Hello, how are you? - have a few questions for you... I recently had rhinoplasty on the 29th of this month. I will not say the name of the doctor due to privacy. The tip which is most sensitive is very bulbous and it seems the cartilage is gathering to one side - I do not think this is swelling since that area does not hurt. Will this subside and if not - do doctors garuntee and fix mishaps like this? When I scrunch my nose it stings above it where the cartilage is pushing on my new bone... Also the cast was on very tight and I have a thin blue line across my tip and blue dots everywhere... will this dissapear?
I would IMMENSLY appreciate your reply - his receptionists selectively reply to my emails which is leaving me very embaressed, scared and confused. I paid a large sum of money for this and can not afford to have this redone. I am under twenty and did this alone so I had a lot to ask and I think they have had enough... I have worked VERY hard with no help for this and will not tolerate a mistake. I would like you second opinion before I start ringing ;) Would it be appropriate for me to ask the doctor to fix it?
Hope to hear from you soon...
Your anxiety over the results of your surgery is understandable and very common. As previously discussed in response to other questions, nasal surgery takes considerable time before an assessment of the final result is possible. Swelling and early scar formation beneath the skin prevents the skin from re-draping over the newly shaped cartilage and bony framework for some time. Minor revisions of the surgery are relatively common after nasal surgery, but any determination for the need for additional surgery must wait for full maturation of the scar and all swelling to resolve. Anyone contemplating any cosmetic surgery should establish the charges and policy of their surgeon regarding surgical revisions, before undergoing the contemplated procedure.
UPDATE: my nose feels constantly pinched above the buldge and if you look closely (you can not see because of the sorrounding swelling but will be able to once that goes down) the bone is starting to be pushed to the other side... please reply to me I need to advice on what to do from a professional. Will he fix this??
I am being scared to death by all this -
I was told it might be a retrograde infection which is signaled my a large bump from such surgeries to the left side of the nose... I have a VSD, a hole in my heart (murmur) so I am more open to infections and had to take antibiotics and I did this surgery in a hospital.. I have had intense headaches - will this travel to my brain??
PLEASE REPLY ASAP
You know what I have discovered - it is not the cartilage at the tip which is shifting but my bone - my tip was actually formed perfect. Once swelling went down (I still love it wow I am thrilled) I could see that my bone is shifting to the right which leaves that empty pocket of skin above my left side so it is not smooth when I run my finger down my nose and gives the illusion of a bump
Why did this happen? - if anything with the way I lay on my couch (I have been doing this so I can not flip to my side in my sleep) it should be shifting to the other side because I turn my head that way to watch TV
Is this common? do you think he will fix it? - I have an appointment on the 22nd for restlyne injections to plump my lips and hopefully he can assess it then which is before my actual op check up
Is it possible that this is just the swelling that is deforming my bone and that it will eventually settle back? I can pinch my bone and follow the curve plus it is EXTREMELY obvious and have recieved comments from family members
Thankyou - hope to hear from you soon
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