Recovery from rhinoplasty
You will have swelling and bruising on your nose as well as under your eyes after your rhinoplasty procedure.
There can also be a slight midface ache in addition to this.
Week 1: To provide internal and external support for your mending nasal structures, splints, and stents are worn for several days.
For a few days, you should refrain from blowing your nose or exerting pressure to the area.
We advise against wearing makeup until the tissues have started to recover.
Weeks 1-2: Patients can go back to work or school in one to two weeks, but they should wait two to three weeks before engaging in vigorous activities or exercise.
Weeks 6 to 8: The majority of significant swelling and bruising will go down between six to eight weeks, at which point you can resume your normal activities.
The duration of residual edema can range from six months to two years.
Cost of rhinoplasty
Depending on how much correction is necessary for each patient to obtain their desired outcomes, rhinoplasty costs will vary.
The price of a rhinoplasty will also be impacted by hospital costs, surgery costs, and anesthesia costs.
However, some patients need more complex procedures, which could mean paying more money.
Our doctors will be able to tell you the exact price of your rhinoplasty after your consultation.
Pain from rhinoplasty
In order to ensure that you don’t experience any pain during or just after your surgery, rhinoplasty is carried out under general anesthetic.
In the hours and days after your operation, when the anesthetic leaves your system and the swelling grows, it’s normal to experience some pain and discomfort.
Any of this discomfort might be relieved by taking oral medications as prescribed.
As an alternative, some people opt to rely only on OTC painkillers like TYLENOL®.
Scars from a nose job
There are hardly any external incisions at all with contemporary rhinoplasty procedures.
Consequently, there won’t be much to no visible scars following a rhinoplasty.
One of the many reasons our doctors favor the closed rhinoplasty procedure is the lack of visible scarring; nevertheless, should you need an open rhinoplasty, you may feel secure knowing that only a little scar will form at the base of the nose.
Common Questions Regarding Rhinoplasty
Do you think I should get a rhinoplasty?
Both men and women who seek rhinoplasty surgery are unhappy with the size and contour of their noses.
Both men and women must be in good general health and have reasonable expectations of their results in order to be candidates for rhinoplasty surgery.
Should I have any other treatments in addition to my rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty can be done to fix a nasal irregularity on its own or in conjunction with another facial operation, such as a facelift to address the middle and lower face’s apparent indications of age, an eyelid lift to reduce under-eye bags or upper eyelid hooding, or a brow lift (to eradicate signs of aging on the forehead and brow).
Can a teenager have a rhinoplasty?
One of the few cosmetic procedures that can be safely performed on teenagers who are experiencing social, mental, and physical distress as a result of their nasal irregularity is rhinoplasty.
Face characteristics should be fully grown in teenagers who are thinking about having this treatment, which typically happens at 15 for girls and 17 for boys.
Teenagers who want to get a rhinoplasty should get their parent or guardian’s permission and be emotionally mature enough to handle this kind of physical change.
What possible side effects and risks could there be from a rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty is a subtle and complex face operation.
Risks and difficulties are possible due to these intricacies, although they are reduced when a trained surgeon does the rhinoplasty.
You should be aware of potential complications that your surgeon cannot prevent, such as:
Adverse effects of the anesthetic Infection
prolonged swelling irregular healing
Why must I give up smoking before having a rhinoplasty?
Tobacco use, including smoking, reduces blood flow, which raises your risk of complications both during and after surgery.
Your general health depends on proper blood circulation, which is even more crucial while your body is trying to cure itself.
In addition to lowering your risk of problems like heart attacks and stroke, quitting smoking for at least six weeks prior to and two weeks after surgery can also help you achieve more aesthetically pleasing results.
Should I think about having my nose fixed if I break it?
Those who have had a face injury that left them with a broken nose are frequently candidates for this operation.
Some breaks heal nicely and are difficult to see when they are healed, but some breaks are fairly obvious.
A rhinoplasty will strengthen the internal structure of the nose, improve the nose’s ability to recover, and lessen the chance of infection or a collapsed nasal septum.
Will my rhinoplasty be covered by insurance?
A rhinoplasty is an elective plastic surgery treatment, and insurance will not pay for elective surgeries.
Our doctors are aware that electing to have a rhinoplasty may result in financial hardship.
During your consultation, our accommodating office staff would be pleased to go over your financing alternatives with you.
Exists a non-surgical rhinoplasty substitute?
There are those who advocate for the so-called non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Dermal fillers are used in this procedure to temporarily add volume to the nose, which may be advantageous for individuals who want the bridge or tip to be more defined.
This non-surgical procedure cannot shrink the nose, which makes it impossible to address nasal bumps, flared nostrils, or problems with the nasal septum.
Will the results of my rhinoplasty endure forever?
After a rhinoplasty, there is no expectation that your nose will change in appearance or form.
As a result, the outcomes of rhinoplasty are thought to be long-lasting.
A secondary operation can be used to make any extra changes.
What if my nose doesn’t mend properly?
It is extremely difficult to predict how a patient’s nose will recover from a rhinoplasty.
This means that there is no way to ensure that there won’t be any complications during the healing process.
A revision rhinoplasty may be done if your nose does heal improperly or if the nose was not sufficiently adjusted.
Before having a revision rhinoplasty, patients must wait at least a year.