Rhinoplasty in Medellin Colombia
I am a 22 year old living in Miami, Florida with a...
Pushing through Day 4 & 5
Most Bruising is lightening day by day and my swelling is in my lower cheeks and makes me look like a chipmunk.
On Day 4, I began to get blood lines through my eyes. Not sure why it happened. I'm assuming because I've done a lot of bending over, if I drop something, and I forget that I shouldn't. I had a quick post check up wth the surgeon. He went over the shape that he achieved and how he cut a nerve that ran from my nose to my lip which should stop my nose from dipping towards my lips when I smile. We scheduled the splint removal for Day 7 and I cantttt wait!!
On Day 5, the bruises have gone away a lot and the swelling in my cheeks have gone from chipmunk to a puppy. Today, I was desperate to get out of the house, so I made sure to put lots of sunblock on. The surgeon said if you don't use aunblock on the bruises, it could cause them to turn into a dark stain lasting much longer. I put on very light concealer, and headed to a science museum with the family. I wore a hat and glasses all day. Today, I also paid to get my hair washed which I've been avoiding doing since pre-op. Grossss I know I know!
I think the worst part has been goin to sleep. I haven't found a cure for the terrible dry mouth that I get. I wake up gasping for moisture, but make sure to keep a glass of water close by.
Tomorrow, I finally get to see my surgeon again to remove the splints and bandages. He wants to replace them and leave them on another week. I fly back home to Miami on Day 10, so I'm reallyyy hoping he approves for it to come off completely so that I can go back to work and look normal. I plan to continue taping at night to sleep. We'll see what he says. I stopped icing on Day 4 which was probably a bad idea. The swelling in my cheeks seems to be stuck there. Also, because of the taping, I think he pulled my nose very high, which made my lift lip and now my top lip doesn't touch my bottom. I'm hoping that will go back to normal when the tape is removed. My raised lip and tip of the nose make me feel slightly piggy. I just hope to look myself when I fly back home.
Definitely super excited to see my nose tomorrow!!! Can't wait!! Will take pics.
Post Splint Removal
He removed a small cast but left a bandaid. He wants me to keep it for 15 days post. Which is for 8 more days.
That's a problem because I need to return to work in 4 days and I think a bandage makes me look silly. It's like shouting for attention and I'd rather not have everyone asking me questions about it. I'm hoping for another doctor response about how long I need it and if I can get away with taking it off 10 days post op. Of course, I want to do what's best for me, but I can't miss anymore work days.
Dr John Orlas Blair did his best at making me feel comfortable with him. He let me explain what I wanted done and he assured I would be satisfied. He doesn't do computer generated images because he doesn't want to create a false sense of hope. But I left my trust and face in his hands and was not disappointed!! Besides being late to my surgery, He did an amazing job as a surgeon!! Highly recommend and will consider for other procedures in the future.