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Scheduled for Septorhinoplasty for Sep 29
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 8 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $6,800
- Theodore A. Golden, MD (Troy, MI)
So, I've been thinking about getting my nose...
- 12 Sep 2011
- 16 days pre
So, I've been thinking about getting my nose fixed probably since high school but I was always too scared. I'm a big wimp about pain :)
I finally decided to look into it again after seeing some really unflattering pictures. My nose seems to look worse in pictures than in real life and i do kinda like my nose bump and I can't imagine how I will look without it.
I have broken my nose 2-3 times. It is slightly crooked, to the left, and I have a large dorsal hump and a somewhat boxy tip.
I went to see Dr. Golden two weeks ago for my first consult. It went well and the pictures he showed me of his other patients were beautiful. He is kinda all over the place though. He said that he would have to break my nose, make it straight, file down my hump and de-boxify my tip. I also have a slightly bifid tip (like a cleft) and he said that would be gone too.
I have ordered my vitamin C, probiotics and arnica montana from his list of stuff I need but I am going to try and get out of taking the antibiotics he prescribes his patients because they make me sick and I really dont want to be throwing up and feverish right after someone carves up my face.
He also is doing a closed rhinoplasty and only does closed. I hear this is better for healing.
I am very excited and nervous and don't know how I'm going to concentrate on anything else for the next almost three weeks!!
I will be back and update when more stuff happens.
I'm nervous about if i will have packing, if i will remember anything during twilight sedation and about taking antibiotics. I hate taking them and some doctors say they aren't necessary but Dr. Golden says he prescribes them. Any input would be appreciated :)
I had my pre-op appointment today. Dr. Golden sat...
- 27 Sep 2011
- 2 days pre
I asked him if he was going to scoop it out at all and he said no. i mentioned i ready something about the scoop being better for women but he took his pen and showed me on the picture what it would look like if he did and i agreed it would be a little too much gone for my face.
he showed me a little from a patient who was freaking out about her swelling for a few months and was writing to say how much she loved her nose after 11 months and assured me that i would be very bruised and very swollen for some time and told me not to wig out about it.
i filled my three prescriptions (vicodin, bactrim and nasal ointment) and ive started taking my probiotics and arnica montana a few days ago. i have to start putting the ointment on my nose tonight. I will not have packing in my nose but he still insists i take the antibiotics and told me to call if i have even a mild allergic reaction because then he will have to give me some kind of steroid pack or something.
I am so so so so so nervous; every time i think about it my stomach seriously drops!
but i am excited to have a new look. Dr is very confident i will have a lovely result and be happy with it.
ah! i can't believe it's happening like 30 hours from now!!! how will i ever sleep!
He showed me a LETTER from another patient, not a...
- 27 Sep 2011
- 2 days pre
Oh yeah, he also said my nostrils wil be a little...
- 27 Sep 2011
- 2 days pre
So..i did it!! I am very happy so far. everything...
- 29 Sep 2011
- On day of treatment
I am changing my nose gauze pretty often as i am still bleeding from nostrils. I can't tell how it will look other than what i can see of hte tip which is swollen but definitely different and on it's way to cute-ness , i believe.
So far, I am casted, and gauzed up under my nose. I slept most of the afternoon, but now I'm awake and feeling great! I'm starting to get some bruising around my eyes and cheeks and its driving me nuts when my nose itches and there's nothing i can do about it.
OKay, trying to figure out how I can come up with a cup of coffee..
I will post pics soon, I took a couple today but I dont think anyone's ready to see all this..
Went back to dr. today. no more gauze but cast...
- 30 Sep 2011
- 1 day post
Here's some pics from the day after. today i will...
- 1 Oct 2011
- 2 days post
Cast off today!! i love my nose!!!! it's so...
- 4 Oct 2011
- 5 days post
11 days out and i feel really good! my nose is...
- 10 Oct 2011
- 11 days post
Three weeks out today. I feel great. Ive bumped my...
- 20 Oct 2011
- 21 days post
all of my bruising has been gone for about a week, the stuffiness is almost gone, some little stuffiness persists but i think that's more due to allergies and the amount of dust flying around my house.
so far, i still love my nose and am happy i did it.
Ok, sorry it has been awhile. I'm still in the...
- 18 Nov 2011
- 2 months post
Everything is still going well. Havent seen the doctor in a few weeks; after my last appt he said i was done, as long as i continued to heal so well.
I still love my nose and notice it continuing to get smaller. I too can feel a couple slight bumps underneath the bridge skin but i cant see them in photos. my tip is still a little numb and maybe a little swollen and my nose is still kinda stuffy. This seems to have gotten worse in the past couple weeks again with all this weird weather (it's kicking my allergies in to high gear) plus with all the dust flying around my house.
I have definitely bumped it a couple times and it seems to have held up.
I was scared i was going to get a polybeak deformity because my tip hasnt gone down as much as the rest of my nose, but it seems to be going down more with time.
overall, still happy.
A little over 2 months out and all is well. i...
- 6 Dec 2011
- 3 months post
the tip of my nose is still slightly numb, but way better than before. i can wear sunglasses without tape now ( thank god because i was getting all kind of strange looks..) but i dont wear them too long or they bother me a little, esp the bigger ones. if im in the car driving for awhile, i stil may tape them, though.
i have posted another pic (sorry, at an 80s theme party this time, lots of costume events this year , it seems)
i am still around and still doing great, just havent been on a lot due to being so busy doing some home renovations.
I've been slacking on my updates! Everything is...
- 27 Feb 2012
- 5 months post
I will get some more pics, when I'm dressed and look nice (right now i'm in workout clothes)
I am still so glad I did it and I feel a lot more confident, especially when taking pictures, pictures seemed to highlight the worst in my nose before.
I am going on a trip next month and I'm sure I will have lots of pics to post, and I have heard that my nose skin will be very sensitive for the first year or so to the sun , so i'm planning on being very diligent with the sunblock!
Well, more than six months out and I still...
- 11 Apr 2012
- 7 months post
My Doctor: Theodore A. Golden, MD
Dr. Golden and his staff were very helpful and reassuring. Dr Golden has already called to follow up and my surgery was just this morning. His staff took care of me when i was in recovery, got my blanket, got me apple juice, let me rest in a nice recliner chair, etc. So far, so good.