Sinus Surgery: Septoplasty Sinuplasty .... - Dallas, TX

Today is day 6 of recovery, not counting surgery...

Today is day 6 of recovery, not counting surgery day. My first 4 days went great and I stayed in bed mostly and stayed on top of my meds to keep control. I did take several pictures before and also since surgery. After suffering with life-altering chronic sinus infections, I finally was forced to get sinus surgery. The whole kitten-kaboodle. I was extremely mad about having to get it the surgery and especially while having major dental issues at the same time. All my sinuses were blocked and primarily the infection was on the left side. With my severely deviated septum that was in an 's' shape, Dr. Sule did get it straight. I can tell just by looking at my nose head on. I couldn't get any type of insurance coverage to help with reshaping and repairing the multiple fractures, large bump and partially indented and large tip. I have dealt with this for as long as I can remember and I had the biggest hopes that I'd find a way to get Rhinoplasty done along with this surgery, but I was not able to.

I did manage to get insurance coverage at 100% with zero out of pocket costs because I have been sending in medical claim after medical claim this year. United Healthcare PPO Choice Plus I believe.

Yesterday, day 5, I went into my surgeon's office to have my post-surgery visit. I had the stitch or two clipped at the front of my nostrils, the smooth and long stents removed and gross stuff sucked out. I was finally able to breathe in the first time and it was great. Even so right now, I am able to breathe. Two hours after the appointment I bent over to pet my dog and my nose just started pouring blood. Now, I do not know why this happened, but it did make me feel ill with sinus pain on the left side and the bleeding was on the left side. The recovery was easier than yesterday and today. I had the bleeding fiasco and during that I was having to clear large blood clots one at a time, out the left nostril. The first one being so large and lodged that I could feel a blockage, I could feel the nostril itself on the side and i could feel something big and firm in that small space. I had to have my dad turn his head since he saw part of it come out. It was very disgusting. I also have pictures if anyone is that curious. :) I will be back to write more as time goes on.

I will be back to Post Pictures!

Thank you!

Over a Month Postop

I am doing well. I believe the first few weeks AFTER the initial 5 days is the worst. I wanted to itch and rub my nose so bad. I had to sleep with a mask or under the blankets to create my own humidity. Note- this was not painful, but extremely annoying. I have a tinge of infection still that I see, but I have a dental abscess in the exact same area (by maxillary sinus on troubled left side) and when that is addressed soon, I believe I will be better. I am way better than I was. I was chronically ill for at least six months with severe sinus infection.
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon

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