My Rhinoplasty Experience - Nashville, TN

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I was always self conscious of my nose. It had...

I was always self conscious of my nose. It had been broken a couple of times throughout my childhood, leaving a hump! My Sister had Breast augmentation in 2006 with excellent results. Cosmetic surgery is quite common in my family. So, In 2007 after seeing that my sister was happy with her result I decided to have surgery. I was also having breathing issues and sinus problems. The Consultation was ok. The doctor didn't tell me about all of the risks in detail. I was so excited that I was ill prepared and didn't ask the questions that I should have.

I had the surgery and was very sore. I was instructed to be lazy, take it easy. I did.

Fourth day post-op I woke up at 6am with a slight nose bleed that turned into a severe bleed. Blood was literally coming out of my mouth and nose. gushing. I was rushed to the ER by Ambulance. They gave me medication to clot my blood and the bleeding eventually stopped after being in the ER most of the day. It was the scariest experience of my life. I thought I was going to die. After healing I did my own research and found out that with my particular procedure, bleeding is a big risk.

I LOVE the way my nose looks now. I'm more confident, it boosted my self esteem. But, If I would have known the bleeding risk and that I would have an extreme fear of blood afterward, I probably wouldn't have done it.

Please ask lots of questions and be as informed as possible.

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