I was recently jumped in an alley two Friday nights ago and had my nose shattered. After a CT Scan they found that I had two bone breaks (one 3mm separation and one 1 mm separation) as well as a deviated septum (my septum was rocked.) From a historical perspective, I broke my nose in a sports related injury at the age of 16 and never received treatment despite breathing problems from a deviated septum. As a result of this most recent injury, my inability to breath, and a crooked nose, I opted for reconstructive surgery. Fortunately I heal very quickly and my swelling went down enough for me to have the surgery six days after my incident. I know that I did not have the basic rhinoplastic nose job, and that it was a much more sophisticated. It is now four days after surgery and I am curious as to know what I am in for from a recovery standpoint. Has anyone had multiple nose breaks or serious nose breaks? Is it common to bleed profusely after the surgery for days? I bled for two days straight every time I swallowed or made really any facial movement. I am to be meeting with my surgeon in two days however I am anxious to know what I am in for. What kind of limitations am I in for over the next few weeks/months? Exercise limitations? When can I have sex? Get back to the Gym? What happens if I re-injure my nose and or if I accidentally bump it in the initial stages after surgery how susceptible is the nose? Are there altitude/weather related limitations?
In serious nasal fractures...does total reconstructive surgery always work out? I have a nose splint but I worry that every time my nose hurts from a facial movement that I have just ruined the work that they did inside.
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