Let’s have a tonsillectomy! For those who have decided to have a tonsillectomy. If you have decided to have a tonsillectomy, you may be wondering what your tonsils will look like before, after and after a year of surgery. In this article, I’m going to show you pictures of my tonsils before, after, and one year after I had them removed at the age of 40. （I’m going to show you some pictures of my tonsils before, after and one year after the surgery.view caution.)
Ever since I was a little girl, my doctor told me that my tonsils were too big. I was always told that I should have them removed. I am not aware of it, and I have no difficulties in my life. However, three or four times a year, my tonsils would swell up and I would have a high fever and miss school or work.
Immediately after tonsillectomy
The surgery is performed two days after the patient is admitted to the hospital. The surgery is performed on your back with general anesthesia for tonsillectomy. The surgery takes about one hour, but it takes about one hour to prepare for and recover from the anesthesia, so it takes two to three hours. After the general anesthesia, an orifice is placed in the mouth (you are already unconscious at this time), and the tonsils are removed while burning the blood vessels, as there are many blood vessels around the tonsils.
This is a photo of the affected area taken after the removal surgery, right after I recovered from the general anesthesia. The area where the tonsils were is depressed, and the area where the blood vessels were burned is darker. The palate is also swollen.
One day after tonsillectomy
Attached is a photo taken on the third day after I was admitted to the hospital, one day after the tonsillectomy. The blackened area where the blood vessels were burned will have white scabs. There is a pain like discomfort when swallowing.
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7 days after tonsillectomy
Attached is a photo taken the day before I left the hospital, 7 days after my tonsillectomy. The whitish scabs are starting to come off naturally and the affected area is starting to look a little cleaner. The swelling of the palate is also going down.
After 1 year
Attached is a photo of the affected area one year after discharge from the hospital. The white scabs have all peeled off and the area is clean. There is no pain at all, and since the tonsils were removed, there is no more swelling and high fever.
I hope this article will help you to “take the first step”.
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