31yr -total Fx - Tip Rhinosplasty- Juvaderm for Lips - Cincinnati, OH

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I have always have ice pick scars from acne as...

I have always have ice pick scars from acne as well as disliking my bulbous tip. I decided to have consultation with Dr.leadbetter at The plastic surgery group in Cincinnati,Oh. He seemed very confident in only doing the tip of my nose & that total fx should help with many of the scars. I had the procedure done on 12/16/15 & went ahead and had him put the juvaderm in my lips while I was out , I figured why not! with all this being said I am a recovering addict & absolutely can not take any opiates or benzodiazepines So I already was aware of how horrible this was going to be, but I'm tuff so I wasn't going to let fear hold me back!
I WOKE up to the most god awful sight my face looked like I was put in a meat grinder!!! The nose couldn't feel a thing .....I really couldn't feel any pain in my face just slight sunburn feeling but I had no clue I would look like that!! So 24hrs in after a horrible nights rest, I was oozing honey color stuff everywhere and it just dripped I just kept applying hydra balm as I was instructed at 48hrs I was the same as first day just not as bad with dripping & I finally got to wash it too which was the highlight of my day! At 72hrs it had stopped ozzing & the dreaded itch started which was horrible! Then 96hrs came and I was getting impatient! Well the next morning I finally started to peel I'm assuming he went pretty deep!! But it was a relief THAT SOMETHING was happening finally! However, yesterday I began breaking out underneath of all the brown dead skin and probably had 35 whiteheads all over my entire face and it was the worst I have ever seen my face breakout!! It was so gross!! So back to today some of the whiteheads came off with the skin peeling today but a lot have not SO my new pink skin HAS new zits & whiteheads on most of it!! I'm discouraged feeling & just over the whole thing!! My appt is tomorrow & I'm praying he can give me something for the breakout & possibly some HOPE! Cause this seems horrible to me ....my cheeks have not peeled so unfortunately I can't get a good look at where scars were yet!! So I don't know if this was worth it....more will be revealed I guess & trying to remain positive!! NOW for the nose it still is swollen is what I keep telling myself cause it still looks big! Which is what I wanted to change!!! The shape is slightly different so I don't know about it either lol!! Stitches come out tomorrow hopefully & we will just see!
Now my lips look great but that's instant & a given!! So I'm a lil all over the place with this whole experience sorry guys I will keep you posted thou...and one other thing my eyes were so DRY & IRRITATED during this whole thing! AND THANK YOU TO CHRIST HOSPITAL STAFF in Cincinnati For listening to me all 500 times I continued to tell you I wanted no opiated or benzos!

Went to post op

Above you seen my face was broke out pretty bad he wrote me antibiotics, popped some gross whiteheads for me so I didn't have to walk around like that! & removed external stitches from my nose that he says were there to keep its shape I don't know
He did give me permission to start using my obagi clenziderm so that made me happy!!! As for my nose there is like a welt or lump from where the stitching was it looks odd I'm praying it goes away!
THE SCARS I can see some improvement but my face is so tight and red & bumpy from 35 whiteheads being popped I will feel better when the breakout is under control & then maybe get a good look at my face

One month post op

My skin is still really red and blochy in the places I broke out
Unsure what I think of scars :(
The swelling in my nose has went down some ... It's an improvement but the tip isn't what I wanted so I'm hoping there's still a lot of swelling still

Dr leadbetter seemed confident & caring

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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