Wow, what a helpful website I stumbled upon. I figured I would post some photos when it's not 4am....can't sleep since thats all I've been doing.... as things come along to help some as I was helped during the past couple weeks of lurking. I've wanted a nose job since I could remember but was always afraid it was too costly, too much down time and frankly, was worried I'd look like a different person. After consults with 2 local facial surgeons (one with the same doc from 6 years ago), I plunked down my money without much hesitation. I didn't tell my family or most friends since I didn't need the second thought and judgement. They don't see a problem with my nose but I hate having photos taken at certain angles. Especially from my right and front.
My goal is an overall thinner nose from bridge to tip and while I don't have much of a dorsal hump, I do have two bumps, one on each side of my bridge. So at a 3/4 view it looks pretty wonky at least on my right side. the even larger bulbous tip on just the right sucks, too.
I wasn't really nervous leading up to surgery since I had other things on my mind so the night before Valium wasn't necessary. I did take it before surgery and got in my gown and did a last minute talk with the doc. My friend brought me since she always makes me laugh so I would highly recommend bringing someone like that to keep it light.
After the quick IV, the nurse said he was pushing propofol to make me sleepy. The last think i remember thinking was" isn't that what killed Michael Jackson?!?" Next I was awake, so refreshed and wondered if they started! No pain at all, I could, and still can, breathe thru my nose. I have some bruising along my eyes like I have shadow with a tad bid of swelling there. Not much blood dripping onto my pad. He taped the pad as an upside down triangle which does the trick so I giggle at the pics of the big full rectangular strip of pad that runs the face. Way bigger than necessary.
Vicodine and a Valium when I got home with a little water, crackers and banana. Not nauseous at all!!!! And I get sick in the passengers seat of a car! So impressed with whatever concoction they added to my sleep meds. I was definitely fully competent a short while after I got home and was even returning work emails. I should probably go back and re-read what I wrote tomorrow lol.
The things I couldn't live with out during this process: someone to change your pads and make you drink/eat/medicate when you get home. A u pillow--life saver. Cough drops. Chap stick. Bottles of water with bendy straws. Write down when you took your meds; I promise that you will not remember!
Looking forward to having the cast off next Tuesday! Will give dr's info at that time if all goes as planned! Photos to come..