Rhinoplasty is a popular surgical procedure for men and women of all ages who wish to change the appearance of their noses.
It not only alters the shape and size of your nose, but when done by a skilled surgeon can add symmetry and balance to your face.
One of the most commonly asked questions about the surgery we receive, “How much downtime can I expect with a rhinoplasty,” can easily be answered.
How Much Downtime Can I Expect with a Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty downtime is an important factor for patients to consider, and for most healthy adults, the Rhinoplasty is done on an outpatient basis. This means you can go home the same day.
You will need someone to stay with you for at least 24 hours to give your body a chance to recover from anesthesia.
Here’s more detailed information on what to expect during rhinoplasty recovery:
It’s important to take it easy for the first few days after surgery. You’ll experience post-surgery swelling, bruising, and tenderness, so avoid any strenuous activity for at least a week. Your splint will come off after about seven days.
While you should be able to start exercising again, it’s important to listen to your body. Take it slow. If it’s too much, continue to take it easy. You’ll notice during this time that a lot of the swelling has subsided.
Week Three and Beyond
Although you will likely feel completely healed, it can take months to a year for your new nose to settle into place. Your final results will become apparent as all swelling and bruising dissipate.
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Now that we’ve answered your question, “How much downtime can I expect with rhinoplasty,” it’s time to book your consultation today!
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