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I've wanted a prettier nose for most of my...
- 20 Oct 2011
I've wanted a prettier nose for most of my life. I'm 27 now. I've known a few people that have had rhinoplasty but they were not very good (scooped out look, saddle nose) which turned me off to getting one. I wanted subtle changes, I had a very slight hump and a bulbous tip.
On Monday the 17th I went in for surgery. Today I am post op 4 days. My eyes are VERY bruised and my face is VERY swollen. The doctors office said this was on the worse end of the spectrum for swelling and bruising which is disheartening because I wouldn't mind going out in public if my face didn't look so scary. Anyone else experience this? I hope it will resolve when I get my cast off Tues. as I've been avoiding everyone...
Other than that being stuffed up and sleeping propped up is the other worse part.
10/26/11 Had my cast off yesterday. Was a...
- 26 Oct 2011
Had my cast off yesterday. Was a pretty intense whirlwind of emotions. I'm trying to not jump to conclusions because I know I'm very swollen (in the face as well). I'm trying to be patient. I don't love it yet but I can see all the structure is there and I think once the swelling goes down a bit it will be great. I don't understand how some people look great after a week, I still look like a semi hit me! I hope this is helpful for anywhere else going through rhinoplasty recovery. I woke up this morning depressed and freaked out. I haven't told many people because I thought I would recover after a week and go out in public and be fine (naive). I've been hiding from friends because I was hoping I would look normal. Today I told about 4 good friends I was avoiding. They have all been very supportive and want to come over and visit. I'm not sure when I will be ready to "go out"(I usually go out 3+ times a week). It may be another two weeks. I did see two friends last night and they asked my boyfriend if I had gotten something done. So they DID notice. But I think it was more that my face looked strange and puffy than my actual nose.
Physically my nose is pretty stuffy, my bones ache a little bit and the skin on my nose looks so strange. I have a lot of bruising even in my cheeks. I am of greek/syrian jewish/eastern european descent fyi. My nose has a little bit of feeling but not much. I think in a month or two or hopefully even a few weeks I will be very happy for now I'm just trying to be patient. I would love to hear people's comments and similar experiences and to find out when most of their swelling went down and they were able to feel comfortable in public.
Also if anyone was interested in what was done- I had the hump shaved down (you can't even tell the bridge was brought down yet probably from the swelling), the bones were fractured, the cartilage was trimmed, i have spreader grafts and a graft in my tip, the tip was rotated, and the muscle that pulls the tip down was snipped.
I forgot to add, I also had my septum straightened!
- 26 Oct 2011
12 days post op, nose is still looking very...
- 29 Oct 2011
I had my 3 weeks post op yesterday. Everything...
- 9 Nov 2011
I had my one month, or rather 5 week post op this...
- 23 Nov 2011
I just had my 6 month post op check up. I'm very...
- 9 Mar 2012
It's been over a year since my surgery. In...
- 2 Jan 2013
My Doctor: Jennifer L. Walden, MD
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