- updated 9 months ago
I am scheduled to have an open rhinoplasty done...
- 23 Feb 2013
- 16 days pre
I am scheduled to have an open rhinoplasty done seventeen days from now during my high-school spring intersession. I have never been teased or bullied but instead have decided to have the procedure done since I am self-conscious and feel it isn't proportional to my facial features. I have read a number of blogs and watched several YouTube videos on experiences which have helped me gain an overall idea of what I should expect and how to prep. Although this will be my first time under anesthesia, which is worrying to some, (especially my mother) I am confident the operation will go well since I am comfortable with my surgeon and the communication over my expectations. I have considered this practice since a very young age but never mentioned it to a family member / friend until 04/2012 then eventually my mother scheduled a consultation Jan/2013 where a date was set. I purchased items I found necessary for the "after," including:
CLOTH TAPE, LITER WATER BOTTLE, STRAWS, SALINE SPRAY, VASELINE, CLEANSING WIPES, GAUZE PADS, STOOL SOFTENER, CUTIPS, SLIPPERS, EAR PLUGS, TYLENOL, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, SUNBLOCK.
Being only ten days away from surgery has me...
- 2 Mar 2013
- 9 days pre
SALTINE CRACKERS, SOUPS, YOGURT, PROTEIN SHAKES, U-SHAPED PILLOW, NEOSPORIN, AIRBORNE, ARNICA, JUICE.
I've been trying to avoid posting since it can be both repetitive and a bit useless since I haven't undergone the procedure - but I have a few questions I have been wanting to ask RealSelf users!
Did you have a rhinoplasty between the ages 16-18? If not, what age and why did you find it appropriate then? How was the experience? What change(s) did this procedure bring into your life? (especially among family and friends.) Pain scale: 1-5? When did bruising and most of the swelling go away? How long did you sleep with your head tilted under a wedge pillow? What do you recommend?
I'll try updating my review after surgery today,...
- 12 Mar 2013
- Day of treatment
I've just been released and am not in any pain!...
- 13 Mar 2013
- 1 day post
On the day of surgery, my mom and I went in at...
- 14 Mar 2013
- 2 days post