My surgery day for my V-line (jaw shaving surgery) and rhinoplasty / nose job has come! Here's my pre-surgery regrets and freakout + post-op thoughts on pain level and recovery. Part 3 will include my skin and laser treatments + post-op results / before and after reveal.
Please refrain from comments like "you didn't need it" "why would you do that" etc., I am 24 years old, I knew what I was getting myself into. I do not wish to promote plastic surgery to anyone through these videos, my only hope is that this could provide more insight on what to expect with plastic surgery along with tips to help make an informative decision for those that are looking for more information on these procedures.
Daily Diary Post-OP: Day 1: Nagging pain as general anesthesia wore off- swelling isn't bad yet but was told that it would peak days 2-3. Had a few hours of sleep- but sleep schedule still messed up due to jet lag so waking up every 2-3 hours, also rotated ice pack for face often so it worked out. I stayed overnight at the hospital the first night and was discharged at 11 am the next day after Dr. Oh's visit. I am just sore like after I got my wisdom teeth removed.
Day 2: Swelling like a little pumpkin & doing a lot of walking to help with that & it also makes me feel better. Throat is clogged up from phlegm that I can't spit up since I hate doing that so I'm just not talking much - walking with Shantea helps and is fun but it's the ultimate don't laugh challenge - so we don't tear our stitches and I try not to say anything funny to get her going. Pain is still same nagging annoying pain but nothing I can't handle.
Day 3: Peak swelling today- went to walk outside to help with that but it was so cold and incredibly uncomfortable and tedious and the phlegm in my throat wasn't helping much with my breathing- finally got 6 full hours of sleep feeling more rested
Day 4: Swelling peaked after waking up and went down as day progressed, incorporated facial massage and heat and ice pack alternating 20-30 mins per hour and massage in between. Finally able to poop again. (Sorry TMI) No pain at all today.
Day 5: Slept 8 straight hours woke up just as swollen as last night. No pain- just discomfort you'd get if your face was swollen like infected balls. Routine- Wakeup- drink hella water, go pee. Spit out hella phlegm. Wash face. Grab face icepack. Walk hella. Drink more water. Breakfast. Meds.
Day 6: No pain or anything new to note Nose job local anesthesia sedation was brutal. Could not swallow water easily that night bc the gauze pack in my nose. Everytime i swallowed it was a drowning sensation. Pain is only behind ear where they took cartilage and it stings
Day 7: Removed stitches for hairline incision. Didn't feel a thing. Removed nose gauze- can finally breathe- it was horrible swallowing water and feeling like you're drowning. Removing the gauze was horrible like it was removing tubes from my mouth after v line surgery. Nagging sting around ear. Cleaning 10x a day quite tedious but important. They took my blood. Gave me an antibiotic shot. Quick visit.