Recovery From Rhinoplasty

You are admitted on the day of surgery.

You may have nasal packs overnight when you stay in the hospital for the night after surgery.

You may have splints inside your nose which will be removed by your surgeon in a week.

You may have sutures in some cases that will be removed by your surgeon in a week.

You may have a nasal cast to protect your nose while it is healing. This stays for one week.

You will be advised not to blow your nose or physically exert yourself.

Black eyes are not usual with minimally traumatic techniques but you may get some discoloration around the lower eyelid due to pressure from the dressing. The skin type and the extent of bony work determines if the brusing is more likely.

You may resume normal activities by the third week. Training and sports should be avoided for at-least eight weeks.

In case of any concern you will be able to contact us with the emergency numbers provided to you.

Your visits to your doctor until you are discharged from his immediate care are included in the surgical fee. This is typically within 6-8 weeks of surgery. Further reviews are recommended at 3,6,12 month intervals and annually thereafter.

The swelling may take 6-12 months to disappear completely. This, however, is more noticeable by the patients themselves rather than the on-lookers. This is the duration of time it takes for the ‘final look’ to appear. Indeed the nose, as the rest of face, keeps changing over the years and the long-term results are more predictable with conservative techniques.