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Rhinoplasty Experience And Concerns - Puerto Rico, PR

I decided to get a rhinoplasty after i broke my...

i decided to get a rhinoplasty after i broke my nose when i fell down the stairs as a child, ever since my nose got a HUGE bump i also wore glasses and made the bump more visible and painful, after i turned 18 i finally got my nose job. the procedure was fast and not painful at all the recovery wasnt painful either but it was a little bit uncomfortable at first. i had a closed rhinoplasty to remove the bump i didnt get a cast or anything but i did get tapes which they took off after 4 days of having them on after that my nose began to swell up drastically and it seems that the bump was never removed but my doctor says is swelling and that the healing process take a long time so patience is requiered when getting a Rhinoplasty. its been 3 months and 2 weeks since my operation and so far this is what my nose looks like..

tapes are your bestfriend (in some cases)

i began to use tapes at night before i go to sleep, not just regular tape but tape designed for the skin. the reason i use these tapes is because when you sleep is when your face swells up the most and the tapes helps the swelling stay down if that is one of your main concerns

its been my 3rd day using tapes

Tapes have been helping my swelling go down in my nose but my eyes are beginning to receive the swelling my nose is more oily but its keeping the swelling on the nose down during the day my nose will still have swelling but not as drastically as before which is good here are some pictures

6 months and 3 weeks

swelling is still there. I've been told to keep patience but i just cant seem to. my nose doesnt look anything like the first couple of days after my surgery. doctor says it should start to look better every day that passes by and that the swelling should go down but it looks exactly the same .. "/ im running out of patience..

my doctor was outstanding! ive known him for years due to the fact that my mom works with him shes the head nurse in the clinic but i live in the U.S and there all the way in PR

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
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I like how straight your bridge is. Very natural!
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thanks :)
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What a perfect lil' nose! I really love how the tip looks.
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thank you hopefully when the swelling goes down it will look like that again :)
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Thanks for sharing. I am a bit confused about the first picture containing two images. Is the one to the right post op or before the surgery?
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yes its 3 months and 2 weeks after surgery with severe swelling
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Thank you for sharing your experience on RealSelf! So those photos are all post op?

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yes they are
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Got it! Thanks for clarifying! Please keep us posted as the swelling goes down more and more.

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Your profile looks beautiful. The surgeon did a great job. Congrats. Thanx for sharing.
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thank you so much ! :) @zooster
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