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Old 02-17-2008, 08:06 PM   #21
 
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oh ok i see it.... on page 2. looks like it should be good. obviously very swollen so dumb to praise it too much. i had my nose done and even at 6 months it is very different than now (4 years). yeah it is weird how they all lie about the time it takes to truly show itself.


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Old 02-18-2008, 02:53 PM   #22
 
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Hey joanna. I am 40 and never haven't gotten rhinoplasty yet but think I need surgery for functionality as well but don't want them really to change the look other than maybe undo what gravity has done to the tip.

main thing is this- I have had breathing problems too all my life, not nearly as severe as what you described. Mostly I keep getting reoccuring sinus infections and bad allergy attacks. Did you have nasal drip or sinus infections pre surgery? did the surgery make it better if so? I think i heard somewhere that with a nose that works properly, you will get less infections. Thanks.

also, your nose looks like it will heal wonderfully.

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This normally isn't 'my' board but I found it fascinating reading your story Johanna. Super to know that after all those years you finally got it back to normal! I can't even imagine not being able to breathe to the extent you described growing up and just thinking it was normal because you didn't know the normal way a nose should function would feel like. Now just make sure you stay away from softballs so you don't ruin your pretty nose!

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Old 02-27-2008, 11:21 PM   #24
 
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Yes I did have nasal drip before the surgery, which for some reason had been getting progressively worse over the last 5 or so years. At this point, I would say my nasal drip has been reduced to 70 % of frequency and sheer annoyance it was. It's great - and supposedly it keep getting better. As for sinus infections, no I never really had them before the surgery, however got a doozy after! I smoked a few cigarettes about a week after my surgery ( I know. stupid shut up.) and that did me in pretty bad. I had to go on another whole round of antibiotics and steroids. So if any of you smoke out there - seriously - do not do it. Everyone says they won't, but they do, and it really impedes the healing process and can do irreparable damage. What I did have a lot of were migraines. So after my surgery, my migraines were actually worse for the first 2 weeks or so. There were 3 straight days, starting a couple of days after my surgery, that I started getting such severe migraines I was completely out of commission. I used to get migraines from by birth control medication, but maybe not. We'll see. Now I haven't had a true migraine in about 2 weeks, however do still have pains - very rarely though.


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Hey joanna. I am 40 and never haven't gotten rhinoplasty yet but think I need surgery for functionality as well but don't want them really to change the look other than maybe undo what gravity has done to the tip.

main thing is this- I have had breathing problems too all my life, not nearly as severe as what you described. Mostly I keep getting reoccuring sinus infections and bad allergy attacks. Did you have nasal drip or sinus infections pre surgery? did the surgery make it better if so? I think i heard somewhere that with a nose that works properly, you will get less infections. Thanks.

also, your nose looks like it will heal wonderfully.

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I finally got my operation report... can anyone help translating? I got the gist of it but would like to know what some of you "in the know" have to say about it. Thanks!

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yeah that sounds like your nose was majorly messed up inside!!!!! aren't you happy it's all fixed now must be such a relief. oh yeah and you don't have to answer this if it's private but did you go through insurance with this? if you did do you know what portion $ wise they paid for it? i'm trying to figure out how much insurance pays for rhino on average i bet it really depends on what surgeon you go to.


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yeah that sounds like your nose was majorly messed up inside!!!!! aren't you happy it's all fixed now must be such a relief. oh yeah and you don't have to answer this if it's private but did you go through insurance with this? if you did do you know what portion $ wise they paid for it? i'm trying to figure out how much insurance pays for rhino on average i bet it really depends on what surgeon you go to.
About the insurance, well my mom paid for the operation, however we still put in through insurance - last time I checked they were basically saying yes, I was very messed up and I needed this this and this (all the procedures to OPEN the nose and not covering this this and this, the procedures to CLOSE the nose. So my mother wrote them a letter saying well? What would you have her do? Walk around with an open nose?? Last time she was denied something and wrote a letter they actually reversed there decision - we'll see if it happens. What they do is give the insurance company a list of all the procedures they will be doing. My nose job had like 8 procedures listed. Some came back right away covered, others "still pending" and others denied. If you're doing it for cosmetic reasons alone you're not gonna get much back. But if there are internal injuries you will get back at least half, and in my case my doctor said they absolutely should be paying 90% because I was severely disabled, but like I said, my mom paid and she's not going to be writing a ton of letters fighting the insurance company. She just wanted me healthy.

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hi i STILL have circles under my eyes 2 months now to the day after my surgery and my nose is still 100 % numb. Totally normal, or time to call doc for a checkup?

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hi i STILL have circles under my eyes 2 months now to the day after my surgery and my nose is still 100 % numb. Totally normal, or time to call doc for a checkup?
i'm no doctor but when my sister got surgery she had reconstructive work as well and didn't have bruises longer than a couple weeks. her thing is a bit different as they didn't need to break the bridge and on the other hand her nose was numb a few months at the tip. have you asked your doctor yet? u can just give him a call if u don't want to go to the office yet.

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This girl was such a sweetheart has she posted anywhere on here or does anyone know how she's doing since she was on here last? I hope she's feeling better.

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