Hi everyone, I refrained from updating until I had some news for you all... but today has officially been 4 weeks post op! So I will start off by saying I am IN LOVE with my results this far. I am pretty much 80% healed, although there is of course still swelling. My scars are healing pretty flawlessly on my nose, but my chin scar is still pretty bad. Not too worried about it though since it is hidden and I can cover it up with make up. I am still using my scar cream (Mederma), and using the nasal spray and anti bacteria cream for inside of my nose as well. I taped my nose all day for a week, and two days, and for the remainder of the time (3 weeks or so) I only need to tape at night. First two weeks, I tape as usual, last two weeks I just need to tape the bridge at night! Everything else is pretty much back to normal. So, let's see... I'm going to throw everything into this post, and then come back with another update in the next two or three months, not sure, with another update! So feel free to ask questions or leave messages in the meantime.
The look of my nose is amazing to me, I love that my nostrils were taken in, making it look smaller overall, and noticeable even though the bridge is still swollen. Healing is doing well, and no pain for the most part, however I do sometimes have random aches, or a sharp shocking pain for a few seconds. Not a big deal though I am just assuming everything is still trying to settle. My chin is not noticeable to anyone but me, which I am 100% okay with! I love the way the chin projection makes me look overall, so I am 100% happy with that as well. I am however still numb on the left side of my chin and bottom lip. I have been taking B12 and Folate pills twice daily, my surgeon recommended both of those for nerve regrowth and improved function, but still no luck. At this point the numbness is livable, I am just hoping it won't be permanente. Sidenote** I went to Halloween Horror Nights, an amusement park, got scared and ran into my friend chin first last night. So right now there is some sharp pain, but I will be calling my doctor on Monday to talk to him about that. Other than my mistake my chin is doing well, and my nose is looking great!
Overall, I am satisfied with my appearance so far. Some days I will wake up, and not LOVE the nose, but once the day progresses the swelling subsides and it starts to take shape, so that helps! It's honestly a process, and I know that. I have remained positive about the changes, and for now I am extremely pleased. I know a year from now I will be perfect! Your nose will constantly be changing, because swelling is at play, so don't be too critical on yourself. Give it time! After the first few weeks I started seeing my friends, and honestly most of them haven't mentioned it, so I am assuming they can't tell. A lot of people have been telling me how good I look, and some say I look different, but can't really tell why, some even say I look like I lost weight in my face. Hahaha, so Dr. S, did a great job with keeping it natural, and making it still fit my face. My smile isn't quite the same, but my nose is still a little stiff, and my lip is still numb, so I am going to hopefully assume that once those tw othings are gone my smile will be perfect! I will be posting pictures on the next post from my phone, so stay tuned!
Follow Up/Doctor Rating:
I have seen the doctor 2 times since surgery, once for my cast removal, and once for a follow up that following week and a half. I do not have another appointment until the end of the month. My doctor is very pleased about the results as well. He was way more excited than I was when I first saw it hahaha, but I love that! He was very happy for me. I haven't had a chance to reach out the the coordinator, but I will be also giving her a call to thank her and follow up! Overall, I am 100% satisfied with the doctor, there are only two things I would mention. First, after surgery he didn't follow up, not a huge deal, BUT in some reviews of other doctors I was considering patients would say the doctor called them personally to check on them, and see how they were doing. Not a huge deal like I said, but it would have been nice! Second, appointment wait times. I am usually waiting 45 minutes to an hour, for him to see me! That is extremely annoying. Luckily, I haven't had anything planned after, but if I did I would be pissed. Those are honestly the only negative things I can say about Dr. S. Everything else has been great, honestly.
I don't really have anything else right now, so feel free to leave comments :)