My admissions letter recommended I purchase a number of vitamins in preparation for the surgery, Multi Vitamin (which you don't take until after, because it contains Vitamin E), Flx supplements (which contribute to healthy repair of collagen and cartilage, as I understand), and probiotics (to help your system deal with the symptoms of and recover from any antibiotics given after surgery). I have ordered all of these and have been taken them for about a month prior to surgery - however the earlier you can start the better, so your system can prepare. I think the recommendation is 3 months prior.
Did anyone else take any of these in preparation for their surgery? I would be interested to know.
You also need to eliminate alcohol 2 weeks prior, so I'm doing that now.
I have a a slight dorsal hump, so want this reduced and also wish to have a slightly narrower bridge, so Lucian Ion has modelled this for me using his 3D imaging. I think this is hugely helpful in those mental preparation I wrote of earlier, so you can visualise the change and set your own expectations. I also have a slightly deviated septum and uneven nostrils as a result, which will be corrected. I am having open rhino, and have taken 2 weeks off work to recover, as recommended by Dr. Ion.
My biggest nervousness is around the recovery, and also about the day the cast and splints come out, that moment when you see your new nose for the first time. I sometimes struggle to look at myself in the mirror even after a minor change like highlights that come out too blonde, so a new facial feature will take me time to get used to, haha. I also worry about whether others will notice the change, especially at work, but I imagine if its an improvement in how I look then that worry will be pacified significantly :-)
I will keep you updated on my journey. Please if others are going through the same with Lucian I'd love to hear from you - those I've already talked to have really helped!!