Dr. Naderi and the staff at iNova was amazing. I...
The first day (surgery day) wasn't as bad as I thought. I took the meds when I got home and my pain pills and watched tv propped up in bed. My boyfriend was great with making sure I ate pineapple (amazing for swelling and bruising) and took my meds. I slept ok (only difficulty was open mouth breathing which was a bit uncomfortable and being propped up).
Day Two was actually when I had most of my swelling and bruising. It was pretty dark around the eyes, my eyelids, under my eyes and my cheeks. I kept icing, taking the meds, drinking pineapple juice and taking it easy.
Day Three looked better. Was pretty easy. I walked the dog and relaxed. Got a bit bored but knew not to push it.
Day Four I worked from home and was fine! I am taking Tylenol instead of the pain meds during the day and I am taking two at night to help me sleep. It throbs sometimes but it is more uncomfortable and itchy at this point. Ready to get the cast off!! Also, the boyfriend got and installed the detachable shower head so I got to shower and wash my hair!! It was AMAZING.
Day Five, the bruising is yellow under my eyes and the puffiness is just a little in my cheeks. Or maybe I gained weight from all the pineapple juice and snacks and lack of movement! :)
I will update this when I get my cast off on Friday! Also!! - Remember to clean the crap out of your nose. I have been doing the peroxide and ointment like 8 times a day. Before bed, middle of the night when I get up to use the restroom, 7am when the dog wakes me up and then all throughout the day. Dr. Naderi said it is super important so I am lathering it on! :)
Before Pictures! After to be added tomorrow when the cast / splint comes off!
Pictures of me before!
Also, it is pretty painful during the day. The pollen is not helping but I have a dull headache and there is a lot of pressure after I get off a conference call for work. Lots of movement and talking.
I am still cleaning it on the reg and ready for the rest of the stitches to come out. Tickles a lot. :) What are everyones thoughts?
Two Weeks Post - Op (one post-cast removal) (Morning Pics)
Also, I think my face is still a little swollen which is why I am not really smiling. Usually I have a huge smile but it kind of hurts to do so at the moment.
One Month is Tomorrow! One Month Appt Next Week!
One thing I would note: it is very easy to lose a sense of how you looked before vs. how you look now vs. how you want to look. I very easily forgot how big, lumpy and wide my nose was until I looked back and pictures and was like OH YEAH! The tip is still a bit swollen so once that goes down, I think it will be amazing. Sometimes one side gets a little swollen so I feel lop-sided, but again, all goes away in due time and it is leaps and bounds from where it was before.
Also, the blackhead issue. It is gross but you will have to deal with it. Haha. I used those strips every weekend and did a mask and you can't use them and just kind of have to deal. Astringent is your friend.
I am very excited to be able to work out again (just cardio, no weights he said). I will let you guys know if the swelling increases.
Hey Ya'll! One month + post op and 5 days since steroid shots!
Dr. Naderi was amazing from start to finish. He wasn't overly talkative. I could tell he knew his stuff, he came in and made me feel at ease and called to check on me later in the day after my procedure. He is the best in the area and you can tell. He is very particular with the pre and aftercare instructions and I am excited to see the results once the cast / splint is off.