| | Miserable me
5 months ago I had breathing difficulties and underwent a revision rhinoplasty using rib cartilege.. My nose is still swollen and the nose is too open, too dry, inflamed, and irritated.I am suffering with pain and throbbing, have difficulty sleeping and exercising makes it hurt. Cold air causes me pain. I have tried Motrin, Tylenol, humidifier, steam in shower. I have no mucous and the turbinets on one nostril are very small. This is having a very bad effect on me, physically and psychologically. I am told I should wait 7 more months for the swelling to go down. The rib grafts can be seen on the side of my nose and I do not look as pretty as before the surgery.
What should I do. - I know I have to wait till a year is up before doing any more surgery. Should I have the rib graft removed. Why do the grafts swell up when I exercise?