Are you excited to see the results of your nose job? Curious if the road to recovery after having a rhinoplasty is difficult or painful? Well, here is your recovery guide for nasal surgery. Listed below are the things that you can expect and the steps that you should take to heal faster with minimum discomfort.
Follow the doctor’s advice
Although it is good to do research, it is always best to follow your surgeon’s advice. First of all, every surgeon has slightly different “rules” that he/she will want you to follow. Secondly, the recovery will vary slightly depending on exactly which maneuvers were performed. A procedure to reduce a hump will have a quicker recovery than, for example, a rhinoplasty in combination with a septoplasty in which multiple cartilage grafts were placed in the nose. In the old days, surgeons placed packing in the nose which was a source of discomfort but that is rare these days. The surgery takes from 1-3 hours and is really not very painful. Most patients do not require opioids during the recovery period.
Nose surgery or rhinoplasty is a procedure that includes reshaping or reconstructing your nasal cartilage and bone to improve your breathing or enhance the aesthetic appearance of your nose.
When getting a rhinoplasty, surgeons do their best to produce your ideal or desired look with natural-looking results. Historically, the ideal proportions of a nose were based on Caucasian features which are typically narrow and thin. If the same standards are applied to non-Caucasian people, the results may look unnatural or unattractive.