Nose Surgery

AFTER YOUR NOSE SURGERY

After surgery, particularly during the first twenty-four hours, your face and nose will be swollen and you may have a dull headache. Ice packs to the nose and the pain medication prescribed by the doctor will help the discomfort. Plan on resting with your head elevated and ice packs to your nose for the first 24-36 hours. Most of the swelling and bruising should disappear within two weeks or so. Some subtle swelling will remain for up to a year.

A little bleeding is common during the first few days following surgery, and you may continue to feel some stuffiness for several weeks. If you have nasal packing, it will be removed after a few days and you’ll feel much more comfortable. By the end of one, occasionally, two weeks, all dressings, splints, and stitches should be removed.

ALL NOSE SURGERY CARRIES SOME UNCERTAINTY AND RISK

When a rhinoplasty is performed by one of our qualified plastic surgeons, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Nevertheless, there is always a possibility of a complication, including infection, nosebleed, or a reaction to the anesthesia. You can reduce your risks by closely following our medical team’s instructions both before and after surgery. In about 8-10% of surgeries, a second procedure may be required to correct a minor deformity.