8 months post surgery & loving my new nose!! - United Kingdom, GB
- updated 1 day ago
Hi everyone, what a fab site! It is so good to...
- 19 Mar 2013
- 8 days pre
Hi everyone, what a fab site! It is so good to read other people's experience of Rhinoplasty! I am from the UK and am scheduled to have surgery to take the hump from my nose on Thurs 28th March 2013!!
I used to have a nice nose but then in my teens it grew and developed a large bump! Some describe it as regal I say it's horrible! The only people who have teased me about my nose would be my two younger brothers years ago, they called me witch nose and I hated it!
I just want a nice, normal nose that fits my face! I am feeling excited about having a nose to be proud of and also nervous about the anesthetic and not getting the results I had hoped for!!!
I am interested in any advice to prepare for the op and also what I need for after! I have read about something for swelling beginning with b, I can't remember we the name. Is that something you can get in the uk and is it over the counter or prescription?
Cost is £4850 not sure what that is in dollars.
Thanks in advance!
Wow I can't believe in 9 1/2 hours I will be at...
- 27 Mar 2013
- 1 day pre
I have packed a small bag most of which is taken up by my dressing gown...do I really need it?! Took my horse to another training yard where he will be cared for and exercised so he isnt a lunatic when i get back on him, friend is looking after my children's two ponies (i really should let Bertie Basset the black shetland go but he is so cute and i love him dearly!). I have such a lot to organise its exhausting!
My husband is driving me to Northampton in the morning and I assume I am in for the day and will be home by late afternoon/evening.
Anyway I took some more photos tonight of my nose as it is now, looking at them reminded me to forget being nervous as you need this op!!! It's amazing how much better if looks from one side to the other -so it's true, we do all have a better side!
Well I just want to be there now and to be waking up with hopefully a beautiful nose!
Will keep you all posted!
Phew it's all done and over now! I arrived at...
- 28 Mar 2013
- Day of treatment
I went down at 11am and was in a small room to be anethatised, I had a needle put in hand abd oxygen mask, i was scared and I could feel my heart beating really fast, I did feel like crying but managed to control myself lol, even the anethatised commented on my heartrate to which Iike a little 10yr old girl, i admitting I was feeling scared to which he said "no need to be scared think of something nice" of course I started thing about horses and before I knew it was was being woken up in recovery! Thank God I didn't have to go into theatre before being knocked out as that would of freaked me out! Lol.
One of my biggest fears was waking up and panicking due to not being able to breath and being sick etc but I was fine and I had and still don't have any packing in my nose so could breath, I just feel like I have a really bad cold! My lips are not dry but my throat was a little sore from the breathing tube and man I had a bad headache that lasted all day and night, well it's 3.30am I am wide awake with no headache! I felt sick but I think it was empty stomach but I haven't been sick. With regards to the headache, pain killers didn't really help, the only thing was ice in a cloth which I out on forehead and it really helped on ears, eyes, cheeks, throat, basically my whole face!
I have a huge cast on, got to stay on for a week!! I have no bruising what so ever which is fab as I was worried about scaring my children, so at least I won't be quite so scary to them.
I keep sneezing - omg the first time was a bit comical as in the space of a second I had to decide the best way to do this! I sneeze loudly normally anyway so now having to do so through my nose is so loud! And I do it about 4/5 times each time I want to sneeze! I think my face is allergic to my new nose! I could hear people down the corridor commenting on the sneezing and saying "wow whoever that is BLESS YOU"! Hey, it's be, you know the one who has must had a nose job!!!!! Does make my nose run a bit though, I feel like I need to blow the bloody snot out, looks a bit gross!
Another worry was not being able to eat! Lol. Well i can honestly say I could manage a T-bone steak right now! I ate soup, jacket potato with tuna, yoghart and an aero choc bar - this was to help the headache as I do suffer with low blood sugar too and had a headache before I went down to theatre.
Mike Tyler came to see me right after op in recovery and then last night in the room. He said all went well, that they took the little bump away to which I said "wasn't it a huge bump?" He laughed! Said he did some "tip control", and that he would see me again in the morning.
Although I have a cast on I can see already the nose is smaller and I feel very happy and excited to see what it is like without cast in a weeks time!
I will keep you updated, but so far I feel it was totally worth it and wish I had done it years ago!
Well I think I was a bit too quick to say how...
- 29 Mar 2013
- 1 day post
I feel ok in myself though, not in any pain, still sneezing! Sleeping ok, I am upright but on my side and I am a deep sleeper so I am ok though I have woken up with both kids in bed with us and me and my new nose hanging on the edge of the bed for dear life!
My little boy who is three was a little shocked to see me, he asked if I fell of my horse and then started acting out a horse and me falling!! My daughter thinks it is to do with breathing problems! Actually I have never really been able to breathe through my nose at night so maybe that is why I am sleeping ok as it's no different! Lol!
nyway all seems ok, looking forward to getting the cast off, including today (sat) only another six days to go! :(
I am updating to inform those with young children...
- 30 Mar 2013
- 2 days post
Well I am now on day four, only three days to go...
- 1 Apr 2013
- 4 days post
Lst night I was a bit bored so I decided to examine the new nose a bit more! I was slightly worried that it looked wonky but I think it is just swelling. I reckon when the cast does come off the bridge will be really swollen and I need to prepare myself for what might look like a potatoe!
It is really itching under the cast, I think it's because it's all healing. I find I can raise my brows up and down and that seems to help. I am sleeping really well still upright but not quite so bolt upright and on my side, waking up in the morning hoping that I am not actually lying on the new nose!
Overall I am finding the whole ordeal not too bad! Like I said before the worst part for me was the sacking headache I endured after surgery!
Will upload pictures! Xx
Day five - now feel completely and utterly normal!...
- 2 Apr 2013
- 5 days post
Staying at home 24/7 - I thought it would drive me crazy! My normal life consists of working three days, looking after and riding two ponies (kids ride those but i have to run along with then when they canter ha ha!) and one horse both morning and night (and lunch break spent mucking out!!), two children who are very energetic and everything else I do! Though I am really missing my furry four legged animals and missing riding like crazy (especially as it has been raining in the uk since may 2012 and now since I had op it's been cold but sunny and perfect riding weather) I am not only making the most of staying at home but I am enjoying it! I have always been a home bird! I have re arranged my wardrobe, got all the mountain of ironing done, tidied out my daughters bedroom and I now feel sick because I have eaten some of the choc muffins and chocolate covered flapjack I am this morning, have also become addicted to ebay and have a load of things arriving in the post this week. I hope I can fit in them after all the muffins and flapjack lol!
I wonder if I will cope with my busy life when all returns to normal!
Yippee not long to go now!
Day 6 - excited! Can't believe I am having cast...
- 3 Apr 2013
- 6 days post
Mum took kids to a farm park for the day so I have had a whale of a time doing something I don't normally have time to do ....cleaning! Got mum's dog with me too, Jack he features in my update photo! He is a miniature Schnauzer with a big attitude though he thought I had some spare flapjack on my nose which is how I got the pic! Lol!
Cast off tomorrow!!!
The cast will come off, tomorrow, Bet your bottom...
- 3 Apr 2013
- 6 days post
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow I will be free (of this damn thing!!!).
Hi everyone, so cast off today, was so good to get...
- 4 Apr 2013
- 7 days post
Ok I apologise to having a slight moment of panic...
- 5 Apr 2013
- 8 days post
Today came, I decided to curl my hair and put some more make up on, my skin is so bad at the mo from the cast, tape and no moisturiser. I think the swelling has gone down so much and that is with me not resting or eating pineapple but carrying on with my life as normal.
Every photo my surgeon showed me I was very pleased with, there was not one nose he had done that I didn't think looked good and natural, he did warn me about the swelling and I feel bd for my slight doubt in faith of him yesterday, now I am thinking he has done a good job and it will only get better!
Funny thing is there is a photo of my mum in the 60's with bleach blonde hair in pigtails and her cute nose is the same as mine, she keeps telling me I look like her in her younger days and she forgot how good looking she was!! I said you still gorgeous now!
Today is ten days since the op. nose is less...
- 6 Apr 2013
- 9 days post
Ok today is day 10 I miscalculated! Yesterday day...
- 7 Apr 2013
- 10 days post
A slight bump has developed on the bridge fr the swelling now going down but I quite like that it makes it look more natural.
Anyway I am starting to fall in love with my nose!!!!!
Some questions :-
1. Scar tissue inside nose does that dissapearing or will I always have a lump there?
2. When can you start wearing sun glasses? I have but it feels like too much pressure on bridge so haven't dared!
Ps have added an update pick of me without any makeup of my new nose day 10!
Hi all! I am so happy with new nose, I can't...
- 10 Apr 2013
- 13 days post
One thing I am concerned about is the jump coming back! I have a bit of a bump over bridge that is becoming more noticeable as the swelling goes down, I can feel it more than see, at the mo I like the bump as I think it looks more natural but I wouldn't eat it to get too much bigger. It also tingles across bridge sometimes, I am worried it is over calcification and I will end up with a huge jump again :(
Have put an updated pic taken at farm if your wondering what is in back ground!
Hi guys! Well its now just over two weeks since my...
- 13 Apr 2013
- 16 days post
I starting back horse riding 11 days after surgery, you will think I am mad but believe me I more likely to come of my horse if he isn't rode regularly and he has been a dream to ride - horses seance these things and I am sure when he nodded at me he was nodding with approval! Neigh that's a fine nose you have there! I was so nervous the first time I rode him but second and third time this morning I feel back to my normal self. I am minimising the danger of course by not putting myself in situations that could cause probs. The most dangerous thing is taking the ponies rugs off, the Shetland is so tiny I on my knees! Anyway I being so careful as I would be devastated to ruin my new nose!
My nose feels normal only time I feel it swelling is out in the cold ESP when windy. It feels like it is swelling up inside but then goes down again when back in car or house!
I had a bit of an annoying situation the other day. Someone I know at stables is friends with my mums neighbour who I also know as her daughter is friends with my daughter through school. I wanted to keep nose job to myself as much as I could but these two women have been gossiping. Because I told the stables friend I was going away and the other one I was ill and because they like a good gossip they obviously talked about me and couldn't work out what was happening or where I was. The neighbours husband who I can't stand because he is the worlds bogged gossip & story teller was also digging to find out and when he did from aparantly asking my dad (which I think is a load of rubbish as my dad is Far too classy to tell unless this idiot tricked him) he then went and telephone stables friend to tell her! I had already had to admit to stables friend as she was spreading a rumour that I was suffering with exhaustion and I didn't want it all to get out of hand & I said at time to her the last person I would want to know would be him which is why she told me he knew and how! I am so annoyed not so much that they know but the gossiping behind my back. Even if they guessed something was not right surely they would also guess I wanted to keep it a secret or if they really had to know to call me rather than gossiping to each other. I now it is rediculous but I have struggled to get to sleep last two nights as I am so annoyed. They obviously have such boring lives that they need something to make it more interesting. They both also said that there was nothing wrong with the nose I had, good job i only care what i think!
The neighbours husband has had loads of business failings, was stuck in china for 4 months last year as his visa was withheld as he owed a debt of £140k and although I knew because she had confided in my
Mum I respected their privacy and saved her the embarrassment of trying to get her to tell me! They are such Looser's I wish they would butt out of my life. She also said she thought I was her friend, I think she was upset I hadn't told her????. Well she is a friend as in my daughters friends mother etc but not a FRIEND friend! Why would I consult in her. Not that I am interested but she has never confided in me once when her husband is in the you know what and I respect her choice. I am always there to listen and support and help if I can but only if that person wants me too! I could go on forever.....I am over it now lol!!
Anyway I am the one with the nice nose so all is good! :)
Seeing Moke Tyler in a weeks time, I am dying to show him my nose!!
I just wanted to update for those who have horses...
- 17 Apr 2013
- 20 days post
Really nervous as was worried about y new nose but my horse was a good boy and I har rode nearly every day since. I can feel the nose swelling a bit not just from riding but when its cold or windy but it quickly goes back down! It also drips a but which I can't feel as its still numb! I suppose when I am riding I using muscles more than heart so how I would feel if I went for a run I am not sure, prob half dead but I would feel like that before the nose job lol! The most dangerous part isn't the riding but the handling of my horse and worse, two ponies as they are so small I have to be in my knees to put rugs on! Fortunately they are well behaved too and I have quick reactions! I know how to keep my face out the way and minimise danger to te new nose!
Will update with 3wk pics thurs! Xx
Well it is now three weeks since the day I had my...
- 18 Apr 2013
- 21 days post
Hi everyone well I just wanted to update just to...
- 23 Apr 2013
- 26 days post
Also I have always found that in photos my nose looks a little bent, I think there is swelling more on one side that the other and the flash picks this out. In person I don't think you can tell. I am seeing my ps this Thurs so all my concerns I will tell him but to be honest if it stayed as it is I will still be over the moon - as you can see for before and after pics - it is a great improvement from the old witch nose!! You know I never thought my nose was that big untill I saw the before and after pics!!
Sunday I spent the whole day outside in the wind watching point to point horse racing, that is one thing I am so glad I dont too!! Scary jumping at a gallop on a fired up thoroughbred!! Wow when I got back in the car my nose was throbbing! So it seems for me what makes it swell up is the cold and when it is windy - hmm cold and windy, only one thing missing for it to be true UK weather and that is rain!! LOL!
Anyway will update Thurs/Fri after I have seen my ps for check up appointment!!!
Love to all my friends on here!!
Well four weeks have passed very quickly and life...
- 27 Apr 2013
- 1 month post
Ok it's been five weeks now since I had my op! Not...
- 2 May 2013
- 2 months post
Only one little thing is my nose can run sometimes like when I am out in cold/wind and because it is still numb I can't feel it so I am constantly wiping my nose for fear of it running! Anyone else have this and does it stop!? Also does feeling eventually come back to tip of nose with open rhynoplasty? Scar healing well and I can blow gently through my nose!
Love to you all my nose family! :)
Hi from a very windy UK! Not much to update on...
- 9 May 2013
- 2 months post
8wks Post Surgery - so happy!
- 28 May 2013
- 2 months post
Right weeks photos
- 28 May 2013
- 2 months post
Eight weeks post op photos
- 29 May 2013
- 2 months post
Lumps and bumps ...Eeek!
- 3 Jun 2013
- 3 months post
Three months and sooooo happy!
- 19 Jun 2013
- 3 months post
My nose still runs a little but am hoping with time that will stop. Scar is so faded now and I have a lot of feeling back, nose is more moveable and less hard. I am still finding it uncomfortable to wear sunglasses but as Mike Tyler pointed out they are very heavy glasses (Raybans and D&G big ones in my attempt to look famous whilst lugging my kids around!!). So I basically am not wearing sun glasses for now but I do need to find a really light pair. Again with time I will be able to wear my heavy fashion glasses!! LOL!
Have posted some new pics but to be honest they all look the same, I was very lucky with swelling etc.
Anyway hope all my nose family are ok and well and to those who are still dithering about going for surgery I say if you live in the UK then have it but only with Mike Tyler!! :)
3month photos! :)
- 19 Jun 2013
- 3 months post
5 Month Update & Still So Happy :)
- 21 Aug 2013
- 5 months post
Anyway, can only say this to you lot (my nose family) as noone else would understand!! On a recent holiday to EuroDisney we had to queue for an age to get on most rides.....a challenge with six kids (not all mine lol) all falling out! Anyway I'm stood in this queue examining everyone's noses (amazing how many people have not the perfect nose and how I only notice this now since I have had my op) but I actually enjoyed people being able to see my side profile! Lol! It's better than the front! Lol!
Anyway back to the nose...so I recovered pretty quick and life was back to normal before I could blink! It is still this way, I still have some numbness over septum but it has more or less gone, tip is less hard and more moveable and though I didn't think I had much swelling it has gone down. Here are my update pics!
- 21 Aug 2013
- 5 months post
8 Months Review :)
- 9 Dec 2013
- 9 months post
On a serious note my nose is fine, feels fine, not hard anymore, it isn't really all that numb now on the septum either, still drips in the cold but unless I emergrate to warmer climates then that is something I have to put up with and I think it did it before!
So all in all I have found my experience to be relatively easy, not really painful and so worth it!