Costa Rica (Dr. Lev) Nov 3rd 2016 :: Scheduled for NL, FL, Chin Implant
Hello fellow age fighting warriors! I will be...
First Post surg pictures and thoughts
A couple of suggestions make sure you have a definite plan on your pain medication at your post op appointment. Dr. Lev had me on 1-2 Tramaset every 8 hours. Plus 1 Enomtyum every 8 hours. Both are for pain. I found it very difficult to wait 8 hours. The recommendation is to start with two tablets of Tramaset and Verdeza only gave me one so I was behind from the start which is never good. I researched and found out I can take it every 6 hours. I thought it would be better to take one every 6 hours instead of waiting to take 2 every 8. I had a very difficult time explaining this to the nurse at Verdeza. I finally convinced her to let me take care of my meds myself as I had written everything down and would be careful with dosing. I also discovered that Tramaset makes my legs jump so sleeping was difficult. What saved me is that I brought with me some Ativan for sleeping and some Hydrocodon that Dr. Lev said I could switch to. Now that I have the best pain meds for me I am not in any pain just uncomfortable, sore and nauseated. I brought some Peppermint oil for the nausea which seems to help. Hope I can cut way back on pain meds by tomorrow.
When I arrived at Verdeza they said one of the patient’s had to stay a few extra days so they were short a room and upgraded me to a deluxe room (at no extra cost) for the first 4 nights then transferred me to the standard room yesterday. The standard room is very nice but it is on the freeway side of the building and is very noisy all night long. If you stay here, ask for the side that is not facing the freeway.
4th day pics
6th day post pictures
Now look at this chin! Does it look too big for my face? I feel like I have a cross between Rene Russo and Jay Leno's chin! I know I am still swollen but every time I pass the mirror I am a little shocked by the image. Please honest opinion, isn't it a little big? Masculine? I am staying positive and deciding that I will get used to it and love it in time. But I would like to hear honest opinions.
I can't say enough good about Dr. Lev. I have looked at a lot of pictures on this site and I feel sorry for some of the people whose doctors did not seem skilled enough to hide the stitches and the stitches are bulky and irregular, that is going to leave nasty scars. Dr. Lev is very skilled in stich placement and application. It takes the surgeon more time but is worth it for the patient's results. And I honesty believe Dr. Lev cares about the patient and takes pride in his work. Add that to his 28 years of experience and you have a surgeon that consistently produces great results.