What to Expect When Recovering From Rhinoplasty

rhinoplastyAlso called a “nose job,” rhinoplasty procedures are used to correct the appearance and sometimes the function of your nose.

Rhinoplasty can be used to change the shape of the bridge of the nose, making it more narrow, or eliminate bumps and ridges in the nose. It can also be used to change the projection of the tip of your nose, either pointing it more upward or downward or correct a crooked nose tip. The entire shape of your nose can be altered in one surgery that takes less than 2 hours.

You’ll be able to go home right after surgery but should expect several weeks of recovery. You’ll be asked to wear a splint on your nose for a week or two and will also have to pack your nose in order to support its new shape. Your scars will be located in the creases alongside your nostrils so in most instances they will not be visible, although the incision will take several days to heal.

Not only will your nose to be bruised and swollen for several weeks following your surgery but you may also have the appearance of black eyes. With each passing day the appearance of your nose will improve and its new shape will begin to reveal itself over time. However, it may take six months for your full results to be apparent.

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