Black Girl Rhinoplasty: The Countdown Begins - Weston, FL

Exactly Three Weeks Pre-Op: I cannot believe...

Exactly Three Weeks Pre-Op:

I cannot believe surgery day is so close...
I've been reading some really great reviews and progress updates and decided that I should document my journey. The stories were really encouraging and comforting for me and gave a realistic idea of what to expect, so I hope to do the same for someone else.

My Pre-Op appointment is next Wednesday, November 6.
I'll check in then...

Before

Before Pictures

One Week Pre-Op

This time next week I will be in recovery! I'm am even more excited and even more nervous! My pre-op appointment went well. My coordinator went over all of the do's and don't and gave me my prescriptions to fill. Also, she gave me a "goody bag" of supplies that I will need such as Q-Tips, nasal spray, cold compress, etc. She also suggested I purchase Bromelain and Arnica for my post-recovery.

This weekend I plan to preparing my home since I'm sure I won't feel like cleaning and doing laundry next week. I am excited, though, to be a total baby and have my boyfriend wait on my hand and foot, lol. :)

I still cannot believe I am finally going through with this...

1 Day Post-Op

Whew...the surgery day has come and gone and it was much less scary than I expected. I checked in yesterday morning, crazy nervous, completed all the pre-op paperwork and met with the doctors. The last thing I remember before waking up in recovery is the anesthesiologist telling me "it's cocktail hour!" Once I woke up I was pretty groggy and had a headache, which has pretty much been the extent of the pain yesterday and today. The worst part was not being able to breathe out of my nose because of the packing (gauze) that teh doctor placed inside my nose. I bled from my nose all day yesterday and had to change the drip pad pretty frequently. That made me a little nervous, but the doctor reassured me that was normal. I went back for my first follow up appointment this morning and had the gauze removed and I feel so much better! So far, so good and recovery is definitely not as bad as I expected. I cannot wait to get my cast removed next Wednesday!

One Week Post-op & Splint/Suture Removal

Overall, this has been one of the best decisions I've ever made! I got my split and sutures removed this morning and even though my nose is swollen I already LOVE the results. I am finally able to breathe having had the internal splibta removed (and gross, but also all of the mucus suctioned from my nose). I was nervous that having the sutures removed would be painful, but it was as bad as I was expecting. And, surprisingly, you can barely see where yhe incisions were made! My doctor wants me to keep my nose taped as often as possible for the next six weeks. So far, so good...and so, so happy
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