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RECOVERY AFTER RHINOPLASTY

RECOVERY AFTER RHINOPLASTY

Last updated on 22 August 2019, Thursday by Dr.Etöz Editorial Staff

Usually, the patients are discharged on the same day or hospitalized one day after a rhinoplasty operation. In rhinoplasty, bruising may occur under the eyes if the bones need to be broken, which is usually necessary if the nose is wide or if there is a big bump that needs to be removed.

What do I need to do during recovery?

Keep cold compresses over the eyes and cheeks for the first couple of days. The bruising is usually gone in about six days.  You can return to work one week after rhinoplasty. It is natural to have some numbness at the tip of the nose, this situation decreases within 2-3 months. If Dr.Etoz needs to break the bone on the nose to narrow it there will be a splint on the nose for five to seven days after surgery.

You may start wearing light-weight glasses 1 month after rhinoplasty and thick-frame glasses 3 months later. You can return to low-impact workouts 2 weeks after surgery. After the nose aesthetic surgery, your nose will take its final shape in approximately 6 months to 1 year; but after 3-4 weeks you will notice the new shape of your nose.

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