My name is Megan and I have my Rhinoplasty scheduled with Dr. Robert Ciardullo for Thursday September 6, 2012.
Hey guys! My name is Megan and I have my...
Three weeks away! With the help of RealSelf &...
With the help of RealSelf & Google I made a list of things to get before my surgery :
? Vitamin C (500 mg) - softgel tablets
? Arnica Montana - softgel tablets
? Arnica Montana - cream/lotion
? Saline Nasal Spray
? Extra Strength Tylanol
? Medical Tape
? Throat Lozenges
? Ice Packs
? Neck Pillow
? Zip-up hoodies / sweatshirts
? Lots of Pineapple juice & soft foods =)
So I had my surgery yesterday morning around 11:00...
My biggest concern right now seem to be my nostrils. Before I had a very long nose which = long nostrils. Dr. C was debating whether or not he had to do a "nostril tuck" - which is basically when he make incisions to make your nostrils smaller. He said that he doesnt do it often on patients, and only when it is necessary. during surgery he decided that I DID need the nostril tuck. I pray that my nostrils are just swollen because right now it looks like I dont have any nostrils at all. They look like they are sewed shut. The first time I changed the "dip pad" / "mustache guaze" last night I almost fainted and got veryyy light headed. I hope that its just swelling. My nostrils are smaller than a pea... smaller than a mini chocolate chip. That is my biggest concern right now. Im very nervous about that
Hey guys. So I got my cast off last Thursday (Sept...
I just wanted to talk about something that most people don't mention in these reviews :
To me, recovering was not PHYSICALLY hard, but instead MENTALLY hard. It didnt hurt. I didnt need / take any pain meds. But mentally it was difficult for me. I didn't feel like myself. & I felt reallyyyyy ugly - [[ dirty hair, no makeup, black&blues, swollen face&cheeks, stitches everywhere, dry blood, couldnt smile ]] - I looked like a hot mess. Each day I started feeling a LITTLE more like myself, and I sit here 10 days later, and Im finally STARTING to get back to normal & back to feeling like ME. Also during that time you start to wonder if you made the right decision about the surgery and all. I definitely started having doubts - Was my nose really that bad before? Did I pick the right doctor? - So for me, mentally is was hard - looking in the mirror and not feeling like myself. Luckily I had a supportive family & boyfriend who kept cheering me on and telling me that it was going to look great & I was going to love it
If anyone has any questions please fell free to message me - I'm happy to answer any questions at all about the surgery and/or Dr. C
Hey Guys, So im a little more than 1 month...
So im a little more than 1 month post-op and I have mixed feelings about my nose...Sometimes I wonder if I liked my old nose better. This nose is def different. And it def has flaws - It leans to the right (or left in pictures). It looks like the columella is crooked. Also my nostrils are realllyyy uneven, and you can notice it front on. I can't notice it so much in person (maybe its because Im used to looking at it) but in pictures you can tell. One nostril looks alot higher than the other and bigger than the other.
I know theres nothing I can do and this was a risk that I took with the surgery. I just hope with time it evens out... but it seems like as time goes on, and as the swelling goes down, you can notice it more....
Hey guys! So its been a little over 3 months since...
Hey. So Im a little more than 4 months post-op....
Overall Dr. C and his staff were GREAT. The only reason I gave him 3 stars for "After Care" was because I never got a follow up call the night of surgery or the next morning to see how I was doing. Overall though he was great, and everyone made me feel really comfortable. Dr. C also seemed very pleased & proud of my new nose. During my surgery, right before he put the cast on, he actually ran out to the waiting room to get my parents to show them my new nose before putting the cast on. That meant alot to me, and gave me hope during my recovery of a good outcome. It showed that he was proud of my nose & excited to show it off - and show my parents.