This has been my second surgery...the first one...
This has been my second surgery...the first one was a disaster (see my previous review), so after almost 2 years I decided to have a revision.
I chose a new ps, very skilled in revision rhinoplasty and I think the result is amazing compared to my starting point.
He also suggested a chin implant in order to balance my profile...good choice!
He performed lateral osteotomies, inverted V correction, tip reshaping, temporal fascia to level out the bridge and septum correction.
The chin implant has been positioned through 2 very small intraoral incisions (no scars).
DAY of the surgery
6 hours operation, nausea and bruised eyes but no pain
Very very swollen...probably more than normal. No pain, only a bit of headache. Very difficult to breath and sleep. Liquid diet due to the chin implant...(how disgusting!). I felt very tired.
I started to be more active and to go out. Still no smell and taste...difficulties to eat solid food.
CAST OFF! When my silicon pad were taken out I immediately started to smell and taste again!
Nose seems to be straight...the main difficulty was to remove the surgical pen! :)
My ps put some light tape for other 7 days.
Tape OFF! The bridge is now more swollen (especially on the left side) and the bridge appears a little crooked...in theory this should be a temporary effect.
Today I feel good...yesterday I came back to work. Several people didn't notice anything....this is a good thing! :D The chin implant is very difficult to notice without a "before" photo and the nose hasn't alter my image so much.
One month has passed...I feel very good even if my nose is quite swollen, especially the left side.
It is becoming more straight as the swelling goes down. I know it will be a long recovery due to all the work has been done...but patience in this moment is not an easy challenge! ;)
My lower lip is still partially numbness, but my smile is improving a lot.
Anyway, I'm still very happy with my result.
5 weeks update
Still swollen but nose is starting to improve... :)
Chin implant is already perfect...very happy!
2 months post-op
18 Feb 2015
2 months post
Some swelling in the tip and in the left side of the bridge where grafts were place, but overall the nose is improving and healing. ;)
Temporal fascia graft (2 months after)
23 Feb 2015
2 months post
Many has asked me about the temporal fascia graft...actually the pain was very low and after 2 months the scar is almost invisible. So, if it can be an option for you don't worry! :)
3 months post-op
24 Mar 2015
3 months post
3 months has passed. The nose is improving in shape even if there is a remaining swelling in the left side (it is noticeable in the front view) . The doctor told me that probably it won't go away through and through because it depends on the temporal fascia, that has slightly moved more on one side.
Actually I don't really care about it because my starting point before the revision was awful and when I look at me in the mirror is less evident than in photos. ;)
Chin implant: still a bit of numbness in the centre of my lower lip. I feel my chin muscle a bit stiff so I think it will take still some months to heal completely.
Some new photos...
I've just uploaded some new photos (4 months and 2 weeks post-op)