How long is nose job recovery?

How long is nose job recovery?

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a procedure that alters the shape of your nose to improve the overall appearance of your face. While it is an excellent technique for those who are unsatisfied with the shape or size of their nose, it does necessitate some recuperation time.

Rhinoplasty Aftercare

Rhinoplasty is usually done as an outpatient treatment under general anaesthetic, with you being able to return home the same day. While you may be able to get up and going within 24 hours, you should plan on missing up to a week of school or work while you recover. You’ll need to keep your head elevated and use cold packs to minimize swelling for the first few days. After rhinoplasty, the bulk of the swelling and bruising goes away within a week. Around 7 days after surgery, the nasal dressings, splints, and stitches are removed. Any remaining bruising can be neatly covered with makeup at this time. Most patients are comfortable presenting in public after 7-10 days.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Tips

Before surgery, you will be given information on how to care for your nose. The day after surgery, you should stick to a drink or light diet. For at least two weeks, avoid strenuous activities and exercise, as well as exerting pressure on the nose, such as sleeping or laying on it.

For up to a year after nose surgery, swelling will recede and the nose will gradually improve in definition. However, these changes are mild after the first week and are usually not recognized by those around you.

Before the surgery, the projected outcomes can be viewed. To help you visualize how your nose will look following the procedure, computer imaging and simulation are provided. Photos from various perspectives are captured and utilized to model the outcomes we can accomplish.

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