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.
Originally Posted by wonderwoman68
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.