Rhinoplasty – anyone had it?

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Post # 16
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Blushing bee

You could also google ‘liquid nosejobs’

They’re doing amazing things with fillers these days for noses. It’s not the safest injectable location, but it’s an option and not surgery.

Post # 17
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Newbee

I had one in 2016 and it was so worth it and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. It was not painful at all but the recovery was very uncomfortable, but bearable. In the whole week of recovery I only 2 one of the prescribed painkillers, the first day, which was only to help me sleep wtih the packing, which I only had for 24 hours. Honestly what it really felt like was having the worst cold of your life. Now 5 years later I hardly even remember the discomfort and I’m just so happy that I did it. 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have had a rhinoplasty! This was over 10 years ago now, but from what I remember, recovery wasn’t bad for me. I made sure to have a timer set for when I was to take my pain meds which helped a lot. I don’t remember being in any pain. I started weaning myself off of the strong pain meds the last two days of recovery by slowly switching to ibuprofen. The first two or so days I was mostly in and out of sleep.

Once the swelling went down I felt very uncomfortable with the splint in my nose. I remember them telling me that the splint only comes in one size and it was too big for my nose, but the amount of discomfort wasn’t extreme. Just annoying. I bruised pretty heavily, despite using Arnica which is what some people recommend using to reduce bruising. I bruise like a peach though, so it wasn’t surprising.

A week later I had the cast and splint removed and went back to work. My nose was still a little sensitive for a while afterwards and took a long time to “settle” into it’s final shape, if you will. My nose isn’t a perfect Hollywood nose (it was pretty bad before, so required A LOT of work) but I went in with the expectation of improvement and not perfection, which I think is a healthy mindset.

Only one person has EVER asked me if I got a nose job, and it was someone I used to talk about getting one to for years prior, so she knew it was something I was thinking about. Other than that, if anyone else noticed, no one said anything. 

I don’t remember being told not to drink for 2 weeks prior. 

I love my nose now and I really hope that you love yours too! 

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

@katerinamac:  Yes the arnica pills were taken by mouth! I got them directly through the plastic surgery clinic, but I’m sure you can also buy them online. Oh goodness, rectal pills don’t sound like fun.

@pnwbride18:  You’re lucky! I know everyone responds differently, but I had closed rhino (no external scar, which is supposed to mean less swelling and easier healing), and only had minimal cosmetic changes and it still took 10-12 days for my black eyes to heal.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

I haven’t! But I had liposuction on my thighs as they were dissproprtionaly large and a source of insecurity for me. Now I can fit in jeans etc and I’ve never looked back! My only regret is I wish I did it earlier lol.

You should do what makes you feel happy and make sure you have a good chat with your surgeon about expectations and what result you are hoping for xoxox

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@katerinamac:  I had nose surgery and what I had done was the bump shaved down and my nose tip reduced. It’s something I will never regret. I actually got married before I got it done a few months after the wedding. I did it because I wanted to change my nose since I was a teenager, simple as that, to look more aesthetically pleasing for myself. I was not teased or bullied for looks in fact I liked to think I was somewhat attractive lol. The week I had off work was great because it looked like I had been beaten up and I appreciated the quiet recovery. When the nose was first revealed I was shocked at how big it looked. It takes a few months up to two years to settle down to the final shape. The only issue I had was a constant post nasal drip. Months and months of it and it was fine and manageable but a bit of a pain.

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