I am going to be blunt here..... as a nurse I can tell you that in MANY cases, this can be one of the most painful operations you can have! How about posting a pick of your nose so we can see what you feel you need to change?...
i've heard its not that painful at all...just the bruising. i think it depends what kind of operation you have and what needs changing.
I will post a pic of my nose as soon as i have one. Basically i have a big hump on mine, which is very simple to remove...apparantly hehe.
I am finding there is such a lack of support for this. I am booked to have mine done in April, but some days i feel really excited about it and cant wait...others i feel dread and i dont want it done. i just dont know what to do.
Since i wasx young i got picked on, bullied etc..but it just made me stronger really. I have a loving boyfriend who loves me just the way i am...but theres still that awful feeling of walking into a room and know immediately what everyone is looking at. I really need some help deciding.
The only advice I can give you is from my own experience: If you have a minor defect, don't bother with it. You may end up with worse problems than you went into the surgery with.
"I wish I had my old nose back".
I say it daily. My friends, colleagues, and family remind me daily that I used to be beautiful until I went crazy and ventured into a plastic surgeon's office. I would not wish the regret on my worst enemy. No one should hate who they are in the mirror and feel like somehow they had something to do with it- it really changes your life.
I had a rhinoplasty a few years ago and although the result is not perfect (the tip/nostrils were reduced and it is not completely symmetrical)I do not regret for a second that I did it. I was so self-conscious of my nose that I even felt uncomfortable each time people could see me in profile. I had wanted to get rid of my old nose so badly for so many years that nobody would have made me change my mind.
So ultimately this is the test. Only YOU know whether it is just a fad or a true problem that can be helped, bearing in mind that there are risks and that results are not guaranteed. I personally also found it difficult to get used to my new appearance because a new nose does change a face a lot (particularly if more or less every single bit of the nose has been changed!).
I feel really sorry for Carrie and Debi and I agree with them that if your nose is not too ugly to start off with, then there will be little improvement potentially but still the same risks.
And by the way, this 'nose with character' phrase is rubbish. If you hate your nose you'll never see it as 'having character'. It just makes you hate yourself.
I had my nose done by one of the supposed best surgeons in NYC. The only reason I cautioned you is because you have right to know that there are bad results out there along with good results, no matter who you go to.
I do not know what you look like, and maybe you are a good candidate for the surgery.
As for me, I went in to improve my photographic appearance. I had, among other things, modeled in NY in my 20's. My nose was basically good.
However, as I reached my middle 30's, my bridge thinned out making my tip and nostrils look bulbous and flared in photos. My surgery was to correct this minor defect. Instead, I came out with a "Barbara Streisand" nose with a truly bulbous tip and flaring nostrils. I have been ruined and none of the other deities of US plastic surgery are willing to attempt to fix this disaster for fear of worsening my situation.
However, if your only problem is a thick bridge or a hooked bridge and not a tip or alae problem, it seems most any competent rhino doctor can adequately correct this problem to most people's satisfactions.
So, I agree, it depends on what your nose looks like now - just be aware that the consequences, good or bad, are assumed by you for the remainder of your life!
Debi-I am sorry that you have to go through this as well-like you said I would not wish this on my worst enemy-if I had any idea the psychological/emotional trauma that would come as a result of a "nose job" I would have gone running from the plastic surgeons.
It is true-it changes your life-for the worse-I want to cry every time I look in the mirror-and to know I brought it all upon myself-sorry to be depressing-but I want to save others from the emotional hell I am in.
Leave your nose alone-it gives your face character and makes you who you are!!!
Absolutely agree with Debi. I can totally relate to you. I am living that experience everyday. Its the absolute worst feeling in the world. I am terrified of going for revision in the event that I end up with an MJ look. ... every single day and night I regret my decision... the worst thing was he is a top surgeon and I had the bad luck of experiencing a bad day with him.
I had a nose job 4 and a half years ago..and regret it. Its never felt right, if i shake my head it feels loose and i have a bump i never had before. since having children and quite a few painful bashes on the nose it seems worse, quite painful too. I saw my gp yesterday as i thought it was broken but she told me the cartiledge is damaged and takes forever to heal,but theres nothing can be done. well i suppose i could have revision surgery, but no way do i want to go through that again and risk the chance of my nose looking even worse. My advice-think really hard, even the best surgeons cant guarantee the finished result.
I don't know why everyone here has had such bad luck with their nose job, but I for one had a good experience.
I had a big italian nose and Hated it! I got teased in grade school and high school, so at age 14 I started begging my mom to let me get one. I got it done at age 16 and NEVER regretted it. I look normal now and only a few people have guessed that I had it done because my nose looks so "perfect". I also got the chin implant to even out my profile. I have had no problems with that, either, and it has been 16 years.
I used to always think and worry that someone was staring at my big nose, and now I haven't thought about it in years! I don't remember any pain, either. I felt like crap when I woke up from the surgery, and it sucked to breathe out of my mouth for days, but the only thing I remember hurting was when they yanked the gauze out of my nostrils a week or two after surgery, and that was only for a second like a really bad band-aid rip off pain. I also have a couple friends who have had this procedure done, and they have also had no problems or regrets as far as I know.
Wow, everyone really seems to be having some bad experiances, I to also wish to have my nose slightly altered, the only thing really annoying about it, its the major bump i have on it, so if i were to have that are trimed down, that would only be a simple process wouldnt it? as opposed to having for example your tip area altered?
Iam 16 years old and i just had my nose done, there were a lot of people saying that the results are going to change but Im going to trust the 5 doctors I saw rather than them. All 4 doctors said that the results are not going to change over time because at 16 a girls growth is generally finished, and Im happy to say that my nose looks 10 times better than it did before.
I had a rhinopalsty 5 mounths ago and I hate it. I cant look in the mirror I dont know what to do. I just found web site today and want to stop any one else who is concidering it. Think twice it can destroy your life trust me. Look at your sugern if the had one chances are not and the dont look perfect.
I am contemplating a nose job but looks like you had a bad
experience. do you think there are better doctors out there. who was this doctor who did your nose job. If you had gone to any other doctor would you have been better off. Can anybody share the names of expert doctors out there. I guess i am looking at approx 6000 dollars all in all. Boy i think ican as well go to thailand have some fun and get a nose job done for as little as 3000$. Looks like it is better to entrust our noses in the hands of a doctor who has done the max number of surgeries. I am think out loud guys...
I took my son when he was 15 for 2 consultations. The doctors both felt that although he was not finished growing, he was developed enough that they were comfortable performing it. He could (and so could his nose) still grow, but it would not be significant. One doctor said he had done a rhinoplasty on a boy age 14 which was very successful. My son decided against it. I'm hoping he'll change his mind but would never say anything. As many have said, it's a serious surgery that the person having it must be committed to. I had mine done when I was 15 (but I'm female), 35 years ago.
Your nose must have reached full development. This typically happens between the ages of 14 and 15 for girls and 16 or 18 for boys. The average age of teen rhinoplasty patients is 15 to 19. It is recommended to consult with a rhinoplasty specialist who will assess your nasal bones, cartilage and septum to determine if your nose has reached this stage.
The Ideal Age Of surgery is after 20 when you choose the surgery as beauty changes and want proper shape and size of nose.
But in accidental case their is no age limit.
Consult with your doctor first and chek all the pros and cons of surgery then go for it.
Many plastic surgeons take a lot of time to talk with teens before doing Nose Reshaping surgery. They want to make sure the teen is mature enough to handle it, is doing it for the correct reasons, and has realistic expectations about the results. For instance, thinking changing your nose will change your whole life and make you more popular is not being realistic.
Before you able to undergo rhinoplasty, you must participate in lab testing and evaluations to determine the appropriate procedure, as well as to assess your overall physical condition. if you smoke must you must stop it prior to the procedure, as well as change in any medications you're taking such as anti-inflammatory drugs or anything that might increase bleeding during surgery. These issues should be discussed with your doctor.
I want to undergo breast reduction as I‘m planning to get married.
I don’t have confidence as my breast is large and don’t have a good shape. I have talked about this with my family and they don’t have any problem with my decision. I have decided to meet Dr. McLean
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Primary haemorrhage (starting during surgery) or reactionary haemorrhage (following postoperative increase in blood pressure) - replace blood loss and may require return to theatre to re-explore the wound.
Basal atelectasis: minor lung collapse.
Shock: blood loss, acute myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism or septicaemia.
Low urine output: inadequate fluid replacement intra-operatively and postoperatively.
Acute confusion: exclude dehydration and sepsis. May also be due to other various causes, including pain, sleep disturbance, medication or metabolic disturbances.
Nausea and vomiting: analgesia or anaesthetic-related; paralytic ileus.
Fever (see 'Postoperative fever', below).
Secondary haemorrhage: often as a result of infection.
Wound or anastomosis dehiscence.
Acute urinary retention.
Urinary tract infection (UTI).
Postoperative wound infection.
Bowel obstruction due to fibrinous adhesions.
Bowel obstruction due to fibrous adhesions.
Recurrence of reason for surgery - eg, malignancy.
Cosmetic appearance - depends on many factors (best discussed with surgeon).
Hi! I’ve been planning to do rhinoplasty. I’ve got a nasal hump. It’s been difficult for me to at times to breathe. I'm a little affected by theway it looks.I’ve decided to go for a surgery at Dr. Kreidstein’s clinic in Toronto.Being a working woman, I cannot take much leaves. I cannot spend too much time taking rest at home. I’m pretty much concerned regarding the recovery time. None of my relative or friend has gone through this. Hence, I do not exactly know how long it would take to recover. I can take a maximum of 3-4 days off. And I’ve read somewhere that in some surgeries it may even take lesser than that. Is it so?
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Rhinoplasty is commonly performed for aesthetic reasons, but is also performed to help patients with a deviated septum or breathing problems to help them breathe better. The surgery may be performed by an otolaryngologist,a plastic surgeon, or a maxillofacial surgeon, who specializes in treating the jaw, face, and neck.if you want to know more about Cosmetic surgery and want to clear your doubts ,you can consult any good health care center like Cheap MedCare , you can contact online through web site http://www.cheapmedcare.com and can get a free consultation.
5 Conditions That May Occur After Rhinoplasty Surgery
4. Nasal Septal Perforation and Nasal Obstruction
But Don't worry they are common condition.
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Expect significant swelling after your nasal surgery. Edema will last up to 8 weeks. If nasal bony work is done (infracture of the dorsal hump), swelling can persist for up to 6 months. A splint is often placed for 7 days and packing removed after 48 hours. Purple bruising under the eyes may appear, especially with fracturing of the nasal bone. Your surgeon may place you on antibiotics and tapered steroids to reduce inflammation for 5 days. Head elevation is essential and cold compression may also reduce swelling. Review all post-operative instructions with your surgeon prior to the surgery to avoid unnecessary problems.
The people who are having hump on their nose can be of many reasons. It can either be a family characteristic, recent injury, or trauma. The people who are having hump on their nose are usually not satisfied with their appearance as it spoils their facial look. Sometimes the bump looks larger than it actually, because there is a difference in the eyes and nose which make it look larger.
Today it is a very easy process to remove the bump from the nose and one of the success and modern approaches is rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is depends on the type of nasal bump which the patient has. Some of the nose bumps can also be accomplished without breaking the nose. When large bumps are encountered, the bumps consist of cartilage and bone. In this type of case removal of large nasal bumps can result in a phenomenon known as an open roof deformity.
It's kind of silly but I was wondering if anyone knew any good ways or products you could use to hide the effect of EC on your lips? I'm not talking about managing the condition, I'm talking about hiding the condition and its obvious damage on your lips. Purely cosmetic reasons.
For example: my lips are rather darker as I'm African American (lighter skinned), and you can notice on my upper lip where my lip is not affected (as it's darker there) and where my lips become affected by EC (it's lighter).
I also say this because I'm going to be getting my first job very soon and I'm super nervous about how I'll feel there and want to know if there's like a product or anything I could do to make my lips, specificallly upper lip, look more natural and darker. Hell, I'll even take makeup lol
(ALSO: quick question, does the whole lip laser surgery help with the appearance of Exfoliative Cheilitis?)
Hope you got my message, and forgive me for not having read the entirety of this post.
Anyway, aren't some African-American people's inner lips naturally pinker? There was a post here way back about people saying how Dwayne Wade has EC but I disagree. Walking around the streets and talking to people, I have noticed that it is common for some African-American people to have contrasting colors between the outer and the inner lips.
And no, surgery has been discussed here and some have tried only to report about it being a total waste of money.
I haven't done my research but I'm sure it's melanin. I'm fairly light in terms of shade yet my upper lip , the part that remains, is pretty dark. But I have seen brown and black people with pinker lips. My upper lip from what I can remember was consistently the same color, as was my lower. I'm thinking the multiple shaded lips is more common in those with darker skin.
As for Dwayne, I could see how people think that but I'm sure he doesn't have it.
And yeah, I never had and hope for lip surgery to cure but I was wondering if it would visually provide relief. I don't think I've seen any before and after pics of people who went through with the procedures.
Yes, it's melanin and I forgot to mention that too, I only notice the contrasting colors with African-American people whose skin tone are a lot darker.
I don't think he has it either. Most exercises, especially if you are an athlete, will somehow cause you to mouthbreathe at times and we know that doesn't help at all with EC. I actually had to stop playing soccer because of this. Even going to the gym and lifting really heavy makes me mouthbreathe.
So this post mainly has to do with your lips visually looking off due to the color? Or does this still have something to do with the crusts?
Yeah, this post was mostly about the visual affect that Exfoliative Cheilitis has on my lips rather than the crusts or other symptoms. If properly moisturized, all of my symptoms are basically suppressed but are still there. But while the symptoms are gone, my lips still look like they've been affected by EC. Fordyce spots, line where EC affects the lips, etc.
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