Should I Get a Rhinoplasty - Los Angeles, CA
Heyyy there. I have a primary rhinoplasty booked...
Potential before and afters
I'm after a very minimal change, reduces columella and very slight slope... Still unsure. I'm 1 month out.
Surgery booked for 14 Jul ????
First day after surgury
Will update after my cast is removed.
7 days post op without tape
Supplies and comparisons
So I just wanted to post a pic of the supplies i actually used. I purchased SO many things that I didn't end up using. But these are the things that came in handy:
Coconut oil - cleaning the tape off the face
Clearasil acne wipes - these are so good for chin and forehead oil
Cleansing/baby wipes - good for the face (not as good as clearasil though), and good for freshening up since you can't shower.
Vaseline - good for lips and nostrils
Arnica gel - bruising (I didn't take the tablets)
Vitamin C - for good immunity
Saline nasal spray - irrigating the nose after the cast comes off
Q tips - for applying vaseline to the nostrils
Dry shampoo - for the 6 days of no washing
Make up pads - cleaning around the nose. Also good for putting some coconut oil under the eyes for moisture (beauty tip rather than rhino tip).
Tape - for taping when the cast comes off.
Neck pillow/travel pillow - (not pictured) amazing for sleep.
Straws - for everything liquid. I even used them for soup.
Thats pretty much it! I bought things like dry mouth rinse, benzo peroxide, arnica tablets, but I just never used those things.
Im 7 days post op today... Very swollen but so so so happy with the outcome!
Traveling after surgery :/
From the front & comparison
4 weeks today
The columella is hanging a little lower than ide prefer, but apparently this is due to swelling. Hopefully reduces over time. I wanted a bit left anyway, as I didn't want it to look upturned. Anyone had experience with the healing of this part?
All in all, so so happy with the change!
I havnt had the procedure yet. Will update. So far the staff have been amazing. I am in Australia and I have been able to consult and book everything online. Dr Grigortants even suggested I not get my ears done, which to me speak volumes in terms of not upselling me to make money.