30 Years Old, Dental Hygienist Worcester, MA
For years I had nicknamed my left nostril 'the...
There is not much good news, or happy updates,other than that my nose stopped leaking a couple days ago, but there is just a dull achy annoyance, not even real pain...well maybe a little. Wednesday I go in for the "big reveal" I can't wait, but the thought of having anyone touch my nose scares me!
12 days post op..
3 weeks post op
However, I still have a slight discomfort, mainly in the tip area and quite a bit of swelling. I was hoping that my nostrils would be similar in size and they are so opposite. Also I am concerned about the scar....it still looks red...how should the scar look by now?? And also the tip is quite bulbous...I knew this procedure was more septoplasty than rhinoplasty but I am not sure of my results yet...ho hum.
Nearly 2 years post op
I'm wondering if I should get a second opinion? Would love a suggestion! I don't know where my surgeon went, and also I'd need a new referral from my primary care to a new place! Here is an updated picture!
Thanks for reading!
Here we go again!
The new doctor seems really good and the hospital is down the street so I don't have to go back into the city (and it's at a HOSPITAL-not a creepy surgical center) he agreed that while the surgeon did straighten my septum, the grafting she used to open my "flapper" was probably not placed correctly which is why it is failing. He also noted that she did shave off the top of my boat bone but didn't shape the sides which is why I have been noticing more of a plateau shape at the bridge. He said that he will fix that - and finally make my nostrils symmetrical- I was always unhappy about my nostrils, but my prior surgeon was very forward in saying she is making my nose more functional rather than cosmetically pleasing.
I am hoping to hear from the nurse soon to schedule this sooner than later as I am having a lot of pain where she placed the graft as well as sinus pain! Ugh I almost wish I never touched my nose to begin with ????
The doctor was very nice and through, she saw me before the procedure and went over everything, they informed me the surgery would be about 3 hours, however it went to 3 hours and 50 minutes! I just hope that she is a perfectionist and when this cast comes off my nose will be straight and functional