Rhinoplasty: September 14, 2011
- updated 11 months ago
Hi everyone, my surgery is coming up this...
- 12 Sep 2011
- 1 day pre
Hi everyone, my surgery is coming up this Wednesday and I am beyond excited. I am a little nervous, because I do have that thought, "What if I still don't like it?", but you can't make my nose worse. Plus, I trust my physician and believe that he will do the best job possible in making my nose fit my face. Plastic surgery is a personal opinion and everyone is entitled to their own opinion....I personally have been thinking about this for awhile and finally made the move to get the surgery.
My nose itself has a bump on the top and well, is just BIG! My dad's side is the one to thank, he was from Jordan, so I have a "roman nose" as you call it. No one has ever told me to my face that my nose was big, but I knew and that is all that mattered to me. And if I knew, I am sure everyone else noticed. It is also something that has brought my confidence level down. I can fix my hair, put on some makeup, but the moment I look in the mirror, ALL I notice is my Nose....I am doing the surgery for myself...and know that some may not agree with the decision I have made...
**I will take some pictures of my profile before and after the surgery and upload them!
Well surgery went well yesturday! As far as pain,...
- 15 Sep 2011
- 1 day post
Hey everyone! Well today is day 5 since my surgery...
- 18 Sep 2011
- 4 days post
As far as Pain, it's bearable, but I jab a high pain tolerance. I only took one pain pill when I needed it. It is very very hard for me to sleep past 4 hours without waking up. That has to be the worst part. Then you can't lie down, you have to stay elevated. It is very important that you eat something before you take your pain medication because you do not want to throw up and damage your nose. My meals have consisted of soups, rice, cereal, and fruit. I do not eat alot. Just very very light stuff. You do not want to eat anything that requires alot of chewing because you do not want to rip out the stitches...
I have very minor bruising and it's starting to fade away. Always keep chapstick in your pocket!!!!! I have to breath out through my mouth and my lips become super dry! Always keep a bottle of water by your bed at night time!! I have awaken and have had my mouth to be severely dry. My nose has a lot of dried blood inside so very few hours I spray saline. My doctor said to not stick a q tip up there because you do not want to tear any stitches. I did have open rhinoplasty, so I have stitches on the outside and dissolvable stitches in the inside.
****** I have a question for you ladies who have already had the procedure. How bad did it hurt taking out the stitches? Did you take a pain pill before? I will be going to get them out by myself and can't take a pain pill and drive so how Terrible was the pain??!!
SO, the cast came off today...and I cried. I am...
- 20 Sep 2011
- 6 days post
Well, I have a post op appt in 2 weeks, and by then, I really hope the majority of the swelling will go done. The front just looks super wide right now.
There is a small, teeny-tiny, bump on top, he said that it is swelling and it will go done over time. He said when I was on the operating table there was no bump, so he told me not to stess out.
Well, I could care less about that right now, I am so worried about the front---IT IS SOO wide, and my TIP IS SOOOOOOOO SWOLLEN!!!
I am going to put some ice on and help speed up the process!
I will upload pictures tomorrow! Really bummed, I wanted to be happy when I saw it, but I was horrified! I just have to remember swelling is expected....
SO, it has been a full two week as of today! My...
- 28 Sep 2011
- 14 days post
Also, I started back working out yesturday!:) It was for an hour, and it was light cardio and circuit training with light weights (4 lbs) and resistance bands...I felt like I was lazy not exercising!
I am still very swollen, when I wash my face, I realize how tender I am around my eyes and forehead. Like, I do not even lift my eyebrows because it's sore. I have been off my pain meds for awhile now, I believe last Wednesday was my last day. I can not blow my nose yet, and when I sneeze, I sneeze with my mouth open (gross, I know), but you can not have any pressure build up and possibly damage your nose.
For tanning, I use a self tanner called SunLabs, and it is AMAZING! (Just in case you wanted to know:))
I can't think of anything else to tell you! If I do, I will update again! Pictures will go up tnight:)
Sorry, this pictures aren't actually 14 days, did...
- 28 Sep 2011
- 14 days post
Any questions--just message me:)
My one month post op appt is tomorrow! I have...
- 10 Oct 2011
- 26 days post
As of right now, I am very swollen, my tip is still numb and swollen. When I rub my eyes, it still hurts...nothing else is neww!
My post op appt was a few weeks ago! Everything...
- 21 Oct 2011
- 1 month post
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that my Plastic...
- 1 Nov 2011
- 2 months post
As far as recovery is going, I am still healing. ...
- 1 Nov 2011
- 2 months post
Hi everyone! So I just uploaded some pictures that...
- 1 Jan 2012
- 4 months post
I am 5 months post op! And so much swelling has...
- 19 Feb 2012
- 5 months post
Woop! It is time for 6 months post-op pictures!...
- 28 Mar 2012
- 6 months post
I just uploaded some new photos! I am way behind!...
- 9 Aug 2012
- 11 months post
Wow- I have not updated in forever! I am sorry for...
- 2 Jan 2013
- 1 year post