Today marked one week since my rhinoplasty. It was also the first time I was able to see what my nose looked like underneath the bandage that I had on for the last week.
I took one last before picture before I left for my appt. with my Dr. this morning.
I think I was more nervous to finally see my new nose than I was for the actual surgery! I have to say that the recovery from the surgery was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Was I uncomfortable? Of course, but I did not feel the slightest bit of pain all week. I had a considerable amount of bruising and swelling and I obviously could not breathe through my nose, but I was just thankful that I was not in pain whatsoever. I am still a little bruised and swollen but I am finally able to breathe out of my nose again, I no longer have the bandage on, and I can finally wash my hair (woohoo!!!). I could not get the bandage wet for a week, so I took a bath every day since the surgery rather than a shower and just used dry shampoo in my hair. I have to say that the Amika dry shampoo that I used worked really well, but it is still not the same as an actual wash (especially after a week!).
The Dr. said my nose looked great. He took out my stitches, cleaned up some of the the dried blood around my nose, and took the splint off. He also made me blow my nose for the first time in a week.
So enough chit chat. Are you guys ready to see my nose?? It is still a little swollen, especially at the top, but I will share a few pictures anyway.
The above 2 pictures were taken right after I walked out of the Dr.’s office. (Please ignore my greasy looking hair and let me remind you that it was not washed for a week.) 🙂
I am very happy with my new nose. Overall, I got the results that I wanted – the bump is no longer there yet I feel like I still look like ME.
What do you guys think? Be honest!