If you have been considering having a nose correction or rhinoplasty as they call it in the medical profession, I wanted to share my story with you so that you can hear a first hand account of what it is like. I had wanted to have my nose corrected ever since I was a teenager but for one reason or another I would always put it off. Finally last year I had the procedure done by the great surgeon Dr. Adam Stein who works out of Stein Plastic Surgery, and I am absolutely thrilled with the work that he has done. Here is my story.
Finding a Clinic
The first step was to find the best surgeon in my local area of Raleigh, NC. I began by searching online for the clinics in my area with the highest star rating and the best reviews, and that was how I found the team at Stein Plastic Surgery. Whilst this is a very common procedure which many surgeons can carry out, I wanted the best and I found that in Dr. Adam Stein.
We began the process with a simple consultation which involved checking out my general health and discussing what results I was expecting from the procedure. This consultation is very important because this is where you can tell the surgeon exactly what you want your nose to look like afterwards.
A week after the initial consultation I was heading in for my pre-op and then for the surgery. During the surgery I was under general anesthetic which is the norm for these kinds of procedures, so I of course didn’t feel any pain at all. Once I woke up from the surgery I could feel instant pain in my nose, and it had been packed slightly on one side. The pain was very slight but I was of course still under the effects of the anesthesia.
I’ll be completely honest here, the first week of the recovery was very tough indeed. For at least the first 4 days I had quite a number of headaches and my nose would bleed lightly on the mornings. I also had quite a lot of trouble sleeping but I think that this was because I was worried that I was going to roll over onto my nose. After the first week however everything started to get better and the bruising and the swelling were greatly reduced. Finally after 3 weeks, all of the swelling and the bruising had disappeared and I was able to see the results of the procedure. Whilst the recovery was not very comfortable and at times quiet painful, it was most certainly worthwhile and it was nothing less than I was expecting as the surgeon had explained everything to me before the op.
If there are any other questions which you want to ask me then feel free to do so in the comments section below this post and I will get back to you.