I am absolutely terrified of undergoing another...
I am absolutely terrified of undergoing another operation on my nose! After an original procedure in august 2012, I am needing a revision rhinoplasty to correct supratip fullness, open
Roof deformity, hanging columella and twisted tip... Revision booked in for 10th June 2014. Very scared, terrified of something going wrong again :( The bridge has been slightly
Over resected so The supratip is full, although I do like the ski slope appearance I do not want to end up with a saddle nose deformity.
I am having serious doubts about the procedure.. I think I've lost all faith in a surgeons ability and am scared when it comes to operating they will find that it's worse than they thought and I will look completely different after. I've said I don't want to look too different and don't want it to be noticeable to other people! Is it a good idea to take all my edited pictures and explain this is how I want it to look?
Also, when the septal cartilage is shaved slightly are spreader
Grafts placed between the top of the cartilage and the nasal bones to avoid an inverted V deformity?
It's my 21st on the 18th June.. And I am going on holiday 4th July. I think a procedure on the 10th June, although tempting, is very far fetched... I'm only 21 once and I don't want to spend my birthday bandaged up with black eyes so I'm going to change the date to July time!
I'm also having septoplasty.. Has anyone has rhinoseptoplasty? ( I didn't have a deviated septum until after the first procedure) How painful is it?
The main part of my revision will be to tackle the deviated septum?
Can a deviated septum cause migraines on one side and a feeling of pressure build up in the head - anybody else had experience of this?
Operation change - more photos
Op date put back to end of July.. Some days I feel absolutely fine about it, others I can't stop thinking about the impending operation.. What if problems are even greater after surgery? Had anyone had osteotomies re performed on over resected bridge?
Photos look okay
Looking at the above photos it doesn't look bad at all! Which is surprising considering it changes every day, but the breathing problems are worsening.. One nostril has collapsed whilst the other nostril feels completely blocked, feels like cartilage in the way?
Anyone else experienced this? And has anyone had spreader grafts to target this? How much wider would my nose be as I don't want them to be too noticeable
After much deliberation I have decided to cancel the operation and I feel so much better for it already!! The surgeon I have been given the option of having is in no way an expert - a jack of all trades ( stay away from high street companies!!!!!) but after speaking to all my family they've asked me why I even want it done!! They can't notice the minor imperfections I can, and for everyone else it's just a nose! The risks outweight the positives in this scenario and I felt more nervous of looking completely different than I do now because I 1. Have developed a love/hate relationship with my nose 2. Nobody is perfect, and nobody else pays attention to noses! And 3. I didn't feel confident in the surgeons ability... Maybe one day if It looks worse, or other people start to notice the imperfections I can then I'll save up my money and go to a specialist in London or America... But for now I'm going to live with it and try get over the fact that nobody else even notices! ( so strange to think) Hopefully when I do decide to get it done ( if!) I'll be completely confident in the surgeons ability and will feel excited about the procedure, but in this case I was making myself ill with worry and stress all for minor adjustments that probably won't be noticed anyway with a surgeon that is in no way qualified to carry out the procedure. My intention in the future, if I chose to go through with it, is to do it once and one time only again. No point returning to the company only for it to have a higher chance of going wrong than right.. I will try for a refund to contribute towards any further surgery but I'm not hopeful! Thank you everyone for your support but for now I'm going to stay away from online forums for a while :) I wish you all luck in your revisions if and when you decide to do it.
Favourite quote ever from Roald Dahl:
' A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely'