After you have had rhinoplasty surgery, you’ll need to ensure you follow the surgeon’s tips in the weeks following the procedure. It helps to know what to expect, so you can plan ahead. Results will start to show in a few weeks time and you may need to chalk out time for follow-ups with the doctor in the months after to assess the final results.
After you have had rhinoplasty surgery, you will be kept in the clinic for a while for recovery. Since the procedure is usually carried out under sedation or anesthesia, you will need to wait for it wear off. The surgeon and his/her team will then dress the surgical site and add packing material, a cast or bandages as needed. There will also quite likely be sutures to hold the newly constructed nasal tissue in place.
You will be advised to keep the nose clean and possibly apply an antibiotic ointment to ward off infection. While you can have baths, ensure the nose area and the plaster does not get wet. You might feel a little soreness and swelling in the area for a few days after rhinoplasty. For any extreme discomfort or concerns, do call your surgeon or fix an appointment to have it looked at.
Your cosmetic surgeon will typically ask to see you about a week after the procedure. At this time, he/she will check to see that the healing and recovery are on track. It also allows them to check for any issues or infection and to nip it in the bud. The sutures that had been placed during the rhinoplasty will usually be removed during this appointment. This is the first time you will get to actually see your nose after the procedure. Remember, it is still going to be fairly swollen so don't be put off. As the swelling subsides, you will start to notice the change in the weeks that follow.
At this point, you will probably start returning to your normal routine. Just take care not to exert yourself too much, physically. Always check with the cosmetic surgeon or his team about whether or not it is okay to return to the fitness routine you have in mind, given your stage of recovery. Remember, there is no universal answer to this, so it is important to run it past your own doctor. Inverted poses in yoga and aerial exercises and some movements in pilates will be off the cards for a little longer.
As the months go by, the swelling and bruising will go away completely both on the outside and the inside of your nose. The changes the surgeon initiated will take hold, allowing your nose to take on its new shape.
This is a very important appointment and a key part of your rhinoplasty journey. It gives your cosmetic surgeon a chance to check the full before and after results. If you’re having any issues, this is the time to raise them.
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