Pollybeak: 2 months after steroid injection
Sorry, it's been awhile since I've been on. I took a break because being on the board was making me even more fixated on my nose. I was getting really depressed. This surgery certainly can be psychologically damaging so anyone reading this who is considering a nose job make sure you are aware of ALL repercussions/risks, physical and psychological. But I just thought I'd share with everyone the latest with my nose post-op/post injections.
So I had pollybeak if anyone recalls, and about 2 months ago I received steroid injections from my surgeon (one time only). It's been 9 months since the surgery itself.
I took pics from a few different angles.
Pic#1: This was the original pollybeak.
Pic #2: This was taken today. If you look close you can see the little lump that is still there not quite centre of my bridge.
Pic#3: This is me pulling down on my face muscles. It still looks quite bulbous as you can see when I do that. You can really tell there is an uneven lump there.
Pic#4: This one is really unfortunate :(, but over the course of the day I get a distinct red line across my nose. The entire bottom half turns red and it's still very oily. I'm really self conscious about the redness, and I think it's a side effect from the steroid. Does anyone know if this is normal and/or if it goes away eventually?
Overall, my nose is very lumpy now. The bottom part of my tip sank down more after the injection. However, I now have a chunk of hard tissue sticking out near the top of my nose almost in the centre of my tip. It moved there after the injection. Perhaps it is my fault and I didn't massage it properly like he told me, but it feels pretty gross more than anything. I still like it loads better than my original nose, but I'm also still fixated on it and I'm seeing my surgeon again Tuesday. I think the next option is revision...thoughts?
hey im about 13 weeks post op. I had open rhinoplasty on the 25th of june 2010. from looking at ur pics i think that we have the exact same problem!!
a) theres an obvious lumpiness around the tip of my nose
b) my nose looks EXACTLY the same way urs does when i pull down my face muscles like u do.
c) i have that red line in the middle of my nose and the bottom part of my nose looks the way urs does - swollen and reddish.
the only difference is that i want my old nose back because it was way better than this if this is the way mine is going to stay. but im still hoping this pollybeak deformity appearance is gonna go away. if it doesnt i will by all means proceed to getting another procedure...
as for my advice to you, u have 3 months to go till u hit the 1 year post-op point. so i suggest u wait till that point and then proceed to finding a surgeon for ur revision... i mean, thats what im gonna do as well, im gonna be patient and wait till that one year period is up and if it still bothers me then im gonna go for another surgery.
either way, keep me updated, and i hope u wont need another procedure, but if u do then im sure all will go well, i'll pray for u :) take care, be well.
Why did you opt for the steroid injections vs. pursuing a full revision rhinoplasty?
In fact, I would never go back to my surgeon. I'm too afraid to. The last time I saw him a couple weeks ago, he was so cold and rude that I left in tears. I got one more injection in the part that's still lumpy, but it still won't go down. I guess now that he got my money, he doesn't care what happens to me. The pollybeak is my fault.
He basically told me it wasn't his problem, he just "set it up" by operating on it, how it healed was entirely dependent on me. He "didn't know" why my nose was turning red. "I guess noses just get red?" Was his sarcastic answer. When I asked why there was a cartilage sticking out at the tip, he said "I can't grow your skin thicker for you."
I was friendly as always, asked him questions nicely, not accusingly or angrily, there was no reason for him to be so defensive and rude.
Thanks! Hope it works out for you too because I completely understand that it's really frustrating. Dec 23rd will bring it to a full year. I really hope it shrinks down more.
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