New nose? Here’s what happens afterwards

rhinoplasty recoveryIf you’ve decided to undergo rhinoplasty, you’ve probably been spending a lot of time looking into your options. If you’ve actually undergone the consultation period, you probably know what happens during the procedure like the back of your hand. But as any surgeon knows, what happens after the procedure is just as important as the procedure itself, and if it goes wrong during that phase, it will undo a ton of work. So the onus is on you, the client, to take over from the surgeon and ensure the job is completed. Here’s what you need to prepare for;

Rhinoplasty recovery: not as painful as you think

If you go carefully, and have a supply of painkillers on hand just in case, you’ll be relieved to hear that you’re not going to be in pain. Yes, there’ll be bruising, and swelling, and you’ll be wearing a nasal splint, so it’s not as if you’ll be wanting to do anything but stay in the house, now is the time to rest up and let the procedure set in place.

Rhinoplasty recovery: get ready for moderate discomfort

As your new nose will be crammed with surgical packaging, which is there to prevent bleeding and help the new shape to set, prepare to have your nose put out of business until they’re taken out, in a month or so. That means no sense of smell, having to breathe through the mouth, having difficulty in eating ‘hard’ foods, and a drop in hearing. And no spectacles – so it’s time to fall back on contact lenses.

Rhinoplasty recovery: treat your new nose with kid gloves

We can’t stress this enough: even the slightest blow to – or of – your nose can knock it out of shape. Avoid all activities which could cause this – including sports, jogging, sunbathing, and strenuous activity – even sex, until two weeks after surgery.

The good news is that even after all that, our clients still say having rhinoplasty is worth it. So plan ahead, and prepare to go easy.

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