Highly Recommended for Rhinoplasty - San Francisco, CA

I wanted to correct two imperfections in my nose:...

I wanted to correct two imperfections in my nose: a crooked bridge (caused by childhood trauma) and a pointed tip. The procedure took 4 hours and was not painful. I had a bad sinus headache for several days, and some eye bruising. I was able to return to work after 9 days with just a minor nasal drip.

Thanks for sharing! Were there any post op supplies that really helped you during recovery?

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Hi Angie! The two main things I needed post-op were cotton balls and Q-tips. Stock up a huge bag of each! The nosebleeds during the first week were constant and intense, like a leaky faucet that wouldn't shut off. Even after the bleeding stopped, I still had a nasal mucus drip that lasted a very long time. You will definitely need a huge inventory of cotton balls to stuff your nostrils, kleenex to dab the dripping, and Q-tips to apply anti-bacterial ointment to your stitches. As for meds, most of the meds my doctor prescribed were not necessary. I didn't have much pain so I didn't need the Oxycontin; I didn't have any nausea or anxiety, so I didn't need those meds either. My doctor prescribed a total of 6 medications, only one of which I even used. So be judicious when choosing which prescriptions you really need filled.
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Great review. Thank you. Would you mind posting some before and after pics so we can get an idea of his work?
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San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Chiu-Collins understood exactly what I wanted at my first consultation. She is very patient, attentive, and knowledgeable. She called me almost every day during my recovery, and made sure the changes I wanted were not too drastic. I am extremely pleased with the result. My nose looks exactly how I envisioned it in my head, but not so obvious that others noticed the change.

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5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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