1) stay in an air conditioned hotel if the weather is going to be hot
2) room service is very handy and very reasonable at the hotel i stayed at , the Puro
3) make sure you understand the undertaking of rhinoplasty, that the swelling can take 6 months to a year to clear up and your new nose after the cast is removed will not be the lasting result.
Surgery was a breeze, no complications and no nausea which i have experienced before with UK surgery.
I went by myself to Poland.
Nurses are nice but some speak english better than they understand it. I was given a dense piece of bread with ham and cheese on a few hours post surgery, this was not easy to eat and made me bleed more, i suggest asking for the yogurt or pack your own food like a cup a soup and ask them to add water for you.
it was 40 degrees in Poland and i had first opted to stay at an apartment, this was my major mistake, no air conditioning and grotty conditions, i ended up with abnormal swelling. Dr Adam was a saint though, had a taxi driver come and pick me up and take me to the clinic so he could see me, he agreed i should probably move to a hotel where there was air conditioning and it was more comfortable.
After that everything was a breeze, i can not recommend the Puro hotel enough. Dr Adam saw me almost every day and as i started healing i was able to get out of the hotel and do some shopping about day 5 :)
I am only 2 weeks post op at this point, and I'm still not sure what to make of my nose, not that i should be making anything of it really at this early stage however i can almost feel that revision surgery will be needed :(
Another woman who had surgery with the same surgeon had a beautiful curve to her nose just one month post op, which is the type of nose i asked for, but i still have a hump,and under that it is straight, no curve. Im still confused as to how a curve can miraculously appear as time goes on, but we will see, i am trying to stay optimistic.
The after care when i got back to the UK has been so/so ,one email was not answered and my second email was replied to by the clinic team, and not all my concerns answered either.
If my dream nose appears i guess my review will be a true testament that you really do have to wait to see the change, therefor a great review for rhinoplasty aftermath :) So here are before pics and 2 weeks post op.
I was hasted to add i was nearly put off right from the start when it came to talking to the UK side of this clinic, i found both david and bridget to be quite unprofessional. Don't let this put you off, davids email manner has no warmth which isn't great, i spoke to four other women who all felt the same and that if it wasn't for the Facebook group they have, which is a great addition where you can see before and after photos and talk to other clients etc, then they would have gone else where, i think this is a terrible shame for the clinic which is clean, well presented and courteous.