Rhinoplasty Recovery

9 March, 2023

Rhinoplasty is one of the most demanded plastic surgeries. As its name indicates, it consists of a change in the shape and function of the nose. As it is a facial structure, the importance of this intervention and the results it entails are of great importance for the person. However, many people are afraid of what the rhinoplasty recovery will be like.

How is the recovery from rhinoplasty?

The intervention is carried out under general anesthesia, lasts about 2 hours, a tamponade and a splint are left. The postoperative period is not painful. The patient must breathe through the mouth during the first 3 or 4 days until the tampons are removed. The patient gets up and walks from the first day of the intervention, and goes home the next day under his own power. It is not necessary to make a complete rest, although it is necessary to avoid efforts. The person who underwent rhinoplasty can fend for himself at all times. There will be an inflammation of the area during the first 2-3 days, and from there it will begin to go down.

Removal of tampons and splint

Around the third or fourth postoperative day, the tamponade is removed, and around the week after the intervention, the splint. At that time you can already see the result of rhinoplasty. From then on the patient is left with nothing, and there is only a slight inflammation that allows the patient to carry out most of the activities of daily life. Sometimes some purple may appear, this depends on each case.

Minimal inflammation, which will gradually disappear

This is the postoperative period of a nose operation. During the months following the intervention, minimal inflammation will only be noticeable by the patient, which will gradually subside.

Dr. Patricia Martínez is a registered plastic surgeon, member of  SECPRE (Spanish Society of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery).




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