regret this I do miss my "bird" nose it was not a huge bump just cave a curve to my nose that I thought was pretty now getting an after look.
so far I trust and feel comfortable with him as he was referred to me by a good local plastic surgeon.