Saturday, 8 June 2013

Rhinoplasty, chin augmentation 4 weeks 2 days

Thought I'd put up a before and after photo now things are starting to look normal. The before picture was taken the night before surgery and show the result of my primary rhino which was done years ago. Please bare in mind that at four weeks out I still have allot of swelling in my nose, chin and some on my neck (double chin!) so this is by no means the final result. I'm happy with how it's shaping up though! I have a deep chin trough which is now exacerbated by the implant, I may need some filler once I've healed properly...

The feeling has returned to the left side of my lip too. Swelling is now at its worst in the morning and decreases over the day, alcohol seems to exacerbate it as does exercise. I'm back at the gym now and am working back up to my prior fitness levels, I run competitively so can't handle any more time off!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Rhinoplasty, chin augmentation 4 weeks

Things continue to improve rather quickly now. My nose hasn't gone all strange on me again although I can tell there is still allot of swelling to go down still because it feels rather then looks swollen now. It's still very hard and but I am very happy with how it is looking and I think it will just keep getting better with time.

Yesterday I started to get the feeling back in my lip too! So far it's only on the right hand side but the main thing is that it's back. So I really needed to hit the four week mark to be able to say that everything is definitely improving.  Im still sleeping on my back propped up on 3 pillows, im not sure if it helps at this stage but its become something of a comfort thing for me. I will put some photos up this weekend.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Rhinoplasty, chin augmentation 3.5 weeks

Sorry I've been so slack lately, work has been crazy.

So! I will start with my nose, the swelling  has been doing down in small degrees daily, until Saturday (2 days ago).  I woke up and the end had that horrible plasticine-Mr Potato Head- look to it. I looked terrible and couldn't work out if it had actually changed or if I was still unhappy with its appearance but had been kidding myself that i was improving. It was a bad day as I had to go to an engagement party and wanted to do nothing but mope around in my house looking up bad rhinoplasty stories online and curse myself.

Sunday I woke and my nose looked great! Definitely the best it has looked so far and today it has also stayed looking good. I am finally happy!! It now looks smaller then it did pre surg and I am starting to really see the shape and I think that I am going to love it and the best part is that even though I'm happy now I know it will continue to improve over the next few months! I'm so excited, I guess this is the feeling that so many people have at their first reveal, I cant wait to see how it will look in 6 months time. I now think that perhaps the bridge swelling dropped first making the tip swelling look terrible again now they've caught up with each other my nose is in synch, lucky me to have a rogue nose but if it happens again I will know not to panic!

Now to my chin, swelling has decreased there too but has not fully receded, especially around my lips. Talking and eating has improved but still feels a little awkward, my lower lip is still numb but has started to get a funny burny feeling, similar to the feeling your legs get when you enter a warm room after being out in the snow. I've kept trolling websites such as realself, it appears that while this isn't ideal it isn't abnormal especially when more then one procedure occurs at a time. My nerve is possibly stretched and the swelling doesn't help but it is improving so I am happy there too.

Hang in guys, things will start to improve even if it feels like its taking forever. I knew realistically that revision rhino would result in greater, more stubborn swelling but try telling that to my emotional self!