11th June 2015
I’m liking how natural the nose is
“I’m an Indian male and didn’t like the following points about my nose: wide, humped, over projected, and drooping tip. I wasn’t looking for perfection, more for just a nose that didn’t stand out so much. I went for a consultation with JRJ and he and I shared similar views about my nose and what we need to do to get it to where I would be happy with it. So now its day 15 and I’m liking how natural the nose is. JRJ has done a great job with the tip.”
I’m an Indian male and didn’t like the following points about my nose:
- over projected
- drooping tip
I wasn’t looking for perfection, more for just a nose that didn’t stand out so much (I would be happy with an outcome that can be seen on some of the pre-op/pre-revision noses from this forum). The main problem for me was with the profile, any additional aesthetic improvements would just be benefits.
I went for a consultation with JRJ and he and I shared similar views about my nose and what we need to do to get it to where I would be happy with it. A large focus of this from JRJ was tip rework as he hsaid this was the main reason my nose appeared large, when in actual fact the nasal bones weren’t as big as they looked. I was very happy with the before and after pictures he showed me of similar noses and was happy with his digital imaging of what the post surgery outcome could look like.
The plan for my nose was (as you can see quite a few things going on):
- Breaking the nasal bones for narrower nose
- Shaving cartilage to get rid of the hump
- Tip rework (Septoplasty for graft)
- Potentially an alar base resection to thin the nostrils.
I decided to book my surgery. The total costs came to – £8000 for the consultation, surgery and hospital fees.
The Nuffield Guildford hospital was where I had my operation done. The hospital was clean and the staff were friendly – everything you would expect from a private hospital. Saw JRJ for a few minutes before the op, we discussed the plan. He said the nostrils may naturally become thinner when he repositions the tip, but if not, he will make them thinner to get them in balance.
Anaesthetic took a few seconds to kick in, and what seemed like a few seconds later I was awake witha cast on my face. Bleeding was on and off for that day and the next morning. Then it was relatively minimal (possibly a few drops over the next few days). There was no pain. Most annoying thing is feeling stuffed up and sleeping on your back.
Saw JRJ later after surgery, he told me there were no complications, and the surgery had gone very well with the result being a good masculine nose. He told me my nose would be thinner and the top, middle and bottom (he ended up removing a skin wedge from my nostrils. He also mentioned the hump was gone and the tip no longer drooped. He seemed genuinely happy with his work. This was a big relief – though I don’t like to get excited too early and decided the relief that there were no complications was enough for me at the moment.
Standard healing at home, just took it nice and easy and relaxed. Took me up until day 3 post op before I could put in my contact lenses in. Started working from home from day 4 post op. I was mostly just waiting around in anticipation for cast off so I can see the new basic shape.
Cast off day came (day 6) saw the nurse to take off my dressing, take out my stitches and clean the blood clots. As soon as this is done, you instantly feel a lot more comfortable.
Got to see my nose, overal, the basic shape has changed quite a bit but it was still very swollen. I could see many improvements in the nose, but due to the amount of swelling I knew I couldn’t judge it just yet. I had some bruising on the bridge of my nose and still had some under my eyes. JRJ seemed pretty happy with the new nose.
Went home, and as you do, examined my nose for at least an hour. I liked the shape, the swollen tip and sides were annoying me, but it was only day 6 so I assumed it would come down. Had a small bump on the bridge (was not so fussed about it, but otherwise ruins a really straight nose), this is where the bruising is, so could be swelling. JRJ told me to put a bit of pressure on the spot with my finger to help with the scar tissue.
So now its day 15 and I’m liking how natural the nose is. JRJ has done a great job with the tip. It’s still a bit swollen so hoping to see further improvements still.
Summary/healing of my experience so far:
Pain: None through out. Most painful thing was nurse removing some of the blood clots – felt like a fine hair being tweezed. Nose can be a bit sore after cast off.
Well being: Blocked nose gradually got better from day 1 but normal breathing returned about day 11. Still felt slightly stuffy hoping this improves soon – its getting beter each day. No headaches really. Few spots on my nose after cast off but they went away in the next few days. Felt pretty much fine in every other way.
Bleeding: Minimal – only had some day of op and day 1 post op.
Swelling: Major swelling around the eys etc gone by day 6. Most of the swelling on the eyes and nose had gone by day 11. Still a bit swollen but guessing this will gradually get better.
Bruising: Not so bad, mostly around the left eye. Peaked at day 3, mostly gone by day 12 and disappeared on day 15. Bruising also on the bridge, noticed on day 6 (cast off), and mostly gone by day 12, expecting it to gradually fade from now.
Scarring (Open – Tip) & Nostril edges: Mostly gone by day 9. Noticeable only to me by day 15.