Recovering from Rhinoplasty So you’ve made the decision to ‘have some work done’. You’ve talked to the right people and made an informed choice, but you’re still a little apprehensive about having a surgical procedure, and the recovery from it. Read on for some hints to assist your recovery. Remember that great results from cosmetic surgery require complete rest for proper recovery. By following the below tips you’ll be able to improve the healing process, resulting in a better, longer lasting outcome.
Rhinoplasty is not a set procedure, it has to be customised for the specific anatomy of each patient, and to their specific requirements. Typically, the procedure involves incisions, scraping, repositioning and sculpting of the cartilage and bone in the nose, and suturing the resulting wound. You will then have a moulded splint glued to the outside of your nose to hold your cartilage and bone in their new position while they heal, as well as to protect the area.
Medical recovery from rhinoplasty usually lasts up to a week, depending on the patient. The surgery will result in swelling and tenderness around the affected region, and often in bruising.
Firstly and most importantly, we recommend you follow every instruction given by your
surgeon – they are experts and failure to follow their instruction may mean you don’t get
the best results possible
Recovery tips for rhinoplasty: